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Multicultural Week – The Horace Mann community once again celebrated its annual Multicultural Week to great success

The Horace Mann community once again celebrated its annual Multicultural Week to great success. Highlighting a different geographic region each day, students enjoyed an array of food and activities, including  learning how to surf and how to write their names in Norse runes. Pictured (top row, from left): Ki Woon Kang, Yu Zhou, Aimee Contreras-Camua, Rayan Sohaib, Sohaib Rana, Jenny Yoo, Hina Sohaib, Annie Jeng, Fumi Yamashita and Sara Nabati; (middle row, from left): Rosa Kim, HaRim Lee, Kathleen Avena Blanco and Kyung Min Kim; (front row, from left): Sophie Hong, Gina Choi, Shehzel Sohaib, Courtney Hong, Olivia Kim, Liana Carrel, Aria Carrel, Jolie West-Christopher, Chaerin Lee and Shabia Sohaib.

Baby Bruins – Beverly Vista 5th grade teacher Kris Milliken recently took students on a field trip to UCLA where they received a campus tour

Beverly Vista 5th grade teacher Kris Milliken recently took students on a field trip to UCLA where they received a campus tour.  “By showing the students around a university campus and continually teaching them about the benefits of going to college, I am hopeful that this field trip will serve as added motivation for the children to one day pursue higher education,” Milliken said.

Teen BHEF To Hold School Board Candidate Forum On Wednesday

Mark your calendars for next Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the first Board of Education candidate forum, which will be held at Beverly Hills High School. There are three candidates vying for two empty seats in the upcoming Nov. 6 election: Marvin Winans Jr., Rachelle Marcus and Tristen Walker-Shuman.

EATING AWAY AT CROHN’S & COLITIS

EATING AWAY AT CROHN’S & COLITIS – Former Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne was honored last week at the Guts & Glory Gala for the Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation at The Beverly Hilton. The nonprofit, volunteer organization is dedicated to finding a cure for these diseases, which affects more than 1.6 million people in the United States. Krasne has devoted much of her life to public service. Sharing the evening’s honors was Tyler James Williams, an American actor and Hip-Hop artist, diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Pictured, from left: Beverly Hills High Sophomore Elise Knebel, Honoree Nancy Krasne, Crohn's patient/advocate Tyler Carl and Ilene Knebel.

Stinky Corpse Flower Blooms in San Marino Huntington Library Botanical Garden

There's a smell of success Friday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens -- and it sure stinks.

Pancake Breakfast – Hawthorne Elementary held its second annual Pancake Breakfast to welcome all new and returning families back to school

On August 12, Hawthorne Elementary held its second annual Pancake Breakfast to welcome all new and returning families back to school for the 2018/2019 school year. Pictured (from left): BHPD Young Explorer Brandon Brener; Hawthorne parent Doreece Artal; Hawthorne student Aaron Artal; BHUSD Board of Education Vice President Noah Margo; BHUSD Superintendent Michael Bregy; and Hawthorne PTA Co-President Maria Bennett.

Higher Education Notes—Local Students Excel at Tufts University, Graduate From Tulane, Fairfield, Springfield

Local students named to Tufts University dean's list; earn degrees from Springfield College, Tulane, Fairfield universities.

Higher Education Notes —Locals Graduate From Northfield Mount Hermon

Andrew Kim and Alfred Luessenhop have graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon.

Six More Former USC Students File Lawsuit Against USC Doctor for Misconduct Allegations

Six more former USC students filed a lawsuit against the school and a former USC gynecologist Friday, alleging gross sexual misconduct and sexual assault on campus by the doctor, who worked at the Student Health Center for nearly 30 years.

Two Injured in Indiana Middle School Shooting

Two people were injured in a shooting at a school in the US state of Indiana on Friday, with a suspect taken into custody, police said.

College Notes—Local Students Recognized At Bowdoin College, Northeastern University, Harvey Mudd College & USC

Victoria Yu wins the Paul H. Douglas Prize; Zoe Kenealy named to dean's list; Anthony Romm graduates Harvey Mudd College; USC students Ashley Soleimani, Robin Sax and Thelma Petrucci initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Four Former Students File Lawsuit Against USC Regarding Gynecologist Alleged Misconduct

Four former USC students Monday filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit against the university stemming from revelations of years-old misconduct complaints against Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime gynecologist at the university Student Health Center.

Little is Known as to the Motive for Texas School Shooter’s Deadly Rampage

 Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who police say shot 10 people dead Friday at his Texas high school, recently posted a picture of a black t-shirt on his Facebook page that read: "BORN TO KILL."

Texas Shooting Leaves Ten Dead, One Student Arrested

 Ten people were killed and at least 10 injured when a student armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at his Texas high school on Friday, officials said, in the latest deadly school shooting in the United States.

Beverly Hills News – City of Beverly Hills Disputes School District Statement

In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Beverly Hills responded to a letter from Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, in which he outlined their ongoing concerns over the planned Metro Purple Line Extension beneath the bungalows at Beverly Hills High School.

El Rodeo School Wins California Distinguished Arts Award

Adding yet another feather to its burgeoning cap of merits, on Friday El Rodeo elementary school nabbed the prestigious California Distinguished Arts Award, becoming just one of 12 schools in the state to receive the designation.
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