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from page 3 opers to install fine art of a designated value at their properties or contribute to the public fine art fund in lieu of installing art on site. The sculpture will be part of a sculpture garden featuring Yayoi Kusama’s Hymn of Life: Tulips and the Roxy Paine’s Erratic. The Roxy Paine piece is located at the corner of Crescent Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. It will be relocated to the west toward corner of Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard, said Hunt-Coffey. The Fine Art Commission authorized the cost of a company to relocate the piece at its Oct. 18 meeting. Restoration on the Kusama piece will begin Nov. 5. The piece was under a 10year warranty by the manufacturer, who will be restoring the piece at no charge, said Hunt-Coffey.

the rest of the league for HOOPSWORLD. com. He said he’s looking at a hectic schedule in the next month because the Clippers and Lakers have the most home games in November “My goal is to write the best Laker coverage out there,” he said. Pincus also works with his siblings at Bob Gail Special Events, a family-owned company that began in 1978 as a talentbooking company. Pincus said the company has grown tremendously since his childhood into a full scale event planning company offering services from planning events for bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate meetings and TV and film studios.

Beverly Hills resident writes historical fiction tale
Sandra Ramos O’Briant’s first novel, The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood, is a historical fiction novel set around two wealthy and prominent sisters during the Mexican -American War in Santa Fe, N.M. “There’s all of this history behind it and no one had written how the influx of men has affected the women in New Mexico,” she said. “There’s a strong emphasis on sisterhood: the Sandoval sisters but also sisterhoods that form whenever women get together -- nuns, prostitutes in a brothels, and the women in the streets worried about their husbands, brothers, and sons thrown in jail by Americans.” Though her book is historical fiction, she said some of her inspiration came from a family tale. “In an old family tale, my mother told me of people heading west on the Santa Fe Trail,” she said. “Two Anglo children were adopted by the Sandoval sisters. My grandma was a Sandoval. I couldn’t find any proof of it, so I decided I would make up the story.” Her novel is written about three sisters before they adopted the children and their upbringing in Santa Fe. Alma runs off to Texas with her young lover to escape an arranged marriage with an older man. When she leaves, her younger sister Pilar takes her place at the altar. The Mexican-American War begins and Santa Fe is invaded. Oratoria, the eldest, was adopted into the family Sandoval at the age of 5. The story is told from each of the sisters’ point of view as they document events in diaries, as had been the practice of the Sandoval family for hundreds of years. The story also touches on superstition and includes an element of witchcraft and voodoo, O’Briant said. “When people don’t understand something or feel oppressed or are losing their land, livelihood and loved ones, they turn and pick a target,” she said. The book, which she has been working on for 12 years, is the first of a family saga. The next book is centered on the two adopted children who inherit the Sandoval legacy. The first chapter of the second book is called, “First we were O’Reilly’s.” O’Briant is married to former Board of Education member Gerald Lunn. Though this is O’Briant’s first novel, her short stories have been featured in various anthologies and online journals. O’Briant’s book launch was on Oct. 7 at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. She calls and skypes into book clubs across the country. For more information or to receive book discussion questions, you can e-mail her at sandra@thesecretofoldblood.com. 1884, what began as a jewelry shop is now a global luxury brand which sells handbags, fragrances, and watches. The plaque will join 19 others on the sidewalk on Rodeo Drive. Past recipients include Diana Vreeland, Missoni, Iman, Fred Hayman, Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, Cartier, Valentino Garavani, Manolo Blahnik, James Galanos, Gianni and Donatella Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Edith Head, James Acheson, Milena Canonero, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino and Tom Ford. The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style is an on-going award, which began in 2003 is selected by the Rodeo Drive Committee and the City of Beverly Hills honors style legends for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment. Giorgio Armani was the first inductee.

