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Beverly Hills News – Christmas Dining In Beverly Hills: Where To Go For Christmas Brunch, Dinner

The Beverly Hills Hotel: The Polo Lounge offers Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinner, as well as Christmas day brunch. Christmas Eve features a four-course prix-fixe menu from Executive Chef Kaleo Adams from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at $150 per adult, $55 for children 12-and-under. Christmas Day brunch is a prix-fixe three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at $120 per adult, $55 for children. Dinner is a four-course prix-fixe menu from 5 to 10 p.m. at $120 per adult, $55 for children. For more information, call 310-887-2777. Read More

Nic’s Beverly Hills Closing After 19 Years

M-Nics Nic’s Beverly Hills, the trendy Canon Drive martini bar,  will close its doors on Dec. 31 after 19 years, owner Larry Nicola confirmed.  Nicola said there was nothing specifically driving Nic’s to shutter in terms of problems with rent or a lease. He said he felt it was just simply time to go.   Read More

Ballerina Beauties

American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy and Misty Copeland.  Joining them at the Beverly Hilton benefit was autistic director Kevin McKenzie.

American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Stella Abrera, Gillian Murphy and Misty Copeland.  Joining them at the Beverly Hilton benefit was autistic director Kevin McKenzie.

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Songs of the Season – Beverly Hills was filled with children’s voices Sunday at the annual Concert in the Park.

v-concert-in-the-park Beverly Hills was filled with children’s voices Sunday at the annual Concert in the Park.  Pictured is the BHUSD Elementary Honorary Choir, under the direction of Judith Chan: Melody Afgham, Chanel Anooshian, Alexandra Arriaga, Lian Ben-David, Jayden Bim-Merle, Sofia Chappars, Hayley Chechel, David Cohen, Deborah Cohen, Rachel Cohen, Mia Dahan, Sarah Lea Dahan, Esrella Echeverria, Liza Farchadi, Harper Flynn, Sasha Gersh, Nika Ghorbanpour, Justin Goldstein, Kayla Granitz, Emily Greer, Ana Gutheinz, Joon Han, Ramona Harrington, Michaela Hassid, Grace Hazelett, Sadie Hazelett, Devyn Holub, Amanda Hosseiny, Tyler Janssen, Piper Johnson, Ilayda Kazakos, Calvin Kim, Eunice Kim, Karen Kiyokawa, Karina Kruger, Kaylee Kwok, Madeleine Layfield, Sofia Lifson, Hannah Mahboubi, Arielle Margolin, Leia Math, Edden Mizrahi, Stella Muradyan, Eva Neidleman, Eve Nesbit, Mariah Nicholson, Sharon Rafie, Gisele Reading, Leni Sagie, Asher Sarraf, Kate Schirmer, Isabella Schulman, Elana Serrano, Hanna Teman, Paula Valle, Shania Vazquez, Pepper Warwich, Jenna Weiss, Scarlett Westacott-Basile, Jejune Yoon and Sarah Zhang. Read More

Fulfill A Wish – El Rodeo PTA mom Molly Corey has helped ER students lead the charge in a “Fulfill A Wish For A Foster Child” fundraiser at the school

L-Toy El Rodeo PTA mom Molly Corey has helped ER students lead the charge in a “Fulfill A Wish For A Foster Child” fundraiser at the school. The fundraiser works with Hillsides in Pasadena, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality housing and support services to foster children. Hillsides currently houses 63 foster children and the El Rodeo PTA reached out and had each child list three items they wanted for Christmas. Pictured (from left): El Rodeo students Vanessa Goldman, Daniella Spero, Jack Lanzer and Nick Walker with care packages for the Hillsides children. Read More

L.A. Lawyer Tapped for Trump’s Security & Exchange Commission

6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a547cb52970c-500wi Los Angeles lawyer Debra Wong Yang, who was U.S. Attorney in Southern California and is close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, was reported Wednesday to be under consideration by President-elect Donald J. Trump to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, which would make her Wall Street's top cop. Read More

Prosecutor Blasts Baca For Abuse of Power

download (1) Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was the "heartbeat" of an internal conspiracy to thwart a federal probe into abuses in the jail system, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday at the onset of Baca's corruption trial, but a defense attorney threw blame squarely on the ex- lawman's former second-in-command. Read More

Beverly Hills News – Burglars Got Away, But Not With Much

A burglary in progress on the 500 block of North Walden Drive was videotaped on closed circuit TV by the owners, who were informed of the break in on their cell phones. They then notified the Beverly Hills Police Department.  Residents were not home. The burglars accessed the home by smashing a window to access a door.  Read More

Our Featured Pets Need Homes for the Holidays!

DAYSI - ID#A1663467 Make a shelter pet's holiday dream come true - If you cannot adopt, foster or volunteer. These little guys look so scared and lost. Let's try to get homes for them, especially little Daysi - who is already 12 years old. This year - adopt - don't buy.  Read More