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Volume 26 No. 19 Serving the West Hollywood, Hancock Park and Wilshire Communities May 12, 2016 Councilmen question Leaders praise DOJ lawsuit, mansionization reforms n Ryu, Koretz tell planners to revert to BMO’s goals CA’sn moves for trans rights By GreGory Cornfield Assembly approves a rush of developers took advan- tage of “loopholes” and built measures for Two Los Angeles city council- homes that are bigger and drasti- single-user restrooms men in the heart of “McMansion”- cally different from those around By Justin sayles land joined opposition to the new them, distorting the neighbor- draft Baseline Mansionization hoods they are invading, accord- Ordinance (BMO). Councilmen ing to neighborhood councils Separate actions this week by David Ryu, 4th District, and Paul around Los Angeles, including the the federal and California state Koretz, 5th District, wrote a letter Miracle Mile Residential governments rebuking North to the Department of City Association. Carolina legislation that target the Planning saying that the new draft “Vulnerabilities in the regula- transgender community are being BMO – which is partly intended to tions became more apparent,” the praised in Los Angeles and West help communities keep the influx Hollywood. city’s planning department said in of McMansions at bay – under- The U.S. Department of Justice a release. The BMO was “not as mines the objectives and tasks of this week filed a federal civil effective at curtailing large-scale photo courtesy of Equality California creating it in the first place. rights lawsuit against the state of homes and construction impacts,” North Carolina for its recently Above, Isa Noyola, director of programs for Transgender Law Center, The original BMO was estab- it continued. passed HB2 legislation. Dubbed speaks at the Transform California celebration in front of city hall in April. lished in 2008. However after the In 2015, the city council direct- the “bathroom bill,” HB2 marked U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) said the Department of Justice lawsuit real estate market rebounded, See BMO page 22 a sweeping reversal of ordinances filed this week “is about basic dignity and equality under the law.” that protected transgender citizens who use public restrooms based for granted by most of us.” Assembly passed two measures on their gender identity. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D- addressing the issue locally and “The legislature and the gover- Calif.), whose district comprises attempting to exert pressure on LGBT-friendly West Hollywood nor placed North Carolina in North Carolina and states with among other areas, praised the similar legislation. The first mea- direct opposition to federal laws Department of Justice and Lynch prohibiting discrimination on the sure makes single-user restrooms for filing the suit. in public and government build- basis of sex and gender identity,” “This is about basic dignity and ings “all gender,” meaning anyone U.S. Attorney General Loretta equality under the law, and treating can use the restroom. The second Lynch, a native North Carolinian, everyone with respect.” Schiff said. measure prohibits taxpayer-fund- said in announcing the suit. “More “As several states adopt these mis- ed travel to states that have poli- to the point, they created state- guided laws, it’s our responsibility cies viewed as discriminatory to sponsored discrimination against at the federal level – both in the transgender community. transgender individuals who sim- Congress and in the Administration Assemblymember Richard photo courtesy of 4th District Council Offices ply seek to engage in the most pri- – to fight back against these dis- Bloom (D-Santa Monica) said that vate of functions in a place of criminatory provisions.” The city council directed the city planning department to strengthen laws safety and security, a right taken Separately, the California See rights page 21 to prevent McMansions, seen above, but recently released reforms haven’t satisfied local councilmen. Clinic gives homeless n PurpleProgram withHeart outfitted Run showcases veteran mobility youth a second chance vehicle for vets heads to By edwin folven Southern CA By Justin sayles Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer hosted the inaugural citation clinic for homeless youth While serving in Afghanistan Wednesday at Covenant House of in 2010, U.S. Marine Cpl. Tyler California, a nonprofit in Huffman was getting ready to Hollywood dedicated to getting have lunch on December 3 when young people off the streets. a sniper bullet struck him. The clinic is part of a City He was 10 feet from the door of Attorney’s Office program in a compound where his unit which representatives visit local planned to rest when the bullet hit communities to work with home- his right side, traveling through less individuals to expunge cita- his chest, his right lung and his tions and warrants from their liver, ultimately exiting through photo courtesy the Military Order of the Purple Heart records. In exchange for having the nerve stem at the bottom of The Ford F-150 pickup truck Tyler Huffman and Joe Tidwell are driving citations removed, individuals must his spine. perform community service and The incident left the Jefferson cross-country includes an automatic truck seat and hoist for users. accept resources such as housing City, Missouri, native paralyzed cycle? Would he be confined to a a program to outfit pickup trucks and mental health treatment. The photo by Edwin Folven from the waist down. It also left minivan or become dependent on for wounded veterans like himself. first of the clinics targeting home- Daley Barnwell at the homeless him questioning himself: Would others? Huffman is currently traveling less youth also included a resource clinic on Wednesday said services he be unable to ride a four-wheel- Six years later, he’s found the the country as part of the 2016 fair with local service providers. at Covenant House helped turn er again? Would he have to aban- answer to those questions to be a Purple Heart Run in an outfitted don his dream of riding a motor- See clinic page 22 his life around. resounding “no,” thanks in part to See Purple Heart page 22 2 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

between opera and theater director 12 L.A. Virtuosi Peter Sellars and The New Yorker Orchestra music critic Alex Ross on Monday, heater Raymond Kabbaz wel- C a l e n d a r May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bram comes the Los Angeles Virtuosi Goldsmith Theater. Sellars is the music TOrchestra, conducted by Maestro 15 Zachary Vocal director of the 2016 Ojai Music Carlo Ponti, to a performance on Festival. Tickets start at $25. 9390 N. Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Competition Concert Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. en emerging singers from a nation- International recording artist Alexia (310)746-4000, www.TheWallis.org. wide search will perform the music Vassiliou joins the orchestra for a trib- of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart and others at ute to some of Hollywood’s most T the 44th annual Loren L. Zachary memorable soundtracks, coupled with 17 Bridge Games National Vocal Competition Showcase ridge players are sought for the Georges Bizet’s “First Symphony.” Concert on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Las Palmas Bridge Club’s dupli- Tickets are $30. 10361 W. Pico Blvd. the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The per- cate games held weekly at the Las (310)286-0553, tinyurl.com/ofmdyxh. B formers will be joined by the Los Palmas Senior Center. Games are Angeles Performing Arts Orchestra, every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 13 Gilda Award Gala conducted by Frank Fetta. The vocalists a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $2. ancer Support Community’s include baritone Kihun Yoon, a partici- Lunch is also available for an addi- Benjamin Center (CSC) presents its pant in the LA Opera Domingo- tional $2. 1820 N. Las Palmas Ave. Cannual Gilda Award Gala on Friday, Colburn-Stein Young Artists Program, (323)485-7787 and (818)781-1538. May 13 at the InterContinental Los as well as tenors Mario Rojas and Angeles. The gala supports CSC’s free Galeano Galas, character tenor Robert services and celebrates the spirit of one Norman, baritones Jarrett Ott and John 18 LifeWorks of the organization’s first members, Viscardi, and sopranos Jessica Rose Open House Gilda Radner. The event will honor Cambio, Vanessa Vasquez, Jungwon os Angeles LGBT Center’s actress and activist Frances Fisher, Choi and Christie Conover. 4401 W. scholarship reception and open advocate Joyce Green and Matthew J. Eighth St. Admission is free; tickets Lhouse for the LifeWorks program is Loscalzo, LCSW, of City of Hope. A required by calling (310)276-2731. on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:30 to cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; 9 p.m. at the Village at Ed Gould dinner, awards and entertainment begins Plaza. Information will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $300. 2151 Le Salon de Musiques on LifeWorks, the center’s youth e Salon de Musiques is hosting a Avenue of the Stars. (310)314-2589, development and mentoring pro- classical music performance on www.cancersupportcommunitybenjam- gram. 1125 N. McCadden Place. Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. in the incenter.org. L www.lifeworksla.org. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The perfor- mance is part of the Le Salon de photo by Kyle Cordova Musiques’ “Masters Rediscovered” 19 Bowie Photos ‘The Silver, the Black, Dance fans are invited to a performance by YouTube sensation Lil Buck series and celebrates the music of Ravel oin an artist reception for photog- the Wicked Dance’ on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eli and and Juon. Audience members will enjoy rapher Markus Klinko’s exhibit he Los Angeles County Museum Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The artist will perform with classi- French champagne and a buffet. J“Bowie Unseen” on Thursday, May of Art presents the premiere of cal cellist Mihai Marica. Tickets start at $40. 1310 11th St. Santa Monica General admission is $75; $39 for stu- 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mr. Asher Hartman and Gawdafful Musichead Gallery. The exhibit fea- T (310)434-3200, www.thebroadstage.com. dents. 135 N. Grand Ave. (310)498- National Theater’s dark comedic play 0257, www.LeSalondeMusiques.com. tures rare images of David Bowie. “The Silver, the Black, the Wicked The photographer captured Bowie in Dance” on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre. The his Soho studio for the artist’s 2002 p.m., and Saturday, May 14 at 5 and Housing Forum album cover for “Heathen,” and for show is based on Miss Coco Peru’s ammer Museum artists-in-resi- ‘Art Deco 7:30 p.m. The play is about predation step-by-step guide to creating a “some- the cover of GQ’s “Men of the Year” in American life. Hartman’s dialogue dence Antena and Antena Los Comedy Hour’ issue. 7420 W. Sunset Blvd. what” happy life. Tickets are $25. 1125 njoy an evening of side-splitting draws on historical and philosophical HÁngeles invite visitors to tackle the www.mrmusichead.com. N. McCadden Place. www.lalgbtcen- laughs at the Hollywood American material, popular culture and an topic of housing in a bilingual commu- ter.org/theatre. Legion Post 43’s “Art Deco Comedy extended dialogue about the origins of, nity space on Saturday, May 14 from 1 E Hour” on Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. and shame among, privileged popula- to 4 p.m. Conversations will focus on ‘Comedy and Some of L.A.’s best from tions in the 21st century. Admission is housing rights and neighborhood orga- 14 Stroke Assessment “Comedy Central Presents,” “Conan” Cocktails’ free; tickets required. 5905 Wilshire CLA Health’s educational seminar nizing. A Zumba-inspired dance in the omedian Bill Devlin’s “Comedy and “Maron” will perform. 2035 N. Blvd. (323)857-6000, www.lacma.org. and risk assessments for stroke is courtyard will focus on local housing and Cocktails” show returns on Highland Ave. (323)851-3030, on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 to 11 disparity. 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the U www.facebook.com/events/103755492 C a.m. in the first floor auditorium at www.hammer.ucla.edu. Hollywood Improv. Devlin mixes 2976962. Miss Coco Peru UCLA Medical Center in Santa band music with some of the hottest iss Coco Peru is back in “A Monica. A neurologist from UCLA stand up comedians in the country and Gentle Reminder: Coco’s Guide Health will discuss stroke warning ‘The Hairy Ape’ surprise celebrity guests. 8162 teven Berkoff directs Eugene 16 YOLA Concert to a Somewhat Happy Life” running signs, prevention and treatment. After he LA Philharmonic presents a free Melrose Ave. (323)651-2583, M O’Neill’s comedy “The Hairy Friday and Saturday, May 13-14 and the presentation, UCLA clinicians will neighborhood chamber concert fea- www.hollywood.improv.com. Ape” running Saturday, May 14 20-21 at 8 p.m. at the Los Angeles conduct stroke risk assessments. 1250 S turing LA Phil musicians and students through July 17 at the Odyssey T 16th St., Santa Monica. (800)516-5323. from the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Theatre. The play explores the at Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at ‘Separate Beds’ human need to belong. It stars Paul .J. Cruise’s comedy “Separate HOLA) and Expo Center (YOLA at Stanko, Hailé D’Alan, Benjamin Beds” runs Thursday, May 19 Design Studio Tour EXPO) on Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at +D Museum invites the public to Davies, Katy Davis, Dennis Gersten, through June 19 at Theatre 40, in the the St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The M a tour and open houses at the Joseph Gilbert, Jeremiah O'Brian, Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Founded 1946 musicians will perform works by Bach, downtown Los Angeles studios of Andres Ramacho, Anthony Beverly Hills High School campus. A Rossini and Weber. 270 W. Pico Blvd. designers Tim Durfee, Ross Hansen, Rutowicz and Jennifer Taub. The play is about the nuances of mar- 5150 WILSHIRE BLVD. (323)737-3325, www.laphil.com. SUITE 330 Spencer Nikosey and Taidgh O’Neill Showtimes are 8 p.m., Wednesday ital relationships, focusing on two P.O. B OX 36036 on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to through Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday; couples taking a cruise. Showtimes LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 1 p.m. Maps with studio locations and with a special at 5 p.m. on ‘Arts & Ideas’ are 8 p.m., Thursday through (323)933-5518 parking details will be emailed to May 15. Tickets start at $25. 2055 S. he Wallis Annenberg Center for the Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. 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By GreGory Cornfield Salvation Army, neighborhood involved in the Gilmore Company councils, merchant groups, schools and they have no interest in giving The Hollywood Chamber of and business improvement districts that legacy up anytime soon. Commerce on Wednesday honored in the Wilshire, Fairfax and heroes of the neighborhood who Hollywood areas, continuing the Other heroes included have made extraordinary contribu- legacy his family started – as his Anastasia Mann, who was recog- tions to the community at the 24th great grandmother founded the nized as a leader in the travel and Boys and Girls Club in Hollywood. annual Heroes of Hollywood tourism industry. She is the founder “We’ve watched the community Above, Anastasia Mann has lead the Awards ceremony. and CEO of the Corniche Group, change and grow over the years and Hollywood Hills Neighborhood The awards have recognized Inc. – a travel management, tourism Council for 12 years. Right, Hank leaders in Hollywood who have have been very blessed to be a part of it,” he said. “We love this com- and event planning company. In Hilty continues his great grandfa- transformed the lives of others 2007 she launched Corniche since 1993 (though the ceremony munity.” ther’s legacy at the beloved Original And the business will continue to Entertainment. Farmers Market. began as the Women of Distinction Mann has also been the president Awards). be operated by members of the Both were among those recognized of the Hollywood Hills West The Gilmore Family was among Gilmore family tree. Hilty said his as Heroes of Hollywood on the heroes honored. The Gilmores son, cousin and nephew are Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) Wednesday. are the pioneer developers of the See heroes page 21 Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax. Arthur Fremont Gilmore started Gilmore Oil Company, which at the time was the largest retailer of oil products in the West. The company’s land was subdivided and either sold or devel- oped to create a sports stadium, baseball field, drive-in theater and more. In July 1934, the family opened the beloved Farmers Market. Although it feels like a treasure hidden in the Fairfax community when you’re there, the Original Farmers Market has become an iconic destination for Angelenos and visitors from around the world. With A.F. Gilmore’s great grand- son, Hank Hilty, as the company’s president, the family’s legacy is as strong as ever. Hilty said the Gilmore Company has evolved while the flagship Farmers Market has seemingly remained the same cherished desti- nation. He explained that when he started to work for the Gilmore Company, it was still involved with a variety of industries including oil, farming, mining, real estate, bank- ing and more. “Over time I’ve seen that change a lot,” he said. The company is still involved with the oil business “fractionally,” but involvement in the other indus- tries has curtailed except for real estate, and of course, the Farmers Market. “It has been the one business component that has transcended all these changes during my tenure,” he said. When it was first established, Famers Market vendors were pri- marily farmers that had operations in the L.A. area who wanted to bring retail directly to the public. The original section of the mar- ket has not changed much at all, Hilty explained, but over the years it has expanded to incorporate more contemporary commercial retail businesses. “The core of the market is still that small independent family mer- chant that gets up seven days a week and works their heart out,” he said. He said many vendors still fit the same profile as some of those who started it, selling gifts or food such as meat and poultry, whose busi- nesses are “small, independent and fiercely competitive.” Many family operations have two or three gener- ations involved in the business and day-to-day operations. “They’re on their own personal mission to provide the best product that they can to their customers,” he said. Hilty said the Gilmore Family has been active members of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce, 4 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

