Saturday, March 22, 2014

100th Anniversary of the City of Beverly Hills - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

Beverly Hills City Hall, Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser

My family lived in Beverly Hills, California. I grew up going to Beverly Hills Catholic School now called Good Shepherd Catholic School on Linden and Charleville. We attended Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Santa Monica Blvd and Roxbury. I then attended Beverly Hills El Rodeo elementary school then Beverly Hills High School. I was on the swim and water polo team. Below is a brief history of Beverly Hills from the Beverly Hills Historical Society. There's a link at the bottom if you want to see images and videos.

"BEVERLY HILLS, A BRIEF HISTORY

Throughout history, there appears to have always been something special about the land that became Beverly Hills. The original inhabitants, the native Tongva, recognized it as a kind of oasis in a semi-arid basin, the place they poetically called "the gathering of the waters." The Spanish explorer Don Jose Gaspar de Portolà realized it, too, and when his expedition happened upon the Tongva's Eden, he recorded the locals' name for it in Spanish, El Rodeo de las Aguas.

The Tongva native above the electric fountain. Intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.

With Europeans, however, came a series of difficulties, beginning with smallpox, which wiped out the majority of Tongva. In 1838, the governor of the Mexican-controlled California territory deeded a land grant of 4,500 acres that make up the core of present-day Beverly Hills to Maria Rita Valdez Villa, the African-Mexican widow of a Spanish soldier. It became a cattle and horse ranch, El Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. She built an adobe home at what is now the intersection of Alpine Drive and Sunset Boulevard. As was the custom, livestock grazed wherever they liked but were herded annually at a festive rodeo where a giant eucalyptus stood near today's intersection of Pico and Robertson Boulevards.

In 1852, Maria Rita survived a siege and shoot-out with Native Americans who attacked the rancho. This may have influenced her to sell her land two years later to Henry Hancock and Benjamin Wilson. Unfortunately for the new owners, the waters dried up a few years later, followed by a long drought that left their livestock to die (Hancock and Wilson are remembered today with Hancock Park and Mt. Wilson, respectively). By 1868, the land came into the hands of Edward Preuss, who sought to establish a community for immigrant German farmers, to be called the City of Santa Maria. In the meantime, he turned the ranch into a lima bean field, selling his crop to cover taxes. Santa Maria was never to be after yet another drought ensued, thwarting Preuss' dream.

Early in the 1880s, Henry Hammel and Charles Denker acquired the land with the intention of creating "Morocco," a subdivision with a North African theme. The U.S. economic collapse of 1888 put a quick end to that scheme. In 1900, the fortunes of the former rancho began to improve. A group of oil-speculating investors, led by Burton E. Green, bought the bean field on behalf of Amalgamated Oil Company. Green drilled a series of wells that failed to strike oil; however, they did strike water, a lot of water -- enough to support a town. In 1906, Green and his partners reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company. Inspired by Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, Green and his wife renamed the bean field “Beverly Hills.”

In 1907, landscape architect Wilbur D. Cook was hired to design a street plan for Beverly Hills. Applying the tenets of the great Frederick Law Olmstead, Cook laid out curving streets with larger lots on the north side and a basic grid with smaller lots on the south side, with a triangular commercial district in between. All streets were (and remain) tree-lined. A plentiful amount of land was set aside for public parks, plus four elementary schools and a high school. The vision was to make the area affordable to a range of incomes, as long as the buyers weren’t black or Jewish. These shameful restrictive covenants would eventually fall in a lawsuit brought by Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters, and other notable African-Americans in the 1940s.

The first house was completed in 1907, but sales were slow. To bolster the interest of potential buyers, Green, in 1912, completed construction of the Beverly Hills Hotel on the site where the waters once gathered. The luxurious establishment served not only travelers but the locals as a de facto city hall, community center, movie theatre, and religious worship venue. Sitting in what was then the middle of nowhere, the hotel was reached by the specially-constructed Dinky Railroad, a wondrous attraction in itself at the time. By 1914, the local population was large enough to support incorporation of Beverly Hills as a city, but real growth didn’t take off until the era’s most glamorous couple, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, bought a lot on Summit Drive, where they built their home, Pickfair. Following their fashionable lead was a host of film industry stars, directors, and producers, who began the celebrity mystique that remains a constant of Beverly Hills to this day.

