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Kids participate in this year’s Beverly Hills Sportsmanship Cup.
December 27, 2013
Year In Review: City Highlights Of 2013 By Victoria Talbot The past year has been a banner year for historic preservation in the City of Beverly Hills. In less than two years, the Cultural Heritage Commission has ambitiously begun a register of historic homes to be completed some time next year. It has designated 15 properties Beverly Hills historic landmarks, including Greystone mansion, City Hall, the Witch’s House, and The
(see REVIEW,’ page 7)
Safer Schools For Beverly Hills Kids
Horace Mann students sing in the Winter Holiday Concert. 4
Magic comes to the Beverly Wilshire for New Year’s Eve. 4
TIS THE SEASON—Around 600 Beverly Hills students, parents and community members came to Hawthorne School on Christmas Eve morning to make some 1,400 lunches in this year’s annual “Feed The Hungry.” Pictured above (from left), top row: Leon Izumi, Jansen McNally, Erin Shaffer, Cameron Lee, Rachel Khorshad and Jasmine Haghani; front row: Sarah Korsandi, Liza Freiberg, Kymia Ildardashty and Jonathan Artal.
‘ Friends of the Israel Defense Forces gala raises $300,000. 5
By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills students will return from Winter break to more secure campuses in tandem with the implementation of Evidence-Based Inc.’s “Campus Safety Program.” The innovative safety and mental health program, which the Board of Education approved earlier this year, kicks off Jan. 1. The 16-month not-to-exceed $1.4 million (see ‘STUDENTS,’ page 7)
AROUND TOWN FOR NEW YEARS EVE The Peninsula Beverly Hills
6–8:30 p.m. First seating, four-course dinner; $150 per person; 9 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Second seating, New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and access to the Living Room with the music of Louie Cruz Beltran, Latin Jazz Orchestra and dancing; $195 per person 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd. 310-551-2888
Montage Beverly Hills
The Assistance League helps children in need.
•Arts & Entertainment 10 •Health & Wellness 14 •Birthdays 16
Film Marketing Whiz Madelyn Hammond and Husband Pete Hammond, The Deadline.com Columnist, Pose Every Holiday For A Send Up Of A Favorite Movie. The Joke Began 20 Years Ago. Editorial from Rabbi Pressman AND MORE
CLASSIFIEDS Announcements Real Estate Rentals Sales and More
Montage Beverly Hills Adopts Film Noir For 2014 Suite 100 By Victoria Talbot Hermann Elger, general manager of Montage Beverly Hills, becomes animated when he discusses the nexus of his vi-
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SMOKEY JAZZ NIGHTS—(Above) A rendering of the 1940’s-style “Suite 100” at the Montage. (Left) General Manager Hermann Elger praises TenPound, the hotel’s own “speakeasy.”
sion for Suite 100 at the hotel. Smokey jazz clubs, exclusive entrée, sophisticated booze and a little edge to the crowd are all a (see ‘SUITE 100,’ page 7)
SCREAMS AND MORE SCREAMS F O R J U S T I N BEIBER—“I’ve never been any place where I’ve heard so many loud screams from crowds of girls,” says photographer Scott Downie about the reaction to the premiere of Justin Beiber’s Believe. Usher was among friends who congratulated Justin at the downtown Regal Cinemas. For more photos, see George Christy’s column on page 6.
Scarpetta 6-6:30 p.m. first seating, a three-course dinner and champagne toast; $95 per person 8:30-9 p.m. second seating, a five-course tasting menu, party favors and champagne toast at midnight; $175 per person 225 N. Canon Dr. 310-860-7808
The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills Hotel
8 p.m. four-course dinner with champagne toast; $300 per person New Year's Eve in Bar Nineteen12 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; $50 cover, $25 cover for hotel guests, $100 per person minimum 9641 Sunset Blvd. 310-887-2777
THE Blvd, The Beverly Wilshire
Chef Claudia Fossa will prepare a seven–course meal with two seatings at 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; $250 per person 9500 Wilshire Blvd. 310-385-3901
The CUT, The Beverly Wilshire
Will feature a four-course dinner by Wolfgang Puck; 6 p.m. first seating $140 per person; 9 p.m. second seating $250 per person 9500 Wilshire Blvd. 310-276-8500
Will feature a four-course meal, champagne toast and party favors to the music of the amazing Clever Band Tickets are $125 per person online or $150 at the door 430 N. Canon Dr. 310-271-4663
Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room Anything Goes! Roaring 20’s Celebration A la carte menu, vintage cocktails 9360 Wilshire Blvd. 310-388-6860
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider the following: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AUTHORIZING A ZONING AMENDMENT THAT WOULD APPLY THE CITY’S MEDICAL USE OVERLAY ZONE TO THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 8767 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD; Planned Development Permit: A request to allow up to 33,802 square feet of medical office space to be located within the building located at 8767 Wilshire Boulevard. This would be equal to approximately 45% of the building’s floor area; Development Plan Review: A request to amend the previously approved Development Plan Review for the subject property. The amendments would modify the project’s existing conditions of approval, and would eliminate prohibitions on medical office space, automobile sales uses, and pharmacies. The amendments would also allow for increased restaurant space within the building, and would establish a fee structure for providing public parking on weekdays and weekends at the subject property; and Conditional Use Permit: A request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the establishment of a luxury automobile showroom within the building’s ground floor. The proposal includes a showroom only, and no service operations would occur on-site. The ordinance and related entitlements outlined above were previously reviewed by the Planning Commission on November 21 and December 12, 2013. The Planning Commission unanimously voted to deny the ordinance and related entitlements, and the matter will now be considered by the City Council during the public hearing described in this notice. The ordinance and related entitlements have been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was previously adopted by the City Council on January 30, 2007 for the existing commercial building on the subject site. Therefore, an addendum to the original MND has been prepared to evaluate the project changes outlined above, and will be presented to the City Council for consideration. At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if you challenge the Council’s action in regards to this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact Ryan Gohlich, Senior Planner in the Beverly Hills Community Development Department at 310.285.1194, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Project plans and associated documents are on file in the Community Development Department and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC City Clerk
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B E V E R LY H I L L S M A I N N E W S
Jake Manaster Eyes Planning Commission By Laura Coleman Former Board of Education President Jake Manaster, who finished his four-year term on the board this month, is determined to continue helping shape the Beverly Hills community - this time with an eye to planning. Manaster is one of five candidates who applied to join the City’s Planning Commission. Dan Yukelson will step (see ‘MANASTER,’ page 11)
BEVERLY HILLS TEAM SPIRIT - Last weekend 87 soccer teams from around Southern California participated in this year’s AYSO Region 76 Beverly Hills Sportsmanship Cup tournament in Beverly Hills. The national AYSO program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing soccer in an organized and safe environment. Pictured above are players and community supporters, including Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and Councilmember Julian Gold, at the BH Sportsmanship Cup VIP game last Sunday at Horace Mann.
Middle School STEM Curriculum Charges Ahead By Laura Coleman Beverly Hills schools have been charging along on STEM education - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - since implementing the educational curriculum in middle schools at the start of the school year for 6th graders. “Our plan is to introduce our younger students to fun, hands-on experiments which are the foundation of STEM thinking and learning,” said Superintendent Gary Woods.
HOLIDAY STEMHawthorne STEM teacher Alexis Crane (center) shows off the holiday cards with ornament/charms made by students using the school’s 3-D printer as part of this year’s STEM curriculum. Also pictured are Hawthorne Principal Kathy Schaeffer and AP Christian Fuhrer.
(see ‘STEM,’ page 9)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! - Horace Mann students delighted audiences during this year’s winter holiday concert. Pictured above (from left) are first graders Tali Goldkorn, Kaela Wiener, Kenta Mihara, June Kim and Sofia Nalbandian.
Santa Monica Boulevard Committee Looks To Public By Victoria Talbot A Blue Ribbon committee of residents appointed by the City Council will hold the third
recommendations concerning socially important issues in the community, including housing, and that the term of two commissioners be extended. To date, the responsibilities
of the Human Relations Commission as established at its inception in 2000 have never been updated. They include (see ‘HUMAN RELATIONS,’ page 9)
REPO PUPS—Last Friday, two, 10month old, 4-pound puppies were found in a repossessed car. The baby girls were tied to the seat with no food or water. The “repo man” called the owner of the car but was told to take them to the local shelter. Knowing the abandoned pups would be euthanized, Shelter Hope Pet Shop was called and is now caring for the puppies. Sparkle and Brownie are safe, sound and ready for adoption together or separately. Those interested in giving these babies a happy home this New Year may call ShelterHopePetShop.org at 805379-3538.
The Beverly Wilshire Offers Magical New Year’s Eve Celebration With Amoedi’s Intimate Illusions
By Laura Coleman If you’re looking to end the year with a bang, consider cresting into the new year with a little magic this New Year’s Eve with Ivan Amodei’s “Intimate Illusions” at The Beverly Wilshire. “It’s not a typical magic show,” magician Amodei told The Courier. “There are lots of psychological illusions; it’s funny, interactive and definitely original.” “A lot of people walk away with a different vision of what they
thought they were going to see,” he added. In addition to having a concert cellist accompany the act, each of Amodei’s two 90-minute NYE’s shows will kick-off with a guest performance by Mezzo-Soprano Diana Tash. Wednesday nights’ performances, (7 p.m., 10 p.m.) will mark Amodei’s fourth NYE at The Beverly Wilshire. (see ‘MAGIC,’ page 11)
(see ‘SANTA MONICA,’ page 11)
BEVERLY GARD E N S PA R K The Lily Pond will be unveiled as part of the Centennial Celebration. Only a few remaining touches are needed, including roses, decomposed granite for the paths, and of course, water lilies.
Councilmember Nancy Krasne Requests Expansion of Human Relations Commission By Victoria Talbot Councilmember Nancy Krasne has requested that the Human Relations Commission responsibilities be expanded to include studying and making
meeting on the Santa Monica Boulevard reconstruction to collect public input Jan. 8.
Recycle Your Christmas Trees By Victoria Talbot The City of Beverly Hills encourages residents to recycle your Christmas trees with curbside recycling. Before recycling, remove
all the lights and ornaments, in addition to the tree stand/base. If you have a green yard waste container, cut the tree into small pieces and place (see ‘TREES,’ page 11)
FOR THE CHILDREN—Montage Beverly Hills was the setting for a holiday luncheon and private viewing of the latest de Grisogono collection of exquisite fine jewelry and watches. De Grisogono Brand Ambassador Giovanni Mattera (left) co-hosted along with Alexandra Dwek, a member of The Colleagues. A donation from de Grisogono was made to Children’s Institute, Inc., supported by The Colleagues. Photo by Vince Bucci
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SUPPORTING THE ISRAELI D E F E N S E FORCES —Residents who attended the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region’s Young Leadership Division’s annual gal at the Park Plaza Hotel included, (from left): David Alagem, Eran Shargal, Hannah S o b o r o f f , Michelle Flesh and Leah Soboroff.
