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WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? You can write us at: 140 South Beverly Drive #201 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 You can fax us at: 310.887.0789 email us at: editor@bhweekly.com NAPSHOT Read this issue on your smart phone by scanning the QR code. All you need is a QR scanner application. Receive Beverly Hills Weekly in your e-mail inbox every week! Sign up here: http:// Weekly to defend itself -against frivolous Courier lawsuit Updated from Friday's e-blast. Beverly Hills Weekly Publisher Josh Gross says his newspaper will vigor- ously defend Smith: wants a monopoly, itself against Gross says a frivo- lous lawsuit filed by rival publication, Beverly Hills Courier. "I just received the lawsuit Wednesday afternoon, but from what I read, the Courier is alleging that we haven't prop- erly published some legal notices in the eepurl.com/zfU-L Weekly," Gross said. "This is without ,, J merit." In its printed edition Friday, the Courier alleged a suit would be filed that day in Superior Court. "What's really going on here," Gross said, "is that [Courier Publisher] Clif Smith is trying to drive us out of business so that he can have a monopoly and a one- newspaper town. What he hasn't been able to accomplish in the free market, he's hoping to have the courts do." Beverly Hills Weekly is represented by attorney Lisa Grace-Kellogg, a nationally recognized expert in newspaper adjudica- tion law. Smith was the target of several unflatter- ing mailers during the 2013 Beverly Hills city council race, funded by the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood Democratic Club, which questioned a number of Smith's business practices. One such mailer even detailed Smith's attempts to strong-arm the council into giving the Courier an exclusive advertising contract with the City of Beverly Hills. "Clif is upset because his paper is half the size that it was when he bought it from [Courier founder] March Schwartz," Gross said. Smith, a Pasadena resident, purchased the Beverly Hills Courier in 2004. Gross, a lifelong Beverly Hills resident, founded Beverly Hills Weekly in 1999. "Clif Smith purports to be a conser- vative Republican who supports tort reform," Gross said. "But he is the filing the ultimate frivolous lawsuit." mA S D, P.EXI:OP.D DRIVE Hawthorne students an l teachers clressel up as retirin9 Hawthorne science teacher Rachelle t arcus her signature lab coat beeore the school's monthlV Walk-to-school Weclnescla . Left to rigM-: Alone LcFP.owit-z, 5tephanie Lehrer, Christian Fuhrer Page 2 Beverly Hills Weekly vesteraav by wearin9 Issue 713 ,, May 30 - June 5, 2013 Beverly Hills Weekly Inc. Founded: October 7, 1999 Published Thursdays Delivered in Beverly Hills, Bevedywood, Los Angeles ISSN#1528-851X www.bhweekly.com Publisher & CEO Josh E. Gross Reporter Andrea AJdana Sports Editor Steven Herbert 1 year subscriptions are available. Sent via US Mail $75 payable in advance Contributing Editor Rudy Cole 0825-2013) Advertising Represen~es Tdfany Majdipour Saba Ayinehsazian Chloe Majdipour Legal Advertising Mike Saghian Eiman MatJan Mathew Mokhtarzadeh Adjudicated as a newspaper of general circulation for the Count~ of Los Angeles. Case # BS065841 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, on November 30 2000. 140 South Beverly Drive #201 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310.887.0788 phone 310.887.0789 fax CNPA Member editor@bhweekly.com All staff cim be reacted at: first name Unsolicited materials wig not be returned. 2013 Bevedy Hills Weekly Inc. VERIRCATION OUR DATA SPEAKS VOLUMES