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Beverly Hills School District Must Shave $20M From Budget Over Next Four Years By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills school leaders got a stark dose of reality this week when they learned that $5 million must be shaved from next year’s proposed budget. A report presented at Monday’s board meeting revealed that the district is projected to have $4.3 million in deficit spending this year and $4.6 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year. “We have some budget reductions we’re going to have to make going into the 2017-18 year,” Beverly Hills Unified School District Chief Administrative Officer La Tanya Kirk-Carter informed the board while leading them through a presentation. The information came just days before Kirk-Carter submitted BHUSD’s First Interim Report for 2016-17 to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). The submitted budget reflected a positive certification for three years out. The report states: “The 201617 First Interim Report projects the District’s General Fund to end with a positive fund balance while meeting the 3 percent required Reserve for Economic Uncertainties. However, as expenses continue to increase more rapidly than expected rev-
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BHUSD Hires Former Illinois Superintendent Bregy To Replace Steve Kessler
GOLDEN GLOBES — The Beverly Hilton was once again the center of the Hollywood universe Monday morning where the nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes were announced. Musical La La Land earned a leading seven nods, while The People v. O.J. Simpson picked up five. Pictured, from left, Golden Globes nomination presenters: President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lorenzo Soria, Anna Kendrick, Laura Dern and Don Cheadle. Photo by Scott Downie
enue, reductions are necessary in the 2017-18 Fiscal Year to continue the District’s Positive Certification.“ In addition to requiring a $5 million reduction from the upcoming budget, the board must decide how to sustain $5 million in reductions for each of the three subsequent years, for a total savings of $20 million. The report submitted to LACOE projects expenditures for 2017-18 to be $63.9 million, which reflects a $5 million reduction that the board must figure out. For the current fiscal year, expenditures are anticipated to be $68.6 million. “Now the heavy lifting comes because we’re committed to doing that,” said Board President Mel Spitz. “There’s an absolute necessity to reduce our expenditures by at least $5 million a year, and it’s got to be a sustained reduction.” Kirk-Carter informed the board they had until March to figure out how to shave the money from the budget. Spitz confirmed that starting next month the board would commence study sessions. ”I’m very glad that the board has recognized this and we’re now committed to this because it’s built into the budget,” he said.
THE CROWD CHEERED — Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt attended the world premiere of Passengers presented by Columbia Pictures in association with LStar Capital, Village Roadshow and Wanda Pictures.
By Laura Coleman On Monday, the Board of Education unanimously approved the hire of Dr. Michael Bregy as the new superintendent for Beverly Hills Unified School District with a starting annual salary of $265,000. Bregy’s three-year contract also includes a $7,200 annual car allowance, a $1,800 annual phone allowance and all health benefits. Bregy, whose start date is Feb. 1, will leave his current position as superintendent of North Shore School District 112, which is located just north of Chicago, Illinois. As part of his contract, BHUSD will pay a $12,000 buy-out for Bregy’s current employment contract at North Shore, an $18,000 buy-out for his current home lease, and up to $10,000 for Bregy to relocate from Illinois. BHUSD spent approxi-
Dr. Michael Bregy
mately one month looking to fill the position after current Superintendent Steve Kessler announced his retirement last month. Board President Mel Spitz said that the district interviewed two candidates after receiving 20 applications. “I think we were lucky,” Spitz said. “In my business career, I’ve had occasions to hire CEO’s and other top management positions, and I have never felt more secure than I do about Dr. Bregy.” The school community (see ‘SUPERINTENDENT’ page 19)
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN BEVERLY HILLS The Beverly Hilton Circa 55’s four-course prix fixe menu features amuse bouche for $89/person with entree options such as Colorado lamb ossobuco, lobster ripiena or beef tenderloin. Call 310-887-6055.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Polo Lounge’s three-course prix fixe menu with amuse bouche includes entree options of Wild Turbot, Kobe New York Strip Steak or White Truffle Potato Duo. $150/person, call 310887-2777.
L’Ermitage Avec Nous offers a special five-course meal with amuse bouche, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at $125/adult, $65/child. Call 310-860-8660.
Montage Beverly Hills Mardi Gras-themed gala in the Marquesa Ballroom includes hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine before a five-course dinner menu with wine pairings. $385/person or $280/child, call 310-860-5848. A three-course prix fixe dinner is also offered at Georgie at 5:30 p.m. ($88/person) with a five-course prix fixe menu offered at 8:30 p.m. ($188/person). 310-860-7970.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Also there: Michael Sheen, Morten Tyldum, Jon Spaihts, Neal Moritz, Stephen Hamel, Michael Maher, Ori Marmur, Bruce Berman, Greg Basser, Ben Waisbren, David Householter and Lynwood Spinks.
Two seatings – one at 5:30 p.m. at The Belvedere for a fourcourse menu at $150/person, and another at 9 p.m. at The Belvedere and The Living Room, featuring a six-course gala dinner, with live band and dancing for $275/person. Call 310975-2736.
For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
SEE PAGE 4 FOR MORE FUN NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIALS
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NOTICE OF COMMISSION/ FOUNDATION VACANCIES The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the following Commissions/Foundation: ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION – One Vacancy COMMUNITY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION – One Vacancy DESIGN REVIEW COMMISSION – One Vacancy PLANNING COMMISSION – One Vacancy PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION – Two Vacancies RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION – One Vacancy TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMISSION – One Vacancy Deadline to apply for all Commissions: February 10, 2017 For more information on the Commission positions, please visit the City’s website at www.beverlyhills.org or call the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 285-2400. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk
SUMMARY NOTICE SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 16-O-2716 AN URGENCY 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 AND DECLARING THE URGENCY THEREOF This is a summary of the above entitled ordinance of the City of Beverly Hills. This summary has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of Government Code Section 36933. This ordinance adopts the Administrative Code and Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Code and adopts by reference the 2016 edition of the California Building, Residential, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy, Fire, Green Building Standards, Historical Building, and Referenced Standards (collectively known as the California Building Standards Code, 24 C.C.R., Parts 1 through 12), as well as the latest edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, together with certain amendments, deletions and additions. The California Building Standards Code, as amended, establishes requirements for the structural, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems of buildings and structures, including historic buildings, fire and life safety, water conservation, energy conservation and sustainability. The new City amendments include; changes to wood, structural steel, and seismic design provisions. The other codes and administrative provisions adopted establish standards for property maintenance. A certified copy of the entirety of the text of Ordinance No. 16-O-2716 is available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Beverly Hills adopted Ordinance No. 16-O-2716 during the regular City Council meeting on December 6, 2016. AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAIN:
Councilmember Reims, Councilmember Gold, Councilmember Bosse, and Mayor Mirisch None Vice Mayor Krasne None
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Community Development Department at 310.285.1141. BYRON POPE, MMC City Clerk
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Eight Officially Enter Beverly Hills City Council Race
BV AT USC — Beverly Vista 5th-grade teacher Dessie Jeffries took her class on a field trip to her alma mater, USC, where they were treated to a special tour by USC tour guide Willa Zhao. Students pictured: Aidan Benmoshe, Leo Cooper, Kayla Gory, Kayla Granitz, Amanda Hosseiny, Tyler Janssen, Calvin Kim, Donna Lee,Soyoung Lee, Ellen Lim, Hannah Mahboubi, Edden Mizrahi, Mahtab Natanzadeh, Eva Neidleman, Bryson Ochman, Tyler Persons, Sian Rhie, Ariella Shaoulian, Elise Soufer, Isabella Sullivan, Hannah Teman, Kris Tuli and Asher Zamir.
Beverly Hills Community Remembers The Victims Of AIDS, Advocates For A Cure By Laura Coleman When HIV/AIDS first became part of the public consciousness in the 1980’s, little was known about the disease. Those infected were discriminated against and effective drugs to manage the virus were still in their infancy. “At the time we thought of HIV as a death sentence,” recounted Olympic gold medalist and advocate Greg Louganis, who was diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus in 1988, just months before he went on to win gold at the Olympic Games. For World AIDS Day this year, Louganis helped honor victims of the disease as well as shine a light on doing more to put an end to it at “Voices of Hope” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The Wallis co-hosted the community event and panel discussion in conjunction with The Advocate and local realWELCOME TO MOLOKAI – Longtime resident Cathy Haymes Baker, BHHS class of 1976, took a break from planning her high school reunion last month to travel with her husband Chris to her bucket list destination, the island of Molokai, off the coast of Maui. To join Cathy in the Carry The Courier Club, simply take a copy of the Courier with you on your next big trip, snap a photo and send it to email@example.com with details about your trip. Safe travels!
By Victoria Talbot As of the close of business Wednesday, eight people had successfully filed nomination papers to run for City Council: Frances Bilak, Eliot Finkel, Lester Friedman, Nancy Krasne, Vera Markowitz, John Mirisch, Jim Wayne and Robert Wunderlich. Wayne, a new candidate, pulled papers Monday and filed Wednesday. A resident for more than 30 years, Jim Wayne Salon has been a fixture on South Santa Monica Boulevard for 24 years. His business was recently cited for placing a table and chair on his own property in front of the salon. Told he must have a permit for it, he applied but was refused because he was not a restaurant. Wayne went to City Council for help and to date, he said, no one
has responded to him at City Hall. Wayne has a 6-year-old son at El Rodeo. Planning Commissioner Howard Fisher is running unopposed for city treasurer. The candidate’s statements and photos will be on the City website right after Jan. 1, according to City Clerk Byron Pope. Sample ballots are expected to begin arriving at the end of January 2017. A random drawing by the Secretary of State’s office will determine the position of the names on the ballot.
