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Mother’s Day Reflections

From The Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs Every Mother's Day, I reflect on my mother and her mother and the virtues and values they both lived and tried very hard to instill in me as I was growing up. My grandmother, who was born in Los Angeles into an immigrant family that subsequently prospered, was quite insistent that “much is expected of those to whom much is given” and she inducted me into charitable projects from the age of 4 onward.

A Note From The Courier’s New Owner

I love where I live. The City of Beverly Hills holds a very special place in my heart.  Simply put, I love it here. I feel very blessed to live here, and that is the primary reason I wanted to become the new owner of The Beverly Hills Courier. After all, it is the City’s one and only newspaper so it's an integral part of it, and I want that to go on and on. Paula Kent Meehan This has been a significant week for The Beverly Hills Courier team as we change ownership after a decade of strong leadership under Publisher Clif Smith. From The Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs

Why Are Russia And China Flexing Their Muscles While We Retreat?

From the Publisher Clif Smith Power is an actual thing.  “Power” of a nation includes its financial strength, the size and capability of its armed forces, its technological prowess, and the dedication of its citizens.

Metro Case Judge Writes Bad Opinion –Facts Wrong, Backwards

From the Publisher Clif Smith Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Torribio finally released his Metro opinion dated March 28, 2014, ruling against the City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District.

A California Drought History Lesson

From the Publisher Clif Smith Someone said ages ago, “Everyone complains about the weather.”  Well, we don’t really complain much here in Beverly Hills because we would sound foolish complaining about our usually-perfect weather.

Metro Sessions – Talk, And Zero Answers

From the Publisher Clif Smith When the Beverly Hills City Council rejected the applications of the Metropolitan Transit Authority for permits to dig up Beverly Hills and block Wilshire Boulevard, the council–led by Vice Mayor Lili Bosse with strong questioning by Mayor John Mirisch and Councilmember Nancy Krasne–asked some pretty straight-forward questions.  All the questions can be summarized as “What’s going to happen to our people, their homes, their businesses and our streets?”

The Election Results Are In

From The Publisher MARCIA WILSON HOBBS Tuesday's primary results are in and what was the big surprise–the shockingly low voter turnout. Generally the Los Angeles turnout was one of the lowest in history–only 12.4-percent of registered voters actually made the effort to put a stamp on an absentee ballot. Sadly, the well-heeled, well-educated, compassionate, and generous residents of Beverly Hills turnout was only a few percentage points higher – 16.2-percent – which translates to 3,520 voters. How could that be you may ask? It has certainly been a conversation in our newsroom today.

Vote June 3 – The Courier’s Election Endorsements

From The Publisher MARCIA WILSON HOBBS U.S. Representative (33rd Congressional District) - Ted Lieu Henry Waxman’s retirement after giving 40 years of faithful service representing our district surfaced 18 candidates to follow in his footsteps.

Courier Endorsements For 3rd District L.A. County Supervisor And Prop. 42

From The Publisher MARCIA WILSON HOBBS Third District Supervisor – Sheila Kuehl The Courier has the highest regard for the service of Zev Yaroslavsky as 3rd District supervisor all these years.  That said, we continue to have a vital disagreement with him over his actions to put two subway tunnels barely 30 feet underneath Beverly Hills High School and right through the oil field.  After more than 250 articles The Courier has researched and written, The Courier believes without a doubt that these tunnels jeopardize the safety of our children and staff at Beverly Hills High School.  We also disagree with how he has helped JMB Realty use a virtually-unknown loophole in Los Angeles to get the OK to build a massive new project in Century City that violates the Century City Specific Plan.  Now that he is leaving office, who should succeed him?

Mother’s Day Reflections

From The Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs Every Mother's Day, I reflect on my mother and her mother and the virtues and values they both lived and tried very hard to instill in me as I was growing up. My grandmother, who was born in Los Angeles into an immigrant family that subsequently prospered, was quite insistent that “much is expected of those to whom much is given” and she inducted me into charitable projects from the age of 4 onward.

A Note From The Courier’s New Owner

I love where I live. The City of Beverly Hills holds a very special place in my heart.  Simply put, I love it here. I feel very blessed to live here, and that is the primary reason I wanted to become the new owner of The Beverly Hills Courier. After all, it is the City’s one and only newspaper so it's an integral part of it, and I want that to go on and on. Paula Kent Meehan This has been a significant week for The Beverly Hills Courier team as we change ownership after a decade of strong leadership under Publisher Clif Smith. From The Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs

A Few Parting Thoughts To The City I Love

From the Publisher Clif Smith This is most likely my final editorial as publisher of The Beverly Hills Courier.  For those who enjoy this column, thank you for the support.  For those who don’t, thank you for reading it anyway.

Trusting Paula Kent Meehan With The Courier – A Personal Note

From the Publisher Clif Smith Our longtime friend, Paula Kent Meehan, has had an interest in The Courier for many years.  We share the same love of Beverly Hills and the same commitment to the City.  She will be an excellent steward of your newspaper.

Why Are Russia And China Flexing Their Muscles While We Retreat?

From the Publisher Clif Smith Power is an actual thing.  “Power” of a nation includes its financial strength, the size and capability of its armed forces, its technological prowess, and the dedication of its citizens.

Metro Case Judge Writes Bad Opinion –Facts Wrong, Backwards

From the Publisher Clif Smith Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Torribio finally released his Metro opinion dated March 28, 2014, ruling against the City of Beverly Hills and the Beverly Hills Unified School District.

Beverly Hills News – Urgent Message From Courier Publisher About Metro in Beverly Hills

The City Council Tuesday night again considers Metro’s carte blanche permit to tear up Wilshire Boulevard, obstruct traffic on Wilshire, take away parking, shut-off access to businesses and block residents from their homes.
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