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.
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.
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’ “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.
Vera Markowitz and her campaign fizzled.
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.
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.”
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.
California Sen. Kamala Harris spoke Saturday at two Los Angeles-area fundraisers for her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
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.