What also brought fame to the young city was the addition in 1919, of the Beverly Hills Speedway, the site of auto races second in importance only to Indy. The course, covering most of the southwest quadrant of the city, barely made it through half of the Roaring Twenties. Among the notable structures built on land formerly traversed by race cars was the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 1928. The same year, Edward L. Doheny completed Greystone, a 55-room mansion and estate, a wedding gift for his son, which is now owned by the city and operated as a museum, park, and event venue.

With growth came the return of a problem that haunted the 19th-century rancho, a potential shortage of water.  In 1923, an effort to secure a steady water supply through annexation by the City of Los Angeles was defeated by the voters thanks to opposition led by Mary Pickford, who feared the loss of local identity.  Celebrities continued to be important to civic life, most notably the nationally-cherished humorist and honorary mayor of Beverly Hills, Will Rogers, in whose memory the park across Sunset Boulevard from the Beverly Hills Hotel was renamed after his death.

The 1930s brought construction of the magnificent Beverly Hills City Hall (architect, William Gage) in the Spanish Renaissance style, the main post office opposite City Hall, and the extension of Santa Monica Park, across the street from the new civic buildings, from three blocks to the entire length of the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to North Doheny Drive, along with being renamed Beverly Gardens Park. The elegant “Electric Fountain,” featuring a central pillar atop which is posed a kneeling Tongva native amidst the spray of the “gathering waters,” was installed at the northeast corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards.  The jets of water effuse a multi-color glow at night, thanks to a programmed lighting system.

In the late 1940s, as the nation entered the post-World War II recovery, the city began to develop rapidly.  With Rodeo Drive as its focus, the commercial district became known as the Golden Triangle as an ever-increasing number of internationally-renowned retailers opened there.  By the 1950s, the city’s reputation as a haven for the renowned, locale for grand homes, center of luxury shopping, and go-to place for fine dining spread worldwide with the production of films and television series set within it.  The city also grew physically with the annexation of a large tract of land in the hills above the east side of town, the area known as Trousdale Estates, originally part of the Greystone estate.

Facing stiff competition for shoppers from new nearby shopping malls, Beverly Hills moved to shore up its status as the region’s premier shopping area.  In 1989, Two Rodeo and its pedestrian path, Via Rodeo, opened, quickly becoming not only a shopping and tourist magnet but a popular photo and film backdrop.  By the 1990s, the demand for services and the need for seismic retrofitting moved the city to restore and strengthen City Hall and build an expanded civic center with a modernized main fire station and library and an entirely new police headquarters (architect, Charles Moore).  In 1996, the Paley Center for Media opened its west coast location, a significant new building by Richard Meier, at the southwest corner of North Beverly Drive and South (“Little”) Santa Monica Boulevard.  In addition, the shopping blocks of North Rodeo Drive were enhanced with new landscaped medians and sidewalks, as well as improved street lighting.  Similar sidewalk and lighting enhancements were made to the shopping streets of North Beverly Drive and North Cañon Drive.

Moving into the 21st Century, the city added two new important attractions, the 9/11 Memorial, a striking design containing an actual steel beam recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (design:  SPF:a – Studio Pali Fekete architects), a significant cultural resource that repurposes the classic U.S. Post Office building that was decommissioned by the U.S. Postal Service.  The grand hall of the old post office with its enduring ceiling murals (artist, Charles Kassler, Jr.), a product of the WPA during the Great Depression, is now the lobby, with what was once the work area behind the clerks’ windows and post boxes turned into a flexible 150-seat theatre, a theatre school with three classrooms, a café, and gift shop.  A modern addition, the 500-seat Goldsmith Theatre, is a state-of-the-art-facility for presenting a wide range of world-class performers.