New Year’s Eve Dinners, Parties In Beverly Hills
WORLD AIDS DAY — Local philanthropist Michael Libow and Councilmember Lili Bosse stand in front of the AIDS Memorial Quilt at a community event held at the Wallis. Actor/advocate Mel England, one of the speakers at the event, likened the imagery as a way to make AIDS victims part of the world. “Our job is to take that out in the world and heal others,” he said. “We will not rest until there is no one that does not have treatment and there is a cure.”
tor/philanthropist Michael J. Libow. As part of World AIDS Day, two panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display at the Wallis throughout
the week, poignant reminders of people who had died after becoming infected. “Just seeing the AIDS Quilt (see ‘WORLD AIDS DAY’ page 18)
By Matt Lopez The New Year is right around the corner and there are plenty of celebrations in and around Beverly Hills to help ring in 2017. The Beverly Wilshire: Two seatings at CUT, the first at 6 p.m. with a three-course menu at $150 per person and the second at 9 p.m. with a threecourse menu and champagne toast at $275/person. CUT Lounge will feature DJ Sku playing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with an a la carte menu and champagne. Call 310-2768500. The BLVD offers a fourcourse dinner at 5 p.m. for $160/person and a six-course gala dinner from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at $295/person. Call 310275-5200. SIXTY Beverly Hills: Enjoy a special prix fixe dinner menu at Caulfield's from 5 p.m. to midnight. Above Sixty hosts its "Midnight Kiss" New Year's Eve party with music and dancing. Call 310-388-6860. Sofitel LA at Beverly Hills: Riviera 31 and the Sofitel Ballrooms host a frenchinspired New Year's Eve party that begins at 9 p.m. and culminates in a midnight toast. Includes bottle service packages, party hats and favors, a DJ and dancing. Call 310-2785444. 208 Rodeo: Enjoy a fourcourse set menu with live entertainment to ring in the New Year. Call 310-275-2428. The Bazaar by José Andrés: Hosts its annual NYE party with a $150 prix fixe dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a $300
prix fixe menu seating at 9 p.m., featuring traditional Spanish 12-grapes ceremony. Bar Centro offers exclusive table service beginning at $650 and includes DJ, dancing, party favors and midnight toast. Call 310-246-5555. Bouchon: Open from 5:30-10 p.m. offering a threecourse menu and a la carte shareable sides at $95/person with $30 wine pairings. Call 310-271-9910. Il Cielo: First dinner seating at 6 p.m. Includes fourcourse special menu for $100/person. Second seating at 9 p.m. includes DJ, dancing and party favors with fourcourse dinner for $200/person. Call 310-276-9990. The Ivy: Special New Year's Eve menu includes nine different main course options, including wild maine lobster and New York Steak with complimentary glass of champagne. Call 310-274-8303. La Dolce Vita: Celebrate like a member of the Rat Pack with a five-course menu and complimentary prosecco toast. Call 310-278-1845. Mr. Chow: Prix fixe dinner seatings at 6 p.m. ($95/person) and 9 p.m. ($250/person), second seating features live music, balloons and party favors. Call 310-278-9911. Ocean Prime: New Year's Eve specials include Red Berry Fizz cocktail, cavier service, 14-ounce New York steak and butter cake dessert. Call 310859-4818 for pricing and reservations. (see ‘NEW YEAR’S EVE’ page 18)
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Beverly Hills Teen Ashlynn Chong Says Goodbye To Kidz Bop By Matt Lopez Ashlynn Chong’s elementary school years spent in Beverly Hills Unified School District’s Honor Choir were mostly about having fun and spending time with friends. She could have never imagined the career it would lead to. As Chong, 15, wraps up her final months touring with the teen music group Kidz Bop, she looks back on those years in the BHUSD Honor Choir with fondness. “I started that in second grade,,” Chong told the Courier. “It was a great way to learn about performing and singing, and traveling to different places to perform.” Kidz Bop is a touring teen group that covers and performs contemporary pop songs. The group has released 33 albums since it was founded in 2001. Chong, a Beverly Hills native, originally tried out for Kidz Bop when she was 9years-old, but failed to make
the cut, so she continued locally in the Honor Choir until she was ready to try out again, three years ago. Chong threw her name in the ring again at age 12, that time beating out thousands of kids from all over the country to be one of the four chosen for Kidz Bop. Chong estimates that she spends about 80-percent of the year devoted to working with Kidz Bop, performing and recording albums. On average, Kidz Bop will do Ashlynn Chong performs on stage as part of Kidz Bop about three shows per weekout” of the group, and that end. “The biggest thing that means Chong’s tenure with the changed was not going to pub- group will come to an end in lic school every day,” said the new year. “I have no concrete plans Chong, who said she now attends California Connections in terms of the entertainment Academy at Capistrano, a fully- industry, I do plan to go to colonline tuition free school for K- lege, I want to tick with the 12 children in Southern Connections program because California. She said she spends it gives me the same flexible about three hours per day on schedule I have now while continuing to perform,” Chong schoolwork. Kidz Bop rotates members said. every three years as teens “age
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – The Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens held its first Holiday Open House on Saturday. The soldout event, which doubled as a fundraiser to benefit the gardens, was a festive holiday celebration that featured a special boutique as well as Christmas vignettes created by the Friends that graced rooms throughout the historic property. Of special note was a charming “50’s Christmas gown” created by Jeanne Anderson out of a variety of evergreen branches, succulents and pink roses–all festooned on a mannequin. Pictured: (above) Overlooking the Great Lawn with Superintendent Timothy Lindsay and Friends of Robinson Gardens President Marian Power; (right) Inside the Pool Pavilion where holiday desserts were served with Patty Elias Rosenfeld and Dana Reston Lyons. Photos by Diane Jenkins
WELCOME CANTOR WEISS–Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills celebrated the installation of Cantor Lizzie Weiss last Friday night at a special ceremony full of song inside the Corwin Family Sanctuary. Cantor Weiss has been a member of the temple since she was a child and is only the fourth cantor in its 78-year history. She was installed by her brother, Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss of Houston, Texas. Pictured: Miles Platt, Adina Aaron and Sela Aaron join Cantor Weiss (pictured in front) on the bima as part of the musical celebration which included over 300 community members and clergy.
Beverly Hills Urban Forest Manager Pfalzgraf Elected To Agua Dulce School Board By Six Votes By Victoria Talbot Beverly Hills Parks and Urban Forest Manager Ken Pfalzgraf has won a seat on the Board of the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District, where he lives, by six votes in a win that left no ballot uncounted. Pfalzgraf is a recognizable figure in Beverly Hills, known for his educational informatives on City trees and parks at City Council and Recreation and Parks Commission meetings. He has successfully helped several neighborhoods select appropriate street trees to replace aging ones, selected
specimen mature oaks to populate the new Community Dog Park and navigated the City’s switch from water-guzzling vegetation to drought-resistant landscaping, without sacrificing the green vistas that identify Beverly Hills as a park City. He is also known for making electric guitars from cigar boxes and other discarded materials. The guitars are one of his daughter’s favorites, which is why he started building them. However, Ken does not play guitar at all. Now Pfalzgraf has taken on another role, one that is (see ‘PFALZGRAF’ page 18)
Drago Ristorante Opens at Petersen Auto Museum By Victoria Talbot The famed Drago brothers – Celestino, Calogero, Tanino and Giacomino – have collaborated to produce their latest venture, Drago Ristorante, now open at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax. Featuring the fine authentic Italian cuisine Beverly Hills appreciates at their signature
restaurants in the heart of the City, this new venture boasts a selection of signature items and bold, new selections. Lunch will feature pastas and wood-fired pizzas and items such as the Trattoria Burger made with Wagyu beef, truffle buttered brioche, caramelized onions, Portobello mushrooms and fontina cheese. Dinners trend more formal and include, for exam-
Drago Ristorante Is Now Open At The Petersen
ple, Gnocchi de Patate al Nero di Seppie (squid ink potato gnocchi), cured tuna roe and zucchini, or Cavatelli al Ragu di Capriolo (house-made cavatelli, venison ragu and porcini mushrooms.) The restaurant’s design draws inspiration from the Petersen, with interiors by Felderman Keatinge + Associates. It features clean metallic surfaces and technodesign fused with European sensitivities. Lunch is served 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and dinner Sunday–Friday 5:30 – 10 p.m., Saturday 5:30–11 p.m. Call 323-800-2244 or visit www.dragoristorante.com. The Petersen is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. General admission is $15, Children $7 and seniors and students $12. Call 323-930-2277 or visit www.petersen.org.
Pfalzgraf was sworn in this week on the Agua Dulce School Board.
Bel-Air Beautification Effort Nets $40K And Still Growing By Matt Lopez A fundraising effort kickstarted by the Bel-Air Association to further beautify the Bel-Air community has garnered more than $40,000 in donations, BAA boardmembers told the Courier this week. Headed up by BAA Boardmember and Chair of Keep Bel-Air Beautiful Tawny Sanders, the program kicked off its 23rd year last month, with donations going toward Holiday decorations, sprinkler repairs, removal of dam-
aged trees and branches, and the addition of landscaping and other greenery. The program was first established in 1993, when the City of Los Angeles made major budget cuts that forced limited services to Bel-Air neighborhoods. Because of this annual fundraising effort over the last 23 years, Keep Bel-Air Beautiful has helped fund island overhauls, seasonal planting, holiday decorations and roadside cleanups.
Michael Feinstein performing Leslie Bricusse’s classics
Liza Minelli joined BFF Michael Feintstein during the Library Foundation dinner honoring Leslie Bricusse at the California Club.
ianist, performer, musical archivist. Count on Michael Feinstein, to contribute his boundless talents wherever. He’s there, as he was this week, arriving with best friend Liza Minnelli in her Greek fisherman’s cap for the Los Angeles Public Library dinner at the historic downtown California Club.
ore than 200 guests celebrated the publication of Oscar-winning Leslie Bricusses’s memoir, Pure Imagination.
nd yes, you had to be there. To hear Leslie exchange tales with interviewer Michael of his unparalleled showbusiness career and to listen to Leslie’s appealing classics. What Kind of Fool Am I, The Candy Man, the theme from Goldfinger. Among others, from Leslie’s Oscar-winning past with its lifelong history of musical genius. Having written more than 40 musical plays and films over a career of 60 years.
hilanthropist Joan Hotchkis, who brought the two artists together for the evening, was presented with the Light of Learning award by the Council of the Library
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Foundation. Joan and husband John Hotchkis are philanthropists extraordinaire, supporting the arts in our community. LA Phil, the opera, museums, theater, along with their gifts for our hospitals and schools.
her introductory remarks, Joan reminded that Leslie collaborated with another musical genius, Henry ”Hank” Mancini. What better?
aside about our years-long friendship with Michael. We met at the annual Jean Howard’s New Year’s Day luncheon at her Coldwater Canyon villa. He came with Lenore (Lee) Gershwin, wife of the late great lyricist Ira Gershwin. Impressed we were with his performance of rare showtunes from times gone by. When Bob and Rosemarie Stack needed a pianist for their cocktail party they were hosting for Vogue beauty editor Shirley Lord, we suggested Michael. Where we introduced him to Liza, and their bond is unshakeable.
iza then hosted a get-toknow Michael reception at a Sunset Strip café, and he took off like a rocket. Aren’t we proud that he calls us “the godfather?”
