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Los Angeles Bee Hobbyists Could Be Allowed To Maintain Backyard Hives

The Los Angeles City Council will take up a proposal today to allow hobbyist beekeepers in Los Angeles to maintain hives in their backyards. The proposed ordinance won the support of the City Council's Planning and Land Use Committee last month, with the panel instructing city attorneys to prepare a final draft ordinance to be brought back to the full council. Read More

U.S. Olympic Committee Names Los Angeles Official Bidder For 2024 Summer Olympics

The City Council voted unanimously today to move forward with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, prompting the U.S. Olympic Committee to formally name Los Angeles as its official bidder for the athletic spectacle. "It is my distinct honor to formally name the city of Los Angeles as the U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympics," United States Olympics Committee CEO Scott Blackmun said at a beach-side news conference in Santa Monica about an hour after the council's vote. Read More

UCLA Study Finds 20 Percent Of Seniors Living In Poverty

Nearly 20 percent of adults over 65 in California live between an economic rock and hard place -- unable to afford basic needs but ineligible to receive government assistance -- making them the state's "hidden poor," according to a UCLA study released today.   Read More

Beverly Hills News – BHUSD’s Battle Against Christiansen Far From Over As California Supreme Court Says 1090 Applies To Consultants

Beverly Hills Unified School District attorney Fred Fenster, a partner at Greenberg Glusker, is ever-more certain that the district’s former facilities manager Karen Christiansen will never see a dime of the $20 million-plus she is now “owed” thanks to the California Supreme Court’s belief that Government Code section 1090 applies to consultants. Read More

Starting The Year Italian Style – Going into its centennial year, the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, kicked off its season with a program by Italian designer, Andrea Sorrentino.

S-Mumsey,-et-al Going into its centennial year, the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, kicked off its season with a program by Italian designer, Andrea Sorrentino. On display were two costumes Sorrentino designed for the short film, The Secret of Joy. Set to be released today, Max Bartoli’s fantasy film was produced to draw attention to the issues of childhood cancer and support the Kids Cancer Research Foundation. Following the presentation, the club screened a  “behind the scenes” documentary detailing the creation of the film and the design process of Sorrentino, who’s collaborated with four-time Oscar-winner Milena Canonero for 10 years, and is a trainee of Piero Tosi, collaborator of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini and an Academy Award Lifetime Achievement Award winner. At Tuesday’s program were (from left), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), BHWC President Mumsey Nemiroff, Sorrentino, Mara New and Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), and a star of the new film. Read More