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Hurricane Hector Threatens Hawaii; Hurricane John Targets Mexico

Hurricane Hector whirled toward Hawaii Tuesday with 130 mph winds, bringing the threat of dangerous swells on two islands in the US archipelago state.

Beverly Hills News – Rent Stabilization Ordinance Facilitated Discussions to Begin

Three Facilitated Dialogue Sessions have been scheduled for the Rent Stabilization Ordinance at Roxbury Park. The sessions are set for Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Wednesday, August 15, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Unfortunately, the issues being discussed on Saturdays are critical to the welfare of many apartment residents who will be unable to attend.

Heat Wave Wreaks Havoc on Power Supply

  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison crews worked Monday to restore power to tens of thousands of customers blacked out over the weekend as the Southand's first summer heat wave of 2018 wreaked havoc with power supplies.

U.S. has World’s Highest Number of People Seeking Asylum

 The United States -- facing massive controversy over immigration -- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump Insisted Monday that US is Not a “Migrant Camp”

President Donald Trump insisted Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.

Norway’s Worst Mass Murderer Appeals to ECHR: Incarceration Conditions are “Inhuman”

 Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

Hilton Public Scoping Meeting for 23-Story Project Tuesday at City Hall

A public presentation of the Beverly Hilton Specific Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Public Scoping meeting will be held at the Municipal Gallery at City Hall Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.

The Municipal League of Beverly Hills to Hold Annual Meeting Wednesday

The public is welcome for the annual Town Hall and General Membership Meeting of the Municipal League of Beverly Hills at the Peninsula Hotel Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Guests will include Beverly Hills Mayor Julian Gold and Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli.

Residents Galvanize To Oppose Benedict Canyon Hotel Project

With lightning speed, residents have galvanized to oppose a proposed 99-room hotel and residential development in the heart of Benedict Canyon. In only 48 hours, say residents, they have generated over 400 emails to the office of Los Angeles City Council member Paul Koretz to ask for his help and support to oppose the project.

Brushfire in Bel-Air/Holmby Hills Knocked Down – Road is Now Opened

The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) equaled 111 firefighters to knock down a blaze that has burned 1-1.5 acres in the area of 913 N. Beverly Glen Boulevard in the Bel-Air/Holmby Hills area.

Beverly Hills News – City Pays Survivors $640,000 in Loma Vista Wrongful Death Case

The mother and son of a pickup truck driver who was fatally injured in a crash in Beverly Hills in 2016 on the same steep street where two LAPD officers were killed in previous crashes settled their lawsuit against the city for a collective total of $640,000.

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.

Beverly Hills News – Basement Ordinance Prevails; Signatures Come up Short

In a letter from the Beverly Hills City Clerk today, Byron Pope certified that there are insufficient signatures on the petition for a referendum to rescind the Basement Ordinance. The Ordinance stands. To qualify, the petition required the signatures of 10% of the City's registered voters, and it fell 25 signatures short.

Canada Pulls Diplomats From Cuba Over Mysterious Illness

Canada announced Monday it was sending home the families of its diplomats in Cuba, after a year-long investigation into a mysterious illness afflicting Canadian and US officials failed to reveal a cause. 

Beverly Hills News -Branden Williams Still Enmeshed in Effort to Kill Basement Ordinance Despite Statements, Letters, Promises

Realtor Branden Williams is still the man behind the signature-gathering effort for a referendum to repeal the Basement Ordinance, despite a purported apology and resignation letter sent to the Courier by Hilton & Hyland only minutes before this paper went to press last week.
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