As Beverly Hills approached the 100th anniversary of its incorporation, concern began to grow over the lack of an historic preservation ordinance to protect significant structures located within the city limits.  In response, the City Council enacted one with the honor of Historic Landmark No. 1 being bestowed upon the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Upon achieving its centennial in 2014, Beverly Hills continues to mature with renewed appreciation for its past, remaining true to Burton Green’s vision of an oasis of refinement, while meeting the challenges of the future."


http://www.beverlyhillshistoricalsociety.org/home

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling their home at 12780 Chalon for $50,000,000 - Mary Cummins, Real Estate, Appraiser

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and football player Tom Brady are selling the home they just built for $50 million in Brentwood, California. TMZ’s source says that Gis and Tom are done with L.A. and want to live in Boston permanently. They’re currently building another estate in Brookline, MA.  

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049

Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady selling home at 12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049


STATUS:  ActiveADDRESS:  12780 CHALON RD , LOS ANGELES 90049 LP:  $50,000,000
    Add'l Photos
   
RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILYAREA: (6) BrentwoodMLS#: 14-745107MAP:  591/D7BR: 5
STYLE: Country FrenchSUB: PUD: NoYB: 2011BA: 9.00 (9 0 0 0)
APN: 4493-005-011ZONE: LARE40HOD: $2,267.08STO: 2APX SF: 13,890/AS
ADP: VU: YesPL: NoAPX LDM: APX LSZ: 157,927/AS
APX ACREAGE: N/AGH: NoneFP#: 7PKGT: 30
HORSE PROP: NoLSE: NoLOP: NoFUR: NoPKGC:3
ELEM: CheckJRHS: withSRHS: city.

DIRECTIONS: Brentwood Country Estates off Mandeville
REMARKS: A winding gated driveway leads over waterfalls and ponds to a motorcourt paved in reclaimed cobblestones to an incredible European country estate, situated on almost 4 level acres. Designed by Richard Landry, this French Chateau is covered with imported limestone. The design and the materials are brilliantly executed combining Old World European architecture with state of the art amenities. Materials include reclaimed ceiling beams and antiqued floor boards, ceramic brick and bluestone, antique doors, and marble fireplace surrounds. The quintessential indoor/outdoor lifestyle with many areas for large scale entertaining. Offering stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and incredible canyon views. There are 5 bedrooms, 9 baths, all overlooking the most incredible infinity pool and spectacular lawns, gardens, and pathways. An incredible opportunity to acquire the most spectacular estate in Brentwood.  Click here to community information: schools etc.  Click here to see the Walk Score

ROOMS: Bonus,Breakfast,Cabana,Center Hall,Den,Dining,Family,Gym,Library/Study,Living,Office,Pantry,Patio Covered,Patio Enclosed,Patio Open,Powder,Sauna,Other
EQUIP: Alarm System,Barbeque,Built-Ins,Dishwasher,Dryer,Freezer,Garbage Disposal,Hood Fan,Microwave,Network Wire,Phone System,Range/Oven,Refrigerator,Satellite,Trash Compactor,Washer
AIR: CentralHEAT: Central
FLOOR: Granite,Hardwood,StoneLAUNDRY: Inside
FIREPL: Bath,Bonus Room,Family Room,Great Room,Master Bedroom,Patio,OtherROOF: 
POOL: TENNIS: None
PARK: Detached,Door Opener,Garage,Gated,Private Garage,Side By Side,UncoveredSPA: Hot Tub
VIEW TYPE: Canyon,Green Belt,Ocean,PoolWATERFRONT: 
SEC: 24 Hour,GatedFIN: Cash
SEWER: In StreetPOSS: 
DISC: As IsSZONE: None
OCC/SHOW: 48-hr Notice,Call LA 1,Call LA 2SALE TYPE: Standard
LAND TYPE: 