Comedian Steve Martin, Disney’s Alan Horn Honored At Geffen Fundraiser By John L. Seitz The Geffen Playhouse’s major fundraiser, the 9th annual “Backstage at the Geffen” on Saturday, Mar. 22, will honor The Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan F. Horn, with the “Distinction in Service” award and multi-talented Steve Martin with the “Distinction in Theater” award. Alan Horn
Friends Of Israel Defense Forces Young Leadership Gala Raises More Than 300K More than $300,000 was raised at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region’s Young Leadership (YL) Division’s seventh annual “Roaring ‘20’s Old Hollywood Gala” at The Park Plaza Hotel. More than 900 young professionals and FIDF supporters from across L.A. at-
GIVING SEASON—Assistance League Preschool Learning Center students got some holiday cheer with a party that included an individual shopping opportunity for each of the students to select gifts for their entire family. Pictured (from left): Michele Abadee, Santa, Schuyler Shockett, League President Flo Fowkes and Linda Karchem; above: local resident Greer Saunders helps a student wrap presents.
tended this year’s gala, which honored the legacy of Zev Karkomi, a dedicated supporter of FIDF’s mission, who received the Yonatan Netanyahu Lifetime Achievement Award. Emcee for the evening was comedian Dan Ahdoot. (see ‘IDF,’ page 12)
GIVING SENIOR WRITERS THEIR DUE—Belmont Village recently hosted residents from several retirement communities for a “Senior Writers Afternoon” which included a seminar by writing instructor Yvonne Good (left), and time for participants to share their own work, such as author/artist Eugenia Dallas (middle). Belmont Village community relations associate Tracey Paulk (right) coordinated the event. Photo by Kevin Patterson
GIVING BACK—Cub Scouts from Pack 100 made meals for the homeless, collected puzzles, comics and toiletries for Operation Gratitude and wrote letters to deployed troops at part of this year’s holiday service project. Pictured top row (from left): Isaac Morris, Alex Austin, Joey Simon, Warren Vronay and Evan Baron; front row (from left): Maclean Creith, Phillip Turkat, Shiyon Hubler, Simon Ferris, Noah Benjy and Matthew Goldner. SPINNING TO SUPPORT CAMP KESEM—Cancer Free Generation CFG) of Tower Cancer Research Foundation joined with SoulCycle Beverly Hills for a fundraising event. Spinning for a CFG were nearly 50 young professionals. More than $90,000 was raised; with part of the proceeds going to Camp Kesem, an organization devoted to children affected by cancer. From left are: Linda David, Tower Cancer Research Foundation executive director, Casey Federman, CFG president; Jeremy Reynard, director, Camp Kesem UCLA; Cristin O'Leary, the camp’s development manager, and Carey Appeldorn, camp director.
(see ‘GEFFEN,’ page 12)
Beverly Hills’ Weil Is New Skirball Chair By Victoria Talbot Prominent Los Angeles attorney and Beverly Hills resident Peter M. Weil has been elected chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center beginning Jan. 2, succeeding Howard I. Friedman, chair since the Skirball’s 1996 founding. Weil has served as vice chairman and chairman of the Skirball’s Executive Committee. He will partner closely with (see ‘SKIRBALL,’ page 12)
George Christy The
my favorite lines from the movie in the card. When Maude (Ruth Gordon) tells t began nineteen years Harold (Bud Cort), ‘That’s wonago when we were vacationing derful … Go and love some in Hawaii, Goofing around on more.’ a beach in Maui. Kidding that e’re asked again and we were Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in that torrid embrace again about choosing the film. in From Here to Eternity. A When do we do it? How many beach bum snapped a candid. months in advance? I’m embarWe got a kick out of our pose, rassed to tell the truth. We reprinted it and mailed 100 picked Harold and Maude cards to family, personal friends without a minute’s hesitation. Designed it, printed it and he list’s increased to and colleagues at work.” mailed it within a week and a 1,000 people. Postage rates are going up next year!” egretfully that photo half! may have landed on the moon, Online at and is not available. But www.bhcourier.com/georgechristy.cfm others are, as readers may remember from last year, and here are some of them. Great fun! joke is in its 20th
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e’re talking with Madelyn Hammond, the film marketing whiz, and husband Pete Hammond, the Deadline.com columnist now reporting on the Oscar madness. Their holiday pose this December’s a sendup of the Harold and Maude cult film starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.
ne of our very favorite films that’s gained a huge following. For the first time I couldn’t resist quoting one of 2012
2007 2006 HO HO 7 Happy Holidays!
I feel the need...the need for speed greed. Here’s hoping you get everything on your list...and more...this Holiday Season.
2008 Wishing you a TOTALLY SMASHING Holiday!
2009 Happy HO-lidays!
2010 What happens in the North Pole, stays in the North Pole. Happy Holidays!
2000 Better watch out... Santa Jaws is coming to town.
1999 Another century gone with the wind Happy Holidays
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2001 No one can Terminate our Holiday cheer! Peace
2005 2004 Han never goes solo! Happy Holidays!
Hope your Holidays rock!
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Beverly Hills Hotel and helped the City to approve two Mills Act contracts for the Old Post Office at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and at the Saban Theatre. The City also celebrated the historic preservation of the Millard Sheets mural, relocated to its present spot upon the parking structure at City Hall. In addition to designating
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contract includes six Campus Safety Officers (CSOs), all with extensive training in law enforcement or the military, who
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part of the vision of a decade of undercover detectives, femme fatales and the foggy underworld of the 1940’s. Amidst the beautiful newworld construction and the oldworld charm, Elger’s vision is epitomized by Ten Pound, the hotel’s own little “speakeasy.” With seating for 36 and scotch that can cost $3,000 a pour,
December 27, 2013 | Page 7 historic buildings, City leaders have begun the process of restoration for the Beverly Gardens Park and the Lily Pond, which will be unveiled in January. The Friends of the Beverly Gardens Park (www.fobgp.org) are actively seeking donations for their next ambitious project, the restoration of the Electric Fountain. In 2011, The Courier’s Associate Publisher Marcia Hobbs received a call from Linda Dishman, executive director
for the Los Angeles Conservancy, which got the historic preservation ball rolling with a story on the imminent demolition of a home on Sunset Boulevard. The City Council followed with motions made by John Mirisch that created the Cultural Heritage Commission. History is on the minds of residents as the City kicks off its historic Centennial year this Jan. 28. The City once again demonstrated that it knows
how to celebrate. Earlier this year the Rodeo de los Caballos resurrected Rodeo Drive as a bridle path, as a parade of horses marched down Rodeo Drive to begin the Centennial festivities. Beyond preservation, the Centennial has brought to light the excellent community spirit of cooperation. Volunteers have created an historic Centennial Cookbook; a series of oral histories on videotape, created art exhibits, a star-studded
concert and a year of great fun with neighbors working together. The City is also renovating Roxbury Park, to be completed next spring. There will be a new recreation center with upgraded fields and play equipment. Within the City, the Planning Department is going paperless with a streamlined process for submitting documents. All City Council and commission meetings are streamed online and archived.
work directly with the school site administrators and police to identify and assess threats, prevent violence from occurring, and respond quickly should incidents occur. “As a society, we need to
take strong, decisive action that addresses security on school campuses as well as the growing need to provide mental health services to troubled youth, and the Beverly Hills Unified School District has
done just that,” said EBI CEO John McLaughlin, a former police officer. The new program collaborates with schools and law enforcement agencies in creating and implementing comprehen-
sive campus-safety plans. In addition, it provides onsite, specially trained safety officers to augment schools’ existing safety personnel, as well as mental health resources and other services.
guests are treated to the world’s most exclusive spirits, including aged Macallan scotch. Lalique crystal and dark woods blend with a scent of leather to hint of another time – the time of Suite 100. Your private rooms are right next-door. Options may include Ten Pound’s personal barman and chef to attend to you overlooking the gardens below. “The hotel is only 5-years old so we couldn’t go ‘back’,”
he said. “This is how we chose the ‘40s.” Inside, the suite will feature mirror finishes and velvet furnishings, accented with a 1940’s Indian motorcycle on the balcony and a well-worn typewriter for those Hemingway moments. Plush Home furniture with art-deco-styling completes the period look. A phonograph plays songs, and the menu will feature the haute cuisine of the
era – lobster thermidor, filet Oscar and classic banana splits. A “Press for Champagne” button summons your desire. Suite 100 is part of the Centennial Celebration and includes L’Ermitage, Peninsula Beverly Hills,, The Beverly
Hilton, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows.Packages will be available for booking Jan. 28 for stays between March 7 and Dec. 31, 2014.
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The long-term goal is that funding can continue which will allow the implementation of the STEM initiative into 7th, then 8th then high school levels, as well as the lower K-5 grades District staff recently documented the STEM learning environment at Beverly Vista School with a visit to lead STEM teacher Alana Castanon’s 6th
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promoting diversity, effectuating the commission’s general purpose by easing conflicts between groups of different faith, races or views, recommending educational programs to increase good will, identifying emerging issues, facilitating communication between groups, and listening to citizen’s complaints. Now, Councilmember Krasne has requested that the mission be broadened specifically to include issues related to housing and rent stabilization as it concerns the most vulnerable residents; elderly, disabled, single mothers and those who have lived for a long time in a single unit. Recently, the City and council have become keenly aware of these individuals. Renters who reside in several buildings owned by the same landlords have appeared at City Hall with their grievances, including a 10 percent per annum rent increase in units with faultyheat or air conditioning, dirty public, laundry and trash areas, landlord intimidation, systemic plumbing and electrical problems and a general failure to maintain an acceptable quality of life in the buildings. The residents turned to
grade science class. During the visit Castanon demonstrated how during the first semester “Design and Modeling Unit” students began to recognize the value of an engineering notebook to document and capture their ideas. Now, students use industry standard 3-D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their creative solutions. the City Council to make their plight public knowledge, exposing the need for such a liaison for vulnerable residents. Krasne also pointed out that the terms of all four commissioners will expire soon. If the City Council agrees, then Krasne has proposed that the terms of two of the commissioners be extended for continuity. All the terms end this year. The City of Beverly Hills General Plan 2014-2021 Draft Housing Element Update provides information regarding the availability of rental housing in Beverly Hills, the age of the housing stock and who rents. Sixty-three percent of the housing stock is multi-family and 60 percent of that is over 50 years old. Low-income housing is defined as less than 80 percent of area median income ($59,701) for Los Angeles County – and 28 percent of Beverly Hills’ residents fall into the category. Three quarters of these low-income renters spend greater than 30 percent of their income on rent. These groups are vulnerable to rising real estate costs, and thus vulnerable to losing their housing because they are unable to afford rising rents. The matter has been referred to City Staff for review.
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PSIFF Opens With British Fare, Festival Gala Sells Out Glendale Phil To Premiere Saving some of its biggest names for last, the Palm Springs International Film Festival released the names of the celebrities and movies to be featured at its 25th annual black-tie, awards’ gala event. The festival, which runs Jan. 3-13, opens with the U.S. premiere of Belle, a British period drama inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy officer stationed in the Caribbean. The festival’s choice for screening at the closing-night ceremonies is Le Week-End, another UK film, this time about an old married couple looking to rekindle their love affair with Paris … and one another. The consistent, year-after-year highlight of the film festival is its formal red carpet, black-tie gala, this year on Saturday, Jan. 4 and sold out once again. With $2.5 million raised, Film Festival the awards gala is chairman of presented by Cartier the board and sponsored by Harold Matzner Mercedes-Benz and Entertainment Tonight, with Wells Fargo Bank, The Desert Sun and Spencer’s Restaurant and ET in the role of presenting sponsors, while the city of Palm Springs is title sponsor. The new names added to the list of honorees? Oscar-winning Tom
Frances Allen Desert Roundup Hanks has been selected to receive the Chairman’s Award for his work in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks. Another multi-Academy Award winner, actress Meryl Streep will be honored with the appropriatelynamed Icon Award (first received by Michael Douglas) for her body of work symbolizing the highest level of achievement in motion pictures. Hanks and Meryl Streep Streep will be honored along with previously announced honorees Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Matthew McConaughey, director Steve McQueen, composer Thomas Newman, Lupita Nuong’o, Julia Roberts and the cast of American Hustle. There’s still time to be part of the January 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in North America welcoming 135,000 film buffs annually. While the awards gala is SRO, information about tickets for individual showings is available at 760-3222939.
