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Beverly Hills Courier – Celebrating 50 Years
On Tuesday, July 21, hundreds of Beverly Hills dignitaries and community members gathered together at Beverly Gardens Park with Courier staff to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Courier. Mayor Julian Gold presented Courier President & Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs with a proclamation honoring The Courier’s 50 years of service to the Beverly Hills community. Visitors munched on treats and refreshments generously provided by the Beverly Hilton, the Beverly Hills Market, Beverly Hills 90210 Water, Hansen’s Cakes, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, Urth Caffe and Walter’s Cafe. Photos by Scott Downie, unless otherwise noted
Former Courier Publisher Clif Smith, Courier President/ Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs, Peninsula Beverly Hills Managing DIrector Offer Nissenbaum and Linda Schwartz, widow of The Courier’s founding publisher March Schwartz
Beverly Hills Parks & Urban Forest Manager Ken Pfalzgraf and his team helped hang The Courier’s birthday banner under the Beverly Hills Sign at Beverly Gardens Park.
Marc and Annette Saleh
50th Birthday Cake was generously provided by Hansen’s Cakes
Patrick Hansen of Hansen’s Cakes
Lauren Green and Evelyn Pirali brought very popular sugar cookies and water, generously provided by the Beverly Hilton
Thomas Mattei from the Peninsula Beverly Hills lent a touch of elegance to the event, manning a table of granola and water generously provided by the Peninsula.
Shawn Far, The Courier's President/Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs and Todd Nielsen
The Courier’s Advertising Manager Evelyn Portugal with Jack Friedkin and Leonard Rabinowitz of The Agency
Parks & Recreation Commissioner Frances Bilak and her daughter Maddie
The Courier was honored by the Beverly Hills City Council at its formal meeting on Tuesday evening. Pictured, from left: Mayor Julian Gold, The Courier’s President/Publisher Marcia Wilson Hobbs, and councilmembers Willie Brien, Lili Bosse and Nancy Krasne. Photo by Victoria Talbot
Shawn Saeedian, owner of the Beverly Hills Market
Courier Editor Laura Coleman and Special Sections/Features Editor Steve Simmons
Bear, The Courier’s 6-month-old mascot, made sure to stay close to the treat tables
Noah Furie, Zale Richard Rubins and The Courier’s Victoria Talbot
Alex Popa, owner of Ace Collectibles and Paul Matsumoto, owner of Edwards Lowell
Bob and Sherry Tedeschi
Courier Editor Laura Coleman, Ashley Rose and Courier Accounting Manager Ana Llorens
Fred Djie, owner of Walter’s Cafe
The Courier’s Senior Editor John L. Seitz and Celebrity Photographer Scott Downie discuss what treats to taste first
Dion Jackson, Pamela J. Tinsley, Kandace Lindsey and Irma Hopkins
Sunday was the Day of Reckoning for pie bakers in Beverly Hills, who brought their precious pastries to participate in Piesta at the Farmers’ Market. It was a solemn event, with judges carefully considering the delectable delights.
Griffith Observatory officials Monday cautioned those planning to attend a free public viewing of next Monday’s solar eclipse to prepare for “very large crowds,” and to take all necessary precautions to protect their eyes from direct exposure to the sun.
Singer-songwriter Annette Conlon brings her socially conscious Americana music to the Sound Majesty Summer Blood Bash and Mini Music Fest Tuesday at the Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room. The Cedars-Sinai bloodmobile will also be on hand.
The Los Angeles landscape has undergone many shifts from its early beginnings, from oil wells to luxury hotels, railroads to automobiles. In the early Twentieth Century, hunting cabins dotted the canyons, and the orange groves spread through the valley.