Therapy dogs Buffy, a golden retriever, and Wrigley, a Burmese mountain dog, visited with Santa Claus and patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Giving Tuesday. The dogs are part of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program that recruits, trains and supports a roster of roughly 100 therapy dog teams visiting a wide variety of clinical settings including all three intensive care units, as well as several outpatient clinics. Dog therapy has been part of CHLA’s culture since 2001. What began as three dogs visiting one 30-bed unit has expanded to better meet the needs of all patients. Dog teams can now visit from early morning to night, seven days a week, all year round. Photo by Dianne Lahti
Beverly Hills City Treasurer Howard Fisher and wife Francine visited Rome and the Amalfi Coast, but made sure to bring along some reading material in the form of the Courier. Pictured above are the Fisher’s with the Courier at the famous St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City. To join the Fisher’s in the Carry the Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip holding the Courier and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BHHS Academic Decathlon Team picked up 20 awards at the Los Angeles County Scrimmage at West High School. Over 180 students from 10 high schools competed in this year’s theme “The 1960s” for prizes in art, economics, literature, math, music, science and social students. Top awards went to BHHS senior Katie Wu for winning 2nd place overall in Honors division, senior Daniel Wiener for 1st place overall in Varsity division, and sophomore Noah Pals for 2nd place overall in Varsity. The team will next compete in Los Angeles County Regionals competition on Jan. 26, 2019.
Disney’s Robert Iger and wife Willow Bay are among the annual supporters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art+film gala, in it's 8th annual year. Honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro, the event is co-chaired by Eva Chow, who graciously poses for photographs, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who never does. The crowd attracts all ages, raising millions for the art and film communities.
The annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting Celebration was held Thursday night on Rodeo Drive, kicking off the City’s 2018 BOLD Holidays. Pictured above, on Rodeo Drive before the big event, are social media influencer and event emcee Dawn McCoy, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kathy Gohari, and Mayor Julian Gold. The evening became, in part, a tribute to the first responders who have stepped in to assist nearby agencies with the recent fires that have ravaged Southern California.
Certainly, there were women in the audience remembering Diane Keaton sprinting across the screen bare-assed-naked in Something’s Gotta Give.
Ashes continue to fall in the smoke-filled skies over Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties, prompting cancellations of outdoor events at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Annenberg Community Beach House, as well as activities through the Beverly Hills Community Services Recreation and Parks Sunday.
The famed family-run business will host a series of events to mark the end of its 78-year run. Available for sale will be Edwards-Lowell’s inventory of more than $1 million worth of celebrity vintage and designer furs, furs used in major TV series and movies, for 50 percent off.
The Beverly Hills City Council honored legacy business Arturo’s Shoe Fixx, now in its 31st year in Beverly Hills, being run by the third generation of the family. Arturo Azinian’s career in shoemaking began in Buenos Aires in 1939 at the age of 11. Arturo came to Los Angeles in 1957 on vacation, staying for four years working at Aletea Shoe Remodeling and doing repairs for I. Magnin and Bullocks. Upon his return, Arturo decided to move his family to Los Angeles, continuing his work at Eletea until he purchased the store. Eventually, he expanded to open Arturo’s Shoe Fixx in Beverly Hills in 1988. Arturo worked side by side with his wife Calliopi until her death in 1996. His legacy continues with his grandson, Ari. Pictured (from left): Ciara Libaridian, Carlo Libaridian, Carmen Libaridian, Ari Libaridian and seated, Arturo Azinian, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Councilmembers Lili Bosse, Lester Freedman and Robert Wunderlich
Beverly Vista Principal Chris Regan rode a kindergarten tricycle yesterday after students raised $15,000 for the “Run for Success” fundraiser. If they reach $30,000 he’ll wear a superhero costume for a day, and if they reach $65,000 he’ll dye his hair green. The “Run for Success” will take place next Wednesday. “With this fundraiser, we can support all the field trips and programs planned for this school year,” said BV PTA President Nathan Kruger. To donate, visit: www.BVRun.com.