In the modeling business,
it’s a “Go See” when models
Joan Hotchkis and honoree Leslie Bricusse with wife Evie
are booked for an audition to a hopeful assignment. So let us suggest a “Go See” at the Vintage Chateau 90210 in the heart of Beverly Hills. On the Northeast corner of Beverly Drive at Wilshire Boulevard.
ou’ll experience that “adventure of discovery” that poet Constantine Cavagy describes in his poem, Ithaka, a favorite of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
hateau Vintage 90210 is the creation of actress Cora Sue Collins and event planner Ina Poncher, famed for catering her annual Greek Easter feasts at Ann and Jim Gianopulos‘ hacienda.
fter Cora Sue’s decades living between her adored Paris and Beverly Hills, she’s now sold her residence abroad. “Paris has changed, changed, changed!,” she sighs. “But I’ll always love Paris … it never leaves you. I’ve enjoyed magical moments there. And happiest when Dr. Stephen Corday and his Mary Jo Deutschman visited several times a year… we’ve shared the best holidays.”
ora Sue, may we remind, co-starred with Shirley Temple in hit after hit, and then went on to more films. A class act, she has that enviable vim and vigor that she credits to Dr. Corday. “He keeps me at full gallop!”
eparting Paris, Cora Sue wondered what to do with those treasures from abroad.
oila! Teaming up with her friend of the long ago, Ina Poncher of the grand
Pontchatraini family in New Orleans, they masterminded the opening of the Pop-up. Ina having any number of treasures of her own elegant family.
he shop is open daily through the month of December, from 11 to 7 – “and perhaps a few weeks more,” says Cora Sue.
ewelry? Those who want jewelry will find real deals. Beyond fair prices!
iamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, gold and silver, etc. … precious designs from my private collection. Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany, Harry Winston.
ntertainment news is losing its luster, becoming flat with performers controlled by PR handlers who frighten them about speaking of their personal lives. Consequently, the new entertainment today is politics that everyone talks about. Online at www.bhcourier.com/category/george-christy
outure dresses and gowns from Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.
esigner handbags and hats, bibelots and objets d’art, paintings … also I’m expecting a large cargo coming any day now from Paris.
Mary Jo Deutschman
ad news. The giraffe population is thinning, as are the reindeer in Scandinavia (less roasted rack of reindeer at Christmas time), and the presidential electioneering skyrocketed to new heights. He dropped $66 million and She dumped $1.25 billion. If only some of these monies would help medical research, hospitals, education and schools, the homeless, etc. Wouldn’t life be better?
hen my wonderful husband Ed Nace, a theater exhibitor, had enough of a dress or gown I favored, he’d kick my butt. “Okay now, Miss Cora Sue, time now to either bury or
Cora Sue Collins opened a Popup shop in Beverly Hills with her treasures from Paris
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B E V E R LY H I L L S R E A L E S TAT E
Le Belvedere went on the market for $85 Million.
Rey, Gottula Team Up To Sell Le Belvedere, Listed For $85 Million By Victoria Talbot Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula, the award-winning real estate team that sold Le Belvedere in 2010, have the property on the market again, listed at $85 million. The actual 2010 selling price is unknown, but sources confirmed that it was between the $47 million paid for Colorado’s BootJack ranch and the asking price of $72 million. At the time of the 2010 sale, The Wall Street Journal reported it sold for $50 million, calling it the highest sale price in the nation. “Now we are seeing more sales for $100 million and more,” Rey said. “The market has changed since 2010 in that regard. There are many more such prop-
erties; it’s not that unusual.” “There aren’t a lot of beautiful European chateaus like this,” said Gottula. “The home sold during the holiday season last time. I think it’s a good time to launch in order to get that type of buyers.” Le Belvedere was developed by Mohamed Hadid, who has leased back the property from its offshore owners who purchased it. Hadid is the father of supermodel Gigi Hadid, ex-husband of Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster, and the same Hadid who is facing criminal charges for his Bel Air Strada Vecchia mansion. The 2.2-acre Bel Air estate has 10 (see ‘LE BELVEDERE’ page 19)
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ARTS & E N T E RTA I N M E N T
Greene Commemorates Bill Of Rights Anniversary In National Radio Broadcast Gary S. Greene, founderconductor of the LA Lawyers Philharmonic and long-time Beverly Hills resident, has recorded a new version of Norman Corwin’s We Hold These Truths, leading his orchestra, for California Artists Radio Theatre (CART), produced by CART founder Peggy Webber. The program, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, will air nation-
wide at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 on Sirius XM, Channel 148. Produced, directed and written by Corwin, the original radio play was broadcast 75 years ago, eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor on all four radio networks live from the home station of CBS in New York and Hollywood. The program featured a musical score composed and directed by Bernard Herrmann with Leopold Stokowski and the New York Philharmonic and president President Franklin Roosevelt speaking from the Oval Office. The 2016 remake of the broadcast stars Samantha Eggar, Lloyd, Leonard Maltin, Charles Shaughnessey, Michael York, Shelley Long, Rene Auberjonois, Monte Markham, James Lancaster, Phil Proctor, Alice Maltin, Melinda Peterson, Susan Fallendar, Tom Williams, John O’Callaghan, Joe Flood, Richard Herd, Herb Ellis, HM Wynant, Michael C. Ford, Paul Keith and John Harlan. CDs of the program the have been produced. For more information, visit www.LALawyers-Phil.org.
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Author Combines Recipes, Poetry And Literature In Latest Cookbook, Cooking With The Muse Myra Kornfeld believes poetry and cooking go together. And she proves it in her fourth cookbook, Cooking With The Muse, A Sumptuous Gathering Of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, And Literary Fare. The book combines the passions of Kornfeld—who grew up in Beverly Hills attending Beverly Vista and BHHS—and her husband, poet scholar and professor Stephen Massimilla, the book’s co-author. “Stephen was always a sounding board for my recipes and I always admired his work, so it occurred to us that our skills are complementary,” says Kornfeld. “This project marries both our work—and when recipes are written well, they’re like poetry. In fact, Kornfeld points out that 19th century recipes where actually written in verse so cooks could remember them. The result is a “synergy between cooking and writing,” Kornfeld says, 10 years in the making, with original poems, poetry by the masters, “interesting musings” and prose essays accompanying the recipes. With more than 200 color photographs, the 500-page book features 150 dishes, many inspired by cuisines from around the world. Reflecting cooking instructor Kornfeld’s (she teaches in the graduate nutrition program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and The Natural Gourmet Institute) background in real-food traditions and nutrition, the dishes highlight local ingredients and encourage the use of seasonal produce, wild seafood, traditional fats, and meat from pasture-raised animals.
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The book is paleo-friendly and gluten-freefriendly, and all the recipes have been thoroughly tested. “Poetry and food speak to the same things,” says Kornfeld, who divides her time between New York City and Beverly Hills, and whose mother has lived in town since 1972. “They both nourish, reflect our values and feelings and are inseparable from our relationships to each other and the seasons.” With its emphasis on fresh ingredients, the recipes are organized by seasons. In Autumn, the recipe for “Blackberry Parfait” is paired with Galways Kinnell’s Blackberry Eating. In Summer, writings by Pablo Neruda, Robert Frost and others garnish recipes for “Seared Tuna with Purple Potatoes and Cherry Tomato Sauce” and “PeachIndigo Blueberry Crisp.” For more information, visit www.cookingwiththemuse.com—Steve Simmons
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HOW DO Y O U F ECHLA E LResearchers: ? Stuttering Related
Holiday Season Blood Donations Needed Says Red Cross
Since blood donations drop around the holidays, the Red Cross is reminding donors about upcoming opportunities to give blood, including: • Thursday, Dec. 22, noon-6 p.m., Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Cañon Dr. • Monday, Dec. 19, noon-6 p.m., Le Meridien Del Fina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. • Tuesday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. All blood types are needed. Individuals who are 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App (http://www.redcrossblood.org/bloodapp), visit http://www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to save time when donating.
To Brain Circuits That Control Speech Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to look at brain regions in both adults and children who stutter. Consistent with past functional MRI studies, their findings demonstrate neuro-metabolite alterations across the brain— linking stuttering to changes in brain circuits that control speech production and circuits that support attention and emotion. The study in now published online in the Journal Of The American Medical Association (JAMA). The research was led by Bradley S. Peterson, M.D., director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at CHLA, and professor and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. Developmental stuttering is a neuropsychiatric condition; its origins in the brain are only partly known. To measure an index of neural density related to stuttering in circuits and brain regions suspected to be affected, the scientists performed proton shift imaging of the brain in 47 children and 47 adults. The
study included subjects both with and without stuttering. The research team found that affected brain regDr. Bradley S. ions includPeterson ed major nodes of the so-called Bohland speech-production network (associated with the regulation of motor activity); the defaultmode network, (involved in the regulation of attention); and the emotional-memory network (responsible for regulating emotion.) “That stuttering is related to speech and language-based brain circuits seems clear,” says Peterson. “Attention-regulating portions of the brain are related to control circuits that are important in governing behavior. People with changes here are more likely to stutter and have more severe stuttering. And emotions like anxiety and stress also tend to make stuttering worse, likely because this network interacts with language and attention-control circuits.”
