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Honoring Joyce Black – A beautiful memorial was celebrated this month for the late Joyce Black by her husband Stanley Black and family at the Cheder Menachem Jewish day school

A beautiful memorial was celebrated this month for the late Joyce Black by her husband Stanley Black and family at the Cheder Menachem Jewish day school where the Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation made a donation in her memory towards the new campus expansion.  Stanley Black addressed the 325 students and encouraged them to do 'acts of kindness' which helps make the world a better place. Janis Black-Warner told the students about the importance of accomplishing a purpose on this world and the importance of leaving behind a good name. Pictured (from left): Rochy Stillman, Yudi Blauner, Leah Perl, Janis Black-Warner, Stanley Black, Rabbi Sholem Perl, Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum, and Rabbi Yossi Lipsker. 6:16 pm Read More

More Urth – Beverly Hills’ resident Shallom Berkman celebrated the grand opening of Urth Caffe Laguna Beach last Sunday.

L-URTH Beverly Hills’ resident Shallom Berkman celebrated the grand opening of Urth Caffe Laguna Beach last Sunday. The festivities were so successful that it was standing room only throughout the entire seven hour event. Pictured above (from left): Golda Berkman, Darla McCutcheon, Scott McCutcheon, Annette Saleh, Todd Thompson, Lauren Thompson, Hanna McCutcheon, and Shallom Berkman. The new spot is located at 308 N.Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach. 6:07 pm Read More

Courier In Iceland – Rayanna (left) Zaragoza, BHHS 2011 and Román, Zaragoza, BHHS 2014, stopped over in Iceland for a few days on their way back from their sister’s wedding in Paris, France last month

Rayanna Zaragoza and Román Zaragoza Rayanna (left) Zaragoza, BHHS 2011 and Román Zaragoza, BHHS 2014,  stopped over in Iceland for a few days on their way back from their sister's wedding in Paris, France last month and made sure to bring their copy of The Courier. To join the Zaragozas’ 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. 6:11 pm Read More

Camden Drive Tradition Continues – Karyn Newman, Cindy Trangsrud, Alissa and Janet Roston organized the recent 12th annual 400 S. Camden Dr. Block Party

Residents and friends pictured (from left): front row: Ronald Delacruz, Katie Newman, Edith Newman, Jason Newman, Deena Newman, Leah Roston, Fred Nason, Selma Jaffe, Yaffa Pinchasi, Amy Geller, Dr. Warren Roston and Rochelle Ginsberg; second row: Jill Prives, Sara Newman, Andrew Jeong, Sam Krutonog, Nolan Krutonog, Maureen Kedes Rakusin, Ken Rakusin, Oreet Smith, Robin Vogel, Alissa Roston,Talia Smith and Brooke Smith; third row: Karyn Newman, Matt Roston, David Roston, Sam Kochman, Steve Munzer, Adam Vogel, Dr. Mark Vogel, Janet Roston, Melanie Forster, Presley Forster, Cameron Forster and Jon Forster; fourth row: Genevieve Farrell, Sam Roston, Steve Smith, Andrea Spatz, Cindy Trangsrud, Lisa Zimmerman, Bob Wunderlich, Seth Gross and Peter Drasnin Karyn Newman, Cindy Trangsrud, Alissa and Janet Roston organized the recent 12th annual 400 S. Camden Dr. Block Party (currently, the only one in Beverly Hills). The event featured a water-balloon toss, musical-chairs competitions and a scavenger hunt. Residents and friends pictured (from left): front row: Ronald Delacruz, Katie Newman, Edith Newman, Jason Newman, Deena Newman, Leah Roston, Fred Nason, Selma Jaffe, Yaffa Pinchasi, Amy Geller, Dr. Warren Roston and Rochelle Ginsberg; second row: Jill Prives, Sara Newman, Andrew Jeong, Sam Krutonog, Nolan Krutonog, Maureen Kedes Rakusin, Ken Rakusin, Oreet Smith, Robin Vogel, Alissa Roston,Talia Smith and Brooke Smith; third row: Karyn Newman, Matt Roston, David Roston, Sam Kochman, Steve Munzer, Adam Vogel, Dr. Mark Vogel, Janet Roston, Melanie Forster, Presley Forster, Cameron Forster and Jon Forster; fourth row: Genevieve Farrell, Sam Roston, Steve Smith, Andrea Spatz, Cindy Trangsrud, Lisa Zimmerman, Bob Wunderlich, Seth Gross and Peter Drasnin.           6:17 pm Read More

Courier In Cote d’Azur – Beverly Hills residents Chris Rovtar and his wife Anita took The Courier with them when they visited beautiful Cote d’ Azur

Beverly Hills residents Chris Rovtar and his wife Anita Beverly Hills residents Chris Rovtar and his wife Anita took The Courier with them when they visited  beautiful Cote d' Azur, stopping in St. Tropez, France in August to enjoy the gorgeous Pampelonne beach, delicious lunches, the rose wines of Provence, and even a visit from Sir Elton John at the famed Le Club 55. To join the Rovtar’s in the “Carry The Courier Club” simply take a picture of yourself on your next trip with The Courier and e-mail it to mlopez@bhcourier.com. 6:13 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Maison de Luxe Show House at Historic Greystone Tickets On Sale

Luxe Interiors + Design is partnering with the City of Beverly Hills and the Friends of Greystone for another signature event made all the more special because - it's at Greystone. The City will open the mansion to more than twenty of the most sought-after interior designers from across the country bring their talents to Beverly Hills to transform the 55-room estate into a Designer Show House. 6:06 pm Read More

A Work Of Art – The City Council on Tuesday honored Detective Specialist Michelle Fieler for her investigations last year into making sure pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers were complying with state and local laws.

M-Council The City Council on Tuesday honored Detective Specialist Michelle Fieler, a 32-year veteran of the Beverly Hills Police Department, for her investigations last year into making sure pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers were complying with state and local laws. On Dec. 18, her investigations led the discovery of  four oil paintings purchased in Beverly Hills that were part of six paintings stolen during a residential burglary in Maine in 2012. The estimated values of the paintings reached millions of dollars. Her work led to the arrest of two men in connection with the crime. Pictured (from left): BHPD Chief Dominick Rivetti, Fieler and Mayor Julian Gold. 5:44 pm Read More

Welcome Back – Beverly Hills High School PTSA welcomed 9th grade and new to district parents at a social in the Beverly Canon Gardens on Wednesday evening.

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Beverly Hills High School PTSA welcomed 9th grade and new to district parents at a social in the Beverly Canon Gardens on Wednesday evening. Pictured above, from left: Marjaneh Manavi (BHHS PTSA co-president), Cindy Trost, Monique Gibbons (BHEF president), Nadine Weisfeld, Fariba Khorshad, Laurie Okum (PTA Council president), April Jergens (BV PTA co-president) and Jodi Galen (BHHS PTSA co-president).

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Starting The Year Italian Style – Going into its centennial year, the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, kicked off its season with a program by Italian designer, Andrea Sorrentino.

S-Mumsey,-et-al Going into its centennial year, the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, kicked off its season with a program by Italian designer, Andrea Sorrentino. On display were two costumes Sorrentino designed for the short film, The Secret of Joy. Set to be released today, Max Bartoli’s fantasy film was produced to draw attention to the issues of childhood cancer and support the Kids Cancer Research Foundation. Following the presentation, the club screened a  “behind the scenes” documentary detailing the creation of the film and the design process of Sorrentino, who’s collaborated with four-time Oscar-winner Milena Canonero for 10 years, and is a trainee of Piero Tosi, collaborator of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini and an Academy Award Lifetime Achievement Award winner. At Tuesday’s program were (from left), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), BHWC President Mumsey Nemiroff, Sorrentino, Mara New and Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), and a star of the new film. 6:16 pm Read More

Never Forget – In preparation for the “Annual Remembrance: We Will Never Forget Ceremony,” a group of volunteers work on cleaning and preserving the 9/11 Beam, which is from one of the Twin Towers.

L-Reggie In preparation for the “Annual Remembrance: We Will Never Forget Ceremony,”  a group of volunteers work on cleaning and preserving the 9/11 Beam, which is from one of the Twin Towers. A big thanks goes out to the following companies and individuals for their continuing efforts in maintaining the 9/11 Memorial Park: Rick Aguila with United Rentals, Joel Paz with Mann Brothers, Paul Solomon with Solomon Marble, John Griswold with Griswold Conservation, and Peter McCoy and Reggie Sully with McCoy Construction. This year’s ceremony will take place on Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m, outside the Beverly Hills Fire Department located at  445 N. Rexford Dr. Pictured from left:  (bottom) John Griswold, Courtney Genovese; (above) James Griswold, Oliver Genovese, and Reggie Sully. 6:12 pm Read More