Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Donald Trump and the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California - Mary Cummins Real Estate Appraiser

Donald Trump, Donald J Trump, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles California Wilshire Robert Kennedy shot killed Coconut Grove Nightclub
Today the LA Times had an article about Donald Trump buying the Ambassador Hotel and trying to build the tallest building in the world on the site. The development was to include retail, commercial and residential uses.  http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-california-20161017snap-20161017-snap-story.html Instead the LA Unified School District took the property through eminent domain and built the current Robert F Kennedy school.

I was one of the appraisers involved as an expert real estate witness in the litigation between the then owners and other parties. (Due to client confidentiality I can only disclose public facts about the property. I would of course never share any client information or any confidential information.) Because my appraisal was used in the original litigation I kept getting deposed for the next ten years. Every time there would be a conference room full of at least ten lawyers.

When I first appraised the hotel in 1989 it had just been permanently shut down for only a few months. On my initial inspection there was already significant damage to the interior of the property. That damage caused rain to flood the Coconut Grove Nightclub. It also appeared to have been damaged by vandals. I'm sure the vandalism is what caused them to gate the entire property and hire guards. I was walking over soggy broken dishes, moldy carpet and lots of trash. I immediately considered the property a tear down due to the extensive damage. It didn't look that bad from the outside.

My scope of work was to figure out the highest and best use/uses, find comparables for those uses, calculate the cost to demolish, cost to dispose of hazardous waste... to arrive at the ultimate current fair market value for the land for development purposes.

The site was actually about four square blocks combined missing the two front corner lots and one lot depth of land off the western side which were old apartments. Because of the complex nature of the appraisal I had to use a few different commercial valuation theories to arrive at the ultimate value of the land. Needless to say I had to use a few assumptions.

During the course of meetings, depositions I met Donald Trump's then right hand person for the real estate development division of his company Barbara Res. I never realized she was not just a real estate attorney but also an engineer. That explains her extreme knowledge of building materials and practices. She no longer works with Trump and has since written a book about her experience "All Alone on the 68th Floor." She also recently wrote an Op-Ed about Donald Trump and women. I completely agree with her assessment of Trump.

Originally I was shocked to see a woman oversee real estate development for Donald Trump. I already knew how he treated women through social encounters. Based on Res' Op-Ed I agree that Trump took advantage of the fact that women in the 1980's 1990's in the man's world of commercial real estate, development had to be tougher and work harder, longer than men. I also agree that Donald Trump is not fit to be President.

After LAUSD took the Ambassador Hotel property and built the school I no longer was dragged back into deposition. I destroyed my files three years after the end of the final litigation. I would never have been able to share the files publicly anyway. Here's some information about the Ambassador Hotel from the Los Angeles Conservancy.

https://www.laconservancy.org/locations/ambassador-hotel-demolished

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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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Using Google, Bing maps for driving route for multiple , destinations stops to take real estate photos - Mary Cummins Real Estate Appraiser

Google maps driving directions multiple destinations stops Bing MLS real estate appraiser, photography
All real estate agents, brokers, appraisers have to take real estate photos. In the olden days we'd get out our laminated Thomas Guides and get the erasable markers out to draw our route. Fortunately technology has evolved to the point that software can create the optimal route for us. We can then take those digital maps and use them with our smart phones to take the most efficient route.

Previously this was only available via the Multiple Listing Service in conjunction with Bing maps. You would click "map" after you selected your comps and they would show up on the map. Then you'd click "driving directions" and you'd see the map above. You'd then click "email" top right and email it to yourself to open up on your phone. You would receive this link in email. If you click "show all directions," you will get every turn listed.

http://www.themls.com/bingmaps/DriveDirection/?map=JhB91GxYbr0%3d

Fortunately as of June 2016 Google has made it possible to get a route with multiple destinations or stops. Here is how to use Google maps to get a digital map for multiple destinations.

First get your subject and comparable addresses that you need to photograph from MLS. Click driving directions. Then input the comp addresses via copy/paste to get them in the same order. You will then see the same route on Google maps.

