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The Beverly Hills Courier’s George Christy revisited with Catherine Bach

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The Beverly Hills Courier’s George Christy revisited with Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazard) during the launch party hosted by Susie and Brad Krevoy at their estate for Leila Jeffrey’s Birdland.  Guests included Colleen and Bradlee Bell, Lauralee Bell, and more. 5:29 pm Read More

Massry Prize – Touted as the American version of the Nobel Prize, the Massry Prize was awarded to three prominent scientists on Saturday in Beverly Hills

Pictured (from left): Vice Mayor Gold; Profs. Pace, Knight, and Gordon; and Shaul Massry. Touted as the American version of the Nobel Prize, the Massry Prize was awarded to three prominent scientists on Saturday in Beverly Hills. Founded by Beverly Hills residents Meira and Shaul Massry more than three decades ago, Vice Mayor Julian Gold welcomed some 100 attendees to the ceremony, which was held at City Hall, by detailing how important the prize is (15 previous Massry Prize recipients have gone on to become Nobel laureates) and underscoring the importance of having the awards presented in Beverly Hills. This year’s prize was given to three pioneers in the field of microbiomes: professors Norman R. Pace (University of Colarado), Rob Knight (UC San Diego) and Jeff I. Gordon (Washington University in St. Louis.) Pictured (from left): Vice Mayor Gold; Profs. Pace, Knight, and Gordon; and Shaul Massry. 5:24 pm Read More

Happy Birthday Lili! – Sweet Beverly and Cravings owner Gabriel Frem helps Mayor Lili Bosse blow out the candles on her birthday cake Monday

Sweet Beverly and Cravings owner Gabriel Frem helps Mayor Lili Bosse blow out the candles on her birthday cake Sweet Beverly and Cravings owner Gabriel Frem helps Mayor Lili Bosse blow out the candles on her birthday cake Monday. Frem provided about 300 partygoers, who joined Bosse to Walk With The Mayor, with pastries, coffee, juice and a wide array of party favors. Upon arriving, walkers were greeted with music from a DJ and dancers who led a conga line through Beverly Canon Gardens. Balloons graced the nearby buildings and flowers were in Beverly Canon Gardens fountain. 5:18 pm Read More

Hillel Honored – The Beverly Hills Health & Safety Commission honored USC Hillel for their outstanding commitment to student health

Pictured above (from left):  Commissioner Gary Ross, Vice Chair Myra Demeter, Ph.D., member of the Board of Directors Sharona R. Nazarian, Chair Daniel Nazarian, DMD, Hillel Executive Director Bailey London, Commissioner Lisa K. Schwartz, Commissioner Myra Demeter and  Chair of the Board of Directors Deborah Kallick The Beverly Hills Health & Safety Commission honored USC Hillel for their outstanding commitment to student health, including a wellness fair, one-on-one support for mental health, meditation, yoga, hiking, and healthy eating options. Pictured above (from left):  Commissioner Gary Ross, Vice Chair Myra Demeter, Ph.D., member of the Board of Directors Sharona R. Nazarian, Chair Daniel Nazarian, DMD, Hillel Executive Director Bailey London, Commissioner Lisa K. Schwartz, Commissioner Myra Demeter and  Chair of the Board of Directors Deborah Kallick. 5:43 pm Read More

BHEF Donation – Beverly Hills realtor Michael J. Libow presents a $25,700 check to BHEF to benefit the Beverly Hills High School Performing Arts Department

Pictured (from left): Libow, BHHS music teacher Bill Bradbury and BHEF President Cindy Trost. Beverly Hills realtor Michael J. Libow presents a $25,700 check to BHEF to benefit the Beverly Hills High School Performing Arts Department. This marks Libow’s third year of supporting the incredibly talented individuals participating in the high school program. For years, Libow has been a devoted contributor to BHEF, the fundraising arm of Beverly Hills Unified School District. “I was looking for another way to give back to the school while directing funds in ways that are meaningful to me,” he said of this week’s donation. Under his sponsorship, BHHS started the season with The Bomb-itty of Errors, a rap version of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. Pictured (from left): Libow, BHHS music teacher Bill Bradbury and BHEF President Cindy Trost. 5:37 pm Read More

Father Ed Takes The Staff – Father Ed Benioff, of the Church of the Good Shepherd, was installed by Bishop Ed Clark Sunday as the pastor for the community

Pictured (from left) are Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, Father Ed, Bishop Clark, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse and Assistant BHPD Chief Marc Coopwood, who joined in the celebration. Father Ed Benioff, who has served the Church of the Good Shepherd as parish administrator for the past two years, was installed by Bishop Ed Clark Sunday as the pastor for the community. Pictured (from left) are Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, Father Ed, Bishop Clark, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse and Assistant BHPD Chief Marc Coopwood, who joined in the celebration. 5:35 pm Read More

Courier In Catania – The Courier traveled to Palazzo Asmundo in Catania, Italy.