***** Carrying a tradition begun by Merv Griffin, for the past 13 years, ACT for Multiple Sclerosis, which raises funds for people in the Coachella Valley suffering from the disease, held its Christmas tree auction and party. Celebrity host Jack Jones was joined by auctioneer, Patrick Evans and music maestro Bill Marx in auctioning trees that were, in many cases, designed by and with the input of local celebrity residents. For example: the Carol Channing Tree, in addition to being beautifully decorated, featured dinner for eight at a premier Desert restaurant with Channing as hostess. Barry Manilow’s tree had a musical theme, while best-selling author Andrew Neiderman’s (V.C. Andrews) tree was festooned with books. Mermaid songwriter Carol Connors designed her tree honoring the memory of her good friend Annette Funicello, who died, suffering from MS. Special kudos go to Beverly Hills residents Gail and Roger Dauer, who donated thousands of ornaments for decorating the two-dozen trees. Carolyn Williams and ACT for MS founder Gloria Greer were co-chairs of the flawlessly-produced Richard DeSantis event, with proceeds benefiting local MS suffers and their families. For information about ACT for MS, call 760-773-9806.
Temple Of The Arts Music Director’s Latest Work
The world premiere of the cello concerto Bestemming (“destiny” in Dutch), created by award-winning Israeli composer and music director for the Temple of the Arts, Sharon Farber, inspired by the true story of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, whose Kristallnacht experiences landed him in Holland as a 12-year-old member of the Dutch Resistance, will have its world premiere at The Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra’s gala holiday concert and birthday party at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5 at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. “I met Curt Lowens at Temple of the Arts,” said Farber. “Sometimes you hear a story that transforms you—courtesy of this man, on Yom Kippur—we were all transformed. When I heard Curt’s story, I knew I had to bring it to life through music.” Frank Fetta conducts the concert which also features Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, and cellist Ruslan Biryukov featured in both pieces. Since the cello evokes so many emotions, Farber felt it was the perfect instrument for a concerto and she wrote the first phase for Lowens and the award-winning Biryukov. Lowens, now a successful actor, will be in attendance for the premiere. Tickets range from $15-$100 and available by calling Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra, 323663-3601; Alex Theatre box office, 818-243-ALEX (2539); TicketMicket.com (Armenian and Russian speaking patrons); 818-265-0506 or by visiting, www.GlendalePhil.com, www.GlendaleArts.org, www.ticketmicket.
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down from the City’s five-member decision-making body in February after six years. Other applicants are , Marilyn Gallup, Marty Halfon, Sandra Pressman, and Farshid Joe Shooshani. “I've applied so that I can actually give back in the area I wanted to give back to the school district,” Manaster told The Courier. “I'd still like to give that a try.” Manaster, who just got voted on to the California Apartment Association Board of Directors as an associate member, is president/CEO of Contract
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them in the waste bin. Otherwise, place the tree in the alley beside your waste container. Trees that are recycled are reused as compost. Mixed waste from the black containers is sent to a material recovery facility (MRF) where the recyclables are sorted from the refuse mixture. The yard clippings in the green containers
December 27, 2013 | Page 11 Carpet Corp., one of the largest flooring companies in Los Angeles. He said his expertise in architecture, planning and zoning make him a natural fit for the Planning Commission. “I’m very conservative about development,” he said. “I kind of think the time for Beverly Hills to shrink is now. I think that our big calling card in the future is that we're going to be this oasis of reasonableness.” “I think the right choice is to be very conservative in our growth,” he added. The decision for the next planning commissioner will be made public at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting. are sent to a composting facility. Beverly Hills residents have made strides in reducing waste that goes into landfills. Since the City changed to a MRF disposal system, the diversion rate has increased from 57 percent to more than 70 percent. For questions, please call the Public Works Customer Service Department at 310285-2467.
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Interested residents are strongly encouraged to participate. Reconstruction is scheduled to begin in 2015 and will involve upgrading the old drainage system, repaving the road, and enhancements which could include sidewalks, landscaped medians and bicycle paths.
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Although Amodei would not divulge the secrets of his craft to The Courier, he did share the intricacies of one of his favorite illusions, which he
So far two meetings and two mobile tours have been well attended. Members of the cycling community and other interested parties have attended. Consultants have presented possible scenarios, but public input is an essential part of the process. Following the public outreach process, the committee will provide their recommendations to the City Council. The council will
then make the final decision on the project’s amenities. To provide input and suggestions, call (310) 285-1092, write City of Beverly Hills, Community Development Department – Transportation, 445 N. Rexford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, email email@example.com or visit www.beverlyhills.org/SMBLVD.
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pletely impossible. “What's really valuable is time, because time creates memories that stay with you.” For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ivanamodei.com.
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Beverly Hills Pet Care Foundation’s Rose Parade float, titled “Loving Dreams-Adopt a Shelter Pet,” will feature riders animal advocates Crystal Hefner and Brandon McMillan as it travel’s down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard on Wednesday, Hefner is Playboy’s “first lady,” while McMillan is an animal trainer, and star of CBS’s Lucky Dog. The nonprofit foundation is dedicated to the rescue, care, spay/neuter and adoption of homeless pets. For information, call 310-887-7070 or visit www.pets90210.org or www.laanimalservices.com The song, Love Will Keep Us Together (written by Neil Sedaka and recorded by The Captain & Tenille) will play on the float as it travels the parade route.
***** Menopause The Musical will take the stage at The Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd., at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 and 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11. The hilarious musical parody is set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Tickets range from $42-$65. For information, call the box office, 888-645-5006 or visit www.sabantheatre.org. ***** Temple Emanuel will host an eclectic musical shabbat service, “Shabbat Shira,” celebrating 75 years of music at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan 10 in the Temple’s Corwin Family Sanctuary, 8844 Burton Way. Organized by Cantor Yonah Kliger, the service will feature musical treasures from the past, along with a few contemporary pieces in collaborations with the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, conducted by composer and musical scholar, Dr. Nick Strimple. The service is free, but there a charge for the pre-concert dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.tebh.org.
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Entertainment included a four-piece jazz quartet, a 20piece New Orleans-style big band show, karaoke, and a DJ, as well as casino games, a raffle with more than 100 prizes, and photo booths where guests showcased their 1920’s attire. Gala chair was Ari Ryan, and co-chairs were: Michael Spector, Rob Roig, Rachel Newman and Zach Zalben. “This year's gala was a huge success. We had more people than ever before,” said Spector, co-founder of Baltimore YL, and LAYL board member.
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task to which he is deeply dedicated and eminently wellqualified.” Howard Friedman will continue to serve on the board of directors. During Friedman’s chairmanship and Herscher’s presidency, the Skirball Cultural Center has grown to become one of the world’s leading Jewish cultural institutions. It now welcomes a multigenerational and diverse audience of more than 600,000 visitors annually, among them more than 80,000 schoolchildren. Hollander. Horn and Martin join an elite group of past honorees including: Julie Andrews, Carol Burnett, Helen Mirren, Billy Crystal, and others. The evening brings together the artistic, entertainment, philanthropic and business communities to celebrate these accomplishments and raise funds to benefit the Geffen Playhouse’s artistic initiatives. Steve Carell hosts the irreverent evening of laughter, music and stories featuring personal “backstage” memories and songs by a cavalcade of stars preceding the award ceremony in the Gil Cates Theater. Honorary co-chairs are Robert Iger and Willow Bay and Ron and Kelly Meyer.
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Leonardo Umansky, An Emerging Architect With A Rare Aestheticism By Victoria Talbot Great architecture drives the luxury real estate market, and Leo Umansky is a star. Unassuming and quite natural, he is the type of artist who prefers creativity over publicity. Umansky lived in Mexico City where his father was in the textile business. The family traveled the world and retained a summer residence in Beverly Hills. In 1982, when he was 13, they moved to the United States permanently. Here, Umansky graduated from Beverly Hills High School and later attended UC Berkeley where he studied environ-
mental design and master planning. He transferred to the Southern California Institute of Architecture. “I knew I couldn’t do anything else,” he said. “ I enjoyed art, creativity and math. I knew it was what I enjoyed.” Having been to Japan as a child, Umansky went back to study for four months, a move that had a significant influence on his architecture. Umansky is all about design and was heavily influenced by the simple, clean lines of Japanese aesthetics. Bold statements made in a subtle fashion with contrasting textures, light and shadow, curva-
ture and angles in sweeping strokes define his approach. Each space frames an exterior vista, capturing the outdoors and inhaling natural light and colors. Interiors breathe with sense of spaciousness, graced with catapulting ceilings and
sweeping lines. “The idea comes through volume and light and material; it should be something subtle.” Umansky uses natural materials, natural woods and stone. His designs are minimalist, but warmed with earth tones, with a hint of the Asian influence in white plaster and rich, golden woods. His homes glow with warmth and invitation. With a style all his own, Umansky has become an international success. Next year he will have several projects in China. Stay tuned to The Courier, and find out where Umansky is building next.
Mahboubi Real Estate Joins Whitehead and Cestone By Victoria Talbot Commercial Real Estate Group Houman Mahboubi has joined with luxury real estate brokers Don Cestone and Mark Whitehead. “For the past several years I have been working on many realty projects with Houman,” said Cestone. Buyers like “out of the box thinking and over 50 years of combined experience.” Cestone says many clients are unhappy with what he terms a “rock star attitude.” Mahboubi is a top commercial broker in Beverly Hills. He sees a natural partnership. “All my clientele are also buying and selling in the luxury residential market. I am thrilled to announce this partnership and expect great things in 2014,” he explained.
HOW DO Y O U F E E L ? St. John’s Wins Grant To Continue Psychothera-
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peutic Services To At-Risk Mothers, Newborns Thanks to the support of Bank of America, St. John’s Health Center’s Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) will continue to provide psychotherapeutic services to at-risk mothers of new-
borns through the Partnership for Families: Birth to One program. The CFDC $30,000 grant to support this program is part of Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s focus on supporting local programs that
help meet basic human needs as a first step for people on the pathway to economic stability. The grant will allow the CFDC to continue offering prevention and early intervention services to new mothers, whose newborns may be at risk of maltreatment or neglect and have a history of substance abuse, domestic violence, mental-health issues or the chronic stress of poverty. For an average of eight months, a CFDC therapist works with each family inhome, by providing family psychotherapy, linking them to domestic violence counseling and offering nutrition and lactation consultation services, to name a few. “As an organization we place a high value on primary prevention by promoting the growth and development of children ages 0 to 5,” said Rebecca Refuerzo, LCSW, executive CFDC director. “For more than 50 years, our goal has been to foster empowerment, growth and behaviors that enable children, adolescents and adults to succeed.” (see ‘ST. JOHN’S,’ page 15)
College Of Healthcare Execs Names CHLA’ S Cordova As Chair-Elect The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has nominated Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) President/CEO Richard Cordova as its chairman-elect, setting the stage for Cordova to become the organization’s first Latino health-care executive to be named to the role when the international society meets to vote on Cordova’s three-year term in March. If elected, Cordova, a fellow of ACHE and most recently a member of the college’s board of governors, will succeed current ACHE Chairman-elect Christine Candio, CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital and senior VP of Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va. “Rich has an outstanding track record as a leader in health care,” ACHE President/CEO Deborah Bowen told Modern Healthcare magazine. “I think he brings a lot to the table in terms of integrity, lifelong learning and diversity.” The more than 40,000 executives who comprise ACHE lead hospitals, health-care systems and other health-care organizations around the globe. ACHE offers its FACHE- creden-
tial, signifying board certification in health care management and its established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networkRichard Cordova ing, education and career development at the local level. In addition to being boardcertified in health-care management as a fellow of the ACHE, Cordova has served on a variety of committees, provided mentorship for other members, supported legislative and policy work at state and federal levels, and is past-chair of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (an organization which the ACHE co-founded). In this new role, Cordova is expected to expand the diversity among health-care executives at a critical time in the development of the industry. In an (see ‘CORDOVA,’ page 15)
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Is it Normal To Be Jealous Of The Nanny? Q. Dear Dr. Fran: I am starting to feel jealous of the way my little girl sometimes prefers the Nanny over me. Is this normal? How can a mom cope with this jealousy? Thanks. Suzanne D. A. Dear Suzanne: It is not unusual for a mom to feel jealous of the bond a nanny has with her child/children. If the mother works full time, for instance, and employs the nanny to provide quality care for her child(ren) while she is away during the days, this mom understands that it is healthy for her child to be warmly attached to a loving, nurturing, responsive nanny. Without this, the child is likely to miss Mommy even more. Still, it can be painful to any mom if/when her child reaches first for the nanny and then toward Mommy. Every mom has a different psychology, as does each nanny. The healthier the mother, the more able she is to allow her child more than attachment figure. The healthy mom understands that she is, and always will be, number one in the mind of her child. Moms can cope with this jealousy in the following ways: • Recognize that you indeed do feel jealous. You are less likely to act-out your hostilities if you are aware of your feelings. • Closely observe the nanny’s behavior with your child. Does she give pure kindness and attentiveness? Or, is she participating in a power-struggle with you over your child’s affections? Some nannies are rivalrous by nature. If you genuinely feel the nanny is fueling a fire in your child to align with her over you, then it may be wise to first talk with the nanny and give her a chance to correct her behavior and subtle messages. If, after conversation, the
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exclusive interview with Modern Healthcare magazine, Cordova also said he plans on “bringing together diverse professions—doctors, nurses, executives—across the healthcare continuum as the industry changes. With the integration and transformation of health care, the ACHE is the perfect organization to bring these professional pieces together,” says Cordova. Cordova wants to advance partnering with other professional organizations through education and training, conferences and networking. Ellen Zaman, FACHE, director of Community Affairs at Children's Hospital and a fellow and longtime member of the ACHE, said one of the reasons Cordova was sought for a leadership role within the ACHE early, was that he sees things with a wider view than most and takes action. “Rich is open to new ways of thinking and he sees the importance of mentoring the next generation of leaders,” says Zaman, board member of the Health Care Executives of Southern California chapter. “My belief is that he will bring a new mindset to the organization and new ways of thinking and operating.”