Google maps driving directions multiple destinations stops Bing MLS real estate appraiser, photography

Click "send to phone" and ... Well, so much for that function. While you can now see multiple destinations on Google map but you can't send it to your phone. You can click the "share" button and get a link you can email to yourself. Here is the Google link to this route. Be sure to add your starting address, home, office to get a full map with driving directions. You can get ask for "Short URL" and you'll get this https://goo.gl/maps/XpHikyZwSys or this is the long URL.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/1020+W+65th+Pl,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90044/1154+W+66th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA/615+West+65th+Street,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90044/1200+W+67th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA/6551+Kansas+Avenue,+Los+Angeles,+CA/@33.9796913,-118.2945785,16z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m32!4m31!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c82ebb1acdcf:0x5696403225692d32!2m2!1d-118.292638!2d33.9796369!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c8296ee3a0e5:0x73bcdacedc165332!2m2!1d-118.295537!2d33.9788989!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c833d67d3aa7:0xbf29b3f2faf9635f!2m2!1d-118.2843986!2d33.9807761!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c8297c7704fd:0x5d0e634b34952104!2m2!1d-118.296019!2d33.978342!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c8294a3a5e77:0xe82de38778a6d56e!2m2!1d-118.293896!2d33.97973!3e0

Unfortunately the Google and Bing maps aren't clickable to pull up on your smart phone. We can at least send the addresses in driving order to ourselves via email then click them one at a time. Better than nothing. I'll keep trying to find a way to get optimal driving directions on smart phones.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the
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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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Jennifer Lopez buying Sela Ward Bel Air home at 1492 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077

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Jennifer Lopez is supposedly in escrow to buy Sela Ward's renovated mansion at 1492 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, California. The property is currently listed at $39,995,000. It has seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms in 13,932 sf

From the broker. Yes, he wrote the description in all caps :-(

"SPRAWLING BEL-AIR ESTATE ON 8 AWE-INSPIRING ACRES. ORIGINAL DESIGN BY ICONIC ARCHITECT SAMUEL MARX & CONVERTED INTO FRENCH COUNTRY REFUGE. MAIN LEVEL - LIVING RM W/VAULTED CEILINGS, STEEL WINDOWS/DOORS, DINING RM, LRG KITCHEN W/STONE WALL DETAILS, SITTING AREA & BREAKFAST NOOK. LRG FAMILY RM, GAME RM W/BAR OPENS TO TERRACE W/3-SIDED INFINITY EDGE POOL. DOWNSTAIRS-PUB & 30 SEAT SCR RM PERFECT FOR MOVIE NIGHTS. UPSTAIRS-3 OFFICES, MASSAGE & GUEST RM, LIBRARY ABOVE LIVING RM LEADS TO MSTR STE W/PATIO ACCESS, FP, AND H/H'S DRESSING RMS. OUTSIDE-GROUNDS STRETCH THROUGH ART STUDIO/GUESTHOUSE, 100 SEAT AMPHITHEATRE, PAGODA W/FIRE PIT, ORGANIC VEG GARDEN, VINEYARD, ENTERTAINING PAVILION (W/ FULL KITCHEN, BBQ, FIRE PIT), SWIMMING POND W/SANDY BEACH & OUTDOOR SHOWER. PROPERTY WATERED WITH OWN WELL. 3 CITY VIEWBUILDABLE PADS ON SUMMIT, MAID'S RM W/SEPARATE ENTRANCE. THIS ISN'T SIMPLY A HOME - IT'S A LIFESTYLE."

The broker is Rayni Williams, Branden Williams of Hilton and Hyland and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker.

Tax square footage is listed at 5,436 sf which makes you wonder what is permitted as living space and what is not. The site is 102,452 sf or 2.3 acres.It was built in 1940 but was renovated around 2007. It last sold in 2003 for $3.8M. It sold previously for $4.1M in 2002. There is a $6M loan on it as of 2015. It's been on the market 257 days which is typical for a home like this.

There are four complaints about construction without permits.

1/15/2003 CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS WITHOUT PERMITS OR INSPECTIONS CLOSED
10/30/2003 OPEN EXCAVATIONS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC CLOSED
11/18/2008 TRASH OR DEBRIS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY CLOSED
3/10/2012 CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS WITHOUT PERMITS OR INSPECTIONS CLOSED
Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills

Jennifer Lopez, Jlo, home, house, bel air, 1492 Stone Canyon, Los Angeles, California 90077, $39 million, sela ward, escrow, sold, sell, buy, bought, mansion, singer, musician, Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Beverly Hills


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the
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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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Los Angeles Building & Safety add Soft-story category to building info - Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Los Angeles

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I was looking for permits and this just popped up. First time I have seen it. They added another box on the bottom which has soft story retrofit information.