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THE FASHION OF BEVERLY HILLS GARLAND AWARD–Deena Esther Brand (center) was presented with the “William May Garland Award” from the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors in ceremonies at The Beverly Wilshire. She is flanked by her son Riki (left) and daughter Ronna Brand, who as founder of Brand Realty, Inc. herself was a previous winner of this award. The 90-year young Deena spent six decades as a Beverly Hills’ real estate broker and during that time acquired a large portfolio of properties including 100 apartments and homes which she manages daily here and in the Desert area. She is an emeritus member of the National Association of Realtors, and member of the California Association of Realtors, L. A. Apartment Association, and BHGLAAR. HOLIDAY SPIRIT–Golden Globe nominee Billy Bob Thornton hosted a holiday celebration at the Sunset Marquis Hotel to coincide with the opening of an exhibit by celebrity photographer Timothy White at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, located inside the hotel. White is co-owner of the gallery. The exhibition and sale, which features epic portraits of celebrities like Robin Williams (pictured), Elizabeth Taylor and Billy Bob Thornton, runs through early January. Photo by Timothy White/ Morrison Hotel Gallery
RYAN GETS A STAR–Actor Ryan Reynolds received the 2,596th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, three days after being nominated for a Golden Globe award for his performance in Deadpool. Anna Faris, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were among those joining Reynolds at the ceremony in front of the Hollywood & Highland complex on Hollywood Boulevard. Pictured above: Reynolds, holding daughter James, with wife Blake Lively, holding the couple’s newborn daughter who has not yet been named. Celebrity Photo/Scott Downie
HOLIDAY BRUNCH–The Thalians Presidents Club hosted its Holiday Brunch at Montage Beverly Hills. Gary Greene and his Big Band of Barristers provided the dance music while vocalist Pamela Clay entertained the large crowd with show tunes. One of the highlights was the presentation of a $250,000 check to benefit UCLA’s Operation Mend, which provides mental health services to wounded war veterans. Pictured (from left) are members of the group’s Board of Directors: President Dr. Irwin Lehrhoff, founder of The Thalians Presidents Club; Stephanie J. Hibler, event chair; Andrew McDonald; Larry Wolfe; Barbara Cohen-Wolfe; Frank Sheftel; and emcee Kira Lorsch. Photo by Jeff Knight
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Mojee Uses Latest Technique In Beauty To Help Clients Achieve Perfect Natural-looking Eyebrows
ojee Amirvand believes everyone deserves the perfect eyebrows. At Permanent Makeup by Mojee, offered exclusively at Rodeo Surgical Art, she offers PhiBrows, the latest technique in microblading to achieve the most natural-looking eyebrows. PhiBrows is a manual skill of semipermanent eyebrow drawing. The shape of the eyebrows is based on the architecture of the face to achieve the optimum beauty of the eyebrow. Ultimate symmetry is achieved by designing the shape that compliments all facial features, and with the help of PhiBrows digital applications and golden intersection eyebrow compass. Mojee was “blown away” when she first learned about this world-class European technique—created by Grandmaster Branko Babic, taking microblading to the next level. PhiBrows is also popular with men, in Europe and growing in the U.S. High quality vegan pigment—chosen to match a client’s hair or eyebrow color—is applied into the dermis layer of skin using sterilized manual tools. Strokes are always drawn in the direction of natural hair’s growth to achieve a hyper-realistic look. “It’s not natural to have the hairs all going in one direction,” says Mojee. “The way hair grows on the scalp and eyebrows is like a dance. Each hair has it’s own movement.” However, perfect results can also be achieved even if clients have few or no hair. The 90-minute treatment is performed with the artist wearing gloves, with sterile tools and under numbing and anesthetic creams for comfort and controlling pain. There’s no down time, says Mojee. Since it’s estimated that women spend eight to 10 minutes a day
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or six and half full days a year on their eyebrows, PhiBrows its a timesaver with always perfect results, says Mojee who also spends a lot of time, correcting work done by others. With more than 13 years of master training and experience, Mojee also provides traditional permanent makeup procedures including eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color. The procedures are attractive options for women with active lifestyles or sensitive eyes, and for all who want to “wake up with perfect make up.” Her services at Rodeo Surgical Art are part of the plastic surgery practice of Dr. David Mashhadian. “He sees his work as art and he’s a perfectionist like me. It’s a great partnership.” “Permanent makeup is not my job, it’s my passion, says Mojee. That passion carries over to her charity work, helping women suffering from cancer. For more information and appointments, call 323-425-6543 or visit PermanentMakeupbyMojee.com.
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Beverly Hills High Boys Basketball Team Hits Three-Game Losing Skid
NORMANS— Chandler Sooferan dribbles the ball around an El Camino Real defender during the Normans’ 61-49 loss in the Beverly Hills Tournament. Photo by David Berke
By Matt Lopez The Beverly Hills High boys basketball team moved to 4-5 on the young season on Dec. 10 with an 85-72 loss to Taft in a consolation game of the Beverly Hills Tournament. The Normans have been working through injuries in the early going, and have been without Ron Artest III thus far. Daniel Zahabian led the Normans with 22 in the loss to Taft, while Jason Merman added 15. That loss followed a 76-67 defeat against Loyola last Friday, in the tournament’s fifth-place semifinal. Zahabian scored 18 points for the FINDING ROOM — Sean Merhara looks for space around a Loyola defender in a 76-67 loss Normans in that loss, while Jeron Artest had 14 and for the Normans. Photo by David Berke Kevin Cho scored 13.
On Dec. 7, BHHS lost to El Camino Real 61-49. Sam Cohen had 12 points and Zahabian scored 10. Artest added eight points for the Normans. The Normans started the season winning three in a row, but have lost five of their last six games. Ironically enough, the
Beverly Hills Tournament was won by BHHS’ heated rival Santa Monica, which defeated Washington Prep 52-42 in the tournament final. After the holiday break, BHHS hits the court Jan. 7 for a game against La Jolla Country Day before beginning Ocean League play.
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come here made me so emotional,” recounted Wallis Managing Director Rachel Fine who grew up in San Francisco and recalls losing many people close to her from the disease. “I’m so pleased with the progress that’s been made, but of course it cannot be forgotten; we still have a global epidemic and this day is so important to have on an annual basis to remember this.” Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who identified acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) as
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closer to home but for which he will need to use everything he has learned in Beverly Hills about transparency, negotiating and communicating. “My experience as a senior manager and public servant in Beverly Hills, and knowing that expectation, that model, will help to improve the flow of information to constituents so people can understand the discussion and fiscal implications,” said Pfalzgraf. “It’s about handling the challenge as opportunity for improvement.” As the Park and Urban Forest Manager for the City of Beverly Hills, Pfalzgraf manages the City’s open spaces and greenways. He reports regularly at the Recreation and Parks Commission on landscaping, street trees and other projects. Though he has an office in the Public Works building, it is rare to find Pfalzgraf inside the building. In his new position, he takes on the role of politician. The Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District has about 1,650 students in a 200square mile radius. There is one
BEVERLY HILLS a new disease in 1981, underscored how problematic HIV/AIDS continues to be. He said there are 85 million people around the world living with AIDS and some 3 million here in the U.S. who have it; over 700,000 Americans have died from it. “I really feel that we are a community that is connected together and we have the same love and the same vision that one day AIDS will be a thing of the past,” said former Beverly Hills Mayor and current councilwoman Lili Bosse.
A.O.C: This wine bar at 8700 W. 3rd St. offers fourcourse shared plates by Suzanne Goin, plus cocktails by Christiaan Rollich. $140/person, call 310-8599859. The District by Hannah An: This contemporary Vietnamese eatery at 8722 W. 3rd St. offers a four-course prix fixe menu featuring truffle uni noodles and king crab, whole grilled lobster and more. $85/person, call 310-2782345. elementary school – Meadowlark Elementary; one junior high school – High Desert School, and one high school – Vazquez High School, with five campuses. Acton Elementary School is scheduled to reopen in 2017 to accommodate increased enrollment, according to their website. Pfalzgraf has been increasingly active in the district as the parent of a special needs daughter. “I have been attending [school board] meetings for five years,” he explained. Pfalzgraf has advocated tirelessly on behalf of his daughter, and in the process, has received a sophisticated education in matters such as the Special Education Local Plan and Charter schools. Pfalzgraf is well known for his detailed, educational presentations in Beverly Hills. He doesn’t feel that this new position will bite into his work schedule. “I’ve already been attending all the meetings and reading the agendas,” he winked. Pfalzgraf said he is awed that so many constituents voted to put their trust in him. “I am humbled,” he said.
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was informed of the decision Friday evening via an email authored by Spitz. “Dr. Bregy is eminently qualified to lead our district to new levels of academic performance and organizational and fiscal stability,” Spitz wrote. Bregy’s contract with BHUSD states: “The superintendent shall have the authority to organize and arrange the administrative and supervisory staff, including instruction, business and operation affairs, which in his judgment best serve the district. The responsibility for selection, placement and transfer of existing personnel shall also be vested in the superintendent. Organization and transfer of personnel, and employment of new personnel, shall be recommended by the Superintendent subject to Board approval.” The board has faced significant criticism over the past several years due to its tendency to micro-manage. It remains to be seen how successful the incoming superintendent will be at navigating the challenges that have confronted his predecessors. Although Bregy’s most recent leadership role did not include oversight over a high school (North Shore has no high school), his experience spans from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
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bedrooms and 15 bathrooms in the main residence, at approximately 35,000 square feet (though it was originally listed at 48,000). “The home is remarkable in every respect,” said Rey. “It is built with a sense of scale, with details such as room proportions, ceiling details, molding, inlaid floors and paneling.” Amenities include a 5,000-bottle wine cellar, grand ballroom for up to 250 people, 60-seat screening room, Moroccan room Turkish Hammam and a motor court for 20 cars. There are eight rose gardens, a pond with live swans in front and another in back, 280-degree city views, a 12-person spa and pizza oven in the kitchen. There
Bregy started his career as an elementary school teacher and then went on to teach middle school math. He subsequently served as assistant principal for Jacobs High School in Algonquin from 2001 to 2004 and then as principal there until 2010, when he was tapped to become assistant superintendent of that school district. In 2011 he officially became superintendent for Community Unit District 300, the sixth largest school district in the state of Illinois, with 21,000 students, 27 schools and an annual operating budget of $200 million dollars. He moved to head the Highland Parkbased North Shore School District 112 in May 2015. At Tuesday’s board meeting, Spitz said that Bregy already had plans to locate to the L.A. area in June. According to an article that ran in the Highland Park Patch, which covers the Chicago suburb, Bregy announced his resignation from District 112 in an email last weekend, just before the BHUSD board voted in open session to approve his contract. Said board member Howard Goldstein: “I’m delighted to support the appointment. He has a reputation as a proven administrator with a commitment to student growth, development and academic excellence.”
are 14 fireplaces and an elevator. Rey and Gottula have teamed up on some of the world’s most luxurious and lucrative sales. The pair sold Le Palais, in 2013, listed at $58 million, next to The Beverly Hills Hotel. The pair also listed Jeff Greene’s Palazzo de Amore, a 25-acre compound in Beverly Hills featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, for $195 million. Gottula and Rey originally paired at Coldwell Banker Previews International. This year, Gottula struck out at The Agency. Their partnership endures. “I consider my partnership lifelong with every agent,” said Rey, who has twice been nominated for the Will Rogers Award for Lifetime Achievement in Real Estate.