John Ingle Memorial Tribute to be held on Sat., Oct 27
A memorial tribute for drama teacher and actor John Ingle will be held in Beverly High’s K.L.Peters Auditorium Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ingle, who John Ingle was 84, passed away Sept. 16. Many of his former students are expected to perform, including Maria McKee E.G. Daily, Patrick Cassidy and Joely Fisher. “General Hospital” cast members are also expected to attend. John Ingle’s daughters Jennifer, Jessica, Melanie and Chrissy will attend with their children. The event is being coordinated by the PTSA, BHEF, Principal Carter Paysinger and Beverly High choral director Joel Pressman. BHEF Chairman Jonathan Prince said the proposed tribute came about after learning from one of Ingle’s daughters that Ingle’s grandchildren only knew of Ingle’s career as an actor and not of a teacher. Before joining the General Hospital cast as Edward Quartermaine in 1993, Ingle was a drama teacher at Beverly High from 1964 to 1985 and for almost a decade prior at Hollywood High School.

Beverly High alum hired as “Los Angeles Times” Lakers Now blogger
Eric Pincus is the new Lakers Now blogger for the Los Angeles Times for the 20122013 season. “There’s a lot to learn as far as how the L.A. Times works,” said Pincus, a Eric Pincus 1989 Beverly High graduate. “It’s a great team there and I’m just learning what my role is and how to make the blog my own.” Pincus recalls attending Laker games at the forum and his father screaming at the television game when Magic Johnson played against Larry Bird. “Growing up in Beverly Hills, it’s hard not to be a Laker fan,” he said. “I have a great appreciation for the Clippers and entire game. I can write or talk about any team at any given moment. [This job] is a chance to do something I love to do and get compensated for it.” As senior NBA writer at HOOPSWORLD. com, where he has worked for the past 10 years, Pincus said he would write about the Lakers probably a few times a month when something interesting would happen. With his new gig at the Lakers Now, Pincus will be blogging about the team about five times a day. Pincus, whose first day was Sunday when the Lakers fell to the Kings 99-92, said it had been one of his goals going to get his name in the printed publication. He achieved this goal by Monday morning with a contributing by-line in an article by Mike Bresnahan, the Los Angeles Times Lakers beat writer. Readers can expect Laker coverage at both a micro and macro-view, said Pincus. To frequently update the blog, he might look at individual player’s statistics, a set of plays or five minutes in a game or offer a larger perspective about how the Lakers fit into the league financially and possible future trades. He will continue to cover the Clippers and

Beverly High hosts student film festival
Beverly High will be accepting submissions for its first student film festival from Feb. 4 to Feb. 15. Student films may be between one to seven minutes with a school appropriate topic. The festival is open to other school districts. Interested applicants can pick up forms in House A at Beverly High. Submissions may be dropped off at Beverly High or mailed in to: BHHS Student Film Festival, Attn: House A, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Films will be screened at an award ceremony on April 24, 2013 in Beverly High’s Salter Theater. First, second and third prize films will be awarded. Daniel Dalah, Alex Hubschman and Cosimo Bocchi, members of the Beverly High movie making club are organizers of the event. Dalah has screened films at festivals in southern California and won an award in the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival for his short, “One More Brother.” For more information, email BHHSfilmfest@gmail. com.

Bvlgari to be inducted into Rodeo Drive Walk of Style
Bvlgari will be the twentieth recipient of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, on Dec. 5. Nicola Bulgari, grandson of founder Sotirio Bulgari, will be presented with Nicola Bulgari a bronze plaque, which will be signed by Bulgari and include a quote before it is embedded on Rodeo Drive. Bulgari was founded in Italy by Sotirio Bulgari, a Greek silversmith. Bulgari has appeared in more than 40 films, as well as on red carpet all over the world. Founded in

BHPOA Black and White Gala to be held on Nov. 5
The Beverly Hills Police Officer’s Association will hold its 24th Annual Black and White Gala at the Beverly Hilton on Nov. 5. The silent auction will begin at 6:00pm, followed immediately by a dinner and awards ceremony. Silent and live auctions will include trips, restaurants, and jewelry. Funds raised will go to the officer’s medical trust and scholarship funds. For more information contact the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association at (310) 550-4551 or info@bhpoa.com.

Sean Combs involved in traffic accident on Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Drive
Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs, known as Diddy, was involved in a

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