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Karen Lee of Beverly Hills was named to the 2017 winter quarter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University. Students on the dean’s list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a GPA of 3.50 or higher. 4:55 pm Read More

Big Apples – The Beverly Hills Unified School District honored this year’s Apple Award winners on Wednesday in a ceremony at Beverly Hills High School

Beth Schwab, BHHS Special Education teacher; David Siskin, Horace Mann Social Studies teacher; Kalia Scheiner, BHHS Hebrew Foreign Language teacher; David Jackson, BHHS Principal; Carly Verstegen, Beverly Vista 2nd Grade teacher; Michelle Ziskind, El Rodeo 4th Grade teacher;  Gino Garcia, Director of Maintenance & Operations; and Marcy Scholer, Hawthorne Resource Specialist The Beverly Hills Unified School District honored this year’s Apple Award winners on Wednesday in a ceremony at Beverly Hills High School. Honorees pictured (from left): Beth Schwab, BHHS Special Education teacher; David Siskin, Horace Mann Social Studies teacher; Kalia Scheiner, BHHS Hebrew Foreign Language teacher; David Jackson, BHHS Principal; Carly Verstegen, Beverly Vista 2nd Grade teacher; Michelle Ziskind, El Rodeo 4th Grade teacher;  Gino Garcia, Director of Maintenance & Operations; and Marcy Scholer, Hawthorne Resource Specialist. 6:21 pm Read More

Taking The Dive – Longtime Beverly Hills Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Ilan Tamir took the Carry The Courier Club to a whole new level

Dr. Ilan Tamir Longtime Beverly Hills Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Ilan Tamir took the Carry The Courier  Club to a whole new level – below sea level, to be exact. Tamir is a dedicated diver who got his copy of the Courier laminated to take it underwater on his latest dive in the Philippines, in Boracay Islands and Apo Reef.  Tamir has logged 1,231 dives in 28 different countries in his lifetime, and had tried taking copies of the Courier with him in the past, but was never quite able to get the right picture taken until now. To join Tamir in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip (underwater or above ground) and e-mail it to MLopez@bhcourier.com. 6:20 pm Read More

Every 15 Minutes – On Tuesday, the Board of Education provided a commendation to Les Bronte and the Beverly Hills High School Every 15 Minutes Team

Jodi Galen, co-president for the BHHS PTA; Karén Setian, who founded the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation in honor of his son who was killed in a drunk driving accident; Gail Millan, Cedars-Sinai Education Program Coordinator; former Mayor Les Bronte; and Health & Safety Commissioner Lisa Kay Schwartz On Tuesday, the Board of Education provided a commendation to Les Bronte and the Beverly Hills High School Every 15 Minutes Team. Pictured (from left) is the original executive board for the program: Jodi Galen, co-president for the BHHS PTA; Karén Setian, who founded the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation in honor of his son who was killed in a drunk driving accident; Gail Millan, Cedars-Sinai Education Program Coordinator; former Mayor Les Bronte; and Health & Safety Commissioner Lisa Kay Schwartz. Not pictured: Beverly Hills Police Officer Mike Yamada. 5:34 pm Read More

Answering The Call – The Beverly Hills Police paid tribute Tuesday to its Public Safety Dispatchers as part of the nationwide Public Safety Week

Lt. Renato Moreno and Communications Dispatcher Norma Arriaga The Beverly Hills Police paid tribute Tuesday to its Public Safety Dispatchers as part of the nationwide Public Safety Week. Pictured: Lt. Renato Moreno and Communications Dispatcher Norma Arriaga. BHPD’s dispatch team includes: Dona Morris, Robyn Castro, Tamara Lopez, Michelle Smith, Vicki Ward, Christine Bloore, Maria Elwell, Kelli Garner, Anabel Margosian, James Pusl, William KcKessy, Deann Lewis, Rayna Humphreys, Elizabeth Velasco, Erica Maitland, Paige Hines and Melissa Sutton. 6:06 pm Read More