Police sketch may be key to solving cold case Sexual battery suspect n The detective said police Victim found in 2014 searched the vacant properties and has not been identified determined transients had been liv- soughtn in WeHo ing at the location. They also found Man followed victim By edwin folven evidence of rampant drug use. after she exited bus Masterson said he initially sur- By edwin folven Los Angeles Police Department mised the body was that of a victim investigators are hoping a police who was staying at the property sketch will spur leads about a cold and may have died of a drug over- West Hollywood authorities case where a deceased male vic- dose, and others started the fire to are searching for a male suspect tim’s body was found outside a cover up the death. He said an who sexually battered an autistic vacant property in Koreatown. autopsy discounted that theory woman near Harper and Detectives recently released the because no drugs were found in the Fountain Avenues on April 17 sketch of the victim, identified victim’s remains. after he followed her from a bus only as John Doe 258. They are The Los Angeles County stop. asking anyone who recognizes the Coroner’s Office determined the Det. Greg Boagni, from the man to call authorities. victim was deceased prior to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s The body was found on Sept. 14, fire being started, but there was no photo courtesy of the LAPD Station, said the victim’s parents photo courtesy of the LASD 2014 at approximately 9:45 p.m. at indication of a gunshot, stab A police sketch of a decedent reported the crime to police Authorities released a surveil- 1111 S. Harvard Blvd., in a neigh- wound or blunt force trauma. The whose body was found in shortly after it occurred, but the lance photo of the suspect borhood east of Western Avenue coroner’s office ruled the cause of information was made public September 2014 was recently wanted for sexual battery. and South of Olympic Boulevard. death undetermined. Masterson is released by police. last week after police obtained The body had been lit on fire and hoping someone will recognize the surveillance footage of the sus- was badly burned. victim and link him to family pect. enter a subterranean parking According to Det. Scott members who can shed light on the be distributed to authorities in The incident occurred at garage, the suspect pushed her Masterson, with the LAPD’s West circumstances. Mexico and Central and South approximately 2 p.m. after the against a wall and groped her. Bureau Homicide Unit, firefighters The victim is described as America. He added that it is possi- 20-year-old victim and suspect The man fled when the garage were called to the location by a Hispanic, in his mid-20s to 40 years ble the victim was an immigrant to exited a bus on Santa Monica door opened and a vehicle drove witness who reported a small old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and approx- the . Boulevard. Boagni said the sus- up. In addition to the sexual bat- blaze. After extinguishing the imately 155 pounds. A forensic The location where the victim’s pect approached the victim earli- tery, Boagni said the suspect flames, firefighters discovered the dentist determined the victim had a body was found has since been er at a bus stop at Sunset exposed himself to the victim. body. distinctive stained and damaged developed and new apartments are Boulevard and Vine Street in The suspect is described as Masterson said a hillside cov- front tooth. being built. Masterson said he Hollywood and struck up a con- African American, 6 feet tall, ered in brush leads up to a parcel Masterson said two witnesses hopes the sketch is the key to solv- versation. The suspect and vic- 225 pounds with a stocky build. on which are a vacant apartment told police on the day the body was ing the mystery. tim continued to talk on the bus The suspect was further building, abandoned single-family found that they walked by the loca- “Hopefully, somebody might ride to West Hollywood, where described as having corn rows residence, and another residence tion and smelled gasoline, but there recognize the guy,” he added. “It they were forced to exit the bus and an earring in his left ear. that had partially collapsed. The was no body and no fire. A short was a warm evening and a lot of because of a layover. Anyone with information is victim’s body was found wedged time later, they walked back toward people were out and about. If we Boagni said the victim walked asked to call Det. Greg Boagni, in a small space next to a fence and the location and saw fire trucks. can figure out who he is, we can to her residence near Harper and with the West Hollywood a 4-foot retaining wall at the bot- “They must have just missed figure out what was going on in his Fountain Avenues, followed by Sheriff’s Station, at (310)855- tom of the hillside. whatever happened,” Masterson life.” the suspect. When she tried to 8850. “My theory is that the body was added. “It was about a 10 minute Anyone with information is on the hill and was lit on fire, and window.” urged to contact investigators with as it burned, it rolled down and fell Masterson said a DNA sample the LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide into the area,” Masterson said. “I from the victim was sent for test- Unit at (213)382-9470. During seriously doubt someone lifted the ing, but it failed to identify the man. weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD launches crackdown on body over the fence. It had to have The detective said he plans to sub- LAPD’s 24-hour hotline at been up on the other side.” mit the sketch to Interpol so it can (877)LAPD247. motorcycleThe Los Angeles safety Police motorcyclists violations and injured 859 Department will conduct a special- motorcyclists. ized Motorcycle Safety California collision data reveals Enforcement Operations on May that the primary collision factors of Defendant charged in crime spree pleads not guilty 14 to reduce the number of traffic- motorcycle-involved crashes A 32-year-old suspect pleaded Panorama City and Burbank to treated at a hospital and later related fatalities and injuries. include speeding, unsafe turning not guilty on Tuesday to more than Long Beach. released. Investigators said the Extra officers will patrol areas and alcohol and drug impairment. two-dozen felony charges stem- On Jan. 4, police saw Gasparyan motive for the shooting appears to frequented by motorcyclists and A special refresher course for ming from a crime spree through- at an auto repair business in be robbery. where motorcycle-related traffic experienced riders is being offered out Los Angeles that occurred last Sunland, and a police pursuit Gasparyan was also charged in a collisions occur. Officers will look on May 14 and 15. To participate, August through January. ensued. The chase ended when series of robberies, attempted mur- for violations made by drivers and riders are invited to bring street- Artyom Gasparyan is charged Gasparyan crashed on the north- ders, carjackings and other crimes riders that can lead to motorcycle legal motorcycles, along with proof with one count of murder with the bound 5 Freeway near Sylmar. in December. The crimes include collisions. The officers will focus of registration and insurance, to special circumstance of shooting The suspect, who was armed the shooting and wounding of two on motor vehicle drivers and motor- CMSP training sites. Classes will from a motor vehicle. He also faces with a handgun, got out of his vehi- men on Dec. 9 in Burbank. On Dec. cyclists who violate traffic laws. run from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 10 counts of attempted murder, cle and tried to run before being 30, he allegedly shot and killed an Motorcycle fatalities have p.m. For information and training seven counts of second-degree rob- shot by officers. He was treated and unidentified victim in Panorama increased more than 28 percent in locations, call (877)RDE411, or bery, two counts of carjacking, two has since recovered. City. In addition to the crimes in California from a decade low of visit www.CA-msp.org. counts of fleeing police while dri- Authorities linked Gasparyan to December, Gasparyan was charged 352 in 2010. In 2013, 453 motorcy- Funding for the program is pro- ving recklessly, one count of hit- a shooting in West Hollywood that with attempted murder and assault clists lost their lives in collision in vided by a grant from the California and-run resulting in injury and one occurred shortly before 1 a.m. on with a deadly weapon for an inci- the state, which is a five-year high. Office of Traffic Safety through the count of possession of a firearm by Dec. 29 in the 1000 block of Kings dent that occurred in Van Nuys on In 2015, traffic collisions in Los National Highway Traffic Safety a felon. Road. The suspect allegedly shot an Aug. 5. Angeles claimed the lives of 27 Administration. Gasparyan was allegedly unidentified restaurant delivery- Additionally, Gasparyan is involved in a crime spree that man. believed to have been the driver of occurred throughout Los Angeles The victim was struck multiple a vehicle involved in a carjacking County, from West Hollywood to times in the lower torso. He was in South Los Angeles in January.

SheriffsThe Los Angeles to enforce County stop bikefor signs andsafety signals, and fail- Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic ing to yield to pedestrians in cross- Services Detail will conduct a Bike walks. Additionally, pedestrians Suspect sought in Olympic Division robberies and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement will be targeted when they cross Detectives with the Los Angeles casually walked into businesses Operation on Friday, May 13 in the street illegally or fail to yield to Police Department’s Olympic carrying bags that he placed on West Hollywood. The focus will be drivers who have the right of way. Division robbery unit are searching counters. The suspect lifted his on factors that can result in colli- Bicyclists will be cited when they for an armed robbery suspect cap- sweatshirt, brandished a handgun sions between motorists, pedestri- fail to follow the same traffic laws tured on surveillance video com- and ordered employees to place ans and bicyclists. that apply to motorists. mitting multiple commercial hold- money in the bags. The department has mapped out Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities ups. The suspect stole cash. He was locations over the past three years are rising in California as more Three robberies and two attempt- last seen fleeing on a BMX-style where pedestrian and bike colli- people use non-motorized trans- ed hold-ups attributed to the male bicycle. sions have occurred along with the portation. Locally, the Los Angeles suspect occurred from April 23-29 The suspect is described as violations that led to the crashes. County Sheriff’s Department has in the 3300 block of West Pico African American, 20 to 30 years Extra officers will patrol areas investigated 253 fatal and injury Boulevard, the 1500 block of South old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 where bike and pedestrian traffic collisions involving pedestrians Western Avenue, the 2200 block of pounds. and crashes have been shown to and bicyclists in the past three West Washington Boulevard and Anyone with information about photo courtesy of the LAPD occur. years. Funding for the program is the 1700 block of South Western the crimes is asked to call Olympic Special attention will paid to provided by a grant from the Avenue. Division robbery detectives at A surveillance camera captured speeding, illegal turns, failing to California Office of Traffic Safety. In each incident, the suspect (213)382-9102. an image of the robbery suspect. Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 5 May12, 2016 6th Street safety town hall meeting next week Mid City West election challenge denied The Mid City West Community come to join the conversation. Council will host a town hall meet- The meeting will start at 6 p.m. By GreGory Cornfield qualified to win the election. proved that it made a difference in ing with representatives from on Wednesday, May 18 at the “It is certainly feasible that at the results. The IEA announced Council District 4 offices, LADOT Korean Cultural Center, located at The Mid City West Community least 18 voters in the At Large cat- Tuesday that the challenge did not and the Department of City 5505 Wilshire Blvd. Council will not seat its new board egory had only intended to vote meet the criteria and was dis- Planning to discuss possibilities to For information and to RSVP, until June because the Department for one or two or a few, candi- missed. improve safety on 6th Street from visit eventbrite.com/e/6th-street- of Neighborhood Empowerment dates,” Lindenblatt said in his Lindenblatt said he still believes La Brea Avenue to Fairfax Avenue. safety-townhall-tickets- (EmpowerLA) did not finalize challenge report. incorrect ballots can be chal- All community members are wel- 22583530949. results until Tuesday after a board Lindenblatt called for either a lenged. member challenged the election re-election, or to vacate the results “It’s unfortunate because I think sound wall construction, give an process. of the At Large category, and hold it’s a valid challenge,” he said. Metro community update on the piling process and EmpowerLA dismissed the an EmpowerLA-administered Except for a six-month hiatus, meeting next week discuss the decking for the La challenge. The vote count indicat- selection to fill them. Lindenblatt had been on Metro will hold a community Brea station and its corresponding ed that Charles Lindenblatt lost All challenges are reviewed by MCWCC’s board since 2003. He meeting in one week at 6:30p.m. detours. It will also discuss the jet his At-Large seat this election, but EmpowerLA’s Independent said he does not know yet if he on May 19 at John Burroughs grouting schedule and locations, Election Administration (IEA) to will run in the next election, or he challenged the results claiming Middle School Auditorium, at 600 the Fairfax station progress, the La that the language on the ballots determine if they meet the chal- apply to be appointed to a seat if S. McCadden Pl. Cienega Station and the Eat Shop caused voters, possibly including lenge criteria and if the candidate one opens. Metro officials will discuss Play Wilshire initiatives. supporters, to damage his chances of being re-elected. The ballot read, “vote for [X],” with X as the number of seats that are open in each category. Lindenblatt said the ballot should have read “vote for up to [X]” or “vote for no more than [X].” Further, when members voted for fewer candidates than seats available, the program indicated that more votes were allowed. Lindenblatt said this “signifi- cantly encouraged those voters who had only intended to vote for one or two [candidates], in many cases, to vote for the maximum number of candidates, likely including candidates that they did not know. The net effect of this is that many voters wound up hurt- ing the chances of the very people that they were there to support.” Lindenblatt received 93 votes, 18 fewer than the At-Large candi- date who had the least number of

Supervisor Kuehl to host interactive telephone meeting on May 18

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, 3rd District, will host an interactive telephone town hall meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 to discuss the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) potential transportation ballot mea- sure. Residents are encouraged to join Kuehl to discuss Metro’s draft expenditure plan as a possible November sales tax ballot measure. The plan includes a timeline and funding amounts for a number of countywide transit, highway, local, pedestrian and bicycle projects over the next 40 years. Kuehl will talk specifically about transportation projects of interest to residents of the cities of Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, San Fernando, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Westlake Village as well as portions of the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. Residents will be called at ran- dom by an automated telephone system and invited to participate in the public forums from the comfort of their homes. When residents answer their phones, they will be automatically connected to the meetings. Anyone who does not receive a call but wants to partici- pate can dial (888)400-1932 for English and (888)400-9342 for Spanish, toll free. Participants can also sign up for meetings in advance and receive an email reminder by visiting metro.net/theplan. 6 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press Beverly Hills Bike Share is ready to roll By GreGory Cornfield

