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Month: July 2014

BHHS Alum Helps L.A. Trained Rabbis Celebrate Delta-Themed Wedding

Love was in the air last fall when Beverly Hills High School alum Jason Friedman (Class of 2013) received a message at his new job after graduating college from Emory. He recalled reading through email at his Delta Air Lines office in Atlanta, Georgia as an analyst in Customer Engagement and Loyalty, when he received something that was a bit out of the ordinary. 6:50 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Voters To Decide Fate Of Local Schools

With over half of its student body learning from within portable classrooms, the Beverly Hills Unified School District is clearly in need of an upgrade. On Tuesday, Beverly Hills voters will decide if the solution is Measure BH, a $385 million construction bond which will return students to permanent classroom buildings in addition to making other upgrades, including repairing Hawthorne’s century-old auditorium. 6:46 pm Read More

Meters Are Back – James Anderton, owner of the boutique WEST and Councilmember Lili Bosse are “Happy to see the parking meters”

Councilmember Lili Bosse and James Anderton, owner of the boutique WEST “I never thought I would be happy to see a parking meter,” quipped Councilmember Lili Bosse. James Anderton, owner of the boutique WEST (pictured above with Bosse), agreed. Every meter was full Thursday morning, and shops on the south side of South Santa Monica Boulevard were as well. Anderton, the unofficial spokesperson for the merchants on the south side of the street, closed his shop on several occasions to attend Traffic and Parking Commission meetings to repeatedly ask for the meters to be replaced. When the City covered them at the onset of the North Santa Monica Boulevard reconstruction nearly two years ago, the merchants held onto the promise that they would be returned. But City staff said that there was no concrete evidence that the parking affected retail sales, and promoted a plan that would have smoothed traffic without parking on the south side. Bosse, however, visited every merchant on the south side and reported back to her colleagues regarding their plight, resulting in a reassessment of the street not as a thoroughfare - but as a local shopping and pedestrian-friendly area. The City will soon be installing “scramble” crosswalks at Rodeo, Bedford and Camden Drives to encourage safer pedestrian use and add diagonal crossing options. 6:45 pm Read More

Sarah Kaber Named New Principal At Hawthorne School

Hawthorne Interim Assistant Principal Sarah Kaber Hawthorne Interim Assistant Principal Sarah Kaber, who had been filling the role for the majority of the past academic year, has been tapped to take over the role of principal for the 2018/19 academic year. She replaces Interim Principal Rich Waters who will return to his former role as assistant principal. Sources say Waters did not apply to the position after Hawthorne’s former principal, Michelle Dar, left on maternity leave and later decided to return to the classroom as a teacher instead of continuing to lead Hawthorne. 6:41 pm Read More

Talking With Torlakson – BHUSD Board of Education President Lisa Korbatov and the CSBA PAC hosted a reception last week for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

Pictured, front row, from left: Michael Hayden, Manhattan Beach USD, Sarah Bradshaw CSBA PACER, Rebecca Mieliwoki, Burbank USD , Kathy Marvin, Irvine USD, BHUSD Supt. Michael Bregy, Korbatov, Board member Howard Goldstein,  Hon. Donald LaPlante (CSBA Director Region 24 and Downey School Board member) and Hon. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, CSBA Vice-President and Azusa School Board member. Back row, from left: Erin Oxhorn-Gilpen, Castaic USD , CSBA President Mike Walsh, Butte County Office of Education and Past President Susan Henry, Huntington Beach. BHUSD Board of Education President Lisa Korbatov and the CSBA PAC hosted a reception at her Beverly Hills home last week for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Pictured, front row, from left: Michael Hayden, Manhattan Beach USD, Sarah Bradshaw CSBA PACER, Rebecca Mieliwoki, Burbank USD , Kathy Marvin, Irvine USD, BHUSD Supt. Michael Bregy, Korbatov, Board member Howard Goldstein,  Hon. Donald LaPlante (CSBA Director Region 24 and Downey School Board member) and Hon. Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, CSBA Vice-President and Azusa School Board member. Back row, from left: Erin Oxhorn-Gilpen, Castaic USD , CSBA President Mike Walsh, Butte County Office of Education and Past President Susan Henry, Huntington Beach. 5:06 pm Read More

A Terrific Team

Wolfgang Puck and Spago's senior partner Tom Kaplan Tom Kaplan came to Spago in 1982, and is now Spago’s senior partner, masterminding the Wolfgang Puck empire from Las Vegas.  We asked Wolfgang how he finds such a wonderful staff, and his answer was, “Not hard finding them, but not always easy to keep them.” 5:02 pm Read More

Thank You, Loku – Mayor Julian Gold stands beside Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara, who served the City of Beverly Hills for 18 years

Mayor Julian Gold stands beside Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara Mayor Julian Gold stands beside Park Ranger Loku Jayasekara, who served the City of Beverly Hills for 18 years. Readers may recognize Loku as working the front desk at the entrance of City Hall, where he always greeted visitors with a warm smile.  Mr. Jayasekara, a native of Sri Lanka, retired last Friday. His familiar and friendly face will be missed at City Hall. 4:59 pm Read More

This Week’s Featured Pets

CINDERELLA - ID#A1596161 The West Los Angeles Animal Shelter is a great place to find your next pet. They are located at 11361 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles (90064). All them at (888) 452-7381 and ask for these adorable pets by their ID numbers. Or go to their website and see the many animals that are available for adoption.  3:18 pm Read More

Nixon’s “Western White House” Up for Sale

c0d81aff49efc547222195c2849b4ac9 The oceanfront estate in San Clemente once owned by Richard M. Nixon and known as the Western White House during his presidency is up for sale at $63.5 million, down from its $75 million asking price three years ago, it was reported Tuesday. 2:07 pm Read More