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BHUSD Superintendent Bregy Promises Action In Wake Of Alleged On-Campus Sexual Assault

In the wake of the Beverly Hills Police Department’s investigation into alleged student-on-student sexual assault at Beverly Vista – which a previous Beverly Hills Unified School District report referred to as “sexual harassment” – at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, the Board of Education met in closed session for almost three hours to discuss just one agendized item:  “PUBLIC EMPLOYEE   DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE.” Read More

Cultural Heritage Commission To Consider Multi-Family Landmark, Plus Kate Mantilini’s New Tenant

v-KateMantilini-First-Bank The Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) will meet January 10 to discuss the potential nomination for inclusion onto the Register of Historic Properties of a multi-family dwelling located at 157 S. Crescent Dr., and to discuss the adoption of a resolution to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness for the adaptive re-use of the Gibraltar Square – Kate Mantilini Building for a new tenant, First Bank, at the location. Read More

Good Luck Getting Home – Some Bel-Air residents had some serious problems getting to and from their destinations Thursday morning

Stradella Road Some Bel-Air residents had some serious problems getting to and from their destinations Thursday morning when they found a portion of Stradella Road completely blocked off by construction crews for a project at 1037 Stradella, which is being developed by Roman James. Residents report to the Courier that the owner refused to provide a permit for the street closure, so police and ACS Security were called. L.A. City Inspectors seemed in the dark as to what was going on. In an e-mail obtained by the Courier, L.A. City Principal Inspector Jack Conger wrote to residents and stakeholders that he had verified with L.A. Department of Transportation that “they do have a permit to block the road for today only.” Eventually, it took the Bel-Air Association to get to the bottom of the problem. BAA Executive Director Shawn Bayliss visited the site and learned there was, in fact, a permit, but three key conditions of it were not being met – 1.) One lane was to remain open; 2.) Flagmen were to be used for traffic coordination; and 3.) Pedestrian access was to remain open. Bayliss reports that LAPD had the workers stop, remove their trucks and pull in cranes to create an open lane. During the closure, a nurse was unable to get through to get access to an elderly patient. Said Bel-Air resident Maureen Levinson: “This has turned into a mantra now:    "What is the penalty?"  If there are no meaningful penalties, bad behavior will continue.” Read More

Welcome To Beverly Hills – Sonny McCartney (nephew of Beatles legend Paul McCartney) and Rosie Richards visiting Beverly Hills for the holidays

Sonny McCartney and Rosie Richards Beverly Hills attorney Paul Supnik sent along the picture to the left of his holiday houseguests from Liverpool, Sonny McCartney and Rosie Richards.  Sonny is the nephew of Beatles legend Paul McCartney.  The Supnik’s and Sonny’s dad Mike are family friends, which gave Sonny and Rosie a place to stay while visiting Beverly Hills for the holidays. To join them in the Carry The Courier Club, send a photo of yourself holding the Courier on your next trip and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. Read More

A Passion For Music

A fourth generation Californian, John Hotchkis grew up with a love for his Golden State and a passion for music.  He has been a loyal and major philanthropist for the L.A. Phil over the years.  He is photographed here with his wife Joan Hartley and L.A. Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel during an opening night gala. A fourth generation Californian, John Hotchkis grew up with a love for his Golden State and a passion for music.  He has been a loyal and major philanthropist for the L.A. Phil over the years.  He is photographed here with his wife Joan Hartley and L.A. Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel during an opening night gala. Read More

Beverly Hills Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault At Beverly Vista

Following this month’s Courier article entitled, #MeToo In Beverly Hills: Former Student Details Sexual Harassment While Attending BHUSD School, the Beverly Hills Police confirmed the department had opened up an investigation into the incidents that prompted former Beverly Hills Unified School District Chief Human Resources Officer Yolanda Mendoza to author a letter stating that a Beverly Vista student had “engaged in sexual harassment on multiple occasions” against another student. Read More

Beverly Hills Resident To Celebrate 106th Birthday On New Year’s Eve

Julius & Hilda Rothschild This Dec. 31, longtime Beverly Hills resident Julius Rothschild will celebrate his 106th birthday, making him easily one of the oldest residents in the City, if not the country. In anticipation of this incredible milestone on the cusp of 2018, the Courier connected with Rothschild hoping to learn a secret or two about attaining a long life. Read More

Remembering Pancho – The Beverly Hills Tennis Club hosted more than 200 coming to salute the late tennis legend Pancho Segura

Spencer Segura, Jonathan Canter, tennis champion Jimmy Connors, and Tom Kreiss The Beverly Hills Tennis Club hosted more than 200 coming to salute the late tennis legend Pancho Segura, who served as head pro at the BHTC from 1962 to 1970. Segura died Nov. 18 at age 96 after rising from poverty to win six U.S. pro singles and doubles championships in the 1950s. Pictured (from left): son Spencer Segura, Jonathan Canter, tennis champion Jimmy Connors, and Tom Kreiss. The Beverly Hills Tennis Club’s past ownership has included Hall of Famers Fred Perry and Ellsworth Vines, and its early members  were such as Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, and playright Neil Simon. Read More

Money Talks

Michelle Williams Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg revisited during the Los Angeles premiere of All The Money In The World at Samuel Goldwyn Theater Read More

I Do – Beverly Hills residents Jim and Kristen Garrett were married earlier this month in Boston and snapped a photo in front of the Boston Harbor

Jim and Kristen Garrett What’s a good honeymoon without a little reading material for some downtime? Beverly Hills residents Jim and Kristen Garrett were married earlier this month in Boston and snapped a photo in front of the Boston Harbor with their copy of the Courier. To join the Garrett’s in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip with a copy of the Courier and email it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. Our heartfelt congratulations to the newlyweds! Read More