With the sounds of cars honking and racing by on Santa Monica Boulevard in the background, Beverly Hills officials on Tuesday launched the first bike share pro- gram near one of its city hall dock- ing stations. The bike share system includes 50 “smart bikes” with onboard technology and GPS tracking, and 100 bike-docking racks around the city. Mayor John Mirisch, a Swedish- American dual citizen, said it’s about time the United States caught up with the rest of the world in pro- photo courtesy of APLA viding these kinds of transportation photo by Gregory Cornfield Docking stations AIDS Walk Los Angeles is moving this October to Grand Park in downtown alternatives. Riders can use the smart phone Los Angeles after being held in West Hollywood for the past 14 years. “Bike share has become a stan- n app or visit City hall on North Crescent dard and a low cost public trans- BeverlyHillsBikeShare.com to portation option all over the world, Drive at South Santa Monica sign up for the city’s new program. Boulevard entrance including in my other home town n AIDS Walk on the move to DTLA of Stockholm, which began their City Hall on North Santa program in 2006,” he said. release the bike, riders will enter a Monica Boulevard between By edwin folven be under construction through 2018 “Unfortunately, America has been PIN code and pull out the yellow Crescent Drive and Rexford as part of a revitalization project. slow to catch up to the rest of the Drive “We are very excited about the lock bar and place it in the holster. n AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which world when it comes to innovative For short stops during the trip, rid- Adjacent to Wells Fargo for the past 14 years has brought move to Grand Park,” Miller said. transportation options, but I do ers can use the “HOLD” button Bank at 433 N. Camden Dr., thousands of people to West “All of downtown Los Angeles has believe that trend is coming to an and secure the bike to any rack. To immediately south of South Hollywood each October, is mov- been so revitalized, it’s so vibrant and exciting, and we are confident end. We’re slowly realizing that end the trip, riders can return and Santa Monica Boulevard ing to Grand Park in downtown Los n it will have a great and refreshing exclusive reliance on private cars is lock the bike to a station, or a rack Beverly Hills Courthouse on Angeles. bad for the environment and it’s effect. There will be more space within 100 feet for a $2 fee if a sta- Civic Center Drive between AIDS Project Los Angeles also bad for the economy. The tion is full. and more access to mass transit. Burton Way and Third Street (APLA), which organizes the 10K explosion of bike share programs in Riders can also keep track of trip n walk, is in the process of mapping There is also the ability to have a Adjacent to the Chase Bank the United States is evidence that history and statistics by logging the route walkers will take through more wide range of entertainment, we are taking to heart the health and into their account at app.socialbicy- on the corner of Wilshire downtown. Craig Miller, founder including musical bands. In West the many other benefits of biking as cles.com or on the bike share Boulevard and North Beverly and senior organizer of AIDS Walk Hollywood, there tends to be con- Drive cern about some celebrities and an actual form of transportation mobile app. n Los Angeles, said Grand Park pro- rather than just recreation.” There are different payment At 280 South Beverly Dr. on vides a larger space to hold opening bands and how large a crowd they Riders can use the smart phone plans to choose from. For example, the corner of South Beverly and closing ceremonies for the might attract.” app or visit riders can pay as they go or mem- Drive and Gregory Way walk, and will enable APLA to hold Miller added that the move from n West Hollywood is bittersweet, as BeverlyHillsBikeShare.com to sign bership plans are available, offered At 331 North Maple Dr. on concerts and other related events. the city has hosted the event since up, find available bikes and dock- on a daily, monthly or annual basis. the corner of Third Street and Miller added that a Metro subway ing stations, and reserve bikes. Last year, the Beverly Hill City station serves the park. Another 2001. Miller founded the walk in Maple Drive across from the 1985 and the ceremonies were ini- To rent a bike, riders will enter Council approved the $327,000 Beverly Hills post office concern was that West Hollywood their account number or tap a mem- purchase for the bike sharing Park, where the walk’s opening and tially held at Paramount Pictures ber card on the bicycle keypad. To See bike share page 7 closing ceremonies were held, will See AIDS walk page 7 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 7 May12, 2016 Chinese Theatre goes back to roots for anniversary By Justin sayles turer TCL bought the naming rights Begins” and the original to the building, marking the first time “Superman” movie, Tinker said. For one night only, it’s the 1920s a Chinese company has owned the Perhaps the TCL Chinese is best all over again at the TCL Chinese facility. known for its association with the Theatre. The theater hosted three Academy “Star Wars” franchise. The theater The historic Hollywood landmark Awards Ceremonies in the 1940s and hosted the premiere of “Star Wars: is celebrating its 89th anniversary was declared a national and historic The Force Awakens” on Dec. 18, this Wednesday, May 18. landmark in 1968. After a renova- attracting a line of more than 100 Levi Tinker, director of tours at tion, the facility today boasts an patrons 12 days before the film TCL Chinese Theatre, said the the- IMAX screen 46 feet tall by 94 feet opened. The theater had also previ- ater is celebrating its history as the wide with a seating capacity of near- ously held premieres of two of the longest-running, continuously oper- ly 1,000. series’ prequels – “The Phantom ating single-screen movie facility in Aside from its rich history, the the- Menace” and “Attack of the U.S. Opening in 1927, the theater has ater has drawn countless visitors Clones.” a legacy worth celebrating, he said. because of its famous handprints and Famously, the theater hosted a “There aren’t very many business- footprints. Starting when the theater handprint and footprint ceremony for es that go 90 years and pretty opened in 1927, movie stars and film “Star Wars” characters R2D2, C- photos courtesy TCL Chinese Theatre much… retain every bit of their char- legends have been invited to immor- 3PO and Darth Vader in 1977. The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre gets ready for the premiere of “Seven Year acter,” TInker said. talize themselves by placing their theater even hosted a wedding of two Itch” in 1955. The theater’s history harkens back hands and feet into wet cement. “Star Wars” mega-fans in December to the fabled era of Hollywood’s Recent additions include Quentin 2015. golden age. Tarantino, Jennifer Lawrence and “This is considered by a lot of fans After experiencing success with Francis Ford Coppola, who became of that series and movie fans in gen- his Egyptian Theatre in the early the newest members on April 29. eral to be the home of ‘Star Wars,’” 1920s, Sid Grauman broke ground “Whenever there’s a... handprints Tinker said. on his Chinese-inspired theater in ceremony, you’ll see hundreds, But while the theater has played a 1926. It opened the next year as sometimes thousands of people line role in film history, it also has its own Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and up,” Tinker said. history to celebrate in the coming quickly enjoyed success with its Interest in the theater has also years. To celebrate, the theater is grand design and decor. It’s exterior remained high throughout the years offering a small popcorn to con- mimics a giant, red Chinese pagoda because of its close ties to renowned sumers for 10 cents a bag – the price and features two Ming Dynasty film franchises. When “Batman v. they sold for when it opened on that guardian lions outside the main Superman: Dawn of Justice” pre- day in 1927. entrance. miered this spring, the theater fea- While Tinker couldn’t reveal After being sold to Ted Mann in tured costumes from the original much about the 89th anniversary cel- 1973, the theater changed names to “Batman” and “Superman” movies. ebration beyond Wednesday’s 10- Mann’s Chinese Theatre, but eventu- While it didn’t premiere the super- cent popcorn promotion, he said that ally reverted to the Grauman’s hero crossover, the theater had previ- planning is already underway for the Chinese Theatre name in 2001. In ously debuted movies such as theater’s 90th birthday. The TCL Chinese Theatre has retained its original exterior design, which 2013, Chinese electronics manufac- “Batman Returns,” “Batman “I can’t comment or speculate, but mimics a giant, red Chinese pagoda.

Hills’ program is branded sepa- new locations for additional dock- rately, it uses the same bicycle ing stations and are looking for Vibrant views on Western manufacturer and is compatible community member feedback to BikeFrom page 6share with Santa Monica’s program. determine where they should be Other nearby cities including Los located. system. Beverly Hills is the second Angeles and West Hollywood are For information, email trans- city in the region to implement a developing bike share programs as [email protected] or call bike share program following well. the city’s transportation depart- Santa Monica. Although Beverly City staff are also exploring ment at (310)285-1161.

sidered to have shuttles running Walk, the Christopher Street West between West Hollywood and festival. Although it is going to be a Grand Park on the day of the walk challenge for these organizations, AIDSFrom page 6 Walk – Oct. 23. eventually we will be able to Studios on Melrose Avenue. After “You can take AIDS Walk Los accommodate some of these the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Angeles out of West Hollywood, events.” 2001, Paramount Pictures Studios but you can’t take West Hollywood West Hollywood Mayor Lauren courtesy of the 4th Council District Office went “into lockdown mode,” Miller out of AIDS Walk Los Angeles,” Meister also said she wishes APLA said, forcing organizers to find a Miller said. success at the new venue. By edwin folven ject will include street improve- new location in a hurry. West Hollywood Councilman “We understand the decision to ments such as new crosswalks, “The city really came to our res- John Duran said while he is disap- move,” Meister said. “APLA needs Los Angeles City Councilman tree planting and art on public util- cue after the tragedy of Sept. 11. pointed AIDS Walk Los Angeles is to do what’s right for the event.” David Ryu, 4th District, released ity boxes. The beautification is The walk was in October, so we moving, he understands the reason- AIDS Walk Los Angeles raises conceptual images of murals that part of the Great Streets initiative. had to act quickly,” Miller added. ing. Approximately 20,000 people funding for APLA programs, may be painted as part of a beau- Funding will come from approxi- “The heroic way the leadership of participate in the walk annually. including a food pantry, medical tification project on Western mately $600,000 in community West Hollywood at the time rose to “AIDS Walk has always been and dental care, and HIV preven- Avenue from Third Street to redevelopment money available the occasion and welcomed us to very important to the community,” tion programs. APLA serves Melrose Avenue. The artists in the 4th Council District, said West Hollywood, that’s something Duran said. “I understand it was a approximately 14,000 people each selected are John Park, Noah Estevan Montemayor, communi- we are going to appreciate for the business decision. I don’t take it as year throughout Los Angeles Neighbor, Enks Rick, Hans cations director for Ryu. rest of our lives.” a slight. The construction of West County. AIDS Walk raised $2.4 Haverton and Gino. Pictured are Montemayor added that the coun- Miller added that the event’s Hollywood Park in the coming million for services last year. Since works by Neighbor. The council- cilman plans to next focus on roots in West Hollywood are so years is going to impact a lot of 1985, it has generated more than man also announced that the pro- improvements on Fairfax Avenue. important that plans are being con- events in West Hollywood – AIDS $82 million. 8 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

Council commemorates YouthLos Angeles encouragedresidents ages 14 to Angeles to are sign working onup the pro-forAngeles summer have pledged jobs to sponsor 24 can register for the 2016 Hire gram through their Workforce thousands of wage-earners, includ- LA’s Youth summer employment Development Systems. Hire LA’s ing the Housing Authority, the Yom Hashoah program, which provides what are Youth exposes teenagers and Department of Recreation and often first-ever paychecks, along young adults to opportunities in Parks and the Los Angeles Public with skills training, on-the-job high-growth industries such as Library. Private-sector employers mentoring and financial literacy transportation, healthcare, hospi- are also participating, providing workshops. tality, entertainment and financial thousands of additional jobs at hos- Young Angelenos are encour- services. It also targets vulnerable pitals, health care facilities, banks, aged to register at populations including foster youth, movie studios and retail centers. HireLAYouth.org. Summer jobs homeless youth, young people on “We look forward to signing up begin in early July after partici- probation and families all employers, especially in the pri- pants attend sessions to prepare receiving CalWORKS public vate sector, so that young people them for the workplace. assistance. can get some real-life work experi- Participants learn how to write Mayor Eric Garcetti has set a ence,” said Jan Perry, general man- resumes, participate in job inter- goal of connecting 15,000 youth to ager of the Los Angeles Economic views and manage money. They jobs this year, up significantly from and Workforce Development are paid $10.50 an hour and work the 12,000 young people who Department. “In return, employers 120 hours weekly. found employment last year. will help transform the life of a The city and county of Los Departments throughout Los highly motivated young person.”

photo courtesy of the 5th District Council Office The Los Angeles City Council observed Yom Hashoah on May 4 Streetlight Art Contest underway in Filipinotown at city hall. The annual Holocaust Day of Remembrance memorial- Los Angeles City Councilman leaders in Historic Filipinotown. An would give it a greater cultural izes the millions of victims, while recognizing the heroism of sur- Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, and online vote conducted by visiting identity.” vivors, resisters and people who helped others escape the Holocaust. the city’s Board of Public Works, hifilights.lacity.org will help deter- The three finalists are Celina Pictured are Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer; Councilman Bureau of Street Lighting and mine the winning design to be fea- Duffy, Roel Punzalan, and Roberto Mitchel Englander, 12th District; Councilman Paul Koretz, 5th Department of Transportation have tured on 27 of the newly installed San Luis, all L.A.-based artists who District; City Controller Ron Galperin; Antonia Carlotta; Rabbi announced a public art design con- pedestrian street lights. The artists trace their ancestries to the Meyer May, of the Museum of Tolerance, and Rosemary Laemmle test to accompany the installation focused their work on the themes Philippines. Each made a statement Hilb. Carlotta and her mother, Laemmle Hilb, represented the of 54 new pedestrian streetlights “kapayapaan,” meaning harmony, about their proposed work, which Laemmle family. Laemmle Hilb is the great niece of Carl Laemmle, along Temple Street in Historic “kapwa,” which means humanity, can be read at hifilights.lacity.org the famed movie industry pioneer from Los Angeles who, prior to the Filipinotown. In addition to and “lakbay,” or mobility. “One of the defining principles outbreak of World War II, saved the lives of hundreds of Jews by improving pedestrian safety, the “There were many beautiful of the Filipino culture is the partic- doing everything in his power to make it possible for them to leave “#HiFiLights” contest will show- interpretations of the theme ‘har- ipatory nature of our lives,” said Nazi Germany and start new lives in places like Los Angeles. It is case the unique contribution of mony and humanity,’ and I expect Board of Public Works estimated that Laemmle saved hundreds of lives. Filipino culture in Los Angeles. Angelenos will have a difficult time Commissioner Joel Jacinto. The contest features three artists deciding between which artist’s In addition to having their work whose designs have been selected entry to select,” O’Farrell said. displayed on the new pedestrian as finalists by the Project HiFi “Temple Street is one of the great streetlights, the winning artist will Highlight Committee, which commercial corridors in the 13th be awarded $1,000 from WeHo invites residents to included residents and community District and any of these designs O’Farrell’s office.

giveThe city feedback of West Hollywood isonfor usereach user feefees – to keep fees the studying the way it establishes fees same, increase fees, or lower fees. that are directly related to staffing The finance department will incor- costs (user fees) from recreation porate responses from community programs, special-event permit members into these recommenda- fees and applications for planning tions. The User Fees Survey, which services. takes less than five minutes to com- The city’s goal is to establish the plete, is available at surveymon- total cost to support each activity, key.com/r/userfeesurvey through including staffing time. A report Thursday, May 19. will be developed to show the cur- For information about the study rent user fees for each service, the or about the online survey, contact actual costs to perform such ser- John Leonard, the city of West vices and any difference between Hollywood’s revenue manager, at the two (higher or lower). (323)848-6446 or at The city’s finance department [email protected]. People who will provide recommendations to are deaf or hearing impaired can the West Hollywood City Council call TTY (323)848-6496.

Beverly Hills pays tribute to law enforcement

photo courtesy of the city of Beverly Hills The city of Beverly Hills held its annual Police Recognition ceremo- ny on May 5 at the City Hall Municipal Gallery. Beverly Hills Police Department Chief Sandra Spagnoli presented merit pins to officers Scott Dibble (left), Alexander Duncan and William Fair. Communications supervisor Vicki Ward and lateral police officer Erik Pena were also recognized. Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 9 May 12, 2016

Supervisor Kuehl recognizes CriminalThe U.S. Departmenthistory of candents. Asbe a nation barrier we must work to to attendinging criminal justice college information Education is urging colleges and make that commonplace. We must may deter potentially well-qualified universities to remove barriers that ensure that more people, including applicants from enrolling in post- county support professionals can prevent the estimated 70 mil- those who were involved in the secondary education and training. lion citizens with criminal records criminal justice system in their past For example, a 2015 Center for from pursuing higher education. but paid their debt to society, have Community Alternatives study The department is requesting that the chance at higher education showed that two-thirds of individu- colleges and universities discontin- opportunities that lead to success- als with felony convictions who ue the practice of inquiring early in ful, productive lives and ultimately started applications for admission to the application process whether create stronger, safer communities.” State University of prospective students have ever been King made the announcement at schools never finished the applica- arrested. UCLA, which does not inquire tion process, in part due to require- The department made the recom- about criminal justice involvement ments to detail their convictions. In mendation in a new resource guide, on its applications. contrast, the attrition rate on appli- “Beyond the Box: Increasing “I wholeheartedly support cations for all applicants was only Access to Higher Education for Secretary King’s ‘Beyond the Box’ 21 percent. Justice-Involved Individuals,” initiative, and I believe there are “Opportunity, hope and second which encourages alternatives to better ways to ensure campus safety chances are integral to the inquiring about criminal histories than stigmatizing those who are try- American character,” said Los during the college admissions ing to better their lives through Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “In process. The guidelines also recom- higher education,” University of Los Angeles, where I re-established mend a holistic review of appli- California president Janet an Office of Re-entry to assist men photo courtesy of L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s Office cants. Napolitano said. “The University of and women who were formerly Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (center), 3rd District, “We believe in second chances California represents opportunity, incarcerated, we are making great recently honored her support staff during Administrative and we believe in fairness,” U.S. not punishment. UC campuses strides toward ensuring those who Professionals Day. The employees provide constituent services and Secretary of Education John B. don’t ask applicants for admission have paid for their mistakes can support the supervisor’s deputies. Kuehl is pictured from left with King Jr. said. “The college admis- to provide information about past fully rejoin our communities. I am staff members Yolanda Valadez, Bertha Mardueno, Julio Jimenez, sions process shouldn’t serve as a criminal convictions, and our pleased that the department of edu- Blake Clayton, Ellen Alty and Daniela Berbel. roadblock to opportunity, but admissions directors see no need to cation is working to expand this should serve as a gateway to do so.” mission to include access to higher unlocking untapped potential of stu- Evidence suggests that request- education.” A Place Called Home to honor

WeHoA Place Called councilwoman Home (APCH), Chase, CEOat luncheon and president of the an organization providing children Martin Chase Productions; and and young adults 8-21 years old in Terry Curtin, head of theatrical South Los Angeles with education, publicity at DreamWorks counseling and mentorship, is Animation. holding its annual “Girl Power A reception and boutique begins Awards Luncheon” on Thursday, at 10 a.m.; luncheon and program May 19 at the Beverly Hilton starts at noon. Tickets start at $250. Hotel. The Beverly Hilton Hotel is located Honorees include West at 9876 Wilshire Blvd. For infor- Hollywood Councilwoman mation, call (310)360-8700, or Lindsey P. Horvath; Debra Martin email [email protected].

