Archives for January 2018 | BH Courier

Month: July 2014

Sussan Deyhim Explores Work Of Iranian Poet/Feminist Forough Farrokhazah In ‘House Is Black’

Sussan Deyhim Running Feb. 1-3 at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, "The House is Black" turns the works of Farrokhzad, which comprise its libretto, into a series of non-linear poetic tableaux, with Deyhim interpreting various characters from her poems as she takes audiences “on an evocative journey to Iran of the 1950’s and back into the present—where we need to embrace the universality and humanity of her message more than ever.” 3:51 pm Read More


TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 26). You are driven by strong forces within and guided by angelic benefactors around you. A team effort will be rewarded in February. You could support, or even save, another person in April by sharing your expertise and resources. Your family will grow in March. Life gets lighter and more fun with new friends in May. Capricorn and Scorpio adore you.

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Beverly Hills Unified Facing At Least One Lawsuit In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

On the very same day that the Courier received a voice mail from a woman calling herself Karen Alexander, who threatened litigation if we tied her husband’s name to an allegation of sexual harassment in an article, the Courier received a phone call from Beverly Hills-based attorney Alexander Larian asking the paper to connect him with the Beverly Hills High School custodian who shared her story of being harassed in last week’s Courier article entitled #MeToo In Beverly Hills: BHHS Custodian Speaks Up About Alleged Sexual Harassment. 6:49 pm Read More

School Board Prepares To Vote On Closing One Beverly Hills School

Hours before Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education President Lisa Korbatov brought the nearly seven-hour “Special Board Meeting” to a close Tuesday night, it became apparent that at the board’s next meeting, on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m., there was likely to be a serious discussion on closing one of the district’s four K-8 schools before the start of the 2018-19 academic year. 6:46 pm Read More

BHUSD Returns To Court Feb. 14 To Appeal $23M Karen Christiansen Verdict

In anticipation of the upcoming hearing in the case of Strategic Concepts LLC v. Beverly Hills Unified School District on Feb. 14, BHUSD attorney Fred A. Fenster of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP reaffirmed his belief that Strategic Concepts founder Karen Christiansen would never see a penny of the 2015 verdict that now has her owed in excess of $23 million. 6:45 pm Read More

Mayor Lays Down Gauntlet In Loma Linda Development War

After a long afternoon of comments and clarifications from lawyers, staff and the public, Mayor Lili Bosse threw down a gauntlet in response to a threat of litigation from Alan Hearty of the law firm Allen Matkins, representing developer Francesco Aquilini on the 1184 and 1193 Loma Linda Drive projects Monday, at the City Council Study Session. 6:44 pm Read More

Where To Dine In Beverly Hills On Valentine’s Day

Valentines The Beverly Hilton: Three-course prix fixe menu will be offered at $70/person. Call 310-887-6055. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills: Jean-Georges Beverly Hills offers a special prix-fixe dinner menu, featuring golden ossetra caviar, fresh mozzerella ravioli and much more, for $175/person. Call 310-860-6566. For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition. 6:39 pm Read More

Buying and Selling

Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie dropped $24.5 million for the Cecil B DeMille mansionette in Los Feliz ... Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel are selling their 73 acre Palm Springs estate, where they have lived for 41 years, at auction without any reserve this month. 6:05 pm Read More