HO-HO-HOLIDAY CAROLERS— City Councilman Julian Gold and wife, Dr. Michelle Gold, pose with carolers last weekend at Greystone. The show was a sell-out performance that put everyone who attended in the holiday spirit!
Holocaust Survivor, Real Estate Magnate Goldrich Honored By LAMOTH By Matt Lopez Jona Goldrich, a longtime Beverly Hills real estate tycoon and Holocaust survivor who died in June was posthumously honored this fall by the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH). Goldrich co-founded Goldrich & Kest Industries with Sol B. Kest, a fellow Holocaust Melinda Goldrich, Andrea Cayton, Doretta survivor. Goldrich Kest built a Goldrich portfolio that today includes survivors in attendance. 120 apartment buildings with 13,188 Goldrich lived in Beverly Hills for units, 5 marinas with 2,139 slips, 24 47 years. His children attended Beverly senior living facilities with 4,248 beds Hills High and his wife Doretta still scattered throughout the United States. resides in the City. The Goldrich’s were His daughters Melinda Goldrichi longtime supporters of the Beverly Hills and Andrea Cayton, and grandson Firefighter’s Association, the Beverly Derek Cayton accepted the honor from Hills Police Officers Association, the LAMOTH on Goldrich’s behalf in front Beverly Hills Education Foundation and of some 600 guests and 50 Holocaust the Chamber of Commerce.
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Frances Allen’s Desert Roundup
Nooshin Meshkaty Laurie Konheim Jacqueline Bell Zale Richard Rubin Lee Kapelovitz Mary Katz Steven Spieiberg Jeff Cutler BIRTHDAYS –Barbara Gardner, Steven Bochco, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Sternfeld, Jack Barclay, Lee Kapelovitz, Ben Cross, Fred Cunningham, Lesley Stahl and Liv Ullman (Dec. 16); Ray Liotta (Dec. 17); Mary Katz, Katie Holmes, Leonard Maltin, Christina Aguilera, Brad Pitt, and Steven Spielberg (Dec. 18); Jeff Cutler, Alyssa Milano, and Jake Gyllenhaal (Dec. 19); Keifer Sutherland, Laurie Konheim, Zale Richard Rubin,and Jacqueline Bell (Dec. 20); Nooshin Meshkaty, and Hector Elizondo (Dec. 22).
Joan Mangum More than 550 attended the sold-out 13th L.A. Sephardic Film Festival opening night gala at Paramount Studios. Dining under the stars and holiday lighted trees, guests were treated to a buffet dinner by Pat’s
Catering and exciting silent and live auctions of Hollywood and sports memorabilia. The evening’s formal program paid tribute to honorees Jeannine Sefton (“Sephardic Legacy Award”), Rae Cohen (“Maimonides Leadership Award”) and French singing legend Enrico Macias (“Cinema Sepharad Lifetime Achievement Award”), who surprised the audience by singing some of his most famous songs. This was followed by the premiere of the film Midnight Orchestra. Star of HBO’s hit series Entourage Emmanuelle Chriqui, served as emcee. The event benefits the international programs of the Sephardic Educational Center which seeks to promote tolerance, religious understanding, and moderation as it spreads the message of Sephardic Judaism and philosophy. The festival takes place every two years and continued for a week of screenings at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater. Due to the large number of recently released excellent films, the festival will have encore screenings of Hummus! The Movie (Sunday) and The Women’s Balcony (Jan. 19). For more information call 323-2724574.
FILM FEST–Joining the festivities at the opening of the 13th Sephardic Film Festival were (above from left): Rabbi Daniel Bouskila; singer/honoree Enrico Macias; and festival co-founders Neil Sheff of Beverly Hills and Sarita Fields. The other honorees were Jeannine Sefton (left), president of Altour Travel Master, and Rae Cohen (right), a Beverly Hills insurance executive.
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For nearly 30 years, Jewish Family Service (JFS) of the Desert has provided social services to residents of the Coachella Valley – regardless of religious affiliation. In addition to the more than 4,000 clients it will serve this year, JFS is known throughout the area for it’s signature fundraiser, One Night Only, produced by renowned celebrity photographer Michael Childers. The premise of the event is simple: gather together two-dozen, or so, Broadway stars, each of whom sings one song in a performance running for only one night. Tickets to this year’s incomparable performances featuring the works of Jerry Herman go on sale at the McCallum Theatre Jan 22; curtain up for the live on-stage event extravaganza is April 20. Patron donating $1,000 or higher were treated to a “thank you” party at the Big Horn Golf Club home of Justin and Jan Baldwin (pictured below), new supporters of JFS. Their home was lavish, as expected at Big Horn, but the Baldwin home has a special feature: a self-conducted tour of world class, museum quality modern artworks.
Arriving guests were given a numbered list of the artists and the name of their artwork that was placed carefully throughout the home. The list was essential, as the pieces on display numbered more than 250! It is truly an amount and quality that any curator of modern art would covet. For more information about Jewish Family Service of the Desert, call 760-325-4088. ****** The stars still shine brightly for the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). Amy Adams has been announced at the recipient of the “Chairman’s Award” for her performance in Arrival, in which she plays a prominent linguist as she attempts to communicate with creatures in one of a dozen spacecrafts. This five-time Oscar-nominated and a two-time Golden Globe winner has also received two previous awards from the PSIFF. The second recentlyannounced award-winning actress is Annette Bening, who will receive the “Career Achievement Award.” She was hailed by Harold Matzner, festival chairman, as a creator of many memorable performances, including that of a free-spirited single mother raising her teenage son in the film 20th Century Women.
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PUBLIC NOTICES ORDINANCE NO. 16-O-2715 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS §5-2-106, §5-2-107, §10-3-1604, §10-3100, §10-3-2003 AND ADDING BHMC §10-3-1620.3 TO CONDITIONALLY ALLOW ANCILLARY PET BOARDING FACILITIES WITHIN RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS IN COMMERCIAL ZONES SUBJECT TO A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. On August 25, 2016, and October 13, 2016, the Planning Commission held duly noticed public hearings after which it adopted Resolution No.1790, recommending that the City Council amend portions of Title 10 (Planning and Zoning) of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to conditionally allow pet boarding facilities (collectively, the “Amendments”) in certain commercial zones. On November 15, 2016, the City Council held a duly noticed public hearing, received public testimony, and thereafter introduced this Ordinance. Section 2. This Ordinance and the Amendments were assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The adoption and implementation of the Amendments would allow the establishment of an ancillary pet boarding facility subject to approval of a conditional use permit. The City Council hereby finds that the Amendments are exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15305 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations because the Amendments represent minor alterations in land use limitations related to ancillary commercial uses, and do not result in any changes in land use or density. Further, the commercial areas in the City in which the ordinance would apply have an average slope of less than 20%. Section 3. The Amendments are consistent with the objectives, principles, and standards of the General Plan. General Plan Policy Land Use “9.1 Uses for Diverse Customers” encourages a variety of land uses and businesses that support the needs of local residents. Policy Land Use “10.1 Local Serving Businesses” encourages the promotion of appropriate development of businesses that serve and are located in close proximity to residential neighborhoods. Finally, Land Use Policy “15.1 Economic Vitality and Business Revenue” calls for the city to sustain a vigorous economy by supporting businesses that contribute revenue, quality services and high paying jobs. Section 4. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-100 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code by adding one new definition with all other definitions in the section remaining unchanged. The term “Pet Boarding Facility” is added between the terms “Paving” and “Physical or Mental Impairment” as they presently appear in Section 10-3-100, to read as follows: “PET BOARDING FACILITY: A commercial or non-profit facility that is fully enclosed within a building and provides day and/or night boarding for four or more adult dogs, cats, or any combination thereof, for persons other than the occupant of the facility including the boarding or keeping of animals for the purposes of training, grooming, boarding, or socializing, and is ancillary to a principally permitted retail business for pet-related merchandise. This does not include the keeping of animals for receiving or recovering from medical services.” Section 5. The City Council hereby amends Section 5-2-106 of Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 5 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows:
which a conditional use permit has been granted.” Section 7. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-1604 to Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code adding one new conditionally permitted use with all other provisions in Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 remaining in effect without amendment:
The City Council hereby amends Section 5-2-107 of Article 1 of Chapter 2 of Title 5 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: to read as follows:
14. The pet boarding area shall be separate from the retail, grooming, or animal food storage areas; 15. The facility shall submit for approval a waste removal plan to the City;
“Pet Boarding Facility” is added between “Off site parking pursuant to section 10-3-2733 of this chapter” and “Private training centers of more than two thousand (2000) square feet of floor area” as they presently appear in Section 10-3-1604, to read as follows:
16. Noise and Odor: No noise, odor, or other evidence of pet care shall be detectible by a person outside a building housing a pet boarding facility;
“Pet boarding facility pursuant to section 10-3-1620.3 of this chapter.”
