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Padres Reportedly Sign Ex-Dodger Manny Machado

ESPN reported Tuesday that four-time all-star third baseman and shortstop Manny Machado has agreed to a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, but the team did not immediately confirm the signing.

Jewish Community Foundation Inviting Proposals For 2019 Next Stage Grants

The foundation will conduct a mandatory, informational workshop for grantseekers on March 12 with an application submission deadline in August. Grant awards of up to $250,000 over a three-year period are available.

Beverly Hills Students Take The Kids Heart Challenge To Raise Funds For ‘Special Hearts’

It’s no secret that childhood habits creep into adulthood. To that end, the American Heart Association is committed to helping youngsters live healthy lives. On Wednesday, around 400 Beverly Vista students, in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, jumped rope and participated in various activities, raising over $6,500 for the Association to distribute to local agencies that help children with heart conditions, such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA and USC.

New Study Finds Beverly Hills Auto Insurance Rates Second Highest In State

Does it feel like your car insurance rates keep going up and up and up, year after year? Well, you’re not alone. According to a new study, auto insurance rates in Beverly Hills are the second highest in the state.

YouTuber Shot By Guard, Wounded Outside Fairfax Synagogue

A YouTube personality was wounded Thursday afternoon while recording video outside a synagogue and Jewish high school in the Fairfax district and a security guard was detained for questioning.

Welcome To The Department – The Beverly Hills Fire Department held a recruit badge pinning ceremony on Thursday morning for two new recruits

The Beverly Hills Fire Department held a recruit badge pinning ceremony on Thursday morning for two new recruits – Brandon Neal and William Pridy. Pictured, from left: Fire Chief Greg Barton, Mayor Julian Gold, councilmember Lester Friedman, Pridy, Neal, councilmember Robert Wunderlich and Assistant City Manager George Chavez.

Health & Safety – For the month of January, Chair Gary Ross of the Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission honored the Beverly Hills High School Medical Science Academy

For the month of January, Chair Gary Ross of the Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission honored the Beverly Hills High School Medical Science Academy, including coordinator Colleen Lynch, and students Sophia Cohen, Penelope LaPaglia, Jason Mirharooni, and Leonardo Padilla for their anti-smoking efforts, including speaking at the Health and Safety Commission meetings and City Council meetings on smoking cessation. Top row, from left: Dr. Michael Bregy, Cathy Baker, Daniel Nazarian, DMD, Gary Ross, Colleen Lynch, Myra Demeter, PhD, Myra Lurie and Isabel Hacker. Seated, from left: Jason Mirharooni, Penelope LaPaglia, Sophia Cohen and Leonardo Padilla.

And The Band Marches On – The Beverly Hills High School Marching Band and Color Guard of 75 students, under the direction of Bill Bradbury, performed in Disneyland’s Main Street Parade on Thursday, Jan. 31

The Beverly Hills High School Marching Band and Color Guard of 75 students, under the direction of Bill Bradbury, performed in Disneyland’s Main Street Parade on Thursday, Jan. 31, as part of the Disney Arts Showcase. The BHHS Marching Band and Color Guard have been given this prestigious opportunity every year for over a decade. This year they played a medley of military and patriotic tunes called “Main Street America” while marching on Main Street, USA, Disneyland.

Marvelous Mina – Mina  is an 8-month-old Yorkie Chi mix who weighs five pounds

Mina  is an 8-month-old Yorkie Chi mix who weighs five pounds. She is a very sweet puppy who is anxiously awaiting her forever home. For more information on Mina and to learn how to adopt her, visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538.

Beverly Hills Seeks Ban On Sales Of Tobacco

Beverly Hills’ “Healthy City” nickname may soon mean that the sale of tobacco products will be banned in the City of Beverly Hills. This could make the City the first in the U.S. to ban all sales of tobacco.

Markowitz’s ‘Thousands’ Did Not Show Up To City Council Meeting Tuesday

Vera Markowitz and her campaign fizzled.

School Board Wrestles With Semantics Over Education

Despite assurances to the school community last week by Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Michael Bregy that interested parties would be kept apprised of the process to reconfigure the century-old school district to include a dedicated middle school, it appears that proposed changes are happening too quickly to adequately keep the community informed.

City Council Sends RSO To Commission For Next Steps

After three and a half hours of public comment and council debate on the draft Rent Stabilization Ordinance, a frustrated Mayor Julian Gold turned to his fellow councilmembers and asked if they would agree to “take it offline.”

Love That’s Here To Stay

Tony Koursaris sold his iconic Taverna Tony after 25 years to be with his wife Liza who's health was of concern.  To honor Liza and his father whose artistic talent was a marvel, he built the Malibu Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Spyridon, a work of art, on a sunny grassy knoll near the sea.

Kamala Harris Speaks At Beverly Hills Campaign Fundraiser

California Sen. Kamala Harris spoke Saturday at two Los Angeles-area fundraisers for her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Rent Stabilization Ordinance on City Council Agenda Tuesday Night

The Beverly Hills City Council will be reviewing the Draft Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) Tuesday so the City can finally approve a permanent rental Ordinance.
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