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Beverly Hills News – Favored Treatment for L’Ermitage?

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.

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Salary Survey – City Spends More Than $111 Million On Employees

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.

Terrific Tessa – Tessa was saved from the high-kill Devore Shelter by Sally’s Rescue on her last day before being euthanized

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.

Beverly Hills News – El Rodeo Continues Push For Armed Guards To Increase School Security

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.

Beverly Hills News – Milken Global Conference Returns To Beverly Hilton; Tony Blair, Tom Hanks And Kobe Bryant Among 700 Speakers

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.

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Dog Park Finally Breaks Ground Today

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.

Beverly Hills News – Favored Treatment for L’Ermitage?

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.

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Salary Survey – City Spends More Than $111 Million On Employees

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.

Beverly Hills News – Michael Libow Completes School Naming Quintet With Horace Mann School Stage

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.

Beverly Hills News – Holmby Hills’ Singleton Home Achieves Historic Designation, But Tree Removal Continues

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.

Terrific Tessa – Tessa was saved from the high-kill Devore Shelter by Sally’s Rescue on her last day before being euthanized

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.

Kid Unity – Members of Kid Unity presented their input and ideas regarding La Cienega Community Center and Park

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.

St. Anne’s – Philanthropists Avery and Andrew Barth accepted the 2016 Angel Award from St. Anne’s at Evening of Angels

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
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