17. Use of front portion of the retail space: A pet boarding facility shall not occupy the first twenty feet (20’) behind the storefront facing a street on the ground floor of any retail space that contains pet boarding;
Section 8. The City Council hereby adds Section 10-3-1620.3 to Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to read as follows: “10-3-1620.3: PET BOARDING FACILITIES Pet Boarding Facilities, as defined in 10-3-100 may be conditionally permitted as an ancillary use on properties in the C-3, C-3-T2, and C-5 zones subject to the following: A. Conditional Use Permit: A conditional use permit, pursuant to the provisions of article 38 of this chapter, shall be obtained prior to the issuance of any building permit for a pet boarding facility or commencement of any pet boarding facility use. B. Standards: all pet boarding facilities shall comply with the following standards: 1. No more than 30 percent of the floor area of the business in which the boarding facility is located shall be used for a pet boarding facility; 2. No more than 40 animals shall be boarded onsite at one time; 3. Boarding shall be conducted within a fully enclosed building. Exterior boarding, training and exercise facilities are not permitted; 4. Adequate enclosures shall be provided to keep animals from roaming freely within the building; 5. Adequate space within boarding areas for exercise exists for all pets on the premise; 6. Each dog boarding crate shall provide enough space for the dog to turn about freely, and stand, sit and lie in a comfortable, normal position. The interior height of the enclosure must be at least 6 inches higher than the head of the dog in the enclosure measured when the dog is standing in a comfortable position;
18. There shall be no fewer than two caretakers present at all times when boarding is taking place. A third caretaker shall be required when there are more than 35 boarded animals being cared for at one facility; 19. Staff on site shall have the following knowledge and credentials: a) Ability to drive a car and possession of a valid driver’s license b) Dog and Cat CPR Training c) At least 6 months experience at a facility that boards pets It is not necessary that one person meet all three criteria, however, the collective staff on site at any given time must meet the criteria; 20. Interior space that includes adequate air conditioning and ventilation as to not require the opening of windows to avoid potential noise impacts; 21. No more than three pets shall be walked by one caretaker at one time. The Planning Commission may impose conditions related to the route for dog walking; 22. The applicant shall submit the dog walking route(s) being proposed to the City for review and approval. Any dog walking route for a pet boarding facility located in the Business Triangle (defined below) shall proceed immediately to South Santa Monica Boulevard or Crescent Drive and take the shortest route possible along these streets to an area outside of and away from the Business Triangle. 23. The pet boarding facility shall not be allowed in retail establishments that are immediately adjacent to residential properties.
7. The facility must have a minimum of sixty square feet of dedicated boarding area per animal;
24. Outside of the Business Triangle (defined below), a pet boarding facility shall not be allowed in a building with nonconforming parking, loading or any nonconforming use.
8. Each cat boarding crate shall provide enough space for the cat to turn about freely, and stand, sit and lie in a comfortable and normal position. In addition, an enclosure for a cat shall provide an elevated platform appropriate for the size of the cat;
C. Findings. In addition to the findings outlined in Article 38, a conditional use permit shall only be issued if the planning commission finds that:
9. Food waste, used bedding, debris and other waste shall be removed from all areas of the facility at least twice a day; 10. The operator of any pet boarding facility shall assign a staff member to check the public areas (alleys and sidewalks) adjacent to the facility at least twice per day. Any animal waste related to the operation of the facility shall be cleaned up immediately; 11. The boarding facility shall be licensed by the City of Los Angeles;
“5-2-107: DOG KENNELS PROHIBITED: No person shall own, conduct, or maintain any dog kennel within the city. For the purposes of this section, "dog kennel" shall mean any lot, building, structure, or premises whereon or wherein four (4) or more dogs over the age of four (4) months are kept, harbored, or maintained for any purpose, other than in a pet store for sale to the public, for care or treatment in an animal hospital, or in a pet boarding facility as defined in 10-3-100 for which a conditional use permit has been granted.”
for all animals prior to accepting a pet for care or boarding services and copies of records shall be kept for each animal. This shall include rabies vaccination for dogs;
12. The pet boarding facility shall have an emergency evacuation plan and employees shall be trained regarding the plan. At a minimum this plan shall include: a) A list of required emergency items to have on site b) A complete plan to address various types of disasters including transportation plan, gathering points, and a roll call system c) An established set of rules and regulations pertaining to disasters d) Communications procedures during a disaster
“5-2-107: CAT KENNELS PROHIBITED:
e) A schedule for drills
Section 6. No person shall own, conduct, or maintain any cat kennel within the city. For the purposes of this section, "cat kennel" shall mean any dwelling unit, structure, or premises whereon or wherein six (6) or more cats over the age of four (4) months are kept, harbored, or maintained for any purpose, other than in a pet store for sale to the public, for care or treatment in an animal hospital, or in a pet boarding facility as defined in 10-3-100 for
f) Identified temporary boarding sites for animals g) Established policies for dealing with injured animals, including identification of pre-selected veterinary facilities at which emergency care can be provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week; 13. Proof of current vaccinations shall be required
1. The proposed use is compatible with the area and surrounding uses; 2. Adequate loading and unloading space exists for the purpose of dropping off and picking up pets; and, 3. Traffic entering or existing from the proposed pet boarding facility will not cause traffic or pedestrian hazards or undue congestion in the surrounding areas. D. Maximum number of animals: The planning commission, during its review of the conditional use permit, shall establish a maximum number of animals that may be in the pet boarding facility at one time, provided that such number shall not exceed 40 animals. E. Parking: The addition of an ancillary pet boarding facility shall not increase the required parking above the parking required for the primary use. If valet parking is required by the conditional use permit, signage shall be located both on the inside and outside of the premises identifying the location of the valet parking. Proof of such signage shall be provided to the City upon request. F. Business Triangle: Only one pet boarding facility shall be allowed in the Business Triangle. For purposes of this section, “Business Triangle” is defined as the area bounded by the centerline of Wilshire Boulevard, the centerline of Santa Monica Boulevard North Roadway, and the centerline of Crescent Drive. G. Review or Revocation: A conditional use permit that has been issued for the purpose of establishing a pet boarding facility may be reviewed by the planning commission and revoked if it is found that any one or more of the following has occurred: 1. The permittee has failed to maintain the premises in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition; Continue to Page23
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PUBLIC NOTICES 2. The permittee is not adhering to the standards outlined in 10-3-1620.3B; 3. The permittee failed to provide any animal in his or her control with adequate care, nutritious food in appropriate quantities suitable for the animal, free and easy access to potable water, and appropriate shelter; or 4. Documented evidence is submitted showing violations of any conditions of the approval that result in substantial noise, odor, or other disturbance of occupants or patrons of adjoining or nearby businesses and residences. H. Sunset: The provisions allowing and regulating pet boarding facilities shall remain in effect for one year after adoption. The city council or planning commission may take action pursuant to this section on applications filed on or before December 1, 2017, and timely applications may be processed to conclusion. Unless the city council extends this section, the section shall be repealed as of 12:01 a.m. on December 1, 2017. Conditional Use Permits granted during the effectiveness of these provisions may continue operating in conformance with the conditions of approval, and be extended as authorized in the conditional use permit, unless the conditional use permit is revoked by the City after a duly noticed hearing for failure to comply with the conditions of approval or because of unforeseen impacts of the use. Section 9. The City Council hereby amends Section 10-3-2003 to Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code adding one new conditionally permitted use with all other provisions in Article 16 of Chapter 3 of Title 10 remaining in effect without amendment: “Pet Boarding Facility” is added between “Off site parking pursuant to section 10-3-2733 of this chapter” and “Private screening rooms appurtenant to commercial office uses” as they presently appear in Section 10-32003, to read as follows: “Pet boarding facility pursuant to section 10-3-1620.3 of this chapter.” Section 10. Severability. If any section, subsection, subdivision, sentence, clause, phrase, or portion of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or place, is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the final decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall be and remain in full force and effect.
ORDINANCE NO. 16-O-2714 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING THE BEVERLY HILLS MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A WATER SUPPLY FEE THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The City Council of the City of Beverly Hills hereby finds as follows: (a) Each new connection to the City’s water system creates a demand for additional water and additional capacity in the water system.
(d) The City Council commissioned a study (the “Study”) by Bucknam & Associates, Inc., dated September 12, 2016, to calculate such fee in an amount that reflects the proportional costs of developing water supplies to serve a new or expanded connection to the water system. (e) On this date, the City Council conducted a public hearing on the proposed water supply fee. Section 2. The City Council hereby amends the Municipal Code of the City of Beverly Hills by adding Article 2.7 to Chapter 1 (City Utility Services) of Title 6 (Utilities and Franchises) to read as follows: “Article 2.7. Water Supply Fee 6-1-270: Purpose: The purpose of this article is to establish a water supply fee for the cost of water facilities in existence and for new water facilities to be acquired or constructed to provide water supplies to serve a new or expanded connection to the water system, including supply or capacity contracts for rights or entitlements, real property interests, and entitlements and other rights of the City involving capital expense relating to its use of existing or new water facilities that are of proportional benefit to the person being charged.
(a) For the purposes of this Article, “project” means the construction or addition of “floor area” which requires a building permit. “Project” also shall mean any change of use of property, which requires a larger water meter and a building permit.
6-1-252: Project and Floor Area Defined:
(b) For the purposes of this Article, “floor area” shall mean the following: A. Nonresidential and multi-family residential zones: "Floor area" shall mean the area of all floors or levels included within the surrounding walls of a building or structure. Space devoted only to the following shall not be considered in determining the total floor area within a building or structure:
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
APPROVED AS TO CONTENT:
LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney
MAHDI ALUZRI City Manager
1. Stair shafts;
SUSAN HEALY KEENE Director of Community Development VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Reims, Gold, and Bosse NOES: None ABSENT: Vice Mayor Krasne ABSTAIN: Mayor Mirisch CARRIED
NOTICE— Fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14400, et seq., Business and Professions Code).
B. Single-family residential zone: "Floor area" shall mean the area of all portions of floors and levels, including basements, which have a roof or floor level above and are enclosed by exterior walls by more than fifty percent (50%). Further, "floor area" shall include the area of that portion of an upper level not separated from a lower level by a floor/ ceiling assembly, but shall not include crawl spaces and up to four hundred (400) square feet of garage area. 6-1-253: Collection of Water Supply Fee: The City may collect the water supply fee from the water user with a bill for water service charges, or by delivering a separate bill for the water supply fee. The City may collect the water supply fee in two or more installments. The City Council may provide, by resolution, for an alternative procedure for collection of the water supply fee. 6-1-254: Establishment of Special Fund for Fee: Pursuant to Government Code section 66013, there is hereby established a special fund entitled the “water supply capital facilities fund.” The City shall place the revenues from the water supply fee into the water supply capital facilities fund to be used solely for the purposes established by this article. 6-1-255: Annual Report:
Section 12. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage.
ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) City Clerk
8. Space used or provided within a building or structure for publicly owned off street parking facilities.
6-1-251: Establishment of a Water Supply Fee: The user of City water service shall pay a water supply fee in an amount established by resolution of the City Council. The water supply fee is due upon the occurrence of one of the following events, as deemed appropriate by the Director of Public Works Services, or his or her designee: (1) installation of a new water meter, (2) change in the size of a water meter, or (3) the final inspection of a project.
JOHN A. MIRISCH Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California
b. At least one full level of parking below grade is provided; 7. Mall areas; and
(c) The City Council wishes to establish a fee for the cost of water facilities in existence and for new water facilities to be acquired or constructed that are of proportional benefit to the person being charged.