Dr. Fran Walfish Answers Your Questions nanny continues to compete with you for your child’s preferential love you may need to explore finding a new nanny. If that is the case, be sure to give proper preparation, goodbye, and closure to your child(ren). It can be emotionally damaging to your child to have a strong attachment figure simply disappear out of their life. When a mom appreciates the nanny, but is still struggling with jealousy, it helps the mom to reach out for support. Talk with your husband, friend, clergymanor therapist. I have helped many mothers who struggle with feelings of jealousy toward the nanny. Most moms can work these feelings through by talking with a supportive friend or professional. On rare occasion, a nanny has issues that can taint the normal healthy development of a child. For example, I have treated families who did not know the nanny was a devout religious fanatic who instilled fears into the child(ren). Supervision is an important part of your job, Suzanne. The ideal way for nannies to know when the family wants space is through open, honest, direct communication. It’s always best when the parents can have straight-talk with their nanny. If they do not, the nanny can certainly offer a comment like, “I am here to serve your child’s needs, as well as yours. Please feel free to let me know when you’d like family alone time and I will discreetly disappear into my quarters.” I think it’s fair to say that most
families like to eat dinner together with just their nuclear family. If one of the nanny’s duties is to feed the kids; she should do that at the designated time and then allow the family space and privacy when they dine together. Family dinners are an opportunity for them to bond as a unit. Every child needs to belong to a group. Dinnertime helps the kids feel they belong to their family group. It’s important that the nanny is clearly designated as someone who is outside the child’s family unit. If the nanny feels tension in the parents, especially the mom, she should ask if the family wants a bit of space. If the nanny feels the parents have a shorter fuse and less patience with her it might mean they want some space and don’t know how to ask for it. It could also have nothing to do with the nanny. It may be work, financial, or relationship based. If the nanny observes the child longing for alone time with Mommy, she should tell the mom that Johnny has been wanting some individual time with her. Present it as a compliment—a positive—so it is experienced as a win-win for everyone. When the parents want time alone with their children yet the children want to include the nanny the response is simple. The nanny should defer to the parents. Nannies must remember at all times that they are consultants under the parents. There is a power differential and the nanny is the subordinate. Remember your place at all times. You must teach the children to respect their parents first.
Dr. Fran Walfish–Beverly Hills psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent at www.DrFran-Walfish.com. Send questions to franwalfish@gmail .com.
Janice and her son receive services from St. John’s Health Center’s Child and Family Development Center.
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“We recognize the importantrole St. John’s Health Center's Child and Family Development Center plays in serving our most vulnerable community members and helping at-risk mothers of newborns on the path to better, self-sufficient lives," said Raul Anaya, Bank of America Los Angeles Market president. “Bank of America is proud to have supported St. John’s for more than 30 years and its overall commitment to meeting the health needs of our community.” The CFDC is a community mental health program direct-
ed at the emotional and developmental needs of low-income and minority children and families. Established in 1962 by an alliance between the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the Kennedy Foundation and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the center serves all at-risk or overburdened families with children from birth to age 24. Priority is given to underserved populations. Although the clinic is located in Santa Monica, approximately 75 percent of the children and families receiving services live in pockets of poverty on the Westside.
A N O T H E R B I RT H D AY ! ?
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ASTROLOGY by Holiday Mathis TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 27). This year features a new way of moving through life. In the next three months, you'll increasingly be active, first physically and then socially and intellectually. A romantic declaration will be featured in January. Take ”before” pictures, because February brings an “after” to your domestic scene. A promotion comes in May. Aries and Leo people adore you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It may be convenient for you to accommodate a loved one’s wishes, but before you do, consider that this also may be setting up an unhealthy, codependent dynamic. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you are unsure what to say, saying very little is a wise strategy. You’ll be surprised the way others fill in the silent spaces you leave, usually to your credit and benefit. PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Sooner or later, the conversation will come around to that subject about which you care deeply. So why not cut out all of the boring, meandering chitchat and get
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BIRTHDAY GREETINGS—John Amos (Dec. 27); Denzel Washington and Maggie Smith (Dec. 28); Kristina Djadenko, Jon Voight, Mary Tyler Moore and Ted Danson (Dec. 29), Joni (Berry) Maitland-Lewis, Bebe Neuwirth and Tiger Woods (Dec. 30); Julius Rothchild, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Hibler, Helene Irvin, Barbara Carrera, and Tim Matheson (Dec. 31); Suzanne Marx, Frank Langella, Patti Tanenbaum, Marty Barab and Sol Levine (Jan 1); Tia Carrere and Cuba Patti Tanenbaum Gooding, Jr. (Jan. 2).
right to it? ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). You can’t help but wonder if there’s a better way to make money. Center your work on something that is endlessly interesting to you, and it won’t feel like work at all. TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Your heart will communicate with operatic force. Follow its powerful song. The action you take this afternoon will have an unusual but beneficial outcome. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may prefer to freely share what you've learned, but consider that practical knowledge costs time and money to acquire. Shouldn't you be compensated? People are more likely to listen to the advice they pay for. CANCER (June 22July 22). Be careful not to get too wrapped up defining people (or yourself) through be- longings. What you own may suggest certain talents, but just because a person owns a hammer doesn’t mean he can build a house. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's nice when people approve of what you do, but you don’t base your decisions on what’s nice. It’s better to let them think what they will than to change your behavior to please their fickle tastes. VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22). Sacred things are made so by the beliefs of people. You are as qualified as anyone else to declare what is sacred to you, and as long as you treat that item or event in a sacred way, it will remain so. LIBRA (Sept. 23Oct. 23). Ask a small favor of a friend who seems to have the means and the time to accommodate you. You may not even need the help that much, but you do need to know on whom you can rely. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 21). As you look at the current cast of characters around you, it seems the most charming people tend to lead charmed lives. It's important you don't mistake polish for substance, though. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Socializing leads to intellectual and political gains. Those who listen twice as much as they talk will be two times as knowledgeable at the end of the conversation.
Another Roger Lefkon Phobia
THE FEAR OF NEW YEAR’S EVE New Year’s Eve is one of those re-occurring events I have come to dread. With each passing year, as the date draws closer, my level of anxiety begins to escalate. I still have childhood memories of my first New Year’s Eve party when at the stroke of midnight I was hit in the nose with a party blowout causing a massive nosebleed, and rendered almost deaf as the result of being assaulted by kazoos, air horns, tambourines and maracas, completely covered in metallic confetti--the kind that requires an industrial size magnet to remove. As I tried desperately to find a safe haven, suddenly and without warning, being smothered in kisses by my inebriated Aunt Bertha and Uncle Izzy who then proceeded to pass out, albeit with smiles on their sloshed faces. Making New Year’s resolutions, which dates back thousands of years to the Babylonians, has become a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that, while made with conviction every January, are usually history by the time February rolls around. My New Year’s resolutions for this year were a bust… • I still drive away from the service station with the gas nozzle attached to my car; • I tried learning how to swim and almost drowned in the shallow end of my pool; • I attempted to learn new sexual positions using a female department store dummy who, in a disarming voice, said to me “not now I have a headache;” • And, for next year, I am resolving to stop repeating myself, again and again and again! Much hoopla surrounds the birth of babies born over New Year’s with the bundle of joy often depicted as an iconic image wearing a top hat, sash and diaper, a curious blend of Fred Astaire, Miss America and the poster child for Pampers. The list of prominent New Year’s arrivals emerging from the delivery room includes American patriot Paul Revere who was a bit premature in announcing that “the British are coming, the British are coming” when in fact it wasn’t until years later the Beatles, Elton John, the Who and the Rolling Stones washed up on our shores. Other notable baby New Year alumni include novelist J.D. Salinger; Hannibal Lecter aka Anthony Hopkins; the “queen of disco” Donna Summer; super sleuth J. Edgar Hoover; baseball great Hank Greenberg known affectionately in ethnic circles as the “Hebrew Hammer;” and songwriter Jule Styne whose recording of The Party’s Over has brought the curtain down on many New Year’s Eve celebrations. More important then the meaning of life is the burning question that has confounded scholars throughout history, what is the real significance of Auld Lang Syne? The song, originally a Scottish poem written by Robert Burns in 1788, is traditionally sung at midnight every New Year’s Eve. The answer lies in the first verse: “should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind.” My response is “yes” if those acquaintances have tried to steal my identity, had an affair with my wife while I was having a colonoscopy, or knowingly given me a bad stock tip. Another New Year’s Eve tradition that frightens me is the obligatory midnight kiss. It has been said that if a couple celebrating together doesn’t lock lips it does not bode well for the relationship and can lead to a year of loneliness and a lot of bad online dating. Furthermore, kisses on the cheek, nose rubbing, smooches on the ear and neck and air kisses are considered to be no-no’s by philematologists who insist that the lips must always be in play and to insure success recommend that you always brush and floss before puckering up. For weight conscious celebrants keep in mind that passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. (you do the math) In some cultures the doors and windows of homes are left open in order to let the old year out and the new year in, a practice that has found favor with serial killers, aliens and stray dogs. So if you don’t want to disappear along with the old year my advice is to spend New Year’s Eve in an impenetrable environment watching the traditional Times Square crystal ball complete it’s 60-second downward journey or if you are looking for a more scintillating experience tune into the all day Walking Dead TV marathon on AMC and ring in 2014 surrounded by lifeless, mindless, speechless flesh eating dead souls toasting the new year with a concoction of rum, liqueur and fruit juice, better known among voodoo aficionados as a Zombie! Either way you will survive and be ready for the glut of bowl games on New Longtime Beverly Hills resident Roger Lefkon Years Day. is a veteran TV writer/producer, former senior executive with Merv Griffin Entertainment and author of The World Is A Scary Place.