MoreCalifornia students Superintendent take of stretch, CAASPP and I couldn’t test be more Public Instruction Tom Torlakson pleased with our progress toward has announced that more than two- our goal of providing school dis- thirds of the 3.3 million eligible tricts, teachers and parents with California students have begun tak- results they can use to help ing the California Assessment of improve teaching and learning,” Student Performance and Progress Torlakson said. (CAASPP), the state’s computer- California moved to new, online based, online assessments in grades computer-adaptive assessments 3-8, and 11. last year based on more rigorous As of May 9, 2.4 million stu- academic standards in the class- dents statewide have started a sum- room, part of a comprehensive plan mative assessment in English lan- to give every student the opportuni- guage arts/literacy or mathematics. ty to graduate ready for college and More than 1,500 local educational careers. agencies have begun testing, and The CAASPP assessments ask more than 1.9 million tests have students to demonstrate the kinds been completed. Testing reached its of abilities they will need to do well record peak May 3, when 350,606 in college and in the 21st century students were testing simultane- workplace, including analytical ously. writing, critical thinking and prob- “We’ve reached the home lem-solving.

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presidentialThe presidential primary primary elec- verify June registration, 7 to find a polling tion will be held in California on place and more, visit Tuesday, June 7. In order to partic- weho.org/elections. ipate, Angelenos must register to You may also text “VOTE” to vote by Monday, May 23. Voters GOVOTE (468683) to find the should re-register if they have location of a polling place. moved, if they have had a change For information on the in marital status, or if it has been a Presidential Primary election, visit while since they last registered. lavote.net or contact the Los Vote-by-mail ballots must be Angeles County Registrar- requested by May 31 and must be Recorder/County Clerk’s Office at postmarked on or before June 7. (800)815-2666. For those who prefer to vote in West Hollywood residents are person, the polls will be open from encouraged to contact the city of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 7. West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s For online voter registration, to office at (323)848-6409. 10 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press Volunteers clean out 70 tons FloodThe U.S. control Army Corps barriers of removed along L.A. River Engineers is in the process of of trash from river removing some of the temporary protective barriers that were placed along the most vulnerable stretches of the Los Angeles River. The bar- riers were placed there as an El Niño risk reduction measure due to the reduced capacity in some sec- tions of the river from accumulated sediment and vegetation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to restore access for cyclists, equestrians and pedes- trians. On the west bank of the river, all temporary protective bar- riers will be removed from the bike path from just north of Los Feliz photo courtesy of the 13th District Council Office Boulevard to a location just north Barriers to prevent overflow from the L.A. River during El Niño storms of Hyperion Avenue. Access will be opened on the are being removed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. photo courtesy of FoLAR east bank of the river at the eques- porary barriers,” said David Van ate alternatives to address flood risk Approximately 9,0000 volunteers removed an estimated 70 tons of trian crossing near Verdant Street, Dorpe, Los Angeles District deputy during the summer in anticipation trash during the 27th annual “Great L.A. River Clean Up: La Gran the pedestrian bridge at Sunnynook for programs and project manage- of next storm season. The removal Limpieza,” which was held on Saturdays April 16, 23 and 30. The pro- Drive, and at a point south of Dover ment. “We’re moving forward work is anticipated to take several ject is the largest urban river cleanup in the United States. Under the Street. deliberately to ensure we can weeks. Once a barrier is removed leadership of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR), volunteers “As capacity is restored in the restore as much public access as from the bike path, LADOT will removed trash from the upper, middle and lower sections of the river channel from our operations and possible.” evaluate the pathway before on different weekends. FoLAR is a nonprofit organization founded in maintenance activities, we will The corps will continue to evalu- reopening it to cyclists. 1986 whose mission is to protect and restore the Los Angeles River continue to remove additional tem- and its shoreline through planning, education and stewardship. For information, visit www.folar.org.

Bill to lower energy costs approved The California Senate has passed fall. It can provide an economic legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg benefit to energy-intensive opera- (D-Van Nuys) to use surplus ener- tions, like water suppliers, who can gy to make local water recycling absorb that excess supply, less expensive. Hertzberg said. SB 919, which requires the state SB 919 requires the Public to direct excess renewable energy Utilities Commission to use the that accumulates during the middle excess renewable energy for a spe- of the day to water agencies that cial economic benefit for entities recycle or purify water. The bill that augment local water supply. goes next to the Assembly. The bill also directs the PUC to When the state has excess adopt other policies to reduce renewable energy, electricity prices power oversupply.

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Realtors association helps in StateThe California Senate Senate hasapprovesbus in the state to beschool equipped with buswill put a safety smile on Paul’s law face in approved Sen. Tony Mendoza’s (D- a child-safety alarm system.” heaven.” Artesia) measure to improve child School bus child-safety alarm To operate a school bus, drivers fight against homelessness safety by requiring that school buses systems generate a sound when the must obtain a California Special be equipped with alarm systems to ignition of the vehicle is turned off. Driver Certificate from the ensure that children are not left on It requires the bus driver to walk the Department of Motor Vehicles, buses unattended and in potentially length of the bus passing all rows which requires classroom instruc- hazardous circumstances. and checking for children or other tion, special training and testing. Known as the “Paul Lee School passengers. Arkansas and Wisconsin Annual renewal of the certificate Bus Safety Law,” the bill now goes already require school buses and requires 10 hours of classroom to the State Assembly for considera- childcare vehicles over a certain pas- instruction and behind-the-wheel tion. It was named for a Whittier stu- senger size to be equipped with training. dent who died last year after being child-safety alarms. left unattended on school bus for “Paul loved to go to school and many hours. In addition to requiring when he took his seat on the school What does minimally child-safety alarm systems, SB 1072 bus on September 11, 2015, I invasive dentistry would require bus drivers, upon believed he was in safe hands. But (MID) mean for you? renewal of their annual school bus on that day, he was not safe,” said driver safety certificate, to receive Eun Ha Lee, Paul Lee’s mother. “He The concept of MID is prob- training in child-safety check proce- was left on that hot school bus for ably what you think, treating dures. many hours and due to the careless- “I am very pleased that SB 1072 ness of others, my son lost his life. dental disease in a way to maintain as much of your photo courtesy of BH/GLAAR continues to move forward. No par- Paul’s death should never have hap- ent should fear that their child will pened and I will remain vigilant that original tooth structure as The Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of REAL- possible. Some of the tools TORS (BH/GLAAR) Charitable Foundation recently prepared and not return home safely at the end of it will not be without change. Senate served meals to homeless veterans. The foundation also hosted a the day,” Mendoza said. “My hope Bill 1072 is the first step in backing used for MID are air abra- class to help homeless veterans transition into stable housing through is that SB 1072 will prevent future up our words with actions. Knowing sion and dental lasers. People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), and donated $1,000 to the tragedies by requiring every school this bill has been written in his name These instruments have a organization. much smaller size that tradi- “This year’s focus is on outreach to homeless and veterans com- tional dental instruments, so munities. The event fits perfectly with our goals,” foundation presi- the potential to save tooth dent Stan Smith said. structure is greatly in- Housing affordability, availability and combatting homelessness Bill to protect children from have been the focuses for BH/GLAAR. Working closely with the creased. The smaller can mayor’s office and community organizations to address homeless- keep fillings the stronger ness, BHGLAAR has been at the forefront of finding community identityThe State Assembly’s theft Privacy advancesof the Assembly Privacy and tour teeth remain and the based solutions to needs in Los Angeles. and Consumer Protection Consumer Protections Committee. greater chance the filling “The work being done by the charitable foundation is directly Committee has passed legislation Current law allows parents to will last longer. intertwined with our broader local advocacy efforts,” said by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D- freeze a child’s credit only after the BH/GLAAR government affairs director James Ward Litz. “We are Los Angeles) and Assemblywoman child has become a victim of identi- MID also means a greater doing all we can to end homelessness in Los Angeles, and veterans Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) to ty fraud. However, since children are certainly deserving of this financial support. We look forward to use of sealants; a way to protect children from identity theft. don’t typically have financial take teeth with deep continuing our efforts to eliminate homelessness in Los Angeles AB 1580 will allow parents to accounts, the fraud is often not dis- through advocacy and charitable acts. Together, we can make the sys- freeze their children’s credit to pre- covered until a child turns 18. grooves which are at high temic changes we seek to make our society better for all.” vent identity thieves from opening “Children start out with a clean risk for getting cavities and fraudulent credit accounts and ruin- slate, which has made them the creating a smooth surface ing credit scores. most sought-after target for cyber- which makes it easier for “In an era where hackers have criminals. In fact, a recent child- you to keep clean and re- stolen millions of records including identity theft study found that 10.2 duce the risk of getting a LAPD recognized for automotive names, birth dates and social secu- percent of the children in the study cavity in these areas. rity numbers belonging to children, had someone else using their social- AB 1580 will give parents needed security number, a rate 51 times maintenance internship program tools to protect their child’s finan- higher than adults in the same pop- Lastly, in Southern California The Los Angeles Police in their third semester of interning cial future,” said Gatto, a member ulation sample,” said Irwin. Dental Health Associates vi- Department’s Motor Transport with the LAPD. sion of MID prevention of Division has received statewide Since the spring 2015 semester, dental disease in the first honors for establishing an intern- nine students have completed the ship program that gives automotive 80-hour internship, which pairs place is always best. Re- technology students hands-on expe- them with a master mechanic for Letters to the Editor member the best dentistry rience working on one of the instruction and hands-on training in is no dentistry. nation’s largest law enforcement preventive maintenance service, Under these circumstances, vehicle fleets. diagnostics and repair. Interns also Differing opinions wouldn’t it make sense for the The Motor Transport Division work on vehicle modifications and city council and our elected Ask about our received the 2016 Employer collision repair. surface about mayor to require the Target Program of the Year honors from Yegiyan approached the college Target project Corporation to provide funds the California Internship and Work to form the partnership last year. It and/or housing to help the home- Complimentary Experience Association, was an immediate success, prompt- RE “Council sets Hollywood’s less in CD-13? California’s leading professional ing Gina Bogna, acting assistant Target project back on track,” Frankly, I don’t understand Orthodontic association for educators and dean of the college’s Internships, May 5 issue how the city council was able to employers dedicated to supporting Job Development and Career get around the superior court’s Evaluation internship and work experience Center, to nominate the Motor Hats off to [Councilman] ruling after local citizen groups programs in higher education. The Transport Division for the award. Mitch O’Farrell for battling for challenged the proposed high- association annually recognizes Additionally, the internships may this project! East Hollywood wel- rise construction. Why are our employers that have exemplary help students secure permanent comes the shopping and more city council members so anxious internship and work experience positions with the LAPD Motor importantly, the jobs it will bring to accommodate the developer programs. Transport Division. to our community. without regard for the residents Through the internship, which Two of the students who com- whose taxes pay their salaries? was started at the College of the pleted the internship program have Nick Lewis And what does this say about Canyons, students work on the gone on to pass the city of Los Los Angeles the impact on traffic and parking Jonathan Engel, DDS LAPD Motor Transport Division’s Angeles equipment mechanic spaces in the area? What about fleet of more than 5,100 vehicles. exam, and one of the students has RE “Homeless population con- the additional demands on an Estella Goldman, DDS Under the direction of commanding already accepted a position with the tinues to grow” and “Council sets already over-burdened infra- officer Vartan Yegiyan, students are LAPD Motor Transport Division. Hollywood’s Target project back structure? Is the Los Angeles on track,” May 5 issue City Council violating the law? Good luck to the citizens’ It makes me wonder. Council groups that will continue to chal- District 13, where the new lenge this next chapter in the Brown appoints new member to board Target high-rise will rise up growth of high-rise projects in Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Guzmán is a member of the more than double the legal 35- the Hollywood area in the ongo- Cynthia V. Guzmán, 29, of Los Women’s Policy Institute at the foot height limit, surpasses all ing battle between the city coun- Angeles, to the California Board Women’s Foundation of California. other city districts in the growth cil and the residents. And thanks for Professional Engineers, Land She earned a master of urban and of its homeless population. to the courts that remain unbi- 5901 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 205 While L.A.’s homeless popula- Surveyors and Geologists. regional planning degree from the ased as they pursue integrity and Los Angeles, CA 90036 Guzmán has been a senior asso- University of California, Los tion increased 11 percent over justice for all. ciate at Estolano, LeSar, Perez Angeles School of Public Affairs. last year, CD 13 saw a 34 per- 323.934.3341 Advisors since 2015, where she has The position does not require cent increase – more than three George Epstein www.socaldentalhealth.com held several positions including Senate confirmation and the com- times that of the city. Wow! Detroit Street associate and research analyst. pensation is $100 per diem. 12 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 13 May 12, 2016 14 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