Section 11. Publication. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage in accordance with Section 36933 of the Government Code, shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance, and shall cause this Ordinance and his certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City.
Adopted: December 6, 2016 Effective: January 7, 2017
a. Not less than the front forty feet (40') of the ground floor shall be devoted to retail sales, offices, or financial uses; notwithstanding such restriction, the director of planning and community development may reduce the amount of floor area required under this provision by up to ten percent (10%) pursuant to the provisions of article 36 of this chapter regarding minor accommodations if the director finds that the dimensions of the site do not provide adequate space for internal circulation for parking and such accommodation would not substantially compromise pedestrian activity in the area; and
2. Elevator and escalator shafts and elevator lobbies located in parking areas or on rooftops. The area of each elevator lobby at each floor shall not exceed one hundred (100) square feet per elevator cab; provided, however, that any elevator lobby area in excess of one hundred (100) square feet per elevator cab shall be considered in determining the total floor area within a building or structure;
The City shall annually provide the information required by Government Code section 66013, as such law may be amended from time to time, in the manner provided by such law. 6-1-256: Adjustments: A person may apply to the Director of Public Works Services or his/her designee for an adjustment to the water supply fee for a project based upon facts that show the person previously paid a water supply fee in an amount that reflects the proportional costs to serve the new or expanded connection to the water system for the property. ” Section 3. The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City within fifteen (15) days after its passage, in accordance with Section 36933 of the Government Code; shall certify to the adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause this ordinance and her certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. Section 4. This Ordinance shall go into effect and be in full force and effect at 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first (31st) day after its passage. Adopted: December 6, 2016 Effective: January 7, 2016 JOHN A. MIRISCH, Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) City Clerk
3. Courts; 4. Parking spaces below the first floor and access thereto, including void spaces in parking areas below the first floor used exclusively for storage related to operation of the building. Such void spaces may be enclosed and shall not exceed two thousand (2,000) square feet on each parking floor or five percent (5%) of the floor area of the entire building, whichever is less; 5. Rooms exclusively housing building operating equipment or machinery; 6. Parking spaces at or above the first story and access thereto provided that in commercial zones:
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
APPROVED AS TO CONTENT:
LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney
MAHDI ALUZRI City Manager DON RHOADS Director of Administrative Services/Chief Financial Officer
VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Reims, Gold, Bosse, and Mayor Mirisch NOES: None ABSENT: Vice Mayor Krasne CARRIED
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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 345 FOOTHILL ROAD BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90210 NOTICE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS LIST The City of Beverly Hills ("City") hereby requests qualified contractors to submit their name and pertinent information to be placed on a list of qualified contractors. This list shall comply with Section 22034 of the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. Purpose of the List The purpose of the list is to have a compilation of interested and qualified contractors that the City may use for negotiated or informal bidding as projects arise during 2017. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid. However, any contract awarded will be to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.
also have specific experience in constructing projects that are comparable to the work as projects are identified. Retention Upon award of a contract, five percent (5%) of any progress payment or an equivalent security will be withheld as retention. City Contact Person Procedural or substantive questions must be submitted in writing to Lucy Quiralte, Contract Administrative Assistant by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please Complete Boxes Below and Return via email to City Contact Person:
List Categories Lists will be established for the following areas: Class “A” General Engineering Contractor Class “B” General Building contractor Class “C-5” Framing and Rough Carpentry Class “C-6” Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry Class “C-7” Low Voltage Systems Class “C-8” Concrete Class “C-9” Drywall Class “C-10” Electrical Class Class “C-11” Elevator Class “C-12” Earthwork and Paving Class “C-13” Fencing Class “C-15” Flooring and Floor Covering Class “C-16” Fire Protection Class “C-20” Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Class “C-23” Ornamental Metal Class “C-27” Landscaping Class “C-28” Lock and Security Equipment Class “C-33” Painting and Decorating Class “C-35” Lathing and Plastering Class “C-36” Plumbing Class “C-39” Roofing Class “C-43” Sheet Metal Class “C-45” Signs Class “C-46” Solar Class “C-54” Ceramic and Mosaic Tile Class “C-61” Limited Specialty Classification Class “D-3” Awnings Class “D-16” Hardware, Locks and Safes Class “D-28” Doors, Gates and Activating Devices Class “D-42” Non-Electrical Sign Installation Class “D-47” Tennis Court Surfacing Class “D-50” Suspended Ceilings Class “D-52” Window Coverings Class “D-62” Air and Water Balancing Class “D-63” Construction Clean-up Date of Request December 12, 2016 Deadline for Pertinent Information January 9, 2017 Information Requested (Fill out attached form) i. Name of Firm ii. Contact Person iii. Address (to which Notice to Contractors or Proposals should be mailed) iv. Phone number v. E-mail address v. Contractor Licenses and License Numbers vi. Trade category that contractor is interested in (Must be licensed in that category) Prevailing Wages The Contractor will be required to pay to all persons employed on any project by the Contractor sums not less than the general prevailing wage as established by the appropriate authority. Payment Bond and Completion Bond A Payment Bond and a Completion Bond, each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount, will be required of the Contractor. Insurance Upon award of contract, contractor will be obligated to file certificates of insurance evidencing coverage and in a form acceptable to the City. The required coverage includes Workers Compensation; General Liability of $2 million per occurrence and $2 million aggregate; Automobile Liability of $1 million. The City reserves the right to vary these requirements as the projects warrant. Contractor’s Qualifications The City may require that Contractors on the Qualified List
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No.: 5929587 Trustee Sale No.: 81616 Loan No.: G00015648 APN: 5561011-013 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 common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $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: 714-283-2180 For Trustee Sale Information log on to: www.usa-foreclosure.com CALL: (714) 2774845. 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 714277-4845, or visit this internet Web site www.usa-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 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 Blvd. #112, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Lara Sragow, Owner: 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 2016288757 The following is/are doing business as: KODESH INK 1205 S. Sherbourne Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Moshe Pinto 1205 S. Sherbourne Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed November 2016: Moshe Pinto, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 30, 2016; Published: December 09, 16, 23, 30, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016288758 The following is/are doing business as: VIRGINIA BROWN ENTERPRISE 3725 Jasmine Ave. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90034; Virginia Brown 3725 Jasmine Ave. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90034; Zuhri Charles Brown-Guest 3725 Jasmine Ave. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90034; The business is conducted by: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed: Virginia Brown, Partner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 30, 2016; Published: December 09, 16, 23, 30, 2016 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2016288759 The following is/are doing business as: SERENITY T.A.T.C. 206 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Jeannie Kang 206 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed 1999: Jeannie Kang, Owner: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 30, 2016; Published: December 09, 16, 23, 30, 2016 LACC N/C
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—————–––– Care Giver Wanted
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*** PRIME *** BEVERLY HILLS
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————— Pico/Beverly Area Rexford – Quiet block S of Pico
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440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
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440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
• BORDERL IN E • Apartment For Rent BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY H IL L S BEVERLY HILLS *School District*
NEWLY REMODELED 2 BD. 2 BA. CONDO
2 BDRM, 2 BATH
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*** PRIME *** ————— BEVERLY HILLS BEVERLY HILLS 443 S. Oakhurst Dr.
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————— BEVERLY HILLS 218 S. Tower Dr.
• •• S I N G L E Call 323/658-5332 •• • ————— •
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$17,900 to $19,000/mo.
BEL AIR CREST
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1 Bedroom 1 Bath $2,900/Month
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•• • • • • • • • • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • • 2 Bd.+Den+2 Ba.• • • French doors in bdrm. • open to large balcony • overlooking pool •
120 S. Swall Dr. • • BACHELOR • •
• GORGEOUS UNITS •
BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.
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Hardwood flrs., central 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. ( • • • ----- • • • ) air, pool, elevator, 1 Bd.+Den+1.5 Ba. on-site laundry, 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. intercom entry. Good closet space, a/c, 320 N. La Peer Dr.
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440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
A PA RT M E N T / C O N D O R E N TA L S
120 1 20 S. S. ORLANDO ORL ANDO AVE. AV A VE. 90048 90048 BRAND NEW LUXURY APARTMENTS FOR RENT
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S *CENTURY CITY** 2220 S. Beverly Glen
• SINGLE • •• •• • L o t s o f • • •
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
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* * * * *1 * * *
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Close to Brentwood Village, Restaurants, UCLA, Mt. Saint Mary’s, & Transportation.
11988 Kiowa Ave.
1 Bd. + 1 Ba.
* * * * * * * Newly Remodeled
Luxury Penthouse 3 Bdrm.+3 Bath
Spacious,street views lrg kitch w/ island, new appl., washer/dryer.
* * * * * * *
2 Bdrm.+2 Bath 1,800sf+, street views lrg kitch w/ island, new appl., washer/dryer.
440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
SANTA MONICA ~ WESTWOOD ~ W E S T W O O D 1385 Kelton Ave.
808 4th St. SINGLE * * Hardwood floors, * 2 Bd.+2 Ba. * dishwasher, on-sight * * laundry, controlled * * * * access, parking. L ARGE , U NIQUE 310/478-8274 AND G ORGEOUS . Close to U.C.L.A. &
10905 Ohio Ave.
•• •• • • 2 Bd.+2 Ba.• • • •• • • Bachelor • Single • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • •• •• •• • •
Rooftop jacuzzi with panoramic city views.
—————–––– CULVER CITY 3830 Vinton Ave.
