A Town Hall meeting that was a joint venture of the Beverly Hills North Homeowners Association and the Municipal League of Beverly Hills Tuesday evening at City Hall was a confusing jumble of topics, dominated by former Mayor Robert Tanenbaum, President of the Beverly Hills North Homeowners Association. Thomas White, Chairman of the Municipal League of Beverly Hills, briefly discussed and took questions on topics related to legislative advocacy.
Precisely eight days before Beverly Hills High School students have pledged to join the 17-minute nationwide school walk-out at 10 a.m. on March 14 to protest gun violence while honoring the 17 people who died in last month’s Parkland school shooting, Beverly Hills police arrested a BHHS school student on campus this past Tuesday.
Beverly Hills police arrested a man on Wednesday who police believe carried a gun on the campus of Beverly Hills High School and followed a student as she left campus.
A Beverly Hills doctor was one of two men arrested Thursday for their alleged involvement in a $250 million fake billing scheme involving 1-800-GET-THIN lap-band weight loss surgeries.
At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli unveiled the police department’s latest plan on how to best protect the City’s five public schools. The newly-minted “Adopt-a-School Program” is slated to begin rolling out on March 9, she confirmed.
The Beverly Hills Police Thursday were investigating a swatting call after receiving an emergency message early in the morning that a man was being held against his will inside a hotel room at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.
Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli has been making the rounds to address the issue of school safety since the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, speaking last week at City Hall to concerned parents and to the City Council at the request of Mayor Lili Bosse, and again to the PTA at Beverly Hills High School Thursday.
In the wake of another school shooting this week, which left 17 dead at a Florida high school, the importance of school safety is being felt acutely across the nation. In Beverly Hills, a previously scheduled Town Hall led by Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli (slated to begin Thursday evening, just after the Courier’s deadline), was set to discuss crime trends, crime prevention and community/neighborhood safety.
Yesterday morning’s school shooting just nine miles east of Beverly Hills at Salvador Castro Middle School in the Westlake district was a stark reminder of how vulnerable students are to gun violence in this ever-changing world. Still, Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli said she remained confident that local students were safe, particularly given the BHPD’s sub 2.6-minute response time to incoming calls.
Shots fired Saturday in a Beverly Hills neighborhood may have resulted from a road rage incident, authorities said.