An attempted robbery was report- At 10 p.m., an unknown suspect At 11:30 a.m., an unknown sus- ed in the 1200 block of N. Highland committed a petty theft in the 8600 pect committed a grand theft in the OLICE LOTTER at 8:10 a.m. block of Santa Monica. 3900 block of Wilshire. P B An unknown suspect committed a May 7 An unknown suspect assaulted a burglary in the 6600 block of victim near the corner of Sunset Colgate at 9:05 a.m. At 12:30 a.m., a suspect assaulted and Bronson at 4:10 p.m. The following crimes occurred in West Hollywood and the areas patrolled a victim during a domestic vio- At 11:09 a.m., an unknown sus- by the LAPD’s Wilshire and Hollywood divisions between May 3 and May lence incident in the 1000 block of At 9 p.m., an unknown suspect pect committed a petty theft in the N. Edinburgh. burglarized a vehicle parked in the 8, and were compiled from www.crimemapping.com. To report a crime, call 6100 block of Wilshire. local law enforcement agencies: Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire 1500 block of N. Gower. Division (213)473-0489 and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department An unknown suspect committed a An unknown suspect committed a petty theft in the 600 block of N. West Hollywood Station (310)855-8850. An unknown suspect robbed a vic- petty theft in the 300 block of S. La Robertson at 1 a.m. tim in the 6800 block of Hollywood Brea at 1 p.m. at 9:50 p.m. May 3 At 1:55 a.m., an unknown suspect An unknown suspect burglarized a At 2:30 p.m., an unknown suspect assaulted a victim in the 8900 At 10 p.m., an unknown suspect vehicle parked in the 7000 block of committed a petty theft in the 600 block of Santa Monica. robbed a victim in the 1600 block At 12:45 a.m., a petty theft was block of S. Oxford. reported in the 1500 block of N. Hawthorn at 8 p.m. of N. Las Palmas. An unknown suspect burglarized a Cahuenga. An unknown suspect committed a At 8:30 p.m., an attempted rob- vehicle parked in the 1300 block of A suspect assaulted a victim dur- theft in the 6700 block of Sunset at bery was reported in the 6200 N. Poinsettia at 3 a.m. ing a domestic violence incident in An unknown suspect robbed a vic- 3 p.m. tim near the corner of Alden and block of W. Third. the 900 block of Larrabee at 11 Wetherly at 2:45 a.m. At 5:15 a.m., an unknown suspect p.m. An unknown suspect committed a At 3:40 p.m., an unknown suspect committed a burglary in the 1300 petty theft in the 8700 block of committed a petty theft in the 1000 block of Sweetzer. At 3 a.m., an unknown suspect block of Fuller. May 8 committed a theft in the 6400 Santa Monica at 9 p.m. An attempted robbery was report- block of Hollywood. At 2 a.m., an unknown suspect At 9:50 p.m., an unknown suspect An unknown suspect stole a vehi- ed near the corner of Waring and robbed a victim near the corner of assaulted a victim near the corner cle parked near the corner of Citrus at 7:15 a.m. An unknown suspect burglarized a Highland and Wilshire at 4 p.m. Hollywood and Ivar. vehicle parked in the 1000 block of of Wilton Place and Sierra Vista. S. Bronson at 10:30 a.m. At 7:30 a.m., a suspect assaulted An unknown suspect burglarized a At 5:20 p.m., an unknown suspect a victim during a domestic vio- An unknown suspect stole a vehi- vehicle parked in the 700 block of committed a petty theft in the 6100 lence incident in the 1300 block of cle parked in the 9200 block of At 1 p.m., an unknown suspect block of Wilshire. Sunset at 3:30 a.m. committed a petty theft in the 6100 N. Kings at 10 p.m. N. Martel. block of Wilshire. At 11 p.m., an unknown suspect An unknown suspect committed a A suspect assaulted a victim dur- At 6 p.m., an unknown suspect petty theft near the corner of stole a vehicle parked in the 8500 An unknown suspect burglarized a burglarized a vehicle parked in the ing a domestic violence incident in Fairfax and W. Third at 10 p.m. block of Melrose. vehicle parked in the 7300 block of 8200 block of W. Fourth. the 1700 block of Wilcox at 9 a.m. Willoughby at 2 p.m. An unknown suspect burglarized a At 3 p.m., an unknown suspect vehicle parked in the 8200 block of committed a petty theft in the 1000 W. Fourth at 11 p.m. block of N. La Brea. At 11 p.m., an unknown suspect FemaleThe Southern suspect California High arrested2008. Her arrest for record identity in dollars intheft goods andspree services. An unknown suspect committed a burglarized a vehicle parked in the 8500 block of W. Olympic. Tech Task Force Identity Theft California began in 2008. During one hotel stay, Johnson burglary in the 400 block of Detail, which is led by the Los In 2011, she was arrested in attempted to purchase an automo- Hauser at 3:30 p.m. Angeles County Sheriff’s Hollywood on suspicion of forgery bile. May 5 At 6 p.m., an unknown suspect Department, recently arrested a and burglary, according to reports. The investigation also deter- burglarized a vehicle parked in the At 2 a.m., an unknown suspect defendant identified as Maria Johnson also served a prison sen- mined that in one instance, she 200 block of S. Sycamore. committed a petty theft near the Christina Johnson for identify theft tence after being convicted in a case transferred a victim’s cell phone corner of Bronson and Sunset. and fraud. An investigation into the originating in Torrance that includ- number to her own phone as part of An unknown suspect committed a defendant uncovered years of ed 11 felony counts of identity theft, the fraud. Johnson also made petty theft in the 600 block of S. A suspect assaulted a victim dur- alleged identity theft and financial grand theft and credit card fraud. appointments with real estate bro- Western at 7 p.m. ing a domestic violence incident in abuse. The Southern California High kers to view expensive homes, and the 7600 block of Santa Monica at Johnson, 43, was born in Tech Task Force Identity Theft once stole the identity of a real At 7:30 p.m., an unknown suspect 2:30 a.m. Washington. According to authori- Detail determined Johnson met vic- estate broker. committed a petty theft in the 7000 ties, she has no legitimate source of tims on dating websites and home Johnson was arrested on April 28 block of Hollywood. At 9 a.m., an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle parked in the income and lists her occupation as a rental websites. After she gained at a luxury hotel in Santa Barbara. An unknown suspect stole a vehi- 4200 block of W. Sixth. dog trainer. She lived an affluent their trust and was allowed in their She was allegedly staying there cle parked in the 1200 block of lifestyle, however, using stolen homes, she stole personal informa- using the name of one of her vic- Havenhurst at 9 p.m. An unknown suspect stole a bicy- identities. tion and opened lines of credit with- tims. Investigators later learned that cle near the corner of Wilshire and Johnson, who also goes by the out their permission. during her stay at the hotel, the vic- May 4 Western at 9:45 a.m. aliases Maria Hendricks, Gia According to authorities, Johnson tim incurred losses of more than Hendricks, Maria Christina Gia and changed victims’ mailing addresses $100,000. At 12:01 a.m., an unknown sus- At 10:25 a.m., an unknown sus- Maria Hainka, has a criminal histo- and then assumed their identity. Investigators believe Johnson pect burglarized a vehicle parked pect burglarized a vehicle parked ry of felony convictions for fraud After she obtained the victims’ per- may have targeted more victims in the 700 block of Lorraine. near the corner of Hi Point and Whitworth. dating back to 1997, according to sonal information, she often used it who have not yet come forward. authorities. Johnson’s first felony for identity theft involving their rel- Anyone with information, or who A suspect assaulted a victim dur- convictions were in the states of atives and friends. thinks they are a victim, is asked to ing a domestic violence incident in An unknown suspect committed a the 1200 block of Hayworth at 2 petty theft in the 6100 block of Washington and Oregon, and the Johnson moved into luxury call Dets. Ned Russell or Duane a.m. Wilshire at 11:45 a.m. crimes occurred between 1997 and hotels and charged thousands of Decker at (818)576-8884.

At 3 a.m., an unknown suspect At 12:20 p.m., a grand theft was committed a burglary in the 1600 reported near the corner of block of N. Fuller. Hollywood and Vine.

An unknown suspect committed a An unknown suspect robbed a vic- SuspectA 20-year-old defendantin Hollywood was cle – and chase an allegation faces that campus new and refusingcharges to exchange burglary in the 6200 block of tim in the 9000 block of Sunset at charged with assault on May 4 in a Reynolds was out of custody on insurance information, prosecutors Fountain at 7 a.m. 3:25 p.m. new case that occurred a few weeks bail when the crimes occurred. In said. When the victim attempted to after he was charged for a police the previous case, Reynolds is stop the defendant from leaving the At 7:15 a.m., an unknown suspect At 4 p.m., an unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle parked near pursuit through Hollywood, charged with multiple felonies scene, Reynolds allegedly acceler- committed a theft in the 6200 Cerritos and South Los Angeles, including hit-and-run resulting in ated his motorcycle, knocking the block of Sunset. the corner of Fifth and Saint Andrews. the Los Angeles County District property damage and fleeing victim to the ground, prosecutors An unknown suspect burglarized a Attorney’s Office announced. police. added. vehicle parked in the 300 block of An unknown suspect burglarized a Herschel Gene Jose Reynolds Reynolds pleaded not guilty and When police located the defen- N. Citrus at 7:37 a.m. vehicle parked in the 900 block of was charged with one felony count is scheduled to return to court on dant almost two weeks after the N. Kings at 6 p.m. each of assault with a deadly May 24. incident, Reynolds is alleged to At 4 p.m., an unknown suspect weapon and hit-and-run resulting in The most recent case stems from have repaired the damage to his committed a petty theft in the 800 At 9:15 p.m., an unknown suspect injury. The case also includes one an incident on April 16. Reynolds is motorcycle, according to prosecu- block of S. Wilton Place. assaulted a victim in the 700 block of S. Wilton Place. misdemeanor count of destroying charged with crashing his motorcy- tors. He faces more than six years evidence – the front of a motorcy- cle into a car driving on the UCLA in state prison. A burglary was reported in the 400 block of N. Sycamore at 4 p.m. An unknown suspect burglarized a vehicle parked in the 100 block of At 4 p.m., an unknown suspect S. Manhattan Place at 10:30 p.m. stole a vehicle parked in the 400 block of N. Sycamore. At 11:54 p.m., an unknown sus- Psychologist charged with molestation pect committed a petty theft in the A psychologist was charged on child under 14, three counts of 2014 to March 31. The girl was 10 An unknown suspect burglarized a 1200 block of La Brea. May 9 with multiple counts of sex- forcible oral copulation or sexual when the alleged incidents vehicle parked in the 300 block of ually molesting a young boy and penetration with a child 10 years occurred from August 2015 and S. Saint Andrews at 5 p.m. May 6 girl. old or younger and one count of March 31. Ward, who was Michael Dane Ward, 44, is sexual intercourse or sodomy with employed as a Los Angeles County At 6:10 p.m., an unknown suspect At 1:40 a.m., an unknown suspect charged with 10 felonies, including a child 10 or younger. Sheriff’s Department psychologist, committed a petty theft in the 100 committed a petty theft in the 5500 four counts of lewd act on a child, The boy was 9 when the alleged was arrested last Thursday. He block of N. La Cienega. block of Santa Monica. two counts of forcible lewd act on a incidents occurred from August faces up to life in state prison. Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 15 May 12, 2016

CampA Noise Within gives (ANW), a clas- youth an affinity for the Bard sical repertory theater company based in Pasadena, presents “Summer With Shakespeare,” a five-week summer camp from June 13 to July 15. The camp for children 6-18 meets Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities help chil- dren stay active and teaches them new skills while the children have fun. The conservatory-style pro- gram includes acting, improvisa- tion, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises and stage combat. Classically trained professional photo courtesy of Immaculate Heart High School actors, choreographers and design- ers lead the sessions. “Summer With Shakespeare” Immaculate Heart celebrates ‘Mary’s Day’ participants gain an appreciation of Immaculate Heart High School held its annual Mary’s Day celebration the Bard’s verse and are exposed to on April 29. The celebration was a fitting occasion to honor the high classic plays. The camp challenges school’s 110th anniversary. Amid the singing and dancing, the celebration them to become scholars and per- asked students to focus on mercy as a way to renew the world. formers of Shakespeare, enhancing A highly anticipated tradition at Immaculate Heart, Mary’s Day honors acting and public speaking skills Mary, the mother of Jesus and the school’s patroness. Festivities open with and building self-confidence while a theme-based liturgy and close with a potluck lunch on the campus quad. offering experience in theater craft. This year, organizers emphasized the Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by A Noise Within is located at Pope Francis by selecting “Mary, Mother of Mercy” as the event theme. 3352 East Foothill Blvd. in “So many people are suffering in this world, and our call is to lift them Pasadena. A limited number of up with love and mercy,” said Father Frank Mendoza, pastor of St. Finbar remaining spaces are available. Church in Burbank, who presided at the Mary’s Day Mass. “Mary, our For information, call Alicia Green mother of mercy, serves as our example. With faith, hope and love, we can at (626)356-3104, or email educa- break the cycle of hate and rain down mercy and love on others.” [email protected]. Following the liturgy, students gathered for a procession to the quad photo by Craig Schwartz where Associated Student Body president Anne Bonino-Britsch crowned a statue of Mary as students sang “Immaculate Mary.” The entire school community – made up of nearly 500 students – joined in the traditional “Great Lawn Dance,” which this year featured the song “Pon de Replay,” by Rihanna. Celebrate Israel Festival showcasing ‘mosaic’ Founded in 1906, Immaculate Heart High School serves female students More than 15,000 people are our fellow Americans who have vide participants with a large selec- in the 6th through 12th grades. The school is located at 5515 Franklin Ave. expected to attend this year’s embraced us so warmly to share in tion of Passover items, challah cov- For information, call (323)461-3651, or visit www.immaculateheart.org. Celebrate Israel Festival, the largest the experience of all the beauty that ers, candlesticks, Judaic art and annual Jewish gathering in North is the modern day miracle called books, tallit, mezuzahs and so America, this Sunday, May 15. Israel,” Saidoff said. “This one-day much more at great prices. Stop by The event will include musical festival is the closest you can come our booth and buy yourself, a fami- acts, “unique cultural attractions” to truly being there.” ly member or a friend that special and interactive activities, organiz- The event will also feature a gift,” said Bob Klausner, director of ers said. It will begin with a one- “mega booth” run by National retail operations for National mile “Celebrate Israel Walk” with Council of Jewish Women Los Council of Jewish Women Los StandWithUS to show solidarity Angeles and Los Angeles Council Angeles. and support for the state of Israel. Thrift Shops. The proceeds from Tickets are $10 when purchased Festivalgoers will have the support programs and services for online, or $15 at the festival’s opportunity to view the “75 Years women, children and families entrance. to Bob Dylan” exhibit, which is throughout Los Angeles. For tickets or information, visit scheduled to open in Israel on May “[We] collect Judaic items for www.celebrateisraelfestival.com/L 20. At 3:15pm, a Tiger Squadron months before the festival to pro- osAngeles. flyover will kick-off the official ceremony. This year’s festival’s theme is “Israel: A Mosaic of Jewish    photo courtesy Canstruction LA Cultures.” Organizers hope to give “CANpitol Records,” was contstructed by LARGE Architecture and attendees the opportunity to learn, 3300 Wilshire Blvd. • (213) 389-3191 Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. experience and see the diverse tapestry of the Jewish ethnicities as they visit the various pavilions     throughout the festival. Naty Saidoff, the founder of the     ‘Can do it’ event nets 20K original Celebrate Israel festival, said the festival is an opportunity */---)/.(.+/ poundsThe Canstruction of LA 2016 food competition netted 20,030 pounds of food for for people to experience the land ,)*(.#/-+)'(*-!/'/ )- the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, enough to feed nearly 17,000 people. where he grew up. Currently a U.S. The 10th anniversary competition featured sculptures made of nonper- resident, he aims to provide festi- */-))%.-+/*)*(+', ishable canned goods. 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Crescent“Here comes the student trash that chance wins Ocean for some students to seeDay the poetry contest makes the food chain crash.” beach for the first time, Klubock It was a simple line in poem said. written by Crescent Heights Students will also gather in Elementary School fifth-grader groups on the beach, laying down Amin Biya as his entry in contest in the sand to form shapes or contest promoting Kids Ocean words that will be photographed Day. And for event founder by a helicopter passing over the Michael Klubock, the line seemed beach, Klubock said. Some a way to communicate the com- schools are planning to form plex ideas he’s been trying to get shapes such as jellyfish, he said. across for two decades. Since its inception, the event has “It just hit me,” Klubock said. grown exponentially, Klubock Now in year 23, Kids Ocean said. The 2016 event will be Day is an event designed to teach among its largest, with more than students about the benefits the 4,000 students representing 34 ocean offers, how pollution affects schools participating. it and what action students can’t To promote this year’s event, take. It’s now a 501(c)(3) nonprof- Kids Ocean Day hosted a poetry Crescent Heights fifth-grader it organization, but Kids Ocean competition open to students at Amin Biya Day began as labor of love for schools participating in the event. Klubock, who approached schools Klubock said that of the poems to read his poem at the event this about using slideshows to speak to received, Biya’s stood out because Saturday. kids about the ocean. it plainly states a lot of the ideas Biya said he was inspired to “I created this life around what I that the event has worked to edu- write his Ocean Day piece because love,” Klubock said. cate students about. he wanted to create “something In addition to in-class lectures, Eleven-year-old Biya said he’s great,” but also because the subject Klubock’s organization also hosts been writing poems since he was matter was important to him. an annual beach cleanup, which 8. His Kids Ocean Day poem “If we don’t keep the ocean takes place next Thursday, May marks the first time he’s ever won clean, a lot of animals will die,” 19, at Dockweiler State Beach. In anything for his work. He’ll get Biya said. “And we won’t get to addition to the cleanup it’s a $100 gift card and the opportunity have fun in the ocean.”

