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January 27, 2000

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Thefts Plague Beverly High Campus Recent high school theft left unreported to police. By Shirin Danielpour Recent construction at Beverly High has left the doors open for two thefts in the past eight months. During this period, the high school has been robbed of approximately $50,000 worth of computer equipment and a $900 VCR. According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, four thefts were reported in the BHUSD in 1999 - two of which took place at the high school. The first one was reported in April and the following theft took place a month later, which totaled $50,000 worth of computer equipment. The investigation led to the arrest of Nicolas Mosqueda. a technician who was working for one of the con- struction subcontractors at the time, on August 4, 1999. The BHPD allegedly tors of Lucent-Technology is responsi- ble. "No one is blaming Tutor Saliba, but it was done over winter break and they are ultimately in charge during that time," Bushman said. At this time there is no investigation pending and an()thcr $5,000 deductible needs to be paid by the district in order to make the replacementS.1. ' | |No one is blaming Tutor Saliba, but it was done over winter break and they are ultimately in charge during that time. || Ben Bushman, Beverly High principal found equipment in Mosqueda's house linking him to the crime at one of the ele- mentary schools. The detectives claim that although he may have been involved in the other thefts, there is no evidence linking him to those robberies. 3mce there was no one found account- able for the crimes at the high school, the district was forced to pay for the replace- ment cost through the district's insur- ance. "We have a $5,000 deductible," prin- cipal Ben Bushman said. "When we have a theft we lose." The most recent incident at the high school took place earlier this month and resulted in a missing computer and a VCR. Although there was no official police report made it is highly suspected that employees of one of the sub-contrac- The school board is concerned about the safety of the school and is taking measures to help prevent further thefts. BHUSD employees are now required toiwear I.D badges on campus, which the board claims will help decipher employees from those who don't belong on campus. "Every worker who comes on board needs to wear some kind of identification so we can hold people accountable," Barry Brucker, former president of the school board, said. "I think it sends a ter- rific message that security goes from top on down." Ben Bushman claims that they have taken several safety measures since the initial theft in April and are continuing to work diligently at preventing future thefts. Ill /ON DOUGLAS COMPANY 9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90069 1) 227 N. Rex ford Dr., Beverly Hills Exclusively Represented By: Nydia Lavine 31 0.278.9470 x212 Denny Lyons 310.278.9470 x258 Voice mail/pager 310.599.9990 Whether buying or us for a FREE no obligation consultation. Country English cottage, wonderfully kept, loads of character. 3 bed, 2 bath plus bonus room. Fireplace in the living room, original hardwood firs. under newer carpet, attic space w/potential for more living space. Good size yard w/fruit trees +++. $990,000 2) 2557 Hutton Dr., BHPO Rustic Retreat in B.H.EO 4 Bds & 3.5 Ba. Spacious liv/Rm w/fireplace plus Bonus room and wet bar. Great Canyon Views. Master w/huge fireplace and his and hers dressing rooms. Garage converted to large family room. Outdoor grassy yard and great size wood deck. Roof 4 years old, new deck 1 year old. $899,000 3) 1631 Roscomare Rd., Bel Air Bright & spacious home w/circular driveway. Open fir. plan, 3 bed & 2 bath & family room. Great size wet bar, fully equipped. Two fireplaces, kitchen w/separate bkfast area. Very pvt. backyard (rm for pool), large avocado tree, brick open-side patio. 2- car garage w/area for work station. $675,000 4) 446 S. Almont Dr., Beverly Hills Great Spanish for the money-appx. 2,000 sq. ft. of living area, 3 bed & 2 baths. Two fireplaces, family room overlooks sparkling 1-year pool. Convenient to shops & restaurants. $650,000 S) 422 S. Almont Dr., Beverly Hils Spanish style home. Prime location, close to shops. 2 bed & 1 bath. Starter home. New listing. $539,000 6) 752 N. Edgemont St. Duplex Brand new Quality Construction. 6 Bds & 4 full baths. Large family room w/high ceilings upstairs. Laundry, hookups, copper plumbing. Separate meters, two double car garages w/ finished interior walls. Quiet residential area Vacant $389,000 Q No Qualifying 2 bedroom.2 bath New paint-carpet-kitchen Fabulous view-huge balcony pool-gym 24 hour valet & switch board pool-jacuzzi library-rec room-billiard etc. 1 155 N. Lo Cleneqo #208 Westview Towers $279,900 reduced to $269,750 323.512.7333 818.416.6133 January 27-February 2, 2000 3