Archives for February 2012 | BH Courier

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Whitney Houston’s Death will be Ruled an Accident

Singer Whitney Houston’s Feb. 11 death will be ruled an accident, E! Entertainment is reporting today, citing a source close to the investigation which it did not identify. The pop icon’s autopsy toxicology results could be turned over to the Beverly Hills Police Department by next week, a story on the entertainment channel’s website said. […] 7:38 pm Read More

Shooting on Pico

The manager of the Preuss Station post office was shot in a hand as he was locking up in the rear of the building and saw a suspect trying to break in tonight. 7:02 pm Read More

Oscars Viewership Trails Grammys for First Time Since 1984

Viewership for ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards trailed CBS’ coverage of the Grammy Awards two weeks earlier, marking the first time since 1984 that the music awards ceremony has topped the Oscars. An average of 39.3 million viewers watched the two-hour, 54-minute ceremony hosted Sunday night by Billy Crystal from the Hollywood & Highland […] 6:51 pm Read More

LACMA Boulder to Start 100-Mile Roll to L.A.

A 340-ton boulder that will go on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will start the slow, painstakingly calculated journey today from a Riverside-area rock quarry to the museum on Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile. The 21 1/2-foot-tall granite megalith will meander in the dark of night at around eight miles per hour […] 6:47 pm Read More

Agenda for 2/28 BHUSD Board Meeting

Below is the agenda for tonight’s BHUSD Board Meeting : Beverly Hills Unified School District Agenda Created: February 28, 2012 at 09:08 AM Regular Board Meeting February 28, 2012 Tuesday, 07:00 PM Salter Family Theater Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills, California 90212 CLOSED SESSION will take place at the Administrative Building. OPEN SESSION will […] 5:10 pm Read More

Smartphone Meets Tablet as Makers Look at Big Picture

Mobile phone makers used to sell the ‘small is beautiful’ concept but at this year’s world mobile fair, some are inching towards tablet sizes amid a shift towards a new hybrid category. South Korean maker LG’s new Optimus Vu for example, has a five inch display, much larger than most smartphones in the market today. […] 5:25 pm Read More

Syria ‘Yes’ for New Charter, World Pressure Mounts

EU foreign ministers agreed to freeze assets of Syria’s central bank, impose a travel ban on seven Syrians close to Assad, ban cargo flights into the 27-nation bloc and restrict trade with Damascus in gold and precious metals. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said he wanted Syria dragged before an international court of justice, while […] 5:19 pm Read More

“The Artist” Dominates Oscar Night

Hollywood has a bit of a French twist today, thanks to the dominating Oscar-night showing by “The Artist,” a silent black-and- white homage by French filmmakers to Hollywood’s early days, which won Oscars for best picture, best director for Michel Hazanavicius, and best actor for Jean Dujardin. The film claimed five Academy Awards overall during […] 5:15 pm Read More


Documentary Shows Iran’s Persecution Of Baha’isIranian Taboo, a documentary by Reza Allamehzadeh, will screen from Feb. 9:52 pm Read More

Connie Martinson Talks Books

Connie Rice, the epitome of that one person who can make a difference, has penned Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest For Social Justice In America, From The Courtroom To The Kill Zones (Scribner $26). 7:32 pm Read More

DA seeks $3 Mil, Christiansen Restitution Hearing Postponed

Posted 2/24/12—10:55 a.m. Today’s restitution hearing for former BHUSD Director of Planning and Facilities Karen Christiansen was continued to April 6. Christiansen was sentenced Jan. 5 to four years and four months in jail but has been allowed to remain free on a $400,000 bail while her case is being appealed. Deputy District Attorney Max […] 5:12 pm Read More