Beverly Hills police this week are seeking the public’s help to identify multiple suspects who burglarized a store at 465 N. Rodeo Dr. in the early morning hours Tuesday.
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.
The Traffic and Parking Commission held a special meeting Wednesday evening for a Complete Streets workshop in the City Hall Municipal Gallery, attended by about 21 residents.
For over two years, the City of Beverly Hills has pursued plans to re-forest the south side of Lots 12 & 13, a process that, residents say, continues to frustrate and anger the community.
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.
“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.
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.
Real estate magnate and civic leader Rick Caruso has been elected to chair the USC Board of Trustees, the university announced late Thursday.
Wolfgang Puck, very likely the most famous chef of all time, celebrated Tom Kaplan’s 60th birthday in Wolfgang’s posh dining room at the Hotel Bel-Air. Now, if you don’t know who Tom Kaplan is, you don’t know the world of Wolfgang.
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.