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Virginia Robinson Gardens Annual Patrons Gala Lights Up Beverly Hills With La Dolce Vita, 2016
This year’s annual fundraising gala dinner for the Virginia Robinson Gardens proved to be a spectacular evening as stylish attendees helped celebrate Beverly Hills’ first estate while honoring local philanthropist Joni Smith. Held to the theme “La Dolce Vita”, the beautiful evening soiree on the grounds of the onetime home of Virginia and Harry Robinson featured delicious fare, live music, professional dancers to entertain, stunning decor and enviable gift bags. Gala chairs were Adrienne Horwitch, Ricki Ring and Cindy Fields.
Adrienne Horwitch, Ricki Ring, Joni Smith and Cindy Fields
Tyson Weihe and Marian Power
Laura and Harvey Alpert
Joni and Clark Smith with daughters Stacy and Stephanie Smith
Tim and Marguerrite Lindsay and Wlater Ching
Marc Selwyn and Lee Ramer along with Joan and Paul Selwyn
Nancy and Jim Krasne and Marcia Hobbs
Kathy Choi and Anthony Choe
Brenda and Robert Cooke
Kerstin and George Royce and Em Green
Andy Safir, Maralee Beck, Erika Safir and Alan Mehygan
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.