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Venoco’s Second Bankruptcy Filing Could Leave Beverly Hills High School Oil Well Dry Financially

Fresh on the heels of last week’s Board of Education directive to create a “7-11 Committee” as a first step toward having multiple district parcels declared surplus property, including the site of the Beverly Hills Oil Well, Superintendent Michael Bregy issued a press release stating that the district had been made aware on April 17 that Venoco, Inc., which leases the oil well from the district, had filed for a second bankruptcy. Read More

A True Patriot

Gary_Sinise_041717-SD-824 Gary Sinise is front and center with his dedication to assisting American veterans and service men and women.  He was honored with the 2,606th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this month with the event attended by military personel and his family. Read More

Beverly Hills Police Celebrate Promotions, Swear In New Officers

SWEARING IN — Pictured: The Beverly Hills Police Department's new Assistant Police Chief Marc Coopwood is sworn in by City Clerk Byron Pope  at a ceremony on Monday at The Wallis. For more photos and information on Monday’s event, see page 17. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday was the backdrop for a ceremony honoring the swearing-in of Assistant Chief of Police Marc Coopwood, the promotions of two captains, two lieutenants and three sergeants, along with the addition of eight new officers, as Chief Sandra Spagnoli completes a makeover of the department. Read More

Hannah Carter Garden Receives Historic Designation

Hannah Carter with grandsons Alex and Andrew Caldwell in her eponymous garden 19 years ago, before UCLA sold it. While the general public may not have the opportunity to see the idyllic Hannah Carter Japanese Garden in the heart of Bel-Air anytime soon, the future of the verdant paradise remains less shady following Tuesday’s vote by the Los Angeles City Council to designate it as a Historic-Cultural Monument. Read More

Leia Gluckman, a seventh-grader at Beverly Vista, won first place at the State Science FairClean Conscience –

Leia Gluckman Leia Gluckman, a seventh-grader at Beverly Vista, won first place at the State Science Fair for her project called: "A Clean Conscience: Formulating an All-Purpose Dental, Hair, and Body Cleaning Powder for the Homeless Population.” Leia said she got her inspiration from volunteering at Safe Place for Youth, a non-profit organization that provides housing and other supportive services to the youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless for a variety of reasons. Leia also won at the Beverly Hills Science Fair last Winter and first place in her category this Spring at the L.A County Science Fair. Pictured: Leia with her project. Read More

Courier in Cambodia – Planning Commissioner Robert Block took a vacation with wife Jan and friends Steve and Bonnie Webb earlier this month to Cambodia

Planning Commissioner Robert Block took a vacation with wife Jan and friends Steve and Bonnie Webb earlier this month to Cambodia Planning Commissioner Robert Block took a vacation with wife Jan and friends Steve and Bonnie Webb earlier this month to Cambodia, and the group made sure to bring along their copy of the Courier. Pictured is the group standing in Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. From left: Steve and Bonnie Webb, and Robert and Jan Block. To join the “Carry The Courier Club” simply photograph yourself holding the Courier on your next trip, and send the picture, along with caption information, to mlopez@bhcourier.com. Read More

High Winds Blow Across Southern California

High winds again blew across the Southland Tuesday.  The National Weather Service attributed the gusty winds to weak frontal systems passing to the north of the region and said they'd last much of the week. Read More

Christie’s Auction House Opens Flagship L.A. Hub In Beverly Hills

Famed auction house Christie’s returned to Beverly Hills this week, celebrating the launch of its flagship L.A. hub on Camden Drive with a collectors’ dinner on Tuesday and a cocktail reception on Wednesday where aficionados enjoyed a private viewing of its opening exhibit, valued at over $450 million. Read More

Beverly Hills High School Nabs Honor Roll Status

For the second time since 2012, Beverly Hills High School has been selected by an alliance of national business leaders, Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and its sister organization Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE),  as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll school. Read More