Pictured left to right are Michael Kucera, James Kucera, Rosalie Canfield, City of Beverly Hills Publicist Dana Beesen, Blazine Monaco, Fran Pennypacker and Lin Pennypacker. The Courier traveled to Palazzo Asmundo, one of the majestic historical buildings that form the four corners of Piazza Mazzini in Catania, Italy. With a view of the Ionian sea (an embayment of the Mediterranean Sea), Catonia is beneath Mount Etna, an active volcano, and near Duomo, the oldest and most famous fish market in Italy. Pictured left to right are Michael Kucera, James Kucera, Rosalie Canfield, City of Beverly Hills Publicist Dana Beesen, Blazine Monaco, Fran Pennypacker and Lin Pennypacker. To join the club, email mlopez@bhcourier.com. 5:33 pm Read More

The Tom And Rita Show

The 19th annual Greek Festival always enjoys the presence and support of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the Saint Sophia Cathedral, where families gather for 3 days of good times. The 19th annual Greek Festival always enjoys the presence and support of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at the Saint Sophia Cathedral, where families gather for 3 days of good times. 5:21 pm Read More

Supporting Their Fellow Students – Ambassadors of the Future charity, founded by high-school student Adam Beres, successfully raised $15,000 for the Bognar Family Scholarship Fund

Peter Szeles, Bianca Rosales, Adam Beres and  Ethan Feldman Ambassadors of the Future charity, founded by high-school student  Adam Beres, working with his friends, successfully raised $15,000 for the Bognar Family Scholarship Fund at its first gala last Saturday at The Beverly Wilshire, supporting financially disadvantaged students. Organizing students are (from left): Peter Szeles, Bianca Rosales, Adam Beres and  Ethan Feldman. 6:14 pm Read More

Courier In Vancouver – Beverly Hills resident Jason Maybaum took a break from filming his hit show Raven’s Home to pose with his copy of the Courier.

Jason Maybaum Beverly Hills resident Jason Maybaum took a break from filming his hit new Disney Channel show Raven’s Home to pose with his copy of the Courier. Maybaum was filming in Vancouver, Canada and took a picture outside of the famous Sutton Place Hotel. Raven’s Home is the spinoff of longtime Disney staple That’s So Raven. Maybaum has a starring role as Levi Grayson, the son of Chelsea, who plays Raven-Symoné’s best friend on the show. To join Maybaum in the Carry the Courier club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip with the Courier and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 6:10 pm Read More

Members At The Mansion – Friends of Greystone honored members and supporters with a special event Sunday, “An Afternoon of Hollywood Glamour.”

Pictured are several members of the Doheny family who attended the event and were photographed with City Council members. Back row: Joe Griffin. Middle row, from left: Nicole Warren, Andrea Niven, Zack Griffin, Tim Griffin, Friends of Greystone President Susan Rosen and Zee Griffin. Front row, from left: Carole Wells Doheny, Lucy Jo Griffin, Shane Fermelia, Peter Fermelia, Timothy Fermelia, Mayor Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Dr. Michele Gold, Councilmember Robert Wunderlich and Michele Wunderlich. Friends of Greystone honored members and supporters with a special event Sunday, “An Afternoon of Hollywood Glamour.” Catered by Ruth’s Chris Steak House of Beverly Hills, members were invited to a self-guided tour punctuated with historic photos of movies filmed throughout the Greystone Mansion. Pianist Alexander Borghese serenaded guests in the living room as they toured the many visual displays. Pictured are several members of the Doheny family who attended the event and were photographed with City Council members. Back row: Joe Griffin. Middle row, from left: Nicole Warren, Andrea Niven, Zack Griffin, Tim Griffin, Friends of Greystone President Susan Rosen and Zee Griffin. Front row, from left: Carole Wells Doheny, Lucy Jo Griffin, Shane Fermelia, Peter Fermelia, Timothy Fermelia, Mayor Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Dr. Michele Gold, Councilmember Robert Wunderlich and Michele Wunderlich. 6:09 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Mayor is Walking to Mainland Poke, Douglas Elliman

IMG_0248_h_500 Every Monday morning is fun with Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, starting the week with a walk among friends and neighbors through the community, visiting with the Mayor, City staff and connecting to businesses and iconic locations. "Monday is my favorite day," says Mayor Bosse, and she really means it! Just meet up at 8:30 a.m. at the Crescent steps of City Hall with about 200 fellow walkers to Walk with the Mayor, Bosse's signature event for her #BHHealthyCity initiative, and join the fun! 12:43 pm Read More

Saved Before Deadline – BHPD Officer Andrew Bromley and Sgt. Eugene Kim came to the rescue when a resident expressed concern that some kittens were trapped

Beverly Hills Police Officer Andrew Bromley and Sgt. Eugene Kim Beverly Hills Police Officer Andrew Bromley and Sgt. Eugene Kim came to the rescue when a Beverly Hills resident expressed concern Thursday afternoon that some kittens were trapped inside the engine of a vehicle. One kitten, an orange and white tabby, was found; another had apparently escaped. BHPD officers went above and beyond for the helpless kitten, as the officers were able to free the cat from the engine with the help of a tow truck driver. The officers have named the kitten “Justice.” 6:29 pm Read More