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Bookbags – Beverly Hills students along with the help of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, collected and distributed backpacks and school supplies for 84 children

L-Bookbags Beverly Hills students Jonah Okum, Sara Okum, Gabe Bergher and Eli Okum, along with the help of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, collected and distributed backpacks and school supplies for 84 children at the Westwood Transitional Village and the Bessie Pregerson Center of the Salvation Army. The Transitional Housing Village is a housing complex and pre-school located in West Los Angeles; its mission is to reunite homeless families into their own residence, rehabilitate and find work for the parents – all while allowing the children to maintain a normal life and attend local schools. By providing these backpacks, the children can start school with the supplies needed so they can focus on their education. 6:09 pm Read More

Picklefest – Ron Sasiela of Los Angeles was named creator of the Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills at Sunday’s Picklefest event at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market

Adam Wetsman, Elise Knebel, judge and owner of Nate ‘n Al Mark Mendelson, Mayor Lili Bosse, Michelle Wasserman and Councilmember Lester Friedman Ron Sasiela of Los Angeles was named creator of the Best Dill Pickle in Beverly Hills at Sunday’s Picklefest event at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market. Darrell Fluman of Chatsworth earned second place an Adam Wetsman of Beverly Hills took third. In the “I Can Pickle That” category, 1st place was awarded to Elise Knebel of Los Angeles, the 14-year-old daughter of Public Works Executive Ilene Knebel and an incoming freshman at BHHS with her pickled golden beets. The winners received gift certificates for Nate n’ Al Delicatessen for $200, $100 and $50 each. Judges included Mark Mendeleson of Nate ‘n Al, sponsors for the event; Recreation and Parks Commissioner Julian Javor, Team Beverly Hills member Charlie Tercek and local resident Alana Friedman. Pictured above: Adam Wetsman, Elise Knebel, judge and owner of Nate ‘n Al Mark Mendelson, Mayor Lili Bosse, Michelle Wasserman and Councilmember Lester Friedman. 6:05 pm Read More

Beverly Hills/Compton Coalition To Fight Homelessness Blossoms

Understanding that homelessness is a human problem that we have failed to adequately address is something Angelenos know all too well. Earlier this year, the L.A. Homeless Services Authority released a study documenting 57,794 homeless people in the county - a staggering 23 percent jump over last year. 6:43 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Takes BOLD Step Forward To Support Business

PORTRAITS OF HOPE– Beverly Hills’ BOLD summer officially kicked off Wednesday evening at the Lily Pond with luminescent discs in neon colors. The project is the brainchild of public installation artist Ed Massey (pictured here with Mayor Lili Bosse). The event served as the official launch for Beverly Hills Open Later Days (BOLD). The initiative is Bosse’s effort to make Beverly Hills more of an evening destination, with businesses staying open later throughout August on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Beverly Hills turned out in force for the kick off celebration of Neon Nights Wednesday, an art installation by Ed Massey that transformed the famous Lily Pond into joyful, spinning, neon discs of light, glowing under black light technology and 3-D glasses for eye-popping color. 6:37 pm Read More

Tutors Needed – The Beverly Hills Academic Afterschool Tutoring Program is once again seeking volunteers – preferably high school students who will receive community service hours

BHHS tutor Evette Guranik with Beverly Vista student Ashley Isias The Beverly Hills Academic Afterschool Tutoring Program is once again seeking volunteers – preferably high school students who will receive community service hours – to work with elementary school students experiencing social or academic difficulties. Orientation is Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. in the Roxbury Park Auditorium and sessions begin Tuesday and Thursday’s from 3:30-5 p.m., beginning in late September. For more information, contact Adrienne Weise at adriennetutor@gmail.com. Pictured above: BHHS tutor Evette Guranik with Beverly Vista student Ashley Isias. 6:15 pm Read More

Trevi Fountain – Former Mayor Les Bronte and family took their copy of the Courier to Italy last week on their family vacation

Les with daughter Kathy and his grandchildren Jenna and Jordan in front of Rome’s famed Trevi Fountain Former Mayor Les Bronte and family took their copy of the Courier to Italy last week on their family vacation. Pictured (from left) is Les with daughter Kathy and his grandchildren Jenna and Jordan in front of Rome’s famed Trevi Fountain. When Bronte isn’t vacationing, he stays busy in Beverly Hills affairs as president of the Beverly Hills Active Adult Club and administrative coordinator of Beverly Hills CPR. To join the Bronte’s in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself with the Courier on your next trip and email it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 6:13 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Neon Nights to go BOLD Wednesday at Lily Pond

IMG_1924 Its finally here! Neon Nights with Mayor Lili Bosse and artist Ed Massey is set to illuminate the City with a 3-D explosion of light and color at the Lily Pond. Beverly Hills will be glowing with multi-colored spheres, many of them hand- decorated by residents and friends at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market as part of a collaborative installation sure to rock the night. 11:41 am Read More

Courier In Costa Rica – Beverly Hills residents JR and Grace Dzubak took a family vacation to Costa Rica last month

Beverly Hills residents JR and Grace Dzubak Beverly Hills residents JR and Grace Dzubak took a family vacation to Costa Rica last month and made sure to take their copy of the Courier. The Dzubak’s are longtime Beverly Hills residents with children in El Rodeo. To join the Dzubak family in the Carry the Courier Club, simply send a photo of yourself on your next trip with some caption information to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 5:41 pm Read More

Animal Encounters – The Beverly Hills Community Services Department offers several summer camps, including Animal Encounters at Hawthorne Elementary School

Ella Portugli observes a tarantula The Beverly Hills Community Services Department offers several summer camps, including Animal Encounters at Hawthorne Elementary School, from June through August. This hands-on camp gives kids the opportunity to handle animals, including reptiles, furry critters like the tarantula,  farms animals, parrots and even a camel. Children learn about animals through stories, games or related arts and crafts projects.  For more information about camps, programs, classes and activities offered by Community Services, visit www.beverlyhills.org/bhregonline. Pictured: Ella Portugli observes a tarantula. 5:39 pm Read More

After Almost Four Years, The Wallis Bids Farewell To Dynamic Lichtenstein Sculpture

After almost four years adorning the southeast corner of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, American artist Roy Lichtenstein’s colorful 30-foot outdoor sculpture, Coups de Pinceau, 1988 (fabricated 2011), was taken down with little fanfare Tuesday night. The piece was temporarily installed in November 2013 as part of the opening celebration for the Beverly Hills performing arts center and will now make its way home to the artist’s foundation in New York City. 6:26 pm Read More

Los Cabos Courier – Beverly Hills residents Lou Parra and Janice Lansing grabbed their copy of the Courier for a sunny vacation in Los Cabos

Beverly Hills residents Lou Parra and Janice Lansing Beverly Hills residents Lou Parra and Janice Lansing grabbed their copy of the Courier last Friday just before jumping in a taxi to head to the airport and fly out for a sunny vacation in Los Cabos. The pair stayed at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach Resort, where they read their copy of the Courier while laying on the beach and enjoying whale watching. To join Lou and Janice in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself with the Courier on your next trip and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com with caption information. 5:13 pm Read More