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CALLE VISTA DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 he undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $3,605,620.05. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that
the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search.nationwideposting.com/propertySear chTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case 20099070805672 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC 6 Campus Circle, 2nd Floor Westlake, TX 76262 First American Trustee Servicing Solutions, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)9390772 NPP0224695 To: BEVERLY HILLS COURIER 12/20/2013, 12/27/2013, 01/03/2014 ——————————— FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013244747 The following is/are doing business as: ULTIMATE ZONE 8685 Wilshire Blvd. #10, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Shahrooz Cohension 8685 Wilshire Blvd. #10, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Shahrooz Cohension: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 27, 2013; Published: December 06, 13, 20, 27, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013244748 The following is/are doing business as: 1) STRINGS OF STRENGTH 2) SRW DESIGNS 3) SHARONA CHANA DESIGNS 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #728, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Shari Woldenberg 9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #728, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein May 2012: Shari Woldenberg: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 27, 2013; Published: December 06, 13, 20, 27, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013244749 The
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following is/are doing business as: 1) RAGTIME VAPOR 2) BOOTLEG 1171 S. Robertson Blvd. #222, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Juice by D, LLC 1171 S. Robertson Blvd. #222, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein September 27, 2013: David Farentino, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 27, 2013; Published: December 06, 13, 20, 27, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013244750 The following is/are doing business as: S AND S GLOBAL GROUP REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT 439 N. Canon Dr. #PH-300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; HPS Real Estate Consulting, LLC 439 N. Canon Dr. #PH-300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Soroush Kazemi, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 27, 2013; Published: December 06, 13, 20, 27, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013245070 The following is/are doing business as: GENERATION HOUSEWARE 9461 Charleville Blvd. #126, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Revelations International LLC 9461 Charleville Blvd. #126, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Stephan Memmi, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 27, 2013; Published: December 06, 13, 20, 27, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013238821 The following is/are doing business as: CAFE PICFAIR 5450 W. Pico Blvd. #105, Los Angeles, CA 90019; Terry & Co Enterprises, LLC 5450 W. Pico Blvd. #105, Los Angeles, CA 90019; The business is conducted by: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Terry Battoocchio, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 19, 2013; Published: December 06, 13, 20, 27, 2013 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
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2013; Published: December 13, 20, 27, January 03, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013250310 The following is/are doing business as: WATER DAMAGE PRO 1436 S. Wooster, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Yakov Baribi 1436 S. Wooster #5, Los Angeles, CA 90035; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Yakov Baribi: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 06, 2013; Published: December 13, 20, 27, January 03, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013241584 The following is/are doing business as: BY APPT. ONLY LDA SERVICES 5482 Wilshire Blvd. #1914, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Oliaeya Randolph 3701 Westside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90018; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Oliaeya Randolph: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: November 22, 2013; Published: December 13, 20, 27, January 03, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013253761 The following is/are doing business as: C.B.D. CUSTOM WOODWORKING 3700 Mount Vernon Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008; Christopher DeWolf 3700 Mount Vernon Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Christopher DeWolf: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 11, 2013; Published: December 20, 27, January 03, 10, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013253762 The following is/are doing business as: GANZBERG PROPERTIES 268 N. Crescent Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Steven Ganzberg, Trustee 1721 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90077; George Ganzberg, Trustee 268 N. Crescent Dr. #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; The business is conducted by: A TRUST, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Steven Ganzberg, Trustee of Ganzberg Revocable Trust: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 11, 2013; Published: December 20, 27, January 03, 10, 2014 LACC N/C
STATEMENT 2013249406 The following is/are doing business as: MATCHSTRIKE 9190 W. Olympic Blvd. #408, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; RCN Enterprises, Inc. 9190 W. Olympic Blvd. #408, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Dawn Michelle Wilson, CEO: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 05, 2013; Published: December 13, 20, 27, January 03, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013249407 The following is/are doing business as: THE AFRICAN SAFARI SPECIALIST 245 S. Doheny Dr. #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Dennis M. Monk 245 S. Doheny Dr. #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Dennis Monk: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 05, 2013; Published: December 13, 20, 27, January 03, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2011103220 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: THE AFRICAN SAFARI SPECIALIST 245 S. Doheny Dr. #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The fictitious business name referred to above was filed on (date): September 21, 2011 in the county of Los Angeles; Beverly West Financial, Inc. 245 S. Doheny Dr. #1, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, Signed: D. Monk, President; Statement #2013249408 is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 05, 2013; Published: December 13, 20, 27, January 03, 2014 LACC N/C –––––– FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2013249409 The following is/are doing business as: 1) LOCO LINDA 2) MONA MOON 3) LOCO LINDA FASHION 4) MONA MOON FASHION 5) YOUR DAUGHTERS CLOSET 369 S. Doheny Dr. #238, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Farinella Associates, Inc. 369 S. Doheny Dr. #238, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The business is conducted by: A CORPORATION, registrant(s) has NOT begun to transact business under the name(s) listed herein: Janice Farinella, President: Statement is filed with the County of Los Angeles: December 05,
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contractors applying for prequalification status ORDINANCE shall be public records subject to disclosure, and NO. 13-O-2651 the first page of the questionnaire will be used for AN ORDINANCE OF REQUEST OF PRE-QUALIFICATION OF BID- that purpose. THE CITY OF BEVERLY DERS Project: HORACE MANN SCHOOL NEW The District will evaluate the information provided HILLS ADDING ARTICLASSROOM BUILDING – PRE-QUALIFICATION and issue each submitting contractor a rating of CLE 5 TO CHAPTER Pre-Qualification Deadline: January 9, 2014 @ “Prequalified” or “Not Prequalified” The District’s 5 OF TITLE 2 OF THE CODE decision will be based on the information provided, MUNICIPAL 2:00pm THE Place of Receipt: 255 Lasky Dr. Beverly Hills, CA references, and such additional outside informa- REGARDING tion as the District in its discretion deems reason- PROCEDURE FOR 90212 – Facilities and Planning Department OR able and necessary to obtain. The District may, ADOPTING A MEMONotice is hereby given by Beverly Hills Unified but is not obligated to, investigate the truth of any AMENDING RANDUM OF School District (“District”) that general contractors statements or information provided by a prospec- U N D E R S T A N D I N G (License “B”) and mechanical, electrical and tive bidder in response hereto. BETWEEN THE CITY plumbing contractors (Licenses “C-4, C-7, C-10, CAND AN EXCLUSIVELY 16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43 and C-46”) A contractor who has timely submitted a complet- R E C O G N I Z E D planning to participate in bidding on the District’s ed application form, and who receives a rating of EMPLOYEE ORGANHORACE MANN SCHOOL NEW CLASSROOM “Not Prequalified” from the District may appeal that IZATION BUILDING project (“Project”) will be required to determination. There is no appeal from a finding prequalify prior to bidding. Prequalification appli- that a contractor is not prequalified because of a THE COUNCIL OF THE cation packages are available on the District’s late application or a failure to submit required infor- CITY OF BEVERLY website (bhusd.org) or contact the District’s mation. A contractor may appeal the District’s HILLS HEREBY Facilities office at 310-551-5100 extension 2390. decision with respect to its request for prequalifica- ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: tion, by giving notice to the District no later than This prequalification packet includes a question- five (5) business days after receipt of notice of its Section 1. The City naire and financial statement, to be verified under qualification status. Notice shall be sent to the Council hereby adds oath. The District will use the information and doc- address listed above. Unless a contractor files a Article 5 to Chapter 5 of umentation required by the packet to prequalify timely appeal, the contractor waives any and all Title 2 of the Beverly general contractors and mechanical, electrical and rights to challenge the qualification decision of the Hills Municipal Code plumbing subcontractors in accordance with appli- District, whether by administrative process, judicial as follows: process or any other legal process or proceeding. cable law. “Article 5 The District reserves the right to resolve appeals LABOR All questions in the questionnaire must be before or after bid opening or award of any conNEGOTIATIONS answered. If a question is not applicable, then tract. The date for submission and opening of bids indicate a response of “N/A”. “You” or “Yours” as for a specific project and any subsequent contract 2-5-501: Applicability used herein refers to the prospective bidders’ firm award will not be delayed or postponed to allow for 2-5-502: Definition and any of its owners, officers, principals and qual- completion of an appeal process. 2-5-503: Adoption of a ifying individuals. If two or more business entities Memorandum submit a bid on a project as a Joint Venture, or Bids will not be accepted from any contractor that of Understanding expect to submit a bid as part of a Joint Venture, did not timely submit a completed prequalification 2-5-504: City Representative each entity within the Joint Venture must be sepa- questionnaire and supporting documents, includ- 2-5-505: Economic Analysis ing financial statements, to the District. Omission rately qualified to bid. of requested information, falsification of informa- 2-5-501: Applicability: Each questionnaire must be signed under penalty tion, or failing to use the forms provided by the This Article shall apply of perjury in the manner designated at the end of District may result in a finding of “not prequalified”. when the City Council considers adopting or the form, by an individual who has the legal authority to bind the contractor on whose behalf that per- Any mechanical, electrical or plumbing contractors amending a memoranson is signing. If any information provided by a required for any Project must be prequalified pur- dum of understanding. contractor becomes inaccurate, the contractor suant to these prequalification forms and requiremust immediately notify the District and provide ments, and all general contractors must use pre- 2-5-502: Definition: updated accurate information in writing, under qualified mechanical, electrical and plumbing sub- For the purposes of this penalty of perjury. Each prospective bidder shall contractors. If a listed mechanical, electrical and Article, the following have a duly authorized owner, officer or principal plumbing contractor in any general contractor bid words and phrases shall complete the questionnaire and verify the truth of is not prequalified, that bid will not be accepted. be defined as follows: OF the information provided therein and in the finan- This is a Multiple Prime Project. Below describes MEMORANDUM U N D E R S TA N D I N G each Bid Package as part of this project. cial statement. shall mean a formal signed agreement In addition to completing the attached question- Multiple Prime Contractor Bid Packages between the City and an naire, each prospective bidder must submit its exclusively recognized most current reviewed or year-end audited finan- HMS-01: Site Demolition, Earthwork employee organization. cial statement, which must have been prepared by HMS-02: Concrete, Rebar, Masonry a certified public accountant within twelve (12) 2-5-503: Adoption of a months of each prospective bidder’s submission of HMS-03: Landscape Memorandum of the prequalification package. Each prospective Understanding: bidder must also provide its most current financial HMS-04: Structural Steel, Misc Steel, A. The City Council Guardrail/Handrails statement, which must have been prepared within may adopt or amend a three (3) months of each prospective bidder’s submemorandum of undermission of the prequalification package. Finally, HMS-05: Roofing and Sheet Metal standing only after the or each prospective bidder must submit a notarized HMS-06: Framing, Drywall, Plaster, Doors, Hardware memorandum amendment has been statement from an admitted surety insurer placed on an agenda at (approved by the California Department of HMS-07: General Construction a minimum of two (2) Insurance and authorized to issue bonds in the City Council meetings State of California) which states your current bond- HMS-08: Casework / Finish Carpentry that are held at least two ing capacity. HMS-09: Glass and Glazing (2) weeks apart. B. A proposed memFinancial statements submitted with this prequalifi- HMS-10: Acoustical Treatments orandum of understandcation package shall not be prepared by any indiing or amendment to a vidual who is in the regular employ of the firm sub- HMS-11: Flooring memorandum of undermitting the statement, nor by any individual or entistanding, as well as any ty who has more than a ten percent (10%) financial HMS-12: Ceramic Tile fiscal impacts analysis interest in the firm’s business. If the individual or prepared pursuant to entity that prepared a financial statement submit- HMS-13: Painting Section 2-5-505 of this ted with this prequalification package has any Article, shall be posted HMS-14: Plumbing financial interest in the firm’s business, the firm on the City’s official shall notify the District of such financial interest in HMS-15: Fire Sprinklers website at least sevena separate signed statement accompanying this ty-two (72) hours before prequalification package. HMS-16: HVAC the first City Council meeting at which the Contractors are encouraged to submit prequalifica- HMS-17: Electrical, Low Voltage proposed memorandum tion packages as soon as possible, so that they of understanding or may be notified of prequalification status well in The District reserves the right to amend the amendment is considThe ered. advance of the bid process. The prequalification prequalification packet at anytime. packages should be sealed, marked “CONFIDEN- District reserves the right to waive minor C. The adoption or TIAL PREQUALIFICATION,” and delivered to the irregularities and omissions in the informa- amendment of a protion contained in the prequalification applica- posed memorandum following: Beverly Hills Unified School District understanding Facilities & Planning Department, Attention: Chief tion submitted and to make all final determi- of Facilities Official, 255 South Lasky Drive, Beverly nations. Additionally, a determination by the shall not be placed on District that a contractor is prequalified does the City Council’s Hills, CA 90212. not amount to a final determination that such consent calendar. The questionnaire answers and financial state- contractor is responsible or responsive for ments included in the prequalification packages purposes of bid evaluation. The District may, 2-5-504: submitted by contractors are not public records in accordance with applicable law reject a City Representative: reported as and are not open to public inspection. All such prequalified contractor’s bid, and the District Unless provided below, the information provided will be kept confidential to may additionally reject all bids if it deter- lead negotiator on the extent permitted by law, although the con- mines such action is in the best interest of behalf of the City durtents may be disclosed to third parties for the pur- the public. ing the negotiation of a pose of verification, investigation of substantial memorandum of underallegations, and in the process of any subsequent Publication Dates: December 20, 2013 & standing or amendment proceedings. State law requires that the names of December 27, 2013 BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICES to a memorandum of understanding shall not be an employee of the City and shall have demonstrated expertise in negotiating labor and employment agreements on behalf of municipalities.
