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briefs cont. from page 2 time frame," Sisemore said. During the summer window, a water line along the LA Country Club will be rerouted down Santa Monica Blvd. and up Merv Griffin Way and reconnecting Wilshire Blvd. to "avoid any issue with breakage." The utility will be shut down during the summer session, and the new line is projected for use in Sept. While the water line along Merv Griffin Way is inside the fence line, traffic mitigation measures will need to be in place for the routes along Santa Monica and Wilshire Blvds. To address community's concerns on traffic, construction parking will be on- site and truck entry and exit will only be on Santa Monica. Workers will direct traffic appropriately. The 9900 Wilshire project will have a 13-story building on the north, and a 16-story building on the south with 233 units, according to Richard Meier and Partners Architects Principal Jim Crawford. Retail and restaurant space will be along Santa Monica with land- scaping and a public park. Employee and patron parking will be separate from residential parking. Construction is projected to take place in January 2015, with final completion in November 2017. The 9900 Wilshire project will work in coordination with the Waldorf Astoria construction project. Beverly Hills 100 Years, 100 Stories smartphone preview Get a sneak peek at Beverly Hills: 100 Years, 100 Stories by scanning this QR code with a smartphone A Beverly Hills: 100 Years, 100 Stories preview will be available for viewing at the Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party on Sunday. 100 Years, 100 Stories is an oral and visual history of the City of Beverly Hills. The first episode will show the first natives who inhabited Beverly Hills' land thousands of years ago, to the movie stars who pushed for the City's inde- pendence. Learn the significance of the statue in the electric fountain at Beverly Gardens Park, and the public art sculp- ture, Celluloid, by Merrell Cage, which is located on Olympic Boulevard at Beverly Drive. "It will inform our visitors and resident celebrants why we are celebrating our independence in April, and give people something to do while waiting to ride the ferris wheel and eat cake," Beverly Hills resident and 100 Years, 100 Stories film- maker Phil Savenick said. The QR code will direct you immedi- ately to the video link to watch on your smartphone. Postcards with the QR code will be passed out during the Beverly Hills Centennial Block Party on Sunday. Visit www.beverlyhillshistoricalsoci- ety.org for more information. Hebroni meets life-saving donor Entz from Germany Frank Hebroni and Peter Entz Through the "Be the Match" program, Frank Hebroni met his life-saving donor from Germany, Peter Entz, who visited California earlier this month. "Be the Match" is a global nonprofit organization that matches patients who have life-threatening blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, with a poten- tial bone marrow donor. About 1 in 500 donors will actually proceed with the donation process. Beverly Hills Weekly has registered hundreds of potential bone marrow transplant donors in the past eight months through "Be the Match." Hebroni was 10 years old wten he was diagnosed with rabdomyosacrcoma, a type of cancer. Through treatment, the cancer went into remission. When he was 15 and 24, Hebroni was diagnosed with leukemia. At 24, the doctors told him that his best chance for survival was to find a bone marrow donor. Hebroni was first told that he is more likely to find a compatible donor from the Persian-Jewish community. A bone marrow donor drive was held at Nessah Synagogue during the summer of 2011 where thousands of community members showed up to register. "People should register to donate because it's such an easy process and it can save a life," Hebroni said. Younger donors have a higher chance for transplant success, according to the "Be the Match" website. Over 90% of the time, doctors request donors between the ages of 18 and 44. No potential match came through from the drive, but Hebroni was matched in October 2011 with Entz, a 59-year- old male with a heart condition from Germany. The procedure was done at the City of Hope in Duarte. "Before the procedure I was anxious and excited," Hebroni said. "Afterwards, I felt relieved and was ready to recover. I had tostay in the hospital for a few months to prevent any infections." CELEBRATE! UNION STATION AT 75 WESTSIDE/CENTRAL Celebrate Union Station at 75 Historic LA Union Station has served Los Angeles County for 75 years. Join Metro, in partnership with National Train Day, Amtrak and Metrolink for a fun-filled day of train exhibits, entertainment and other family activities on May 3 from loam to 4pro. More at metro.net/unionstation. Santa Monica Intersection Closed For Expo Track Laying A full street closure is underway at Lincoln Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica through April 28 for Metro Expo Line Phase 2 track installation. Plan your route and be prepared. See buildexpo.org for details. Crenshaw Boulevard Closed May 2- 3 A temporary closure of Crenshaw Boulevard between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Stocker Street will be in effect from lopm on Friday, May 2 to lpm on Saturday, May 3- This closure is part of work on the future station at Martin Luther King Boulevard on the 8. 5 mile Crenshaw/LAX light rail line planned to open in 2ol 9- For more information, visit metro.net/crenshaw. PCH Traffic Improvements Begin In Malibu The City of Malibu has broken ground on two new traffic improvement projects along the Pacific Coast Highway. Signals at Big Rock Drive are being replaced and the truck arrestor is being upgraded at Kanan Dume Road. These are the first Measure R funded roadway improvement projects for Malibu. For more information, visit metro.netmeasurer. Fossils Unearthed at Purple Line Test Ice Age fossils that could be up to 2 million years old have been discovered during pre-construction work on the Metro Purple Line Extension to West I_A. Metro is working with the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits to explore 75 feet below Wilshire Boulevard to test soil conditions. Metro [!J rnetro.net @metrolosangeles facebook.com flosangelesrnetro Due to the organization's policy, Hebroni had to wait two years before contacting Entz, who lived in Bad Lippspringe, Germany with a population size of about 15,000. Entz registered as a bone marrow donor approximately five years ago when a city wide drive was held for another person in his city who needed a transplant. briefs cont. on page 4 April 24-April 30, 2014 Page 3