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Beverly Hills Education Foundation. Board of Education member Lisa Korbatov, who had announced her intent to run earlier this year, did not file for re-election until August, as reported in issue #723. John Dohm, an executive for Beverly Hills-based RealD, a company that develops technology used for 3D films using polarized light, filed for election the following week, as reported in issue #724, but later suspended his campaign. Update: Goldstein and Korbatov won the election and were sworn in December. In her speech at the Dec. 10 installment ceremony, Korbatov vowed to continue the fight against Metro. Manaster left the Board and has since applied, along with four other candidates, for a vacancy on the Planning Commission, as reported in issue #743. The chosen appficant, pending approval by the City Council at their Jan. 7 meeting, will be announced by City Clerk Byron Pope this Friday. Wallis holds dedication and ribbon-cutting [Issue #733, October] The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing known as The Wallis, opened its doors on Oct. following a dedication ceremony. The center historic 1933-constructed Beverly Hills Office, the 500-seat Goldsmith Theater, and 150-seat Lovelace Theater. The new center will t include a theater school, caft, gift shop and garden. The Wallis, still in its inaugural has presented such events as the play and a performance by the Martha Company. This month, they will shows by Les Ballets Jazz De Montr6al, St. String Quartet, and Jason and the Argonauts. Eleven more events are planned for the rest of tle inaugural season, which ends in March. A subterranean, three-level parking gargoperated by the City of Beverly Hills is now open to provide parking for the Affnenberg's future patrons and visitors to Beverly Hills. Visit for tickets and informa- tion. Commission unanimously rejects Kobor Project Building" [Issue 739, ] After the City Council unanimously autho- ]zed an agreement with the developers of Wilshire Blvd. on Oct. 22 that would llow 45% medical usage of the building, the Commission unanimously struck down application of a medical zonal overlay to Kobor Project Building on Nov. 22. Five after Commission's decision was finalized, Nancy Krasne requested a de hearing to reconsider the medical over- zone application. The council voted 4-1 to the hearing, with Mayor John Mirisch the only abstention. The de novo hearing will take place at the City Council meeting on Fri., Jan. 7. Update: As reported in issue #743, a residents meeting was held on Thurs., Dec. 19, to make the public aware of the Kobor Project Building application's return to the City Council. Thomas Javor, son-in-law of the late George Kobor, attended the meeting to speak on behalf of the Kobor family developers. The Southeast Task Force and other concerned residents will attend the de novo hearing on Jan. 7. sports l00/scores BHHS Boys' Soccer Team Defeats Banning Norman boys' basketball team edges Leuzinger. By Steven Herbert Phin Bauer scored in the seventh minute off Cole Offer's assist and on a 52nd-min- ute penalty kick as Beverly High defeated Banning, 2-1, in a first-round game South Holiday Boys' Soccer Tournament Dec. 20 at Redondo Union High School. The Pilots scored in the 62nd minute of the 70-minute game. The Normans led in shots, 5-3. Beverly Hills goalkeeper Milton Joyner made two saves. "We played very well," Norman coach Steve Rappaport said. "We really con- trolled the game." Beverly Hills had "pretty solid play by our midfield for a change," said Rappaport, singling out midfielders Sean McAlister and Miguel Ramirez for praise, along with Bauer and Jacob Price. Santa Barbara 6, Beverly Hills 0 The Normans allowed three goals in each half of the championship bracket game at South Torrance High Dec. 21. Joyner made four saves and Eduardo Ochoa three for Beverly Hills, which was outshot, 13-4. The Dons were tied for fourth in the Southern Section Division 1 poll released Dec. 16. Los Alamitos 4, Beverly Hills 1 Bauer scored on a 44th-minute penalty kick minute of the 70th-minute consola- tion bracket game to tie the score, but the Griffins scored in the 55th, 65th and 70th minutes Dec. 21 at South Torrance High. Los Alamitos took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute. The Normans led in shots 8-6. Ochoa made two saves in the second half. Joyner played the entire first half and did not make a save. "Once we made a mistake and got behind we stopped playing and working together," Rappaport said after his team fell to 3-5-2. "We're trying to solve the problem of being consistent on defense." Beverly Hills had "a number of play- ers out, but that's not a good excuse," Rappaport said. "The guys that are in there have got to do the job." Freshman midfielder Naka O'Connor and senior defender Daniel Kahn drew praise from Rappaport for their play for the Normans. Boys' Basketball Windward 60, Beverly Hills 59 The Normans led 43-39 entering the fourth quarter of a nonleague game at the Swim-Gym Dec. 20, but were outscored 21-16 over the final eight minutes. Ben Cohen led Beverly Hills with 23 points, including making nine of 10 free throws. Siavash Yektafar added 14, Trevor Bergher five, Ronan Massana and Kyle Young four each, Navid Rafalian three, Eli Sachs, Jalen Sands and Max Walder two each. Bergher and Yektafar each made a 3-point basket. MaxPreps Holiday Classic Beverly Hills 55, Leuzinger 51 The Normans outscored the Olympians 21-1 in the first quarter, then withstood their comeback attempt over the final three quarters last Thursday at Desert Hot Springs High School. Massana led Beverly Hills with 18 points, making seven of eight shots and four of five free throws. He also pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds. Yektafar added 16 points, making four 3-point baskets, Bergher nine on three 3-point baskets, Sands six, and Cohen, Nima Rafiezedah and Young two each. The Normans led 31-16 at halftime and 43-33 entering the fourth quarter. Capital Christian 62, Beverly Hills 49 The Normans led 27-25 at halftime, but were outscored 21-15 in the third quarter and 16-7 in the fourth Friday at Rancho Mirage High School. Massana scored 11 points, Cohen and Yektafar 10 each, Bergher nine, Young four, Ryan Manoocheri three and Sands two. Bergher and Yektafar both made two 3-point baskets and Massana and Manoocheri one each. Bellevue 61, Beverly Hills 57 The Normans led 29-19 at halftime, but were outscored 19-8 in the third quarter and 23-22 in the fourth in a ninth-place quarterfinal Friday at Cathedral City High School. Yektafar scored 28 points, making 16 of 18 free throws and two 3-point baskets. Bergher and Massana added eight each, Cohen seven, Manoocheri and Sands three each. Bergher made two 3-point baskets and Manoocheri one. Issaquah 68, Beverly Hills 57 The Normans trailed 40-38 entering the fourth quarter and were outscored 28-19 in the fourth quarter of a 13th-place semifinal Saturday at College of the Desert. Beverly Hills led 17-16 at the end of the first quarter and 28-27 at halftime. Yektafar scored 23 points, making all eight of his free throws and three 3-point baskets. Brandon Neman added 11, Bergher nine, Cohen and Young six each, and Massana and Rafalian one each. Bergher and Neman also each made three 3-point baskets. Steven Herbert has covered Beverly Hills High School sports for the Beverly Hills Weekly since 1999. He has also cov- ered college and professional sports for The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. He can be reached at (310) 275-7943 or by email at stvher- January 2- January 8, 2014 Page 7