January 17, 2013
If the principal representative of the City does not meet the requirements of this Section, then this fact must be reported at the meetings of the City Council at which the memorandum of understanding or amendment is considered.
APPROVED AS TO FORM: LAURENCE S. WIENER City Attorney
2-5-505: Economic Analysis: Unless reported as provided below, the City Council shall obtain from a consultant who is not an employee, a fiscal impact analysis of the proposed memorandum of understanding or amendment to a memorandum of understanding. If a statement of actuarial impact is required by California Government Code Section 7507 or its successor for any change to retirement or other post employment benefits, then the fiscal analysis required by this Section need not address the benefit changes analyzed in the statement of actuarial impact. If a fiscal impact analysis is not obtained as required by this Section, then this fact must be reported orally at the meetings of the City Council at which the memorandum of understanding or amendment is considered.”
JOHN A. MIRISCH Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills, California ATTEST: BYRON POPE (SEAL) City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO CONTENT: JEFFREY C. KOLIN City Manager DON RHOADS Director of Administrative Services VOTE: AYES: Councilmembers Krasne, Gold, Brien, Bosse, and Mayor Mirisch NOES: None ABSENT: None CARRIED ————————— NOTICE CALLING FOR BIDS BEVERLY HILLS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Bid Deadline: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday January 8, 2014 Place of Bid Receipt: 255 S. Lasky Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212 – Business Office Project: RE-BID REFURBISHED LAPTOPS AND ACCESSORY COMPONENTS - BID #13-14/004 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Beverly Hills Unified School District of Los Angeles County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereinafter referred to as “DISTRICT”, will receive up to, but no later than, the above stated time, sealed bids for the award of a contract for the above project. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that their bid is received at the location and by the time of the opening. Those bids timely received shall be opened and publicly read aloud. All bids must be sealed and clearly state on the outside, bidder’s company name and project name.
Section 2. If any provision or clause of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or clauses or applications of this ordinance which can be implemented without the invalid provisions, clause, or application; and to this end, the provisions of this ordinance are declared to be sev- The bid specification packet is on file at the erable. Section 3. 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 this certification, together with proof of publication, to be entered in the Book of Ordinances of the Council of this City. Section 4. 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. Adopted: December 17, 2013 Effective:
above address in electronic format. Contact Dianne Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-551-5100 ext. 2249. Bid packet will be posted on the district website beginning December 20, 2014. Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security in the form of cash, a certified or cashier’s check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the DISTRICT. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of Thirty (30) days after the date set for the opening of bids. The District reserves the right to waive any irregularities, accept or reject any or all bids and to accept or reject any item thereon, and to contract in the best interest of the District. Publication Dates: 12/20/13 & 12/27/13
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CLASSIFI ED INDEX MISCELLANEOUS/ANNOUNCEMENTS Obituaries .............................................00 Bookkeeping/Accounting ......................01 Announcements....................................02 Mail Boxes............................................03 Lost & Found ........................................04 Personals .............................................05 Phone Cards ........................................06 Legal Services......................................09 Catering ................................................10 Valet Parking Services ..........................12 Auctions................................................25 Travel Tours..........................................40 Personal Chef.......................................42 Party Services ......................................43 Video/Photography ...............................44 Schools/Instruction ...............................45 Computer Consultants..........................46 Health & Beauty....................................47 Fitness ..................................................48 Professional Services...........................50 Alterations ............................................53 Jobs Wanted ........................................55 Situations Wanted ................................58 Jobs Wanted Domestic ........................60 Domestic Agencies...............................85 Child Care ............................................86 Elderly Home/Care ...............................88 Employment Opportunities...................90 Volunteer Work.....................................98
Business and Commercial Lots .........235 Wanted to Rent, Offices.....................239 Offices, Stores for Lease....................240 Commercial Property For Lease .........241 Building Material.................................245 Industrial Lots.....................................250 Acreage, Residential Lots ..................260 Condominiums and Townhouses........270 Real Estate for Exchange ..................280 Real Estate Services ..........................281 Real Estate Loans..............................288 Property Management .......................290 Houses for Sale .................................300 Wanted to Buy....................................302 Wanted to Buy Houses ......................303 Palm Springs for Rent ........................331
Rentals to Share ................................404 Wanted to Rent ..................................405 Garage/Storage Rentals .....................407 Rooms for Rent...................................415 Hotels & Motels...................................416 Boarding House/Senior Living ............418 Houses for Rent Furnished ................420 Houses for Rent Unfurnished.............425 Apartments for Rent Furnished..........435 Rental Referral Services ....................439 Apartments for Rent Unfurnished ......440 Vacation Rentals ................................449
Business Opportunities .......................110 Business Wanted ................................115 Investment Opportunities....................125 Investors Wanted................................126 Business Services ..............................130 Financial Services ..............................135 Money to Loan....................................150 Mortgage Loans ..................................151 Real Estate Loans ..............................155 Money Wanted....................................165
Antiques/Paintings for Sale................460 Antiques/Paintings Wanted.................461 Jewelry ...............................................468 Furniture For Sale ..............................469 Miscellaneous for Sale........................470 Miscellaneous Wanted ........................471 Pianos For Sale ..................................472 Pianos Wanted....................................473 Fashion ...............................................474 Garage/Estate Sales...........................475 Pets ....................................................480 Auctions .............................................488
Income Property for Sale ...................200 Income Property Wanted ....................201 Commercial Property For Sale...........202 Businesses For Sale ..........................208 Business Property for Sale .................210 Business Property for Rent.................215 Business Property Wanted.................220
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88 ELDERLY CARE
OFFICE / STORES FOR LEASE
TOWNHOMES/ CONDOS FOR SALE
is avaiailable for Experienced PERSONAL ASSISTANT European OR Female Available. • R ELIABLE C ARE • NURSE COMPANION English Speaking. OR Live-in. Cooking, light CAREGIVER cleaning & activities. Price Negotiable. • GREAT REFERENCES •
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—————–––– OFFICE FOR LEASE
Wilshire / San Vicente Furnished/Unfurnished
FOR NAME BRAND COMPANY.
Please Call: 310/474-2291
208 COMMERCIAL / RETAIL PROPERTY FOR LEASE
• Caregivers • CNA • CHHA
• Companions • Live-In / Live-Out
Bonded & Insured• Licensed • Fully Screened
BBB A+ (Highest Rated)
RN on Staff
includes utilities • Penthouse 2,267 SF • 4F w/views 2500-5000 sf
Mylene 310/246-9625 or 310/242-0507
Three 9” x 13’ Offices
With Business Experience.
GREAT BEVERLY HILLS 'CORNER'
• ELDERCARE • IN-HOME SPECIALIST
Caregivers / Companions / CNA’s WILSHIRE BLVD BEVERLY HILLS with great experience RETAIL FRONTAGE & dedication. We have OFFICES experience with the & SMALL OFFICE Prime Location on mentally impaired. Your Personal Care *** SUITES *** Wilshire next to Manager always avail. Academy of NO NNN C ALL J ULIE : 818/916-2146 All Utilities Included. Motion Picture Great References. Must Lease Now! • Executive Suite $400 up
WE UNDERSTAND.. . Mama’s caregivers are loving, caring, trained & bonded. Live in or out.
Virtual Offices Starting At $95/Month
Santa Monica & Bedford • 90210 Retail / Commercial • 5,700 Sq. Ft. 2,850 Prime Retail + 2,850 Second Floor $11,000,000 Owner Will Carry 310-430-2221 - owner
228 LAND FOR SALE
Private Office Suite at 9595 Wilshire Bl. 508 RSF • $2,300/Mo. 1 Large Executive Window Office & 1 Support/ Reception Area. Contact: Stan Gerlach Or: Bryan Dunne 310/550-2500 EXECUTIVE OFFICES AVAILABLE in THE BEVERLY HILLS GOLDEN TRIANGLE •••••• • JUST REMODELED • Elevator access. Rent Includes: HVAC, electricity, phone, high-speed internet, use of conference room.
CALL NOW FOR MOVE-IN SPECIAL’S: 1ST MONTH $500!! 310/258-0444
270 TOWNHOMES/ CONDOS FOR SALE
Cheapest 2 Bd+1 /4 Ba & LOWEST HOA on WILSHIRE CORRIDOR
DESIRABLE CORNER UNIT 24-hr. doorman. WRAPAROUND BALCONY’S W/ SPECTACULAR VIEWS: north, south & east. Lots of closets, 2-car garage, storage locker sauna, pool. UCLA Close.
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NOW AVAILABLE GATED 5 STAR LUXURY PROPERTIES *BEL AIR *WESTWOOD *CENTURY CITY
BEL AIR CREST from $5,900,000.
THE REMINGTON from $1,260,000
THE CENTURY from $2,750,000
CENTURY TOWERS from $950,000
CENTURY PARK EAST from $470,000
CENTURY WOODS from $1,600,000
LE PARC from $1,450,000
PARK PLACE from $700,000
305 CABINS FOR SALE
2 Bed/Office-Den/2.5 Baths Writer’s, Artist’s, Musician’s: Gated Town House $1,579,000 MODERN CABIN 3 car private garage.5 star FOR 2 on SECLUDED Luxurious Renovation 6-ACRES of FORREST Hardwood, marble, granite 5.5 miles from Idyllwild. Siematic Kitchen.Viking Appliances.Garden Atrium Spectacular 220º views from Mt. San Jacinto 2 large patios.City Views to Hemet Valley. Well+ Quiet Location 3,300 gallon S.S. tank.
