The Beverly Hills City Council honored legacy business Arturo’s Shoe Fixx, now in its 31st year in Beverly Hills, being run by the third generation of the family. Arturo Azinian’s career in shoemaking began in Buenos Aires in 1939 at the age of 11. Arturo came to Los Angeles in 1957 on vacation, staying for four years working at Aletea Shoe Remodeling and doing repairs for I. Magnin and Bullocks. Upon his return, Arturo decided to move his family to Los Angeles, continuing his work at Eletea until he purchased the store. Eventually, he expanded to open Arturo’s Shoe Fixx in Beverly Hills in 1988. Arturo worked side by side with his wife Calliopi until her death in 1996. His legacy continues with his grandson, Ari. Pictured (from left): Ciara Libaridian, Carlo Libaridian, Carmen Libaridian, Ari Libaridian and seated, Arturo Azinian, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Councilmembers Lili Bosse, Lester Freedman and Robert Wunderlich
Beverly Vista Principal Chris Regan rode a kindergarten tricycle yesterday after students raised $15,000 for the “Run for Success” fundraiser. If they reach $30,000 he’ll wear a superhero costume for a day, and if they reach $65,000 he’ll dye his hair green. The “Run for Success” will take place next Wednesday. “With this fundraiser, we can support all the field trips and programs planned for this school year,” said BV PTA President Nathan Kruger. To donate, visit: www.BVRun.com.
Beverly Hills Unified School District’s PTA celebrated the district’s administrators, principals and PTA presidents at an annual dinner held at the home of PTA superstar Marjaneh Manavi. Pictured (back row, from left): Michael Bregy, Juliet Fine, Misty Johnson, Nathan Kruger, Sarah Kaber, Chris Regan, Mark Mead, Kevin Allen, Drew Stewart, Marvin Winans Jr.; (middle row, from left): Lorraine Eastman, Maria Bennett, Isabel Hacker, Rusty Banagas, Marjaneh Manavi, April Jergens, Molly Corey, Leonidas Tarca, Noah Margo, Timothy Ellis; (bottom row, from left): Romi Azevedo, Jill Egerman, Rachelle Marcus, Rose Kaiserman and Cindy Trost.
The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) held its annual Luncheon of Hope on Tuesday at The Beverly Wilshire. This year’s theme – “Hope Inspires Us To Gather Together” – brought together 430 supporters to enjoy a morning of shopping interesting vendors, a silent auction and luncheon. Pictured, from left: Sheri Sani, Benefit Co-Chair; Lee Anne Sanderson, President; Westside Guild of CHLA; Robin Hyland, Manager, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA; Bonnie McClure, Chairman, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA - and a member of Board of Trustees; Bobbie Gerson, featured speaker and mother of a CHLA patient; Lindsay Andras, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, CHLA; Lydia Andras, MD, Anesthesiologist, CHLA and Linda Grossman, Benefit Co-Chair.
With all precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Rachelle Marcus and Tristen Walker-Shuman were elected to take over two empty seats on the Beverly Hills Board of Education.
Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be the governor of the deep blue state of California, winning a decisive victory Tuesday evening against Republican John Cox.
With only four of 23 precincts reporting, here are how things currently stand in the race for two open seats on the Beverly Hills Board of Education: