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Lichtenstein sculpture installed on Santa Monica Blvd. A colorful Roy Lichtenstein sculpture lights up South Santa Monica Blvd. between North Crescent Drive and North Canon Drive, installed by the Oallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 9. Called Coups de Pincea, the 30 foot tall sculpture is painted and fabricated alumi- num, and is on extended loan from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in New York. The sculpture is part of a series of large scale bmshstroke sculptures that Lichtenstein created in the last decades of his life. They are a reinvention of the genetic 2-D gestural brushstrokes Lichtenstein deployed in his paintings beginning in the mid 1900s. Fine Arts Commission Chair Fiona Chalom applauds the new addition. "I think it's gorgeous," Chalon said. "It's a beautiful piece on that corner and really enhances the corner." the cost of waiving permit fees, staff costs, traffic control offers, and closing Rodeo Drive. Planning Commission to assess a variety of issues The Planning Commission will discuss a variety of issues at their meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Beverly Hills City Hall. A subcommittee of The Planning Commission will discuss with the commis- sion their progress in the development of new construction guidelines for single family residences. The new guidelines are a response to residents who have come forward, express- ing displeasure with current construction standards. The commission will also review the pos- sible impacts on surrounding areas of a potential new concept for a newly construct- ed building, the Kobor Project located on the corner of Wilshire and Robertson. The build- ing developers are seeking 45% of the space approved for medical purposes, and the rest for general office needs and retail. The Planning Commission will assess what impacts the building, with this new plan, will have upon the flow of traffic and parking in the area, and what conditions to place on the project so as to minimize negative impact on traffic on Robertson Blvd. and negative imp'act on parking in the nearby residential areas. The commission will also look into what businesses will comprise the ground floor of the building and the potential impact on Robertson Blvd. The Beverly Hills City Council will vote on whether or not to greenlight the new concept for the building at their meeting on December 5. The Planning Commission will also dis- cuss the potential impacts on surrounding areas of a new concept for an apartment building at Crescent near Wilshire, originally called Crescent Apartments - now AKA Beverly Hills. They will hear a presentation from AKA regarding their intention to convert the build- ing into an extended stay hotel, where indi- viduals can rent rooms for two to three weeks at a time. They will discuss conversions to the space such as bar or restaurant additions. Bosse shares personal journey at Hadassah festival weight near 10 tons Biggest size over t 5 feet Lili and Jon Bosse Vice Mayor Lili Bosse served as guest speaker at the Beverly Hills Hadassah Festival of Lights on Wednesday at The Beverly Hilton. She shared her personal journey with the audience, having grown up in a traditional Jewish home alongside strong female role models, including her mother, Rose Toren, a survivor of Auschwitz. tri "She instilled in me the power of believ- ing in myself, very similar to the message of Hadassah - women bonding together and empowering each other and doing whatever they feel is tight in the community," Bosse said in a phone interview. "It wasn't until last year when Jon and I went to visit Poland and we stood on the soil in Auschwitz, that I truly understood at http:/ljoin.bethematch.orglBHWeekly. J her, understood who I am and where I come from," Bosse said in her speech on Wednesday. She shared with the audience her humble beginnings. "I grew up in Queens, New York, the hub of where thousands of European immi- grants settled to live after the war," Bosse briefs cont. on page 6 1663 Staunton Ave. Los Angeles. CA 90021 Tel: (213) 748-9797 (213) 748-9988 Fax: (213) 748-1188 Email: kitty@abm-usa.com own parking lot. Cross st. Alameda & Washington !! www.earthtrove.com November 21- November 27, 2013 Page 5