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New Court Filing Alleges Hadid Failed To Complete Community Service Hours

Bel Air residents laid the hammer down on celebrity megamansion developer Mohamed Hadid’s 901 Strada Vecchia project in a court filing this week.  In a new filing presented to  L.A. Superior Court Judge Eric Harmon, attorneys for John and Judith Bedrosian and Joe and Beatriz Horacek revealed that – among other things – illegal work continued at the project after a July 2017 criminal sentencing, and Hadid allegedly failed to fulfill his required 200 hours of community service. Read More

Family-Owned Pioneer Hardware Thriving Despite Changing Shopping Trends

S-Storefront In a world where Amazon dominates retail, Beverly Hills’ own Pioneer Hardware has found a way to adapt and thrive, filling a niche in the community by adding online direct sales via its website through Do It Best (the world’s largest online hardware store) while keeping the charm and reliable customer service it has been known for since 1926. Read More

Beloved Denzel

The fans roared when Denzel Washington reunited with  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the Columbia Pictures premiere  of Equalizer 2 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The fans roared when Denzel Washington reunited with  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the Columbia Pictures premiere  of Equalizer 2 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Read More

Girl Power – The Beverly Hills Police Department now has the highest number of sworn female officers in its history

Pictured, top row (from left): Officers Top row (from left): Officers Lynnsey Diamond, Karly Loberg, Anne-Marie Lunsman, Maraya Contreras and Jaqueline Duran. Middle row (from left): Lt. Elisabeth Albanese, BHPD Chief Spagnoli, Detective Rachel Shannon and Officer Danielle Castro. Bottom row (from left): Officer Stephanie Nguyen-Lieu, Detective Audra Alatorre, Officers Stephanie Frias, Arda Guvlekjian and Adessa Anderson The Beverly Hills Police Department now has the highest number of sworn female officers in its history with 14 women in the 130-member police force, or 10.7 percent, starting with Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli. Pictured, top row (from left): Officers Top row (from left): Officers Lynnsey Diamond, Karly Loberg, Anne-Marie Lunsman, Maraya Contreras and Jaqueline Duran. Middle row (from left): Lt. Elisabeth Albanese, BHPD Chief Spagnoli, Detective Rachel Shannon and Officer Danielle Castro. Bottom row (from left): Officer Stephanie Nguyen-Lieu, Detective Audra Alatorre, Officers Stephanie Frias, Arda Guvlekjian and Adessa Anderson. Read More

Courier On Ice – Beverly Hills attorney Steven Gardner enjoyed a fun weekend of skiing at Mammoth Mountain last month

Steven Gardner Beverly Hills attorney Steven Gardner enjoyed a fun weekend of skiing at Mammoth Mountain last month, but made sure to bring his copy of the Courier for a little downtime reading in between time on the slopes. To join Gardner in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself holding the Courier on your next trip and email it, along with caption information, to mlopez@bhcourier.com. Read More

Uplifting And Unfolding Art – The Beverly Hills City Council and the Fine Arts Commission joined Mark and Cathy Louchheim to dedicate Folded Square – Alphabet G

The Beverly Hills City Council and the Fine Arts Commission joined Mark and Cathy Louchheim to dedicate Folded Square – Alphabet G, a sculpture by Fletcher Benton, to its public art collection The Beverly Hills City Council and the Fine Arts Commission joined Mark and Cathy Louchheim to dedicate Folded Square – Alphabet G, a sculpture by Fletcher Benton, to its public art collection. The Louchheim’s graciously donated the piece, which is located inside the Burton Way Median at Rexford Drive. “We are very, very fortunate to receive this donation and to add another Fletcher Benton piece to our collection,” said Mayor Julian Gold. The second Benton sculpture can be found in Maltz Park at Sunset Boulevard and Whittier Drive. Fine Art Commission Chair Zale Richard Rubins said,”Art enhances the everyday experiences... In building a world-class public art collection by adding pieces like Folded Square - Alphabet G, our hope is that people will be surprised, delighted, intrigued and inspired by what they see.” Pictured (from left): Councilmember Robert Wunderlich, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Mayor Julian Gold, Mark and Cathy Louchheim, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Councilmember Lester Friedman, Fine Art Chair Zale Richard Rubins, Fine Art Vice Chair Stephanie Vahn, Fine Art Commissioner Michael Smooke, Fine Art Commissioner Alan Kaye. Read More

Pet Care Foundation Donations Set To Clear Cats From L.A. City Shelters

Last week, the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation awarded $237,000 to three organizations that spay, neuter, adopt, foster and nurse neonatal kittens in the first-ever such grant funding for rescue organizations, said Bill Crowe, executive director of the Foundation. The funds are expected to save 1,000 kittens that would otherwise perish during “kitten season,” an annual surge in the number of neonatal kittens in the shelter, possibly making Los Angeles a “no-kill” city, said Crowe. Read More

BOLD Returns: City Council Ups The Ante

BOLD, an acronym for Beverly Hills Open Later Days, returns to the business triangle Aug. 2, featuring a plethora of activities that will entertain visitors while shops remain open an extra two hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Read More

City Council Tasked To Decide How Long To Close Wilshire Lanes As Subway Rolls Along

Something rather atypical happened at the end of Wednesday evening’s L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) community meeting in Beverly Hills: there were no questions.  “They usually have an hour or so of questions,” confirmed Beverly Hills Unified attorney Terry Tao, who said he had attended all of the previous nine such monthly Metro-led community meetings at Beverly Hills City Hall. Read More