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A photograph in the Oct. 19, 2000, issue of the Park Labrea News and Beverly Press is of the opening ceremony for AIDS Walk Los Angeles during the last year it was held at Paramount Studios. Pictured above are celebrity guest actress Gillian Anderson (left), of the “X- Files”; Craig Thompson, director of AIDS Project Los Angeles; and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Pictured below are walk- ers who were given crowns for raising more than $1,000 in pledges. The AIDS Walk moved to West Hollywood the following year, and is moving again this year to downtown Los Angeles. For information, see page 6.

WallisThe Wallis board Annenberg taps Center clients.news He is membersa faithful supporter of for the Performing Arts’ chairman the Maestro Foundation and the of the board of directors, David C. L.A. Philharmonic, where he is a Bohnett, announced the election of member of the board of overseers. Steve Cochran, Ron Simms and Simms has been extensively ´Across Down Regina Weingarten to the board. involved in all aspects of real estate 1. Savory jelly 1. Go see ____ Fi movie “Steve, Ron and Regina share a commercial development for over 6. “The Forsyte ___” (novel series) 2. Kind of check strong dedication to arts advance- 35 years. 10. Nudge 3. Plants, in a way ment and bring an impressive com- Weingarten has dedicated her 14. Hound’s trail 4. Smidgens bined experience serving in both life to the appreciation and 15. Billy ___ 5. Boats and planes 16. Moneyed one 6. On the calendar local and international leadership advancement of the arts. Born in 17. Baked, in Bologna 7. Nautical adverb positions that will prove invaluable Portugal and raised in France, 18. Hot spot 8. Narrow gorge to The Wallis as we continue to fur- Weingarten attended Stanford 19. ___ book 9. Flowering ther develop into a premier world- University where she met her hus- 20. Said to defend an assertion of 10. Branch of acoustics class performing arts institution,” band, Gregory Annenberg one’s rights 11. Undivided said Bohnett. Weingarten, vice president and co- 23. Rivet 12. ___ the air Cochran is the founder and man- director of the Annenberg 24. Gardener’s need 13. Naysay 25. Bean counter, for short 21. Buzz aging member of Classic Foundation. Most recently, 28. Censor’s target 22. Take forcibly Comforts, LLC, a personal buyer Weingarten was elected to the 30. Alter, in a way 25. Deckhouse of art and antiques for private board of L.A. Opera. 34. Parentheses, e.g. 26. Shriveled fruit 36. Potpourri 27. Malfunction 38. Snake, e.g. 29. Flowed to and fro 39. Movie snack 31. Duck Hancock extended as chair for jazz 42. Bury 32. ___ Mater (Roman goddess) The Los Angeles Philharmonic as Dr. John, Gladys Knight, Jeff 43. Lots of bucks 33. Young’s partner in accounting Association announced a one- Beck, Buddy Guy, Carlos 44. Paul and Elton 35. San Francisco sight year extension of Herbie Santana, Carlos Vives, Patti 45. Catmint 37. Wheeler dealers Hancock's contract as the Austin, Terri Lyne Carrington, 47. “Nerts!” 40. Maze marking William Powers & Carolyn Kamasi Washington, Terence 49. Not dis 41. Spinachlike plant Powers Creative Chair for Jazz Blanchard and Cécile McLorin 50. Spawning fish 46. Warm welcomes through the Hollywood Bowl Salvant. 52. “God’s Little ___” 48. Fashions 54. Bob Marley tune 51. Opera house ending 2017 summer season and the "I am honored to extend my 61. Colossal 53. Digital tome 2017/18 winter season at Walt partnership with the Los Angeles 62. Meteorological effect 54. Part of U.S.D.A.: abbr. Disney Concert Hall. Philharmonic," Hancock said. 63. Nary a soul 55. Numbered work Hancock, who was recently "Together, we will continue our 64. Insect stage 56. Mangrove palm honored as the Grammy Award’s shared commitment and dedica- 65. Fruit spray 57. Hate group 2016 Lifetime Achievement tion to the jazz genre by present- 66. Catnapped 58. Fall through the cracks? Award recipient, began his tenure ing unique musical experiences 67. Drug ___ 59. From the top 68. Minus 60. Poet Hughes and others as chair in 2010. The upcoming featuring the best of today's 69. Twists seasons will include artists such artists." See Answers page 22 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 17 May 12, 2016

‘CaptainAfter eight years, America’ 13 films, or isvigilantes, love, they ‘Captainbecome world America’ is life four TV series and a slew of soldiers. short films, the Marvel Tony, stricken with guilt, is all Cinematic Universe should be on for it. But Steve Rogers (Chris its last leg. After all, several Evans), star spangled leader installments feel like they do lit- Captain America, isn’t OK with tle more than set up the next that. After all, he just took down film. Perhaps the latter is true of S.H.I.E.L.D. in “Captain surfaces just in time to become “Captain America: Civil War,” America: The Winter Soldier” enemy No. 1. but it’s just so good at crafting a because it had become infiltrated It’s all a splendidly complex compelling story and teasing by Hydra, an evil organization story complete with one of the many projects to come. that once pulled the strings in best fight sequences in Marvel The events of “Civil War” are Nazi Germany. He’s reluctant to film history, and it comes to a photo courtesy of Marvel Studios a long time coming. After sign away any decision making magnificent climax that’s wildly Captain America (Chris Evans) leads a team of superheroes against Iron “Avengers: Age of Ultron” where to anybody else, in effect taking different than every other film in Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) away individual accountability Man and others who support government oversight in “Captain America: the Marvel Cinematic Universe Civil War.” created an artificial intelligence for the sake of global peace of (MCU). that decimated a city and nearly mind. Plenty of naysayers will contract an actor like Rudd as in Middle-earth, we can easily destroyed the world, the public And with someone like declare “Civil War” the most Ant-Man to pop in, say hi, peace tolerate and enjoy this. fears the power held by those Secretary of State Thaddeus shameless superhero film to date, out. This is a new type of story- The Marvel Comics’ “Civil chosen few metahumans and Ross (William Hunt), the man citing appearances from more telling on the big screen that War” story was a turning point mad-scientist inventors. So it who tried to capture and Marvel characters than either takes its narrative cues from for the superhero community. only takes one final wrong move weaponize Bruce Banner in “The “Avengers” film: Cap, the Winter comics chronology. Anything Lines were drawn, friendships – a mission gone wrong in “Civil Incredible Hulk,” Cap might Soldier (Stan), Black Widow can happen. tested. Ultimately, Cap’s futile War,” resulting in collateral dam- have good cause to fear over- (Scarlett Johansson), Iron Man Sure, longtime fans of the resistance to government over- age – for the United Nations to sight. The decision almost imme- (Downey Jr.), War Machine (Don three-act structure might not sight failed, but he and his merry push for oversight of the diately becomes more complicat- Cheadle), Scarlet Witch appreciate a film that can’t func- band of rebels were always the Avengers. No longer superheroes ed when Bucky (Sebastian Stan) (Elizabeth Olson), Vision (Paul tion in an isolated environment, sympathetic party. This arc was Bettany), Falcon (Anthony but for the initiated viewer, the moment many readers began Mackie), Black Panther “Captain America: Civil War” is to hate Iron Man. The film takes (Chadwick Boseman), Hawkeye not only a solid film on its own many liberties with the source (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul but one of the best in the entire material (the comics could draw Rudd), Spider-Man (Tom genre because of how aware it is upon 40 years of stories at the Holland), Aunt May (Marisa of the entire franchise’s history. time), but both Cap and Iron Man Tomei), Crossbones (Frank Anthony and Joe Russo’s receive equal say. It’s Cap’s film, Grillo), Zemo (Daniel Brühl), directing is the new face of but the role of superheroism is a Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), Marvel cinema. Like the hope challenging one. Everett K. Ross (Martin that flowed through every fangirl “Captain America: Civil War” Freeman) and Thaddeus Ross and fanboy after “The is an energizing piece of cinema. (Hart), plus countless references Avengers,” “Civil War” proves The only flaw is that it ends. And to other characters from the multiple characters can share the unlike a recent counterpart from comics. screen without its crumbling another franchise, this one makes After that list, some of you under its own weight. It might sense and strives to add some art likely rolled your eyes. But how take a bit more screen time – 147 to its popcorn entertainment. can you have a civil war all minutes in this case – but hey, if (“Batman v. Superman,” I was superheroes split, fighting each we can sit through multiple films dogging Batman v. Superman.”) other without enough characters to make it feel like an actual con- photo courtesy of Marvel Studios flict of ideologies with enough ‘Captain America’ takes over El Capitan Cap (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) face off in “Captain muscle on each side? That’s the beauty of where the MCU is The El Capitan Theatre in include a preferred seat, pop- America: Civil War.” finally at: Marvel Studios can Hollywood presents a special corn in a souvenir tub and one engagement of Marvel’s beer or glass of wine. “Captain America: Civil War” “Captain America: Civil running through Sunday, May War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Exhibit promotes cultural exchange through art 22. The El Capitan will also Downey Jr., Scarlett The Korean Cultural Center, offer limited edition VIP comic Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Los Angeles (KCCLA) presents book tickets, which include a Anthony Mackie, Don its 22nd annual juried exhibition preferred seat, popcorn in a Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, running Friday, May 13 through souvenir tub, a 20-ounce drink Chadwick Boseman, Paul Friday, June 3. and a cover exclusive to the El Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul The show includes works by Capitan Theatre. Audience Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank four artists selected by Dave members over 21 may also pur- Grillo, Martin Freeman, Bailey, a former professor at the chase VIP nightcap tickets, William Hurt and Daniel Art Center College of Design and which are only available for Brühl. The El Capitan Theatre Max Presneill, director and head the 7 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. is located at 6838 Hollywood curator of the Torrance Art shows on Fridays and Blvd. For information, call Museum. The artists include Saturdays. The tickets must be (800)DISNEY6, or visit Gina Coccaro, Woomin Kim, purchased in advance, and www.elcapitantickets.com. Connie D.K. Lane and Soe Yu photo courtesy of KCCLA New. Works include Coccaro’s “Intergalactic” (pictured). “The main goal of the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles is to introduce and share our culture with other communities, so that we can work together through great programs and events,” said KCCLA director Nak Jung Kim. “This exhibition is representative of such cultural exchange. Through this, we are trying to give them an amazing opportuni- ty to engage with great artists in our competition, and to respect and share their ideas and cul- ture.” An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in KCCLA’s Second Floor Art Gallery. Prize winners will be announced at the reception. KCCLA is located at 5505 Wilshire Blvd. For information, call (323)936-3014, or visit www.kccla.org. 18 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

RESTAURANT NEWS 2012 Freisa, Santa Barbara County; proceeds will benefit Rhone on Sunday, May 25 from 10:30 Palmina 2012 Alisos; and Toccata Rangers, a nonprofit organization a.m. to 4 p.m. at Descanso By Jill Weinlein 2012 “Rosso Dolce” Freisa. The dedicated to promoting American Gardens. Patina will present a spe- dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets Rhone varietal wines. Taste more cial menu at two garden locations. are $95, plus tax and gratuity. 3515 than a dozen wines, with a focus on The menu includes beef dip a cooking demonstration. The mar- Wilshire Blvd. To RSVP, email grenache, syrah, mourvèdre, rous- sandies, veggie wraps, veggie Hollywood Farmers ket is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to [email protected]. sanne, marsanne and viognier. Local burgers, macaroni salad and 1 p.m. Corner of Selma and Ivar chefs will also prepare dishes featur- German potato salad. Free activi- Marketn Sunday, May 15, celebrity Avenues. www.hfm.la. ing local, farm-to-table ingredients. ties with paid admission include a baker and confectioner Valerie Santa Barbara 1170 Seventh St., Third Floor Patio, floral art demonstration from 10 OGordon from Valerie Confections Santa Monica. Tickets start at $64. a.m. to 2 p.m., where visitors can will lead a demonstration on the ‘Wacky’ wine dinner Rhone Rangers www.eventbrite.com/e/santa-bar- make floral creations. The Hollywood Farmers Market cook- he Line Hotel is offering a wine n indoor/outdoor sunset wine bara-vintners-road-trip-los-angeles- “Human Vase” living art exhibit ing stage. She will also sign her dinner on Sunday, May 15 with tasting event will be held in tickets-24661303623. showcases floral artist Alison book “Sweet.” Chef Minh Phan, Tuncommon California varietals. ASanta Monica on Wednesday, May Franchi and make-up artist formerly of Field Trip and The wines include Tessa Marie 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. The tasting is a Jennifer Aspinall. 1418 Descanso Beachwood Café, will offer a cook- 2014 Sparkling Vermentino, Santa unique opportunity to sample some Rose Festival at Drive, (818)949-4290. ing demo. Chef Brendan Collins, of Barbara County; Lieu Dit 2015 of the Santa Barbara region’s top Birch will sign his book “Cooking, Melon Municipal 2014 Counoise, wines and chat with winemakers in Descansoelebrate America’s Gardens favorite See restaurant news page 19 Blokes & Artichokes” and will lead Santa Barbara County; Toccata an intimate setting. A portion of the Cflower at a two-day festival

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or years I have driven along top and shredded cheese. Sunset Boulevard and Winemaker Andrew Quin paired noticed Eveleigh restaurant, this with a dark cherry-colored making a mental note to dine there. Hentley Farm shiraz. Notes of FWhen I received an invitation to a black currant and licorice added multi-course wine dinner prepared complexity to balance the fruit by the Executive Chef Jared Levy, intensity of this wine. and paired with five different Quin explained that Hentley Australian wines from Hentley Farms is in the bucolic Barossa Farm Winery, I eagerly accepted By Jill Weinlein Valley, a renowned wine-produc- and looked forward to the informa- ing region in South Australia tive evening. known for its shiraz grapes. During In Australia, Eveleigh is an area the 19th-century, there was a wave in Sydney known for farmers’ and and California. of German settlers in the valley, artisans’ markets. The ambience in Perched on a hillside, Eveliegh and the previous owner, Otto the Eveleigh in Los Angeles is rus- offers lovely views of the city and Kasper, used a cutting from a secret tic, country clapboard farm. Owner glimmering lights, especially from shiraz clone and nurtured it by Nick Mathers acquired many of the their back room where our dinner hand using organic practices. The items displayed in the restaurant was hosted. A charcuterie plate of red wines from this region are from various antique stores. meats, cheeses, olives and bread known for their distinctive full photo by Jill Weinlein The restaurant is known for its was served with a Hentley Farm body and spice notes. interesting wine list from wineries rosé. Its vibrant pomegranate color The entrée was a surf-and-turf The braised kale and rainbow chard salad is topped with an egg and producing fewer than 1,000 cases had the aroma of raspberry, straw- paired with two wines known as shredded parmesan which combine to make a rich and creamy dressing. from geographical origins in berry and orange blossoms. This is Beauty and Beast. A hanger steak Australia, New Zealand, France an ideal summer wine with a fresh was plated with roasted corn, character, the Beast is a big and After the first sip, the fruit forward finish. vibrant fuschsia breakfast radish, bold wine, yet has a beautiful soft wine offered a soft, beautifully bal- The restaurant is known for Chef Provençal green garlic pistou and side with “grippy tannins,” he said. anced elegance. Levy’s American and European spicy arugula. The Hentley Farm Both of these wines are known for As I left the restaurant through farm-to-table plates, like the salad Beauty evoked raspberry and their mystique, history, romance of the lively bar and kitchen area, I of wild foraged leaves from blackberry on the nose, and flavors the label and quality of the fruit. noticed an exquisite burger with Oregon glazed with anchovy vinai- of baking spice and white pepper. A plate of Spanish style patatas fries waiting for a server to deliver grette, shredded grana padano The fine tannins and acidity went bravas made with fried russet pota- to a guest. The burgers here are cheese and topped with bread- well with the steak. toes, a pinch of sea salt, and sprin- made with a selection of dry-aged crumbs. Bowls of warm and Chef Levy started cooking in kle of chili pepper aioli was a cuts of beef and enhanced with crunchy wheatberries are textured Los Angeles at Providence and is a hearty side dish. tomato-currant relish, cheddar, with cashews, toasted sunflower bit of an expert in preparing fish. Quin presented the last wine pickle, mustard aioli and red onion. seeds, beluga lentil, bright greens, He filleted a locally caught halibut, with the dessert course consisting I made a note to come back, sit at Greek yogurt, and sugar snap peas. grilled it, and served it with sum- of a plate of cheese with a puddle the bar, and enjoy a burger with a These two salads were paired with mer squash, thyme, capers, tomato of honey near walnuts and a slice great glass of Australian wine on Hentley Farm Stray Mongrel, a and sorrel. It was drizzled with a of toasted bread. This dessert let my next visit. grenache blend with a berry nose classic, lightly acidic, ravigote the sweetness of the Clos Otto ele- $$-$$$ Open 7 days a week for and essences of nutmeg, cinnamon sauce that complemented the fish gant dessert wine shine. The Clos lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. and lavender. beautifully, as did a glass of Otto vineyard yields low quantities There is valet parking or a pay-to- Another salad was a braised Hentley Farm ‘Beast.’ Quin told us and have an ultra rich perfume of park lot is available across the photo by Jill Weinlein Tuscan kale and rainbow chard that this wine spends 20 months in black currant, blueberry, clove and street. 8752 Sunset Blvd. Australian Hentley Farms Wines served with a warm egg yolk on old and new oak. Like the fabled dark caramel enticing the nose. (424)239-1630.

