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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
Four former USC students Monday filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit against the university stemming from revelations of years-old misconduct complaints against Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime gynecologist at the university Student Health Center.
Resident and author Laurie Burrow Grad will be among the participants when Our House Grief Support Center’s ninth annual Run for Hope 5K kicks off Sunday at the West Los Angeles Civic Center & Bandshell.
Beverly Hills Unified continued shoring up its leadership team this week, with the Board of Education voting unanimously on Tuesday to officially make Chris Regan Beverly Vista’s principal for the 2018/19 school year. Regan, who worked briefly as an assistant principal at Beverly Hills High School, has been serving as Beverly Vista’s interim principal since January.
BEARS ROAR – The Beverly Hills Bears girls team of the Beverly Hills AYSO won the championship in the U-12 girls division at the Pot O’Gold tournament in Thousand Oaks. Bottom Row, from left: Gemma Macht, Lila Taheri and Samantha Nabati. Middle row, from left: Alessandra Emerson, Sarah-Lea Dahan, Ava Hollander, Hannah Pinchuck, Sophia Haroutunian, Elena Serrano, Audrey Perry and Arielle Efron. Back Row, from left: Coach Michael Taheri, Eva Franco and Coach Babak Nabati.