LP: $50,000,000DOM: 1LD: 03/18/2014SP: SSP: BLOG Y/N: NoLP/SF: $3599.71
OLP: $50,000,000CDOM: 1CD: SD: WD: AVM Y/N: NoSP/SF: 


LA1: Stephen ShapiroDRE: 01257836
PH: 310-860-8888CELL: 310-991-6115FAX: 310-247-7780
LO1: Westside Estate Agency Inc.PH: 310-247-7770
Email Stephen Shapiro 
LA2: Kurt RappaportDRE: 01036061
PH: 310-860-8889CELL: FAX: 310-247-7780
LO2: Westside Estate Agency Inc.PH: 310-247-7770
Email Kurt Rappaport 

CSO:  2.0%LT:  ERLBA:  BAC:  YesLS:  NoEO:  YesPROBATE:   

Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals.  2014 by TheMLS.com. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Presented by: Mary Cummins CalBRE# AR010270


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Friday, March 14, 2014

Mary Cummins, biography, history, resume, curriculum vitae, real estate appraiser. Los Angeles, California.


Mary Cummins

 
Mary Cummins
Mary Cummins was born December 17, 1965 in Long Beach, California. Cummins is a real estate expert, freedom of speech advocate, animal rights activist and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Early life and education

Cummins was born in Long Beach, California. The family soon after moved to Beverly Hills, California. She was raised mainly by her grandmother Mary R. Cummins also known as Maria Rivera. Her grandmother was born in Tacubaya in the Federal District of Mexico in 1899. Her grandfather is Robert Cummins who died in WWII. She has an older sister who is an actress named Juliette Cummins who is most well known for acting in horror movies. Her mother is Marie Juliette Cummins who is now Juliette Sponsel living in Santa Barbara married to Clifford Sponsel.
She attended St. Victor's Catholic School then Beverly Hills Catholic School now called Good Shepherd Catholic School in Beverly Hills. She then attended El Rodeo public school in Beverly Hills for 7th and 8th grades and Beverly Hills High School. She later attended the University of Southern California on scholarship as a biology/psychology major. She was on the Dean's list in high school and college. Cummins alsovolunteered with her church, school, local hospital, YMCA, projects for the elderly and disabled.
Growing up she was on the Beverly Hills YMCA swim team with swimmerDara Torres, Culver City Roadrunners Swim Team with swimmer Tiffany Cohen, Beverly Hills High School swim and water polo teams and University of Southern California swim team. She was a top ten AAU swimmer in the United States and completed the first precursor to the modern day triathlon. Cummins worked out with the Soviet Union swim coach Boris Zenov and Gold and Silver medalists Marina Yarchenia, Marina Koshevaya at the UCLA pool in 1976 as featured in the LA Times.

Real Estate

Cummins received her California real estate sales license in 1984. She became a full broker in 1986. She received her California real estate appraiser licensein 1994 when they were first mandatory. Cummins has been a real estate expert in both civil and criminal trial cases in California. She was one of the appraisers of the Ambassador Hotel in the eminent domain case in the 1990's. She's also done appraisals for eminent domain cases for the Los Angeles Metro and pro bono work for local non-profits. Besides teaching real estate appraisal theory classes she's also written many articles on all aspects of real estate appraisal and sales. To date she has done over 20,000 real estate appraisals for AMC's, brokers, lawyers, accountants, government agencies and private individuals. She has worked for Merrill Lynch, Westside Properties, the Apartment Owners Association (AOA) and Forensis Group.

Freedom of Speech

Cummins is an advocate on freedom of speech issues. In the past 20 years she has written reports on securities fraud and animal cruelty cases. In two of these cases she was sued for defamation in retaliation for posting her reports on the Internet and filing complaints with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)and authorities.
"Fredric Rittereiser, Ashton Technology vs Mary Cummins", 2000. In this case the CEO of Ashton Technology Fredric Rittereiser and the company sued Cummins for defamation and tortious interference. Cummins represented herself pro se and won this case in November 2001.
"Kathy Knight-McConnell vs Mary Cummins", July 2003. In this case company paid stock promoter Kathy Knight-McConnell sued Cummins for defamation, trademark infringement and securities claims. Cummins represented herself pro se and won in 2004. This case set case law precedence as this was the beginning of internet law.

