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Beverly Hills JPA Negotiations Reach Critical Turning Point

For weeks, according to Beverly Hills Unified School District officials, Superintendent Michael Bregy has sought, unsuccessfully, to schedule a City-School  District Liaison meeting to discuss the Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), the $9.7 million contract that governs how school facilities are made available to the City. That meeting will likely take place next week. Read More

$2 Million Hilton Prize Awarded To Bangladesh Health Foundation

HILTON PRIZE – The 2017 Hilton Humanitarian Prize was presented to International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Banglades (icddr,b) on Wednesday at The Beverly Hilton. Pictured: Hilton Foundation Chairman of the Board Steven M. Hilton, Hilton Foundation President/CEO Peter Laugharn, icddr,b Executive Director Prof. John Clemens, MD; and UN High-Level Commissioner and SDG Global Advocate Dr. Alaa Murabit. The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh – known as icddr,b – was tabbed for its five decades of work to develop "innovative, low-cost health solutions that have resulted in saving millions of lives globally” was honored Wednesday at The Beverly Hilton with the Conrad N. Hilton Prize. Read More

Kick-Off Luncheon – Barbara Lazaroff hosted a kick-off luncheon at Spago for Catherine Gray, founder of 360 Karma and creator of SHE TANK

Pictured (seated, from left): Kym Gold, Catherine Curry-Williams, Barbara Lazaroff, and Senyon Kelly; (standing, from left):Wendy Heimann-Nunes, Celia Kahn, Debra Smalley, Catherine Gray, Carolyn Olavarria, Melissa Lilly, and Lindsey Gold. Barbara Lazaroff hosted a kick-off luncheon at Spago for Catherine Gray, founder of 360 Karma and creator of SHE TANK. Pictured (seated, from left): Kym Gold, Catherine Curry-Williams, Barbara Lazaroff, and Senyon Kelly; (standing, from left):Wendy Heimann-Nunes, Celia Kahn, Debra Smalley, Catherine Gray, Carolyn Olavarria, Melissa Lilly, and Lindsey Gold. Beverly Hills superstar chef Cat Cora will be among the main attractions at the SHE TANK competition on Nov. 3 when female entrepreneurs pitch a panel of high-powered women investors as they vie for funding and support for their various business ventures.  This will be part of the Live Love Thrive Conference, hosted by entertainer Susan Anton. For tickets and information, visit www.360Karma.com. Read More

Longtime Friends

The Beverly Hills Courier’s George Christy revisited with Catherine Bach The Beverly Hills Courier’s George Christy revisited with Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazard) during the launch party hosted by Susie and Brad Krevoy at their estate for Leila Jeffrey’s Birdland.  Guests included Colleen and Bradlee Bell, Lauralee Bell, and more. Read More

Massry Prize – Touted as the American version of the Nobel Prize, the Massry Prize was awarded to three prominent scientists on Saturday in Beverly Hills

Pictured (from left): Vice Mayor Gold; Profs. Pace, Knight, and Gordon; and Shaul Massry. Touted as the American version of the Nobel Prize, the Massry Prize was awarded to three prominent scientists on Saturday in Beverly Hills. Founded by Beverly Hills residents Meira and Shaul Massry more than three decades ago, Vice Mayor Julian Gold welcomed some 100 attendees to the ceremony, which was held at City Hall, by detailing how important the prize is (15 previous Massry Prize recipients have gone on to become Nobel laureates) and underscoring the importance of having the awards presented in Beverly Hills. This year’s prize was given to three pioneers in the field of microbiomes: professors Norman R. Pace (University of Colarado), Rob Knight (UC San Diego) and Jeff I. Gordon (Washington University in St. Louis.) Pictured (from left): Vice Mayor Gold; Profs. Pace, Knight, and Gordon; and Shaul Massry. Read More

Happy Birthday Lili! – Sweet Beverly and Cravings owner Gabriel Frem helps Mayor Lili Bosse blow out the candles on her birthday cake Monday

Sweet Beverly and Cravings owner Gabriel Frem helps Mayor Lili Bosse blow out the candles on her birthday cake Sweet Beverly and Cravings owner Gabriel Frem helps Mayor Lili Bosse blow out the candles on her birthday cake Monday. Frem provided about 300 partygoers, who joined Bosse to Walk With The Mayor, with pastries, coffee, juice and a wide array of party favors. Upon arriving, walkers were greeted with music from a DJ and dancers who led a conga line through Beverly Canon Gardens. Balloons graced the nearby buildings and flowers were in Beverly Canon Gardens fountain. Read More

Lucy Has Waited Nearly a Year: Is it Time to Bring Her Home?

LUCY - ID#A1658159 There are over 870 dogs and over 530 cats waiting to be adopted or fostered at Los Angeles Animal Services today. These loving animals find themselves in the shelter in often fearful conditions. This is kitten season, and there are many cats and kittens who are looking for a better life. For our canine friends, the pit bull terrier and the Chihuahua are all-too-often in the shelter. LA Animal Services can be found at www.laanimalservices.com, where you can view all of these lovely animals on their website.  Read More

Massry Prize Shines Light On Scientific Advances

One day your gut biome, which is comprised of more than 40 species of bacteria and 20 species of fungus, will be something you freely discuss. Scientists are now predicting that microbiomes, invisible bio-communities of genetically distinct microorganisms abiding within us all, can be manipulated to engender better health and appearance. Read More