Some Complexes include ORIGINAL OWNER / Heated Pools, Sundeck, BUILDER, CALL JERRY: Tennis, Doorman, 818/785-3349 Houseman, Staff Will Consider Offers Engineers, Switchboard, Beginning at $250K. Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Business Center, Pet PlayLand, Restaurant, Acres of Flower Gardens and Grassy Lawns. Publish DBA’s
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R E N TA L S
WANTED TO RENT
HOUSES FOR RENT
BEVERLY HILLS ELDERLY PLASTIC S U R G E O N & H IS W I F E SEEK W EEKLY /M ONTHLY A CCOMMODATIONS F OR O NLY 2-3 N IGHTS PER W EEK . Need only a Bdrm.+Bath,
BEVERLY HILLS B e v e r l y H i l l s North of Sunset *********
GORGEOUS 3 BEDROOM
• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • Bachelor •
4.5 BATH + D EN + P OOL Dishwasher, Beautifully Furnished controlled access, SHORT TERM AVAILABLE laundry facility. (3 to 6 Months) Reduced - Sacrifice C LOSE TO C EDARS ,
tv if possible. Non-smoker / drinkers. No pets.
138 N. Hamilton Dr.
BEVERLY HILLS P.O.
310/433-6611 Or: 661/444-0604
B EVERLY C ENTER , R ESTAURANT R OW . 310/531-3992
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS
W E S T L . A . WESTWOOD 858 BEDFORD ST. BRENTWOOD 12333 TeXaS Ave. 1380 Midvale Ave. 11640 Kiowa Ave. SOPHISTICATED PENTHOUSE
HONEST, RELIABLE, QUIET, PRIVATE, RESPECTFUL. Work fromhome. Also avail. for Estate/ Caretaker position. Charlie: 323/839-5844 References Avail.
and pool. $6,995/Mo.
9640 ROYALTON DR. CALL 310/880-8182 440 UNFURNISHED APT’S/CONDO’S
• • • • • • •
S A N T A M O N I C A • 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. • • • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. 427 Montana Ave. • GORGEOUS UNITS •
Storage Space Av a i l a b l e for Rent. Close to Beach . 310/394-7132
420 GUESTHOUSES FOR RENT
Central air, large balcony, pool, elevator, on-site laundry, intercom entry. 320 N. La Peer Dr.
• 310/246-0290 • CLOSE TO SHOPS & DINING
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS
Granite counters, dish323/937-6468 x201 Balcony, dishwasher, washer, balcony, stove, a/c, heated pool, WiFi, intercom-entry, on-site 3 BDRM, 3.5 BATH elevator controlled laundry, parking. 2,253 sq. ft. All Stainless access, on-site laundry, 310/207-1869 Steel Appliances, W/D in parking. Close to Brentwood Village, Unit, Multiple Balconies ≈ WEST ≈ Shops & Restaurants.
+ Deck, Fireplace and Large Living Room. PET FRIENDLY
• 310/826-4889 •
LOS ANGELES 11305 Graham Pl.
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WESTWOOD 1409 Midvale Ave.
1 B d r m . + 1 B a t h • 2 Bd. + 2 Ba. • • Intercom entry, a/c, • • Single • • 1628 Westgate Ave. • dishwasher, on-sight • • • • ~ Single ~
laundry & parking. Bright & Airy. CLOSE TO SCHOOL. Dishwasher, 310/477-8171 Intercom entry, on-sight S i n g l e parking, on-sight fridge, stove, laundry fac. WESTWOOD laundry facility. Includes: CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS 10905 Ohio Ave. Close to transportation. Granite counters, • • & SHOPPING . • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • 310/820-1810 Fireplace, balcony, •• 310/531-3992 •• laundry facility, S i n g l e • •• • ~ WEST ~ subterranean prkg. • 2 Bd.+2 Ba. •• BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. Near Whole Foods. L O S A N G E L E S • • • 2 Bdrm. + 1 Bath • • 310/207-1965 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. Wifi, Bright, controlled Balcony, stove, ( • • • ----- • • • ) access, balcony, controlled access, B R E N T W O O D on-site pool, elevator, laundry, prkg. 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 11730 SUNSET BLVD. 1307 Barry Ave. laundry facility, prkg. • • • • • • • • • • • • NEWLY REMODELED 310/473-1509 To U.C.L.A. Good closet space, a/c, • Jr. Executive SMALL QUIET BLDG. Close 310/477-6856 elevator, dishwasher, 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath • controlled access. Close • • • • • • • ~ WEST L.A. ~ • WESTWOOD • to Cedars/shops/trans. Rooftop pool, 1675 Colby Ave. 10933 Rochester Ave. deck, central air, * * * 310/247-8689 Jr . Executive *** elevator, intercom 2 Bd.+2 Ba. 2 Bd.+2 Ba. • B R E N T W O O D • entry, on-sight laundry, Spacious & Bright. Spacious a/c, fireplace, gym, parking. A/C, balcony, 922 S. Barrington Av. pool, controlled access, • Free WiFi Access • dishwasher, stove, laundry fac., prkg. • 1 Bdrm. +1 Bath • ~ 310/476-3824 ~ intercom entry, • Free WiFi Access • Fireplace, balcony, BRENTWOOD & U.C.L.A. CLOSE on-sight laundry, prkg. 310/473-5061 wet bar, dishwasher, 310/477-0072 Close To U.C.L.A. laundry facility, BRENTWOOD elevator, parking. Close to shops+dining. 11988 Kiowa Ave.
WiFi, pool, elevator, controlled access, onsight laundry, parking. Close to U.C.L.A.
PRIVATE 4 BDRM, 4 BA 218 S. Tower Dr. CALL TODAY • •• • + 1 Bd. 1 Ba. • • —————–––– —————–––– Mountain Side Home • • with Canyon Views. Single Professional Old World Charm ! B R E N T W O O D Male, Non-Smoker Hardwood floors, High Bright, intercom entry, 904-908 Granville Av. Looking to Rent Guesthouse or Room ceilings, Central A/C
• ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ • • • • • Newly Updated 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath 1 Bdrm. + 1 Bath
WiFi, a/c, intercom entry, laundry facility, elevator, parking, pool.
CLOSE TO U.C.L.A., SHOPPING & 1 BLK. TO WESTWOOD PARK. 310/478-8616
—————–––– LOW MOVE - IN ! L.A.’S FINEST, MOST LUXURIOUS APT. RENTAL
* * * * * *
“The Mission ” • Westwood • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. • • • • • 6-Month Lease Avail.
* * * * * *
Every Extra Luxury: custom cabinets, granite countertops, stone entry, pool, health club, spa.
• Free WiFi Access • • Close to UCLA • 1350 S. MIDVALE AVE. L.A., 90024 Contact Mgr.:
• 310/864-0319 •
••••••• 1 Bd. + 1 Ba. •••••••
336 S. SPALDING DR Large & Bright Unit. Elevator, controlled LARGE LUXURY access, on-site 4 BDRM., 4.5 BA. Beverly Hills laundry facility, GUESTHOUSE/APT PENTHOUSE balcony, parking. Completely Close to Balcony and 3 Parking Furnished Turnkey, Brentwood Village, Must See!
Shops & Restaurants. A Home Away OPEN SUNDAY 1-5 • 310/826-4889 • From Home, Call Mike: Unique Property ** 310/801-3310 ** BRENTWOOD The Carlton With Privacy WALKER’S PARADISE 11666 Goshen Ave. BEVERLY HILLS NEWLY RENOVATED 1 Bedroom(•)()
~ Lower ~ Benedict Canyon Patio in woodsy setting. Hardwood flrs., built-ins, 2 tv’s, cable, DSL, spa tub, washer/dryer. $2,600 • Short-Term Avail.
Single Occupant Call: 310/271-5971 Owner • Realtor
LIKE A HOME
SMITHWOOD DRIVE 3 BDRM. + 2 BA. Upper Duplex Dining room, living room with fireplace, breafast room, sun room, hardwod floors, service porch, A/C, 2 car garage, new carpet and paint. City Views. Nice yard. Call 310/339-5714
BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOMS
Hardwood floors, all new kitchen appliances, washer & dryer in unit, subterranean parking. Must See! 132 S. BEDFORD DR. Appointments available upon request.
310/990-3266 Short & Long Term Leases Available.
Single+Loft+1 Ba. Single 1 Bd.+Den+11/2 Ba. (•)(•)(•)(•)(•)
WiFi, central air/heat, fireplace, patio, controlled access, pool, elevator, parking, laundry facility.
310/312-9871 Shopping & Dining in Brentwood Village
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME. Condo Style Living In Beverly Hills
LUXURY 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS
L UXURY 2 B EDROOM $3150 fromA PARTMENTS $3150 to FROM $3995
Gourmet Granite Kitchens & Baths, Pool, Gym, In Home Laundry Rooms
133 North Almont Towers www.almonttowers.com • 310.888.8875
A PA RT M E N T / C O N D O R E N TA L S
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KELEMEN REAL ESTATE (310) 966-0900
BEVERLY HILLS •• N E W L Y •• •• U P D A T E D ••
BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. BEVERLY HILLS ADJ.
1343 Carmelina Ave. 1769-1775 Sycamore Av. 1017 S. SHERBOURNE - 2 Bdrm.+2 Bath • S i n g l e Very Private & Spacious • Bachelor • Bright Unit • 2 BDRM. + 1.5 BATH Controlled access, On-site laundry, upper unit with breakfast laundry facility. and formal dining room. on-site parking. Utilities Included. Yard, laundry & parking. Close to transportation.
• 424/744-6342 •
————— • WESTWOOD •
550 Veteran Ave. ••••• • 2 Bd.+2 Ba.
Close to Everything.
$3,500/MO. Call 213/804-3761 Day: 310/657-4623 Eve: 310/854-0623
—————–––– —————–––– MID-WILSHIRE
340 S. St. Andrews Pl.
Spacious 1 Bdrm + 1 Bath • • • • •
SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath Upper in tri-plex. Balcony with view, large living and dining room, wet bar and all kitchen appliances. 3 car garage. $2,500/MO.
1935 Spanish Duplex BEVERLY HILLS ADJ Light / Airy / Large 9583 ALCOTT ST. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
* SPACIOUS * Balcony, controlled Hardwood Floors / AC 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH access, parking, = = = = = = = Lovely New Kitchen = = = = = = = = elevator, on-site laundry. Upper, new carpet, bar, Beams, Fireplace Close to shopping, Very spacious, balcony, stove, dish$3,100 great restaurants granite counters, 323/931-1966 washer, laundry on each and Metro. microwave, intercom floor, subterranean 213/364-8423 BEVERLY HILLS parking. No pets. entry, on-sight laundry, parking & WiFi. L O S A N G E L E S 232 S. Rexford Dr. $2,400/MO Very close to UCLA 4 0 1 S . H O O V E R S t . Luxurious & Spacious Call 310/437-1826
2 Bdrm, 2 Baths Hardwood floors, new kitchen cabinet with • Single • • • • • • • • **CENTURY CITY** Control access, pool, granite counters, all appliances, washer 2220 S. Beverly Glen dishwasher, elevator, and dryer in the unit. • • on-site laundry $2,800/MO. and parking. 1 B d . + D e n + 1 B a . • • Cell 310/926-6088 213/385-4751 •• or 213/622-1428 •• & Westwood Village. • • • • • • • • • 1 Bd.+1 Ba. 310/208-5166
Lots of • • HEART OF Character & Charm ! WESTWOOD Alcove fireplace, fridge, Spacious & Bright laundry facility, gated Penthouse parking, intercom 3 Bdrm.+2 Bath entry, WiFi and more. SPECTACULAR, LARGE & AIRY. • 310/552-8064 • Panoramic views, 2,400sf. Floor-ceiling windows. Rooftop jacuzzi private deck, garage. with panoramic $5,000/Mo. city views. 424/235-0577
—————–––– UNIQUE & SPACIOUS CORNER UNIT ! Pico/Robertson 2 Bd.+2 Ba. $2,175 • L IGHT & A IRY •
1 Newly Remodeled Bath New custom built-ins in • Spacious • 2 Bdrm.+2 New Baths kitchen, dry bar, balcony, patio, huge closets, a/c, Quiet building. New large granite kitchen, central heat, 2-car prkg., microwave, dishwasher, laundry facility. Cat OK.
hardwood floors, large closets, a/c balcony.
