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Bookbags – Beverly Hills students along with the help of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, collected and distributed backpacks and school supplies for 84 children

L-Bookbags Beverly Hills students Jonah Okum, Sara Okum, Gabe Bergher and Eli Okum, along with the help of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, collected and distributed backpacks and school supplies for 84 children at the Westwood Transitional Village and the Bessie Pregerson Center of the Salvation Army. The Transitional Housing Village is a housing complex and pre-school located in West Los Angeles; its mission is to reunite homeless families into their own residence, rehabilitate and find work for the parents – all while allowing the children to maintain a normal life and attend local schools. By providing these backpacks, the children can start school with the supplies needed so they can focus on their education. Read More

Picklefest – Ron Sasiela of Los Angeles was named creator of the Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills at Sunday’s Picklefest event at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market

Adam Wetsman, Elise Knebel, judge and owner of Nate ‘n Al Mark Mendelson, Mayor Lili Bosse, Michelle Wasserman and Councilmember Lester Friedman Ron Sasiela of Los Angeles was named creator of the Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills at Sunday’s Picklefest event at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market. Darrell Fluman of Chatsworth earned second place an Adam Wetsman of Beverly Hills took third. In the “I Can Pickle That” category, 1st place was awarded to Elise Knebel of Los Angeles, the 14-year-old daughter of Public Works Executive Ilene Knebel and an incoming freshman at BHHS with her pickled golden beets. The winners received gift certificates for Nate n’ Al Delicatessen for $200, $100 and $50 each. Judges included Mark Mendeleson of Nate ‘n Al, sponsors for the event; Recreation and Parks Commissioner Julian Javor, Team Beverly Hills member Charlie Tercek and local resident Alana Friedman. Pictured above: Adam Wetsman, Elise Knebel, judge and owner of Nate ‘n Al Mark Mendelson, Mayor Lili Bosse, Michelle Wasserman and Councilmember Lester Friedman. Read More

Four Heirs

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have produced four heirs of the House of Windsor. Prince Charles (born 1948); Princess Anne (born 1950); Prince Andrew (born 1960); Prince Edward (born 1964).  Prince Charles tells his biographer he will not step aside for Prince William to ascend the throne. Read More

Court of Appeal Division Shakeup To Delay Karen Christiansen Hearing

Following a decision on July 21 to transfer the hearing of the People v. Christiansen from the Court of Appeal Division 3 to Division 6, it is unlikely that the Beverly Hills Unified School District will have a definitive ruling on the reach of Government Code Section 1090 before 2018, confirmed district counsel Fred Fenster. Read More

Beverly Hills/Compton Coalition To Fight Homelessness Blossoms

Understanding that homelessness is a human problem that we have failed to adequately address is something Angelenos know all too well. Earlier this year, the L.A. Homeless Services Authority released a study documenting 57,794 homeless people in the county - a staggering 23 percent jump over last year. Read More

Renters, Landlords Draw Closer To Conclusion

Tenants and landlords continue to make progress in the search for common ground as facilitated meetings with Associate Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Assistant Professor of Law Sukhsimranjit Singh produce incremental but measurable progress on the Rent Stabilization Ordinance. Read More

Beverly Hills Takes BOLD Step Forward To Support Business

PORTRAITS OF HOPE– Beverly Hills’ BOLD summer officially kicked off Wednesday evening at the Lily Pond with luminescent discs in neon colors. The project is the brainchild of public installation artist Ed Massey (pictured here with Mayor Lili Bosse). The event served as the official launch for Beverly Hills Open Later Days (BOLD). The initiative is Bosse’s effort to make Beverly Hills more of an evening destination, with businesses staying open later throughout August on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Beverly Hills turned out in force for the kick off celebration of Neon Nights Wednesday, an art installation by Ed Massey that transformed the famous Lily Pond into joyful, spinning, neon discs of light, glowing under black light technology and 3-D glasses for eye-popping color. Read More

Enduring Beauties

Elisabeth Moss Elisabeth Moss, Jenny Slate and Zoe Lister-Jones attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel. Read More

JVS Scholarships – Recipients of this year’s Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) scholarships celebrated the program’s 45th anniversary

Recipients of this year’s Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) scholarships celebrated the program’s 45th anniversary at Sinai Temple on July 27. Recipients of this year’s Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) scholarships celebrated the program’s 45th anniversary at Sinai Temple on July 27. Some 220 Jewish students from ages 17-70 were awarded $694,00 in need-based scholarships ranging from $750 to $10,000 to attend colleges, universities and vocational schools across the country. Since its founding in 1972, JVS has awarded more than 4,400 scholarships totaling over $7.8 million. The event was hosted by Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Leland Felsenthal and Matthew Paul. Read More

Tutors Needed – The Beverly Hills Academic Afterschool Tutoring Program is once again seeking volunteers – preferably high school students who will receive community service hours

BHHS tutor Evette Guranik with Beverly Vista student Ashley Isias The Beverly Hills Academic Afterschool Tutoring Program is once again seeking volunteers – preferably high school students who will receive community service hours – to work with elementary school students experiencing social or academic difficulties. Orientation is Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Roxbury Park Auditorium and sessions begin Tuesday and Thursday’s from 3:30-5 p.m., beginning in late September. For more information, contact Adrienne Weise at adriennetutor@gmail.com. Pictured above: BHHS tutor Evette Guranik with Beverly Vista student Ashley Isias. Read More

Trevi Fountain – Former Mayor Les Bronte and family took their copy of the Courier to Italy last week on their family vacation

Les with daughter Kathy and his grandchildren Jenna and Jordan in front of Rome’s famed Trevi Fountain Former Mayor Les Bronte and family took their copy of the Courier to Italy last week on their family vacation. Pictured (from left) is Les with daughter Kathy and his grandchildren Jenna and Jordan in front of Rome’s famed Trevi Fountain. When Bronte isn’t vacationing, he stays busy in Beverly Hills affairs as president of the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club and administrative coordinator of Beverly Hills CPR. To join the Bronte’s in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself with the Courier on your next trip and email it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. Read More