1 Bd. +1 Ba. • • • Single •
+ 2.5 BATHS
————— Spacious 2-level townhouse. —————––––
Remodeled kitchen & bath, W I L S H I R E CORRIDOR 12333 TeXaS Ave. washer/dryer in unit, large 10530-10540 patio, wet-bar. Side-by-side Wilshire Bl. 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath parking. Extra large private ∞∞∞∞∞∞ 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath storage room in garage. ∞
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. •
Pool, sauna, • 2 Bd.+1 Ba. • Granite counters, dishWESTWOOD intercom entry, washer, balcony, stove, 1380 Midvale Ave. ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ elevator, on-site laundry, parking. intercom-entry, on-site • Luxury Living • • • • • All Utilities Paid. laundry, parking. with valet, lush garden 1 Bd.+1 Ba. LARGE 2 BDRM, 2 BA. 310/841-2367 surrounding pool, 310/826-4600 with Bamboo, Stainless • • • • • • gym, elevator, etc. Steel Appliances, Washer • MIRACLE MILE • 615 S. Cochran Ave. WiFi, pool, elevator, Hardwood flrs., granite WEST L.A. and Dryer in unit, Pool, Newly Remodeled counters, dishwasher, 1433 Armacost Ave. controlled access, on2 Parking, A/C units. • Single • central air, balcony, sight laundry, parking. « « « « Controlled access, « « « laundry facility. By appointment only Close to U.C.L.A. on-sight laundry, • Free WiFi • Call 310/425-9070 a/c unit, kitchenette. 310/473-1509 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. Call: 310/470-4474 310/531-3992 Close to Museums, B RIGHT & S PACIOUS .
Pool, a/c, balcony, 11640 Kiowa Ave. stove, dishwasher, laundry rm., prkg., inter•••••••• com entry, elevator. Newly Updated
The Grove & Restaurants.
—————–––– on-sight laundry, prkg. LOS ANGELES
401 S. HOOVER St. 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath • • • • • • • • 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We are fortunate in Beverly Hills to have a holiday soundtrack playing from speakers along Rodeo and Beverly Drive that give a great sampling of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and even some of the more obscure holiday songs like Snow from ‘60s chanteuse Claudine Longet, once married to Andy Williams, quite the Christmas crooner himself. Probably my all time favorite and by far the most famous Christmas album with a rock sound is A Christmas Gift For You from legendary (for tragic circumstances now) record producer Phil Spector who had quite a Beverly Hills history. This album has sensational performances from singers Ronnie Spector, La La Brooks of the Crystals, and the incredible Darlene Love, who just released her first album in many years this past year an powerfully sang Baby Please Come Home From Christmas on the '60s album and on the David Letterman Show each year. Phil Spector lived in a mansion off Doheny Road in the ‘60s with wife Ronnie whom he mentored. The house was used for filming many times and was the home base for the Entourage gang. Spector was noted for his “Wall of Sound” production technique using top notch studio musicians like drummer Hal Blaine and piano man Don Randi. The songs on the Spector Christmas album became go-to arrangements for many other artists who borrowed them for their own holiday songs, like Bruce Springsteen’s Santa Claus Is Coming To Town which uses a similar arrangement. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine voted A Christmas Gift For You the 142nd “Best Album Of All Time” out of 500 entries. Very prestigious. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys named it as his favorite. La Dolce Vita restaurant was a frequent dining spot for Phil Spector in the 1960s and all the way into the 2000’s when he would take large
groups of friends there. Also his pal Nancy Sinatra would dine with him there and also at Dan Tana’s. She would always buy holiday candies at Edelweiss, her favorites being the foil wrapped mini Snowmen they still sell. Many laps have been run around the track at Beverly Hills High School (by me) trying to melt down some of those snowmen! Happy Holidays to all my Beverly Hills neighbors. See you at the Paley Center this weekend for the trolley ride with Mrs. Claus. Hal Lifson ****** Growing up in Brooklyn and then in New Jersey and Manhattan, I too recall celebrating the joy and cheer of Christmas with friends and family---along with our Jewish tradition of Hanukkah, . It was a sweet, warm, wonderful time of the year, filled with love and good cheer and laughter. Now these celebrations are being displaced by an all-purpose, generic celebration of something (not sure what). Please don't blame us angry, old, white, homophobic, misogynistic, racist, anti-Semites, for the diversification, inclusivization, eradication, and pasteurization of Christmas and Hanukkah. Blame the peace loving, all inclusive practicing, PCP (politically correct police), who stomped and sued to free us from the bondage of these cult-type traditions. Sources close and far away hint the PCP were concerned about the possibility of some young radicalized ISIS’ type person feeling slighted by the public displays of Christmas and Hanukkah while deciding to run his car into “holiday” shoppers and then cut them with their knife or lose the car and get right to the knifing. By the way, an unemployed, fat, old, angry, white, guy with a red suit and long white beard stopped me on the street and whispered “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.” He said to pass it along. Robert Block
Astrology By Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 16). Things will go exceptionally well in the money department in the next three weeks, and this helps other things, too. Riding that line between being responsible to others and doing your own thing—that will be your growing edge in the early parts of 2017. You’ll always win by bringing your most professional self to the moment. Taurus and Scorpio adore you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The magic question of the day: How do you envision this process working? Ask yourself; ask others. It will get everyone thinking of the practical steps necessary to realize the goal. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you do not not wake up filled with a sunshiny spirit, it can still be a happy day. What’s dragging your thoughts into the shadows? Identify the main issue. Confront and conquer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sometimes everything feels like a top priority, but that’s not how priorities work. Get real about it. What's the one thing you could do to make the rest fall in line? PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Most people listen to one another with a cursory level of attention. Listening is a muscle. It takes practice to get this muscle in shape. Listen better than others do (not hard), and seize the opportunities they miss. ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Avoid personalizing other people’s behaviors by assuming they are reacting to you. Many factors affect behavior. You may only be a small part, but you’ll be a positive part. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). An issue you deal with is not who you are. The less you identify
with it the better. Separate yourself from the circumstances. Remind yourself of your good qualities and reinforce what you’re all about. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You probably wouldn’t guess what someone finds attractive about you, but you don’t have to. The more you focus on your strengths, curiosities and interests the bigger your light becomes. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Love and commitment fuse together today. You won’t be sure if you’re doing something because you love it or you love it because you're doing it. Either way, it’s a slice of heaven. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Emotional courage is the key to getting the results you want. When you’re willing to deal with uncertainty and embrace the pain that goes along with growing and changing, this is when the transformation you wish for begins. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some feelings you want to build up, and others you want to feel a lot less of. Suppressing an emotion will only make it stronger. If you want to feel less of a thing, express it. Get it out, and let it diffuse. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The less reactive you are, the better you’ll handle things. The better you handle things, the more someone will admire and like you. The more someone admires and likes you, the higher you’ll be promoted. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The way to tell a great question is by the answers you're getting. You’ll create an environment of warmth and people will open up to you, giving you exactly what you want.
A Guest Phobia From Piper Lefkon
FEAR OF INHERITING MY DAD’S PHOBIAS
My name is Piper. I’m a 3-year-old rescue dog and have I got a story to tell you.... One day I found myself abandoned and living on the streets of Beverly Hills. It was a scary time but I managed to survive the unwanted advances of dogs much larger than me; homeless folks who would not share their handouts; Uber drivers who, like the poor little lambs in the Whiffenpoof Song, had lost their way and Ferraris and Lamborghinis using Canon Drive as their own private speedway giving new meaning to the phrase “road kill.” Despite my misfortune I was a normal Yorkshire terrier with a love of people, a voracious appetite, a wiz at doing card tricks and a complete absence of any phobias. I was also someone who had escaped adversity more times than Houdini. Then one day Yorkie Rescue of America found a foster home for me and I became a candidate for adoption. It was then that I met my savior and entered the perilous world of Roger Lefkon. This tale is all about my adopted dad and his litany of phobias, impulsive behavior and how he transformed me from a well adjusted puppy, who had never experienced a stress related eye twitch, into a clone of himself. It all began when I jumped into Roger’s black Prius with the license plate “Anxiety 1.” He was exhibiting panic-like symptoms consistent with bringing a new born baby home from the hospital and proceeded to lay out his game plan. Our first stop was the local pet emporium to buy an assortment of toys and treats which was followed by a visit to Sit ‘n Sleep to purchase a high end Tempur-Pedic mattress and a designer bed for yours truly. Roger then asked me if I was hungry and I said “no.” He insisted that I looked famished and so we made a pit stop at Wolfgang Puck’s eatery to pick up a medium rare bone in filet. It was my first doggy bag. After shopping for a soft goose down pillow and stopping at Hansen’s bakery to pick up my “welcome to your new home” cake in the shape of a dog bone, we made our way back to the car with both of us being ever so careful to avoid stepping on the cracks in the sidewalk before finally arriving at my new digs. I was beginning to adapt to his phobic lifestyle and at serious risk of becoming a poster dog for OCD. Over time his mishegas became mine. He had a fear of heights that ranged from bridges, tall buildings, and mountain roads to hospital beds. During a visit to Dr. John Winters, the renowned veterinarian and celebrated handicapper, I found myself atop the examination table and cringed as I calculated the distance from the table’s slippery surface to the floor below. It was as if I was on the precipice of the Grand Canyon. Sadly, I had acquired my dad’s Acrophobia. When it came to rarified heights we both had cold feet, two for him, four for me. There was also a time when I relished dining on bugs and insects. There is nothing like a juicy cockroach, tasty spider and a couple of sweet bees…all good stuff and nutritious. Then one day the old man and me were lying in bed together watching “Animal Planet” when a swarm of bed bugs invaded our domain. Roger went ballistic reaching for his electronic zapper and frying the intruders as they headed in my direction. I jumped out of bed in a frenzy, packed a few things and checked into The Beverly Hills Hotel until the next morning when a puff of white smoke arising from our chimney signified that the coast was clear and it was safe to return home. I like being in confined spaces, which in this dog-eat-dog world, provide me with a sense of security. My dad on the other hand goes out of his way to avoid tunnels, elevators, department store changing rooms, cars with central locking, MRI scanners and trains with sealed windows. It wasn’t however until we were both trapped in a revolving glass door and he reached for his cell phone to call Phyllis at home saying: “don’t forget to feed Piper if I don’t make it out” that I began to panic. Standing next to him I thought to myself, “add Claustrophobia to the growing list of inherited anxiety disorders.” To this day I continue to collect many of his phobias including–never being late, exposure to germs, loud noises, being followed by drones and virtual colonoscopies, yes there are colonoscopy procedures for dogs and yes they are a pain in the butt! Nevertheless, when all is said and done, my life has been enriched by foregoing cognitive behavioral therapy and simply following in the footsteps of my neurotic, well meaning, loving father. Piper lives in Beverly Hills with her dad, Roger and mom, Phyllis. She is a prominent animal rights activist and author of A Dog’s Guide To Human Behavior. Her philosophy of life is: “If you have food and a pulse rate, I’ll love you.”
These crimes have been reported by BHPD. Streets indicated by block numbers. Losses (when known) are in brackets.
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