New spring menu at The District by Hannah An he District by Hannah An is launching a new spring menu Tinspired by An’s mother – seasonal traditional Vietnamese cooking with a modern twist. The new spring menu – which includes items added to the lunch, dinner and brunch menus – features fresh, light dishes incorporating traditional Coming Saturday, May 28 Vietnamese herbs with An’s secret Weekend Scenic Tour aboard our sauce recipes. The dishes have An’s Special Steam Train! signature modern umami flavors. Limited Seating! Book Now! They include Vietnamese herb bone photo courtesy of The Disrict by Hannah An marrow with charred onion, comte A new item on the spring menue at The Ditrict by Hannah An is foie gras cheese and herbs; oven roasted oys- French toast with almond butter, maple syrup and spicy guava puree. ters with Vietnamese herbs with bacon, gruyere, shallots and Hailing from the Crustacean beer and well cocktails from noon to Hannah’s garlic-lime sauce; imper- Beverly Hills hospitality family, the 7 p.m. on weekdays. 351 N. Fairfax ial spicy beef bun bo which is an restaurant is An’s first solo endeav- Ave., (323)591-0094. Saturday, May 21 authentic Vietnam holiday soup, or and an expression of her native spicy beef lemongrass broth and Vietnam. An uses fresh, local pro- Board 6:15 pm • Depart 6:30 pm • Return 9:30 pm spices; shaken wok chicken with duce and seafood, and the menu fresh herbs, veggies and mush- showcases recipes discovered dur- Knuckle & Claw opens “A Night Train to Murder” rooms in a traditional Vietnamese ing her travels throughout the coun- in Santa Monica Enjoy a first class, 3 course dinner while solving a murder mystery! herb sauce; and foie gras French try. 8722 W. Third St., (310)278- Full Bar Service on Board toast with almond butter, maple 2345, www.thedistrictbyha.com. ilver Lake’s popular seafood syrup and spicy guava puree. The mecca Knuckle & Claw has menu will also be featured at “The Sopened a second West location in Sunday, May 29 District Live,” a weekly musical Santa Monica. Customers will find dinner theater series curated by Plan Check Fairfax their favorite dishes as well as new The Zombie Hunter Paint Ball Train partners Billboard and The $6 signatures ones including a larger selection of Hollywood Reporter. The series is oysters and house-made whoopie Visit www.fwry.com for tickets & information produced by Joey Sapone with arti- njoy exclusive dishes for $6 pies. Try the new seafood topped sanal bottle service by Loft & Bear from noon to 4 p.m. every salad and blue crab bites. The Vodka. An’s restaurant offers a din- EMonday through Friday at Plan restaurant has an oyster bar in the ing experience that arouses the five Check Fairfax. Daily specials front and picnic tables in the back. senses and introduces guests to a include the Plan Check burger, ble- Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., contemporary interpretation of tra- uprint burger, southern fry and the Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. ditional Vietnamese flavors. signature pastrami nosh. Plan Check to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Fairfax will also take $2-off all draft 2715 Main St., (310)399-9939. 20 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

Dancers society recognizes LACOThe Los Angelespresents Chamber commissioned work by Aucoin Orchestra (LACO) presents the world premiere of “Evidence” by contributions to the craft composer, conductor and poet Matthew Aucoin, who will conduct his work on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane conducts the remainder of the program, which showcases pianist Marc-André Hamelin, who will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major. The program ends with Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major. As the concluding program of LACO’s 2015-16 Orchestral Series, the con- certs mark the final appearances of LACO’s principal oboe Allan Vogel and principal flute David Shostac, photo courtesy of Todd Rosenberg Photography who are retiring after 85 years of combined service to the orchestra. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra spotlights composer Matthew Additionally, USC Thornton Aucoin during concerts on May 14 and 15. School of Music students Joanna Lee and Philip Marten join the vio- and LACO. new work from the composer’s ear- lin sections for the concerts as part LACO commissioned Aucoin to liest ideas to the finished composi- photo by Nathan Sternfeld of the LACO-Thornton Strings create the work as part of its tion. The Professional Dancers Society (PDS) recently held its Gypsy Mentorship Program, now in its “Sound Investment” program, initi- Tickets start at $27. The Alex Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Choreographers Carl sixth year. Lee and Marten won the ated during Kahane’s tenure 15 Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Jablonski and Kevin Carlisle received PDS Choreography Awards. opportunity in a mock orchestral years ago to engage audiences with Blvd., Glendale. Royce Hall is Actor and entertainer Dick Van Dyke (pictured) received the Dance audition for strings last year as part developing new works. It gives located at 340 Royce Drive, on the Legacy Award. Singer, dancer and choreographer Paula Abdul was of the mentorship program, a audiences a rare opportunity to cre- UCLA campus. For information, also recognized for her contributions to dance. For information, visit unique collaboration between ate a legacy in music and observe call (213)622-7001, or visit www.professionaldancerssociety.org. USC’s Thornton School of Music first-hand the development of a www.laco.org.

BHBA to recognize Miller HistoricFriends of Griffith Anza Park, the Expedition Los bers, the expedition’s re-enacted goal was to Arizona in Griffith to the San Francisco Park Bay Angeles Department of Recreation establish the Spanish empire’s area. Since 2011, the Friends of and Parks and the National Park northernmost settlement at San Griffith Park organization has been atThe annual Beverly Hills awards Bar dinner Service will celebrate the 240th Francisco Bay. involved in an initiative to enhance Association’s (BHBA) anniversary of the historic 1,200- In February 1776, the expedition Griffith Park’s four-mile portion of Entertainment Law Section will mile Anza Expedition with an inau- reached El Rio de Los Angeles, the trail. honor Darrell D. Miller as the gural re-enactment horseback ride camping near the site of present day The reenactment will be held in 2016 Entertainment Lawyer of in Griffith Park on Saturday, May Griffith Park. Continuing north, Griffith Park’s Crystal Springs the Year at the organization’s 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dozens of Anza’s party established San Jose Picnic Area, 4730 Crystal Springs annual awards dinner on volunteer re-enactors in period cos- and San Francisco, and created the Drive. The free event also includes Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at tume, including many on horse- foundation of modern California. a heritage festival, historical cook- The Beverly Hilton Hotel. back, will participate. In 1990, Congress created the ing and cultural demonstrations, Miller is chair of the national In fall 1775, a company of sol- Juan Bautista de Anza National music and dance. Participants are entertainment department at Fox diers, their wives and children left Historic Trail to honor the expedi- encouraged to bring picnics, and Rothschild LLP, managing part- present-day Arizona under the com- tion’s legacy. The National Park refreshments will be available for ner of the firm’s Los Angeles mand of Capt. Juan Bautista de Service oversees the trail, which purchase. For information, visit offices and author of “The 16th Anza. With more than 240 mem- runs 1,200 miles from Nogales, www.friendsofgriffithpark.org. Minute of Fame: An Insider’s photo by Bradford Rogne Guide for Maintaining Success Darrell D. Miller will be honored Beyond 15 Minutes of Fame.” He is nationally recognized for as the 2016 Entertainment innovative strategies to build Lawyer of the Year. Community mourns death of actor William Schallert effective brands for clients. SAG-AFTRA members are more years of board service. I am The evening includes musical field of entertainment law,” said mourning the death on May 8 of especially pleased that Bill lived tributes to Miller featuring three BHBA Entertainment Law actor William Schallert, who long enough to see the SAG- of his Grammy Award-winning Section chair Leigh Leshner. served as president of Screen AFTRA merger become a reality, clients, including rapper, actor “Darrell’s background as a singer Actors Guild from 1979–1981. as he was one of the pioneers of and entrepreneur Ludacris; and performer, along with more Schallert was 93. that effort.” singer, songwriter and producer than two decades of experience His most memorable regular Schallert appeared in hundreds Donald Lawrence; and actress in entertainment law, give him a role was as the TV father of anoth- of film, television and theater pro- and recording artist Brandy unique perspective and the abili- er future SAG president – Patty ductions for over 65 years. He was Norwood. Proceeds from the ty to see the big picture while Duke – on “The Patty Duke recruited to run for the Screen event support the BHBA’s educa- focusing on creating highly suc- Show.” From 1985–1987, he Actors Guild board in 1974 by tion and community outreach cessful brands for his clients.” served with his former “TV guild co-founder and former presi- programs. Tickets are $325. The Beverly daughter” as the ninth vice presi- dent Leon Ames. “Darrell Miller is an outstand- Hilton is located at 9876 Wilshire dent of the guild. His character, Elected to the guild presidency ing attorney whose innovative Blvd. For tickets and informa- Martin Lane, was named by TV in 1979, Schallert led the organiza- photo courtesy of imdb.com and far-reaching strategies have tion, call (310)601-2422, or visit Guide as No. 39 on the list of 50 tion through the TV/theatrical Actor and former SAG president had a tremendous impact on the www.bhba.org. “Greatest TV Dads of All Time.” strike of July-October 1980, tak- “Bill Schallert’s remarkable ing on the issues of home video William Schallert passed away on career put him in the rare position and pay TV. After the strike, May 8. of being able to understand actors Schallert lost his 1981 bid for a at all levels of the business,” said second term to actor Ed Asner. the Screen Actors Guild ‘Pacific Bridge’ concert celebrates SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Still, there was renewed impetus Foundation’s John L. Dales Carteris. “He worked virtually for merger with the American Scholarship Fund, Producer- every SAG contract, he enjoyed Federation of Television and Screen Actors Guild Pension and AsianLos Angeles Pacific City Councilman Americanborn rapper, heritage comedienne and working with movie stars and Radio Artists, and Schallert Health Plan, and the Motion David Ryu, 4th District, and the city actress Awkwafina, L.A. hip hop background performers, he was a became chair of the first Joint Picture and Television Fund. From of Los Angeles present “Pacific artist Dumbfoundead, San Diego’s series regular and an un-credited SAG-AFTRA Merger Committee. 1977–79, he was a governor of the Bridge,” a family-friendly concert urban reggae group Tribal Theory bit player. He turned this knowl- More than 30 years later, an ecsta- Academy of Motion Picture Arts on Saturday, May 21 from 6 to 9 and the folk-driven band Run River edge and experience into service tic Schallert was present at the and Sciences, and served on the p.m. on the steps of Los Angeles North. for his fellow actors. Despite lead- guild’s national headquarters on Academy’s Actors’ Branch City Hall. The event is free and open to the ing the union during a very diffi- March 30, 2012, when the merger Executive Committee until June The concert is the finale of Los public. Los Angeles City Hall is cult time, Bill maintained his with AFTRA occurred. 1991. Angeles Asian Pacific American located at 200 N. Spring St. For integrity and commitment, a com- In addition to his Guild presi- Schallert is survived by his four Heritage Month. The concert information, visit www.apahm.lac- mitment that extended into many dency, he also served as trustee of sons and seven grandchildren. includes performances by Queens- ity.org Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 21 May12, 2016 HRC names Davis of L.A. LGBT Center to fellowship program

The Human Rights Campaign and strategy skills, as well as make nect and speak with other young (HRC) Foundation, the educational valuable contacts in the advocacy professionals. This cohort has arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, world to elevate their work back already inspired me to do better, gay, bisexual and transgender home.” and I’m excited about what the (LGBT) civil rights organization, Davis lives in Los Angeles, and next eight months of the fellow- announced that Thomas Davis of the is a voice and advocate for gay ship have to offer,” Davis said. Los Angeles LGBT Center has been and bisexual black men living “I’m already envisioning my selected as one of 10 outstanding, with HIV. After being diagnosed goals, and feeling confident that I young community-based leadersand with HIV in 2013, Davis wanted will be able to achieve them.” awarded a fellowship to work to end to share his story with others, let- Even as the LGBT community HIV in hard-hit U.S. communities. ting them know they are not alone continues to make extraordinary “We are thrilled to begin working and that they have the opportunity strides in equality, leaders say with this highly-committed and tal- to turn what could be a devastat- they are still facing staggering ented group of young leaders who ing experience into a positive one. rates of HIV in the U.S. – driven courtesy of the L.A. LGBT Center are absolutely critical to ending the Davis, an HRC Foundation youth by misinformation, stigma and HIV epidemic,” said Mary Beth ambassador, has spoken to audi- societal barriers to information 40 percent are engaged in medical incidence rates do not change, half Maxwell, HRC senior vice presi- ences in the U.S. and abroad, and and care, including discrimination care and only 37 percent are pre- of all black gay and bisexual men dent. “Their efforts in American has participated in several youth- and poverty. scribed antiretroviral therapy. Gay will be diagnosed with HIV within communities hardest hit by HIV are led initiatives aimed at empower- Roughly one in seven people in and bisexual men and transgender their lifetime, along with one already changing and saving lives. ing young people in the fight the U.S. do not know their HIV women of color continue to bear quarter of Latino gay and bisexual The HIV 360° program invests in against HIV. status. Of the 1.2 million the biggest HIV burden. men, and one in eleven white gay helping them develop management “I am grateful to be able to con- Americans living with HIV, only According to the CDC, if HIV and bisexual men. Governor calls for more water savings West Hollywood invites feedback in budget process

To bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor The city of West Hollywood is apply through June 30, 2018. Sixty of West Hollywood in January Edmund G. Brown Jr. this week issued an executive order that builds on preparing its upcoming two-year percent of the city’s revenues come launched a new open data portal at temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer- Operating Budget process. The city from three main sources, including data.weho.org. To view detailed term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water launched a short online budget sur- hotel tax, sales tax and property tax. information about current rev- use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California commu- vey to engage with residents, busi- The most recent fiscal year (2015- enues and expenditures, the city of nities and bans on clearly wasteful practices such as hosing off side- nesses and community members 16) budget includes $117 million in West Hollywood’s Open Data por- walks, driveways and other hardscapes. “Californians stepped up during this drought and saved more water within West Hollywood to gather expenditures. This amount includes tal includes a page dedicated to than ever before,” Brown said. “But now we know that drought is feedback about budget priorities. $83 million in General Fund expen- the budget at budget.weho.org. becoming a regular occurrence and water conservation must be a part of The city’s finance department ditures. For information about the our everyday life.” will incorporate responses from The budget focuses on five key preparation of the city’s two-year Californians have responded to the call to conserve water during the community members into budget initiatives for delivering enhanced Operating Budget or about the drought by dialing back sprinklers, replacing lawns, fixing leaky faucets planning and work-plan develop- services to constituents in the city online budget survey, contact and installing more efficient toilets and washing machines. Between ment. The survey, which takes less of West Hollywood – technology, Christine Safriet, the city of West June 2015 and March 2016, Californians reduced water use by 23.9 per- than five minutes to complete, is arts and culture, human services Hollywood’s finance senior man- cent compared with the same months in 2013 – saving enough water to available at weho.org/budgetsurvey and homelessness, community agement analyst, at (323)848- provide 6.5 million Californians with water for one year. through May 25. engagement, and enhanced east- 6467 or at [email protected]. Although the drought is less severe in some parts of California after The city of West Hollywood’s side services. People who are deaf or hearing winter rains and snow, the current drought is not over. For the fifth con- Operating Budget will cover two In an effort to increase trans- impaired can call TTY (323)848- secutive year, dry conditions persist in many areas of the state, limiting fiscal years. It will begin July 1 and parency and provide data, the city 6496. drinking water supplies in some communities, reducing the amount of water for agricultural production and environmental habitat and severe- ly depleting groundwater basins. The executive order calls for long-term Becerra announces $1.7M for homeless programs in Los Angeles improvements to local drought preparation across the state and directs the State Water Resources Control Board to develop proposed emer- Congressman Xavier Becerra million in Tier 2 Continuum of investments. The latest homeless gency water restrictions for 2017 if the drought persists. (CA-34), Chairman of the House Care (CoC) grants to a variety of count figures show that we’ve California droughts are expected to be more frequent and persistent, Democratic Caucus and represen- homeless housing and service made important gains in reducing as warmer winter temperatures driven by climate change reduce water tative for downtown Los Angeles, programs in Los Angeles County. veteran and family homelessness held in the Sierra Nevada snowpack and result in drier soil conditions. announced that the U.S. “Every dollar we can secure to – but we have much work to do Recognizing these new conditions, the executive order directs perma- Department of Housing and help homeless Angelenos is a and we can’t let up. At the federal nent changes to use water more wisely and efficiently and prepare for Urban Development (HUD) win,” Becerra said. “As recent level, I will keep working so that more frequent, persistent periods of limited supply. awarded $1.7 million in federal homelessness plans by the city of we remain committed to helping The administration will seek public input in the coming months on grants to local homeless pro- Los Angeles and county of Los our fellow Angelenos get the new water conservation and efficiency standards called for in this exec- grams. Angeles show, tackling this issue housing and services they need to utive order. Overall, HUD awarded $15.8 will require significant long-term get off the streets.”

against the transgender communi- Meister said. The city enacted a taxpayer-funded travel to states that community has influenced the ty.” gender-neutral bathroom law in discriminate against transgender hearts and minds, if not the fiducia- West Hollywood Mayor Lauren 2015 and had previously appointed people, California is directly taking ry responsibility, of those govern- RightsFrom page 1 Meister said the federal and state one of the first transgendered advi- money away from those govern- ments, I think the states that put moves are a step in the right direc- sory boards in the country. ments and the businesses they rep- pressure on state legislatures can tion. The city of West Hollywood “We are totally in support of our resent. have a similar affect,” Garcia said. has been at the forefront of the transgendered community,” Garcia highlighted the impact of Garcia also praised the Justice he was “proud” to support the mea- issue, Meister said. In April, the city Meister said. “We feel it is our role Indiana’s Religious Freedom Department and Lynch for the suit. sures, AB 1732 and AB 1887. passed an ordinance that suspends as a local government to protect the Restoration Act, which gave busi- It shows that the federal govern- “This week, California sent a “official travel” to North Carolina, rights of our constituents. We nesses the greenlight to discrimi- ment will not support state-spon- strong message to North Carolina and directs the city to review any oppose discriminatory laws.” nate against their LGBT customers. sored discrimination, he said. and any other state, business, or contracts with businesses based in Dave Garcia, director of policy at One economic impact study found- “What they did yesterday is his- individual seeking to discriminate North Carolina. the Los Angeles LGBT Center, said ed the state missed out on nearly toric and will go down as a historic against LGBT individuals,” Bloom That ordinance marked a contin- the California state legislation $60 million in revenue because of moment for the LGBT community said. “I will continue to oppose uation of West Hollywood’s efforts could have an impact on North that legislation. and the transgendered community unjust and prejudiced policies to protect its transgender citizens, Carolina’s policies. By restricting “In the same way the business more specifically,” he said.

She became involved with the deteriorate,” she said while West to balance different agencies like Hollywood Boulevard. neighborhood councils during a time Hollywood and Beverly Hills benefit tourism, entertainment, film, restau- “That’s a big issue,” she said. when Hollywood tried to secede from keeping the taxes their hotels rants, hotels, residential and more. “Hollywood and Highland has kind HeroesFrom page 3 from Los Angeles, which she said and other major industries collect – She added that she doesn’t think of become our Time Square, but came from all the years that instead of being sent to Los Angeles. there is much momentum for anoth- there are still residents living adja- Hollywood was overlooked by She said it was private businesses er secession movement and that she cent to the boulevard.” downtown. like CIM that made big efforts to try hasn’t heard of anything starting. Actress, singer, activist, author for 12 years, and she was just re- “That’s a battle I’ve been fighting to help the community before the city She said it’s great to see the and producer Nichelle Nichols elected this month. It’s the largest for many years,” she said. did, that led to the revitalization of neighborhood thriving, but now received the 2016 Mary Pickford of the 96 councils in the greater Los “Hollywood is a brand that moves the neighborhood. their attention turns to a balance Angeles area, serving more than mountains and one of the brands that “Now the chamber is making a big between support for good tourism Award. Nichols is the first African 100,000 stakeholders. She has been bring people to Los Angeles, let alone effort to work with neighborhood and preserving quality of life for American woman to have her hand- an activist in the area for even California. It needs caretaking.” councils to balance all the goals of residents by preventing bad prints imbedded at the TCL longer, stemming from her efforts She was involved with and has the community,” she explained. tourism. For example, the tour Chinese Theatre in 1991. Other to preserve and strengthen seen West Hollywood be successful, She said the chamber has reached buses, which have multiplied over heroes included Jeff Briggs, neigh- Hollywood – the neighborhood and wanted to see Hollywood out and started holding meetings the past few years, often create borhood prosecutor Jackie Lawson where she grew up and has lived restored in the same way. with the five Hollywood area neigh- safety issues on residential roads and the Children’s Hospital Los almost her whole life. “It’s not fair to see Hollywood borhood councils to work together near Mulholland Drive or near Angeles. 22 May 12, 2016 Park Labrea News/Beverly Press

Shelley Wagers, with the group “Mansionization No More McMansions in Los Angeles, said earlier this month FromPlanning BMO page 1Commission to consider BMO this year was one of the that the new draft raises concerns ed the planning staff to reform the changes, and community mem- Planning, said the draft BMO was major issues that I in terms of effectively closing failed BMO. After the first drafted bers are requesting that this ordi- updated in response to public promised to work loopholes and that it introduces a updates were released, city staff nance address the most pressing comments and staff analysis and on. Our neighbor- level of complexity the group collected public comment and concerns and impacts of mansion- the first draft was more focused thinks can make the ordinance released the second draft in April. ization and hillside development,” on reducing floor area ratio (FAR) hoods are under more difficult to understand, more The second draft varies from the the letter continued. as a strategy to address mansion- siege. Every day difficult to enforce and “easier to first draft and allows more leeway Ryu said he heard back from the ization. The new draft “gets more we wait, homes game.” for developers, according to planning department and said they into bulk and mass through some are torn down and The public is invited to learn activists and now Ryu and Koretz, are well aware of the concerns and tools that shape where the build- more about the proposed amend- who urged the planning depart- will try to incorporate them as the ing can go on a lot,” while still mansions are ment and testify at public hear- ment to revise the draft BMO to process moves forward. He added including FAR reductions, he being built.” ings. For information and details achieve its original goal. that the department will direct said. “The planning department additional staff to “to push this as He explained that the new draft on the draft BMO, visit cityplan- should revert to the original goal fast as we can” to update the proposes eliminating certain ceil- -Councilman David Ryu ning.lacity.org. Written comments of protecting neighborhoods,” the BMO and to establish Interim ing exemptions and reducing 4th District may also be submitted directly to letter read. Control Ordinances (ICO) for exemptions for features like Niall Huffman at The councilmen asked that the neighborhoods in the district. One porches or patios. Compared to Valley. The BMO is a citywide NeighborhoodConservation@lac- department reinstate certain of the first motions he introduced the first draft, the ordinance also ordinance in which we are trying ity.org. A final public meeting will aspects that were established in after taking office was to establish eliminates all 20 percent bonus to weigh these factors citywide.” be held at 7 p.m. on May 16 at the prior revisions in regards to additional ICOs. options for larger homes in R-1 He said many of the comments Marvin Braude Center, rooms 1a they received so far at the public bonuses for increased building “Mansionization was one of the zones. and 1b, at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. size, “by-right” grading major issues that I promised to “We are trying to balance the meetings focus on the push to After the staff-level public meet- allowances and certain floor area work on,” he said. “Our neighbor- variety of different conditions that include the size of the garage in and basement exemptions. hoods are under siege. Every day we find out there,” he said. “What the calculation of a site’s total ings, the Planning Commission “After considerable public we wait, homes are torn down and [characteristics] may be appropri- FAR. will consider the amendment at a comment and participation, it is mansions are being built.” ate in terms of garage placement “That’s something we’re going subsequent public hearing and clear that there is overwhelming Nick Maricich, senior planner in Mid-Wilshire might be differ- to be taking another look at,” he make a recommendation to the support for more restrictive with the Department of City ent for a neighborhood in the West said. city council’s PLUM committee.

ServiceFrom Clinic page helps1 100 homeless each clinic

“The growing number of home- ly one month. middle of Hollywood. Every year, less youth in Hollywood, and “[The homeless youth citation we serve thousands of homeless across our city, is a continuing crisis clinic] is extremely important youth and help them get off the we must all address,” Feuer said. because it removes one of the major streets of L.A.” “This citation clinic, focused on barriers for youth. Citations can be Additional service providers at homeless youth, is designed to removed, and it lets them focus on the clinic included the Los Angeles empower them to break the cycle of bettering themselves,” Barnwell Conservation Corps, which offered homelessness and get them on a added. “I know a lot of people who information on job training; Los path to a brighter future.” could benefit from this.” Angeles Homeless Services The City Attorney’s Office, in Barnwell stayed with friends and Authority and DMH Housing partnership with Los Angeles found Covenant House of Services, which provided resources County, has been holding citation California online. The organization on housing; Step Up On Second clinics for homeless individuals for helped him get back on his feet. He and My Friend’s Place, which the past year, including one in now has a place to stay and works linked people with mental heath January in Hollywood. Feuer added for the Hollywood Homeless Youth services; and the Los Angeles photo by Edwin Folven that future clinics for homeless Partnership, an organization based LGBT Center, which provided City Attorney Mike Feuer and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talk about how youth are planned in Venice, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles information for LGBT homeless valuable homeless citation clinics are for Angelenos. Sylmar and Long Beach. that links homeless individuals to youth. Approximately 100 people are services. Jess Nuñez and Martha Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District, also LGBT youth, kicked out of their served at each clinic, Feuer said. In Ami Rowland, associate execu- Gonzalez, of the Los Angeles praised the clinic and Covenant homes. There is nothing more addition to traffic citations, the clin- tive director of Covenant House of LGBT Center’s Youth Center on House of California’s work. He important than doing whatever we ics offer help with citations for mis- California, said the nonprofit Highland, said homelessness said the city is committed to can to ensure these Angelenos have demeanor crimes such as loitering, worked with other service among LGBT youth is alarming. addressing youth homelessness and the foundation for stability and a drinking in public and sleeping on providers to inform people about Many LGBT youth are afraid to working with the City Attorney’s successful life.” sidewalks. the citation clinic. Although it tar- appear before a judge because they Office on the citation clinics. O’Farrell added that he is also Daley Barnwell, a Baltimore geted homeless youth, homeless fear discrimination, Gonzalez “They don’t need some minor working on a program to secure native who moved to Los Angeles individuals of any age were wel- added. The citation clinic gave infraction hanging over their heads jobs for youth from Covenant in 2013 and ended up homeless, comed. them an opportunity to move for- when they are trying to get their House of California at the nearby said the citation clinic is an impor- Rowland added that outreach is ward. lives together. It’s a great way to Target store at Sunset Boulevard tant resource for young people an important part of Covenant “A lot of people in the LGBT help homeless youth,” O’Farrell and Western Avenue now that the seeking to get their lives back on House of California’s mission. The community don’t feel comfortable said. “I am pleased to partner with city has cleared the way for con- track. organization provides emergency going to court so they don’t take our city attorney, Covenant House struction on the store to resume. Barnwell said he made arrange- shelter, housing, case management care of tickets,” she added. “I think and other supportive services in For information on future cita- ments for a job and a place to stay and numerous other services. [the citation clinic] is important Hollywood to provide this incredi- tion clinics or getting involved, call before coming to California, but the “It’s the first time we have had it because not a lot of [programs] ble resource to the most vulnerable (213)978-1937, email plans fell through and he found here, and this is a good spot,” focus on LGBT youth.” in our community. Far too often we [email protected], or visit himself homeless for approximate- Rowland said. “We are right in the Los Angeles City Councilman see young people, particularly www.lacityattorney.org.

“It doesn’t matter what your veterans contact the Veterans do that.” injury is, you can drive these Administration to inquire about The 2016 Purple Heart Run things,” Huffman said, who drives vehicle grants. The VA will help stops at TCL Chinese Theatre on PurpleFrom page 1 Heart an outfitted Ford F-350. them through the process and Saturday from 1-3 p.m. For infor- The Purple Heart Run will con- Military Order of the Purple mation, visit purpleheart.org. clude in Washington, D.C., on Hearts is there to serve as a May 29, Tidwell said. At that resource. Answers From Page 16 Ford F-150 Super Cab pickup point, he and Huffman plan to He said veterans also have to truck. This year’s campaign, which hand the keys over to Marine believe in themselves and push is run by the Military Order of the Lance Cpl. Nicholas Thom, a bi- themselves past their limits. Purple Heart and has the theme of lateral amputee who served in the Huffman recalls a time where he “Freedom is Mobility,” takes Afghanistan War. didn’t think he could complete the Huffman and fellow veteran Joe “We’re hoping he will get to normal, everyday activities he Huffman Tidwell on a cross-country trip cov- drive his new truck in the could before his injury. Now he’s ering more than 30 cities in 20 disabled veterans. The vehicle Washington, D.C., Memorial Day able to take his son to the movies, states. The trip began in Mount contains equipment valued at more parade,” said Tidwell, who com- ride four-wheelers and, most Vernon, Virginia, on May 2, and than $20,000, including an auto- pleted two tours in Vietnam and importantly, be independent. will include local events in Los matic seat that drops down to level currently serves as national home- “You’re telling yourself that you Angeles County this weekend. of a wheelchair and a crane to lift less veterans coordinator for the can’t do it,” Huffman said. “But Huffman and Tidwell are show- the wheelchair into a camper shell Military Order of the Purple Heart. you have to push past it. You have casing a pickup truck outfitted for on the back. Huffman recommends disabled to try it to see if you can actually Park Labrea News/Beverly Press 23 May 12, 2016

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