Armed guards could be among the security changes coming to El Rodeo School if the Beverly Hills Board of Education can agree on how to fund heightened security at the K-8 campus.
The 19th annual Milken Institute Global Conference returns to The Beverly Hilton on Sunday, bringing together over 3,500 people from around the world for four days of discussions on critical global issues.
Dog lovers, rejoice! The Beverly Hills Dog Park is a reality. Tuesday, May 3, the City of Beverly Hills will host the Official Groundbreaking, at the site in the 300-block of North Foothill Road at Alden Drive.
The Planning Commission will hold a special meeting Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in room 280A at City Hall to consider a request for a new Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Development Plan Review Permit (DPR), and an Extended Hours Permit for the L’Ermitage Hotel on Burton Way. This decision could be final, if neither the hotel nor residents appeal, meaning Monday’s meeting is the only chance for the public to impact the process.
This week, the Courier once again releases its annual comprehensive chart of City of Beverly Hills employee salary, pay and benefits, which were received this week after a California Public Records Act demand. This year’s chart is based on 2015 financial data and will be released in two parts, with the first of the two running this week.
On Monday, local leaders joined together at Horace Mann school to celebrate the new “Michael J Libow Performance Space”, named in Libow’s honor following a $35,000 donation he made to the Beverly Hills Education Foundation. The space marks a comprehensive donation campaign by Libow, a local realtor and philanthropist, to name something at each of the five Beverly Hills schools.
On April 20, the Los Angeles City Council voted to designate the Singleton Estate as a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM), protecting the Wallace Neff residence and Thomas Church-Philip Shipley landscape from demolition or inappropriate alterations.
Tessa was saved from the high-kill Devore Shelter by Sally's Rescue on her last day before being euthanized. The 3-year old, 10-pound, poodle was left at the facility after her owner had died. She is now being cared for by the volunteers at the non-profit, rescue only pet store ShelterHopePetShop.org. Those interested in adopting this terrific girl can call Shelter Hope at 805-379-3538.
Members of Kid Unity presented their input and ideas regarding La Cienega Community Center and Park to the Recreation and Parks Commission Tuesday, the culmination of the group’s months-long visits with different community organizations to learn how they do their jobs. Pictured (from left): Guy Marks, Robbie Anderson, Sienna Nazarian, David Cohn, Howard Rosoff, Jonah Anschell, Simone Friedman, Chris Robson, Frances Bilak and Jonah Manheim.
Philanthropists Avery and Andrew Barth accepted the 2016 Angel Award from St. Anne’s at Evening of Angels, the nonprofit’s annual gala last week. Alliance of Moms founders Danika Charity, Yasmine Delawari Johnson, Jules Leyser, Emily Lynch and Kelly Zajfen also received an Angel Award for their innovative programs at St. Anne’s, Raising Foodies and Mama + Babe. Opened in 1908 as a safe refuge for unwed mothers, St. Anne’s has evolved into one of the most highly regarded social service agencies in the country. Dating back to 1982 with Nancy Reagan as the first recipient, the Angel Award is given to those who have impacted St. Anne’s work through leadership and philanthropy. Pictured (from left): Margaret and Ron Preissman, Susan Niven and Marcia Hobbs