Earth Doctor Visits – Earth Doctor Reese Halter (center) gave a presentation “Bees, Trees & Seas” to the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Tuesday

With Halter, are from left, Linda Schwartz and Jean Lowe with three of Halter’s books, which he signed for members Earth Doctor Reese Halter (center) gave a presentation “Bees, Trees & Seas” to the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Tuesday. Conservation expert Halter discussed “The Sixth Great Extinction,” and how insects, plants and oceans are effected by the climate. With Halter, are from left, Linda Schwartz and Jean Lowe with three of Halter’s books, which he signed for members. 5:23 pm Read More

Remembering Susan Stevens – Scores of former colleagues, students and friends joined together at Roxbury Park on Sunday to celebrate the life of BHHS Tennis Coach Susan Stevens

Pictured (from left): Tania Harris (who hired Coach Stevens at BHHS), Steven Neu (former student and friend) and Laurie Barish Pereira (former student and friend who helped organize Sunday’s memorial) Scores of former colleagues, students and friends joined together at Roxbury Park on Sunday to celebrate the life of beloved Beverly Hills High School Tennis Coach Susan Stevens, who died on March 13. To commemorate her passing, 100 butterflies were released. Pictured (from left): Tania Harris (who hired Coach Stevens at BHHS), Steven Neu (former student and friend) and Laurie Barish Pereira (former student and friend who helped organize Sunday’s memorial). 5:20 pm Read More

Burn the Mortgage – Beverly Hills Synagogue paid off its mortgage last Sunday at a gala banquet at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Pictured (from left) with the $1 million check are banquet chair Dr. Bill Lopatin, synagogue President Philip Kaufler, banquet co-chair Lee Samson, donors Irina and George Schaeffer, and Rabbi Pini Dunner Beverly Hills Synagogue paid off its mortgage last Sunday at a gala banquet at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Members and friends matched a $1 million donation from philanthropists George and Irina Schaeffer, eliminating its $2 million mortgage. The gift means the synagogue is now debt-free for its membership. Pictured (from left) with the $1 million check are banquet chair Dr. Bill Lopatin, synagogue President Philip Kaufler, banquet co-chair Lee Samson, donors Irina and George Schaeffer, and Rabbi Pini Dunner. 5:16 pm Read More

Healthy Snacking – Teachers and staff went bananas for this month’s “Thank You Tuesday” (TYT) produce stand, put on by the Beverly Hills High School PTSA

PTSA Co-President Laurie Okum, Patti Stein, Stephanie Rund, Laura Margo, Mallory Lee, Dorit Abramov,   Dagny Dubelko, and PTSA Co-President Jodi Galen Teachers and staff went bananas for this month’s “Thank You Tuesday” (TYT) produce stand, put on by the Beverly Hills High School PTSA. One Tuesday a month, the BHHS PTSA treats the school’s staff  to a special TYT event. This month, staff members were invited to a farmers market produce stand with beautiful locally grown produce and recyclable bags donated by Mickey Fine Pharmacy. Pictured (from left):  PTSA Co-President Laurie Okum, Patti Stein, Stephanie Rund, Laura Margo, Mallory Lee, Dorit Abramov,   Dagny Dubelko, and PTSA Co-President Jodi Galen. 6:42 pm Read More

Career Day – To cap off Beverly Hills High School’s career day this year, students had the opportunity to visit with representatives from several local businesses

Preston Rozwood, Meltem Su, Michelle Redston, Spencer Edelman, Cindy Dubin, Kinsey Hogan, and John Johnson To cap off Beverly Hills High School’s career day this year, students had the opportunity to visit with representatives from several local businesses offering summer internship opportunities to BHHS students. Pictured at the Stardust Penthouse at The Beverly Hilton (from left): Preston Rozwood, Meltem Su, Michelle Redston, Spencer Edelman, Cindy Dubin, Kinsey Hogan, and John Johnson. 6:39 pm Read More