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Rancho Mirage Writers Festival
The sold-out third annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival was held Jan. 21-23 at both the Rancho Mirage Public Library and the Helene Galen Auditorium at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower Medical Center.
Led by Library Director David Bryant and Festival Founder Jamie Kabler, the festival is a “celebration of the written word.”
Among the impressive authors and dignitaries attending Kabler and Bryant’s wonderful event were: Andrew Roberts, A.
Scott Berg, Jessica Fellowes, Geoffrey Cowan, Chad Harbach, Jason Matthews, Masha Gessen, Bret Stephens, Marvin Kalb, Lord Michael Dobbs, Victoria Kastner, Beth Macy, Dinaw Mengestu, Scott McEwen, Molly Guptill Manning, Lee Child, David Ebershoff, Hampton Sides, Hector Tobar, Jodi Kantor, Peter Heller, William D. Cohan, Bob Mankoff, Ari Shavit, Sally Denton, H.W. Brands, Robert Hicks, Barbara Isenberg, Dana Gioia, Phil Klay, Robert Hicks, Lee Child, Celeste Ng, Rob Lieber, T. Geronimo Johnson, Stacy Schiff, Matt Bai, Beverly Johnson, Dave Barry, Jonathan Gottschall and Gov. Gray Davis.
Tickets for the fourth-annual Rancho Mirage Writers Festival go on sale in the spring, visit www.rmwritersfest.org for more information.
Photos by Gregg Felsen
Lynn Booth and Kent Kresa
Lord Michael Dobbs
Matt Bai, Marvin Kalb and Gov. Gray Davis
Rancho Mirage Mayor Dana Hobart
Patty and Arthur Newman
Thom Smotrich, Rancho Mirage City Council Member Iris Smotrich, Geoffrey Cowan and David Bryant
The sun-drenched, rain-washed streets of the City of Beverly Hills join with Mayor Lili Bosse Monday to invite the community to Walk with the Mayor to visit some outstanding culinary treasures just in time for a healthy breakfast – Israeli-style – and some of the smoothest coffee in town. This week, Walk with the Mayor will visit Aharon Coffee and Tarte Tatin Bakery & Cafe.
Taking a nod from El Rodeo, which launched Beverly Hills Unified School District’s first annual “Fun Run” a few years ago, Hawthorne held its own Fun Run this past week, “Running With The Viking,” raising over $40,000. Pictured: Hawthorne students and parents enjoy Multicultural Day.
When Kalman Aron first started drawing at age three in his Latvian hometown of Riga, he never dreamed that his particular art skill would enable him to survive another nine decades in a very hectic life.
On the heels of yet another school shooting this week – a tragic national trend that shows no signs of abating – on Wednesday evening Beverly Hills High School Principal Mark Mead emailed BHHS students, families and staff alerting them to forthcoming security changes at the school.