• Pet Friendly •
Exceptional Condition! 323/937-3737
—————–––– —————–––– $2,600/Month —————–––– CULVER CITY SHOREHAM TOWERS Call: 310/556-1284 BEVERLY HILLS ADJ ————–––– 8787 Shoreham Dr. — 3830 Vinton Ave. Bedford/Olympic • • 1 Bdrm.+ 1 Bath P R I M E L O C A T I O N 2 BD, 2 BA CONDO Single • • SANTA MONICA Huge 680sf. patio. $2,150/MO. • • • Beautiful wall fountain, North of Wilshire • • •• 2 Bdrm. + 2 Bath Approx. 1400 Sq. ft. Hardwood floors.
Pool, sauna, Full Service Bldg. $3,900/Month intercom entry, 310/203-8333 elevator, on-site • DIANA COOK • laundry, parking. California Dreaming Realty® All Utilities Paid.
—————–––– * HOLLYWOOD *
—————–––– PRIME WESTWOOD/ CENTURY CITY Adj.
L ARGE & B EAUTIFUL Lower unit with fridge, Upper front unit. Hard- washer/dryer in unit wood floors, appliances, and 2 car parking. patio, front+back yard. Call 310/880-7281 7-Blocks to Beach $2,595/Month
*** DELUXE *** DESIGNER APT. • BEVERLY HILLS • BEVERLY HILLS 310/666-8360
Quiet & Charming 1134 N. SYCAMORE AV. 2 Bd+11/2 Ba Townhouse 1 • 1 Bdrm.+1 Bath Update kitchen, hrwd. • 2 B d . + 1 / 2 B a . • LARGE 1BD + 1BA $1,900/MO. Must see! X-L ARGE • • • • • • flrs., crown moldings, Separate kitchen, laundry E LEGANT A PT . Newly Remodeled Great Views Great views, controlled access, balcony, elevator, lrg. pool, prkg, on-sight laundry. H IKING IN R UNYON C ANYON , H OLLYWOOD B OWL /N IGHTLIFE .
lrg. living room w/ • Newly Updated • fireplace, formal dining New Carpet, drapes, room, lrg. master w/ w/d hook-ups, hi-ceilings, fireplace, service porch mirrored closets. Shared w/ washer/dryer hook-up, backyard. No pets.
on the premises, Crown moulding, wood floors, new fixtures, A/C and private security garage. Near Century City and $2,590/Month enclosed garage. No pets. Roxbury Park in small 310/271-6811 quiet building. No Pets $3,500/Month Cell: 310/994-4122 Call 310/713-1664 310/795-5990 439 S. Rexford Dr.
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• 1 Bd. +1 Ba. • Hardwood floors, a/c, laundry, covered prkg. 336 S. Rexford Dr. $1,700/Month
NOW AVAILABLE —————–––– GATED 5 STAR LUXURY PROPERTIES
FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED
*BEL AIR *WESTWOOD *CENTURY CITY
CENTURY PARK EAST
LARGE & LOVELY 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Near Beverly Hills and UCLA. 911 S. Wooster St. #5 $1,195/MO.
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS 218 S. Tower Dr.
2 BED/DEN/2 BATHS FULLY FURNISHED $5,950/MONTH High Floor Corner. Over 1,400 sq. ft. of Luxury. 2 Jumbo Balconies State of the Art Renovation Marble Floors. Granite Counters Custom Cabinets. Spa Tub Load of Closets Fantastic City/Ocean Views
1 BED/1 BATH HIGH FLOOR $3,250/MONTH
•• 1 Bd.+1 Ba. ••
Old World Charm ! Bright, intercom entry, fridge, stove, laundry fac.
CLOSE TO RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING . 310/531-3992
—————–––– BEVERLY HILLS ADJ. 309 S. Sherbourne Dr. ( • • • ----- • • • )
1 Bd.+1 Ba. Totally New Renovation. Quartz Counters. Real Hardwood • • • • • • Good closet space, a/c, Floors. Walk-In Closet No Common Walls elevator, dishwasher, Separate Tub & Stall Shower controlled access. Close
1 BED/1 BATH $2,900/MONTH High Floor Under Renovation Partial City/Ocean Views Available January, 2014
1 BED/1 BATH HIGH FLOOR $2,700/MONTH Quiet Location Jumbo Balcony Partial City Views
448 PLOTS FOR SALE
WESTWOOD MEMORIAL PARK Double Plot For Sale in Sold Out
Some Complexes include Exclusive Area Heated Pools, Sundeck, Opposite Chapel. Tennis, Doorman, Please Call For Houseman, Staff More Information: Engineers, Switchboard, 310/273-6060 Security Staff, Switchboard, Saunas, Owner Leaving Area, REDUCED 40%. Business Center, Pet PlayLand, Restaurant, Acres of Flower Gardens www. and Grassy Lawns. For Sale See our Ad Sec. 270
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S E RV I C E
PIANOS FOR SALE
BUY & SELL ESTATE PAWN SHOP
STEINWAY GRAND PIANO Model B - 1974 Ebony satin finish with original matching leather bench. Immaculate Cond. Offering for immediate sale by private owner. $31,500 Beverly Hills Location.
We Buy Estates • Watches • Platinum • Silver • Diamonds • Coins • Signed pieces • Gold 25 years of experience. We Specialize in watches, estate and signed jewelry. We also do repairs on high end watches
472 BAGS WANTED
WANTED ALLIGATOR, CROCODILE, EXOTIC SKINS; CHANEL, GUCCI HERMES, AND DESIGNER HANDBAGS
• Top money paid. • At home private consultation available.
17326 Ventura Blvd
(at the CVS shopping center)
Encino, Ca. 91316
818-788-7117 • 954-675-4546
VINTAGE & NEW TOP DOLLAR PAID Call 310/289-9561
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GENERATION GAP Seen on the web: “During the 3-1/2 years of America’s declared involvement in World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany on May 4, and of Japan on Sept.r 2, 1945, the U.S. trained 16-plus million soldiers and airmen, produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3 million machine guns, and 2.5 million military trucks. We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, dominated the Nazi’s in Europe, island hopped and fought across the Pacific, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered both Japan and Germany.“ It’s worth noting, that during almost exactly the same amount of time, the Obama administration couldn’t build a functioning web site. Global Warming: We are now in our 19th year of consecutive “cold years” despite “mancaused global warming.” When was the last time you saw a movie with dinosaurs wandering around fields of snow? (Or was it hot jungles?) ObamaCare: CNN reports that the 77 percent of the uninsured don’t want ObamaCare. New Taxes for ObamaCare: 2 percent tax added to each health care plan you can manage to obtain; $2 per policy fee; 2.3 precent tax on medical devices like pacemakers; 0.9 percent surtax on the 1.45 percent existing Medicare tax for incomes over $250,000; raising threshhold to deduct health care costs from 7.5 percent of income to 10 percent of income; 3.8 percent tax hike on dividends and capital gains. Pass-alongs include a fee for insurers to use the government website (the one that doesn’t work). Seen in Washington: President Obama did not sign up for ObamaCare. He sent a staffer to do it for him. Egypt: The new Egyptian government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a “terrorist organization” and banned it. Surprising? That’s the group that assassinated the late President Anwar Sadat for making peace with Israel. It’s also the group that elected Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt. Bad Year for Trojans: After USC got trounced by UCLA at the Coliseum, USC alum Morsi was jailed. He received his Ph.D. degree in materials science from USC in 1982 with his dissertation High-Temperature Electrical Conductivity and Defect Structure of Donor-Doped Al2O3. He was an assistant professor at California State University, Northridge. New Year’s Day: The City of Beverly Hills Rose Float, joined by the Beverly Hills Pet Foundation Float, will roll down Colorado Boulevard in front of more than a 1 million people live and a television audience of nearly a billion. “But Stanford Grads are Smarter:” The smartest people on earth, otherwise known as those who attend or attended Leland Stanford Jr. University, came up with a great incentive to gain new members for its sports boosters – Rose Bowl Game tickets. Pledge to join the Stanford sports boosters and make a downpayment of only $100 and you could buy Rose Bowl Game tickets. The tickets are really scarce, mainly because Michigan State’s Spartans are appearing there for the first time since 1988. Stanford alums, of course, are scrambling for the seats. So who are the biggest “boosters” joining to get the tickets? Michigan State fans. Don’t think they’ll pay the rest of the dues. Have a Happy New Year.
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Rabbi Jacob Pressman Rabbi Jack is taking the week off but wishes a Happy 2014 to one and all!!
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR As I drive by the new construction at Roxbury Park I see the results of the hard work by many Beverly Hills citizens and homeowner groups who through their active civic participation refused to allow the reckless spending and oversized project that would have been put in place by the likes of the three “spendthrifts of the apocalypse,”– two former mayors and a current councilmember. Instead I see a new building rising in harmony with the park, the City and the wishes of the people. Equally gratifying is the cost of construction that is within limits the City can afford. Once again fiscally responsible City government officials are being called on to do battle but this time with the powerfully entrenched City employee groups and their outsized and unsustainable pay and benefit packages. However we now have Mayor Mirisch and Vice Mayor Bosse, two thoughtful, fiscally responsible leaders who are able to methodically evaluate these pay packages and not afraid to stand up to what will be a bruising battle with the unions. That the City will have to spend up to $100,000 on a study to prove what is apparent to all is regrettable but part of the landscape in today’s world. In any case it is a cheap price to pay if it results in bringing down the unsustainable costs of City employees salaries and benefits. It was the hard hitting and fact gathering reporting of The Courier that brought this problem out of the shadows and into the light of public view. The growth, relevance and importance of these contributions by the newspaper are to be commended and celebrated by those who work, live,shop and own property in Beverly Hills because ultimately it helps sustain the quality of life in this unique City we love so much. Earl Goldstein, D.D.S. ****** Much has been written about doctors keeping patients healthy instead of only treating them when they are sick. Why don't doctors do more to keep people healthy? Largely because we can't do it ourselves, our patients have to do it. And insurance doesn't pay much for us to do it, patients don't like being lectured, and research shows that doing so isn't very effective. There are only a few things doctors can do to keep patient healthy: • We can give recommended immunizations and vaccinations. • We can screen for disease- hypertension, diabetes, canceralthough the frequency and methods of these screenings are under study, and we can treat any abnormalities found. • We can ask our patients about health habits, and educate them about what to do to stay healthy. • And of course, we always evaluate patient complaints and treat acute and chronic disease to make our patients better. The list of what patients have to do to stay healthy is much longer. For adults, most important health habits pertain to smoking, exercise, diet, and weight. Stopping smoking or never starting may be the most important step towards a long healthy life. Exercise, ideally for an hour daily, is an important part of weight control but also benefits muscles, joints, and even the brain. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat and red meat prolongs life. Ideally, one eats three or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily, avoiding fried food, junk food, soda, juice, canned and prepared food, and salt. And both diet and exercise contribute to maintaining a healthy body weight. A Body Mass Index between 22 and 24 is ideal. Other recommendations are of lesser importance but cumulatively can have a large impact on health status and longevity. Drink alcohol in moderation. Wear a seat belt. Don’t carry a knife or gun, and if one has a gun keep it locked up. Get some sun exposure for vitamin D, but not too much. Brush and floss and get regular dental cleanings and checkups. Maintain close ties with family and friends. Practice safe sex. Try to be happy. Conflict both at home, in the streets, and between countries is bad. Avoid conflict if possible Finally, two other possibly surprising pieces of advice: get as much education as you can, and do well financially. There are very strong correlations between education and wealth as predictors of health status, even in countries with national health programs where financial concerns should not be barriers to accessing medical care. Staying healthy isn't easy, but it’s up to you. So I wish you a happy, healthy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year. Daniel Fink, M.D.
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