Mandatory Soft-Story Retrofit Program

The City of Los Angeles recently passed Ordinance 183893, which requires the retrofit of pre-1978 wood-frame Soft-Story buildings and non-ductile concrete buildings. The goal of the mandatory retrofit programs, under the ordinance, is to reduce these structural deficiencies and improve the performance of these buildings during earthquakes. Without proper strengthening, these vulnerable buildings may be subjected to structural failure during and/or after an earthquake.

The inventory list will not be available through Custodian of Records until April 2016. The list will not be posted online.

http://ladbs.org/our-organization/messaging/news/2015/10/13/mandatory-soft-story-retrofit-program


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the
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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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Our homeowner association sent a memoriam for Nancy Reagan who lived here since 1989 - Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser

Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Bel Air, California, 668 Saint Cloud, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California

In Memoriam
NANCY D. REAGAN
July 6, 1921 - March 6, 2016
  
A resident of Bel-Air since 1989, Nancy Reagan will always be remembered for her strength of character – as an actress, as First Lady of the United States, and as an advocate for numerous causes, including drug abuse prevention and breast cancer awareness.

On behalf of the Bel-Air Association, we offer our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and all of those who have been impacted by her life. 

The Bel-Air Association Board of Directors and Staff

http://www.belaironline.org/2016/03/in-memoriam-nancy-reagan-1921-2016.html

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the
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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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan's home at 668 St Cloud, Bel Air, Los Angeles, California - Mary Cummins real estate appraiser

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death
UPDATE: Seems they released news that she died before they removed her body from the home. I would have thought they would have removed her before they unleashed the media and fans. That was another cause for the huge traffic over here. It was gridlock. I couldn't leave the house all day because of this. From TMZ. This area is legally Los Angeles so LAPD is in charge. The officers gave her one final salute as she left her home. There are two hearses. The second is in case the first breaks down. They also will probably use it as a decoy so the mortuary doesn't get mobbed. She'll be buried with her husband at the Reagan library.

There is no street parking in this area. Don't drive over here. There's now a huge traffic jam with tour buses and Reagan fans. The streets in this area are very narrow. You can only see the front gate or side fences from the street. You can't see anything else. It's not worth the trip. Just look at the photos here instead. To my neighbors, don't even think of leaving the house today. It's total traffic at Beverly Glen, Sunset and Bel Air Rd. People are using Beverly Glen entrance instead of Bel Air Rd.

The last time I saw Ronald Reagan was years ago on the driving range at the Los Angeles Country Club. He had Alzheimer's but he could still walk around and hit the ball. Obviously he had security with him so he didn't get lost. He could still recognize Nancy at that time. Eventually he couldn't. Nancy then wrote one of the saddest articles in the local Beverly Hills paper about what it's like when her husband didn't recognize her or his children anymore. Alzheimer's is a horrifying disease. When the person loses memory and brain function they get confused and frightened.
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Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan bought their home at 668 St Cloud (Saint Cloud) in Bel Air, California in 1989 for $3,000,000 after Reagan left office. Ronald Reagan lived there until his death in June 2004 from Alzheimer. Nancy Reagan lived there until her death this morning March 6, 2016.

The remodeled Reagan house is 7,192 sf with three bedrooms, six baths, plus a guest bedroom with a bath behind the living room. It was built in 1954 on 1.29 acres. There are also servants' quarters above the garage, and a swimming pool.

"The Reagans' immediate neighbor on one side is Jerrold Perrenchio, a movie producer, who bought the large Kirkeby Estate, once the setting for the ''Beverly Hillbillies'' television show, for $13.5 million in 1986."

Previously the Reagans were renting the home for $15,000/month from their friends who bought it in 1986. Their previous home in the Palisdes was given to them from General Electric. Nancy Reagan gave an interview to Vanity Fair after her husband Ronald passed away.

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Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death


Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death
Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death


Below is a photo of their previous home in the Palisades. Here is a list of all of their homes. 

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death
CONSPIRACY THEORY: Some say the original address was 666 St Cloud. It was not. That address never existed. Because President Reagan lived there the Department of Building and safety removed the original home permits. That permit only gave dimensions but it was still removed for security reasons.

There are a few recent permits in 2013 for plumbing, electrical. The only other permits which show are for a 4' x 4' guard house which is next to the front gate. They also converted the garage into a home for security officers. They changed the zoning to R3 to allow for multiple residences. Below are the permits.

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death

Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, home, house, bel air, holmby hills, los angeles, california, 668 st cloud, 668 saint cloud, 90077, dead, died, death


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the
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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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California


Mary Cummins, real estate appraiser, Animal Advocates, 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
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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