Animal Activism

Cummins has always been a strong proponent for animal rights. She has rescued animals since she was a small child rescuing a fawn, bunny and squirrels at the age of six. Cummins started her own non-profit Animal Advocates in 2002. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game and the USDA to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife including coyotesbobcatsfoxesraccoonsskunksopossumssquirrels, all the way down to bats. Mary Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. Mary Cummins is also a Wildlife Control Operator. Mary Cummins has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. Cummins is also on the Humane Society of the United States' animal rescue team. Cummins helped with a cock fighting raid in California in 2010. Cummins also assisted in a hoarder intervention in Lucerne Valley which was featured on Animal Planets show "Confessions, Animal Hoarding" in 2012.
Cummins also lobbies and speaks out for animal rights. She worked with other animal rights groups to help pass the West Hollywood fur ban. She also worked with Dr. Jennifer Conrad of the Paw Project to help ban the declawing of domestic cats, large cats and wild animals. In 2004 she was able to change the wildlife policy for the City of Los Angeles. She also made an amendment to zoning in Los Angeles County to allow wildlife rehabilitation. She's also lobbied for many new bills such as SB 1229. Cummins went through the Rio Hondo Police Academy and the Humane Academy to become a Humane Officer. Cummins also worked for American Humane and the Found Animals Foundation. She was also outspoken about the tainted and rancid puppy and kitten formulas made by Petag.

Personal life

Cummins currently lives in Bel Air, California which is also home to her wildlife sanctuary and wildlife rehabilitation facility. Her hobbies are motorcycling, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, cooking and reading. She is a "green" Vegan doing what she can to help the environment, people and animals.

Awards and Honors

  • Member of the California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators
  • Member of the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association
  • Member of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
  • Member of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) National Disaster Animal Rescue Team (NDART)
  • Certificate of appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for many years of service in 2003
  • Certificate of appreciation from EARS for assisting with wildlife in the California fires
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services 2009
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Top Non-profit award for Animal Advocates 2013
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Latino Business awards for Cummins Real Estate 2014

External Links

Publications and Articles

Animals
  • 2002 "What to do when you find a baby squirrel"
  • 2002 "What to do when you find an injured squirrel"
  • 2003 "How to reunite squirrels babies with their mothers"
  • 2003 "How to trim trees with wildlife in mind"
  • 2003 "How to properly care for un-releasable squirrels"
  • 2003 "How to build proper caging for wildlife"
  • 2003 Cat Fancy Magazine, "Mama Mia"
  • 2003 "How to humanely deal with coyotes"
  • 2004 "Rehabilitation of tree squirrels" manual.
  • 2004 "Rehabilitation of ground squirrels" manual.
  • 2004 "Rehabilitation of skunks" manual.
  • 2004 "Treatment of Malocclusion in Squirrels," Co-author Dr. Bill Ridgeway
  • 2004 "How to trim rodent teeth"
  • 2004 "How to make pet squirrels wild again"
  • 2004 "How to set up a wildlife referral system in animal shelters"
  • 2005 IWRC, "Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation," "Raising baby tree squirrels from weaning to release"

Selected Media

Animals
  • 2003 Animal Planet "Beverly Hills Vet, Squirrel Rehabilitation"
  • 2003 CADFG "Scrawl of the Wild"
  • 2003 LA Times "Rodent poisoning project angers animal activists"
  • 2004 Cable television show "Wildlife Rescue," six episodes, Doggy TV
  • 2004 Gardena Valley News "Helping furry friends survive urban jungle"
  • 2004 KROQ radio interview with Scott Mason
  • 2005 Discovery Channel "The Undetectables, Squirrel Care"
  • 2005 LA Weekly "A Billionaire's Bark"
  • 2005 KROQ radio interview with Scott Mason
  • 2005 Thousand Oaks Acorn "Public outcry over slain tiger loud but not universal"
  • 2005 LA Times "Urban remedies: Dealing with new arrivals"
  • 2005 Thousand Oaks Acorn "Public outcry over slain tiger loud but not universal"
  • 2005 LA City Beat "Welcome to the jungle"
  • 2006 Daily News "Stuckey stays on as $50,000 City consultant"
  • 2006 Book "Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide"
  • 2006 Daily News "County relaxes restrictions on llamas, animal rehab"
  • 2006 Daily News "Council hears Stuckey critics"
  • 2006 LA Times "Fired City Official's appeal in limbo"
  • 2007 LA Times "Opossums: your garden's evening clean-up crew"
  • 2009 LA Times "Your morning adorable, baby skunks and the handstand dance"
  • 2010 Martha Stewart "A gopher named Charlie"
  • 2010 Martha Stewart "A second chance for Charlie"
  • 2010 LA Times "Your morning adorable: rescued rabbit enjoys a meal"
  • 2010 LA Times "Your morning adorable: rub a dub dub, raccoons in a tub"
  • 2010 Top YouTube pets video channel in March
  • 2011 Ventura County Star "City says bats remain at Moorpark home"
  • 2011 CBS Los Angeles "Moorpark Says Homeowners Not Doing Enough To Fight Bats"
  • 2011 NBC "WeHo one step closer to fur ban"
  • 2012 Santa Monica Patch "Wild Animal in Town? Call on Us, Vet Says"
  • 2012 Santa Monica Daily Press "Groups want policy change after mountain lion death"
  • 2012 ABC "IDA Rally held in Santa Monica in protest of fatal shooting of mountain lion"
  • 2012 NBC "Animal-Rights Group Protests Santa Monica Mountain Lion Shooting"
Real Estate
  • 1985 LA Times "People in Westside Real Estate" Cummins joins Merrill Lynch
  • 1990 LA Times "People in Westside Real Estate" Cummins joins Westside Properties
  • 2002 LA Times "Suggestions for the bidder whose offers are rejected"
  • 2007 LA Times "Historical homes, not for everyone"
  • 2009 LA Weekly "Jimmy Nasralla finds a lawyer"
  • 2009 LA Weekly "Is LA City Attorney Trutanich screwing over the little guy?"
  • 2009 LA Weekly "Jimmy on the edge of town"
Mary Cummins, 645 W 9th St #110-140, Los Angeles, California, USA

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

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Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fake ads on Facebook, Blogger, Google. Mary Cummins, real estate appraiser

Ray Liotta, fake ad, credit card, scam, Mary Cummins, Real Estate, Appraiser
Ray Liotta is suing a company who is used fake photos of him without permission to sell their skin cream. Every day in my newsfeed I get a ton of fake wrinkle cream ads using celebrities images with fake before and after photos without the celebrities permission. Generally they use Ellen DeGeneres as the fake model. I've also seen ads for weight loss. They use images of Oprah Winfrey and photoshop them so the before is super fat and after is super, crazy skinny. Everyone knows that Oprah is not skinny. Ellen is not totally wrinkle-free. I think Ray is just the first one to sue here. Celebrities don't have the time to sue these companies who sell fake products that don't work. The outcome will be interesting.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/06/ray-liotta-sues-lawsuit-skin-care-nerium-ad/

I recently wrote about these wrinkle, weight loss advertising scams that sell fake products with a money back guarantee. The scam is they ask for only shipping and your credit card number. Then they keep charging your card over and over. Here is that article about the scam. If you see a product that sounds too good to be true, i.e. "look 20 years younger over night!" "lose 30 pounds in three days!" "money back guarantee" "you only pay shipping," ... beware. Those products don't exist. Below is a fake Facebook ad I got. They randomly use a Facebook photo that is tagged with keyword "wrinkles."

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A few more fake ads. Here they use Dr. Oz, some actress, Oprah Winfrey, Rachel Ray, Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston.

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Mary Cummins real estate appraiser appraisal los angeles california


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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