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Oscar Night Party In Beverly Hills – Perhaps the hottest ticket of the night was at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, where Vanity Fair hosted its Oscars party

When the Oscars were over, Hollywood heavyweights descended upon Beverly Hills for a variety of post-award show parties. Perhaps the hottest ticket of all was at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, where Vanity Fair hosted its Oscars party. The Beverly Hills City Council made its way to the party to rub elbows with the Hollywood elite. Pictured (from left): Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Treasurer of the United States Rosa Rios, and councilmember Nancy Krasne. 5:48 pm Read More

Game Night – Former Beverly Hills mayor Donna Ellman-Garber was out with friends last Wednesday, having dinner at the South Beverly Grill

M-Game Former Beverly Hills mayor Donna Ellman-Garber was out with friends last Wednesday, having dinner at the South Beverly Grill before enjoying their weekly movie night, when her group found themselves seated in the booth next to multi-platinum selling Compton rapper The Game (pictured center). Ellman-Garber told The Courier  he began conversing with her group about his grandmother and his children, and asking the women about their families. “He was just kibbitzing with us, we had no idea who he was at first. All he told us was he works in music,” Ellman-Garber told The Courier. “We all had a great time and laughed a lot, he couldn’t have been sweeter.” At the end of their meal, the waiter informed Ellman-Garber’s group that The Game, born Jayceon Taylor – who posted the group photo on his Instagram (@losangelesconfidential) – had picked up their tab. 5:47 pm Read More

Israel California Water Summit – Congressman Ed Royce highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water

L-IsraelH2O Congressman Ed Royce, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water while plugging the upcoming California-Israel Water Summit. The groundbreaking conference takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For information, visit: jnf.org/watersummits. Pictured (from left): CA-Israel Water Summit co-chair Gina Raphael, Rep. Ed Royce, Consul General of Israel David Siegel, and Recreation and Parks Commissioner Frances Bilak. 6:07 pm Read More

State Contenders – The Beverly Hills High School Olympiad team is now headed to the state competition after its winning performance at Antelope Valley.

L-ScienceOlympiad The Beverly Hills High School Olympiad team is now headed to the state competition after its winning performance at Antelope Valley. Pictured, (from left): Back row: Rebecca Regwan, Jordan Lee, Quentin Sandhaus, Noah Danesh, Jordan Grode, Coach Emily Smith, James Dohm, Katie Wu, Katie Niknam, and Noella Kim;  Front row: Lital Peykar, Bella Cura, Jamie Kim, Sophia Goldberg, Parent Coach Eleonora K. Goldberg, and Elias Schablowski. 5:52 pm Read More

George Christy Talks About The L.A. Opera, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, The Grammys and More!

L.A. Opera President and CEO Christopher Koelsch with soprano Marita Solberg (Pamina) and Jonathan Michie (Papageno) after the opening night performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday night, and the bar’s crowded.  In the Founders Room at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  This is the opening night intermission between the two acts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute, the long-standing romantic opera that premiered in Vienna in 1791.  A prince pursues his love in Barrie Kosky’s unusual production, inspired by the black-and-white silent films.  “Such as The Jazz Singer from 1927,” says Barrie. 6:14 pm Read More

Outbreak In Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills AYSO Region 76 GU 14 Xtra team – OUTBREAK took first place in its tournament last weekend

M-Soccer Beverly Hills AYSO Region 76 GU 14 Xtra team - OUTBREAK took first place in its tournament last weekend over the Beaumont Elite team. Pictured, back row, from left: Team Mascot - Lilli ,  Bailey Payder, Morgan Hatherill, Gabrielle Urman, Maya Lerner, Christine Phelps, Taimane Aveau, Celine Albarian, Jaylene Beatts, Coach Grisha Alasadi. Front row, from left: Cori Dyner, Eliza Kaplan and Zela Alasadi. 6:06 pm Read More

Science for Students – Beverly Hills High School students showed off their smarts at the Science Olympiad Polytechnic School Invitational

L-Science Beverly Hills High School students showed off their smarts at the Science Olympiad Polytechnic School Invitational, winning 1st place Experimental Design, 2nd place for Game On, 2nd place for Green Generation and 3rd place for Chemistry Lab. Overall, the BHHS team came in 10th. Pictured (back row, from left): Sophia Goldberg, Noella Kim, and Bella Cura; (middle row): Rebecca Regwan, Katie Niknam, Katie Wu, James Dohm, Jordan Lee, Jordan Grode, and Quentin Sandhaus; (front row): Jamie Kim, Lital Peykar, and Noah Danesh. 6:05 pm Read More

Soccer Stars – Beverly Hills AYSO EXTRA Boys Under 11 made it to the semi-finals and medaled at the Jackie Lewis EXTRA Tournament

M-Soccer Beverly Hills AYSO EXTRA Boys Under 11 made it to the semi-finals and medaled at the Jackie Lewis EXTRA Tournament in Upland late last month. Pictured, front row: Goