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Retiring Fire Chief Ralph Mundell To Be Honored At Backdraft Ball

The annual community favorite, the Beverly Hills Firefighters’ Association (BHFA) Backdraft Ball, will celebrate outgoing Fire Chief Ralph Mundell – who has devoted more than 30 years of service to keeping the community safe – at the 2017 edition of its gala on June 6 at The Beverly Hilton. Read More

‘Phase 2’ Work On Parcels 12-13 Will Not Replace Missing Trees

The City of Beverly Hills is set to begin “Phase 2” work on the maintenance of Parcels 12 & 13, including the relocation of fences to allow the City to access its approximately 18 inch right-of-way on the north side of the parcels, and an additional two feet to plant vegetation and groundcover that is more attractive – but not the replacement of the trees that were cut down. Read More

Beverly Hills Tomorrow Offers Glimpse Into Future

City leaders joined with the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and various speakers representing the media, medicine and wellness to discuss what the future holds. By 2022, it’s likely that Beverly Hills will have grown savvy when it comes to maximizing its potential to entice people to the City by leveraging social media. For the time being, drawing visitors to the City to create their own “experiences” remains as much of a challenge for Beverly Hills businesses as it does for everyone across the globe. Read More

A Day With The Colleagues

The Colleagues’ Annual Spring Luncheon benefiting the Children’s Institute honored Carol Burnett.  Mistress of ceremonies Mary Hart and Carol had the crowd laughing at The Beverly Wilshire. The Colleagues’ Annual Spring Luncheon benefiting the Children’s Institute honored Carol Burnett.  Mistress of ceremonies Mary Hart and Carol had the crowd laughing at The Beverly Wilshire. Read More

Kid Unity – KidUnity had a productive session this week at the Greystone Demonstration Garden

Pictured, back row (from left): George Pessin, publisher of School Garden Weekly; Barbara Linder, founder of the Greystone Demonstration Garden; Debby Figoni, water conservationist for the City of Beverly Hills; Sienna Nazarian; Carys Woolley; Michael Coleman; and Stacy Marks, founder/director Beverly Hills KidUnity. KidUnity, an after school program that takes local youth to different places in the City to learn how professionals do their jobs, had a productive session this week at the Greystone Demonstration Garden. Students learned gardening, organic methods, the practice of water conservation, and were empowered to take on the cause to help raise awareness for revitalizing Greystone's garden area.  Pictured, back row (from left): George Pessin, publisher of School Garden Weekly; Barbara Linder, founder of the Greystone Demonstration Garden; Debby Figoni, water conservationist for the City of Beverly Hills; Sienna Nazarian; Carys Woolley; Michael Coleman; and Stacy Marks, founder/director Beverly Hills KidUnity. Read More

Hooray For Teachers – The Horace Mann PTA celebrated the frontline team in educating their children at this week’s teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Pictured (from left): (top) 4th grade teachers  Heather Woodring and Lauren Willis; (bottom) 4th grade teacher Andrea Pyer and Special Education teacher Jillian Darley. The Horace Mann PTA celebrated the frontline team in educating their children at this week’s teacher Appreciation Luncheon with organizer Misty Johnson hitting the baseball-themed lunch for these “All-Star Teachers” out of the park.  Pictured (from left): (top) 4th grade teachers  Heather Woodring and Lauren Willis; (bottom) 4th grade teacher Andrea Pyer and Special Education teacher Jillian Darley. Read More

BHUSD Could Scrap K-8 Model By 2018

Earlier this week, the Board of Education sent out a letter digitally signed by all five members, alerting the community to its plans to take a four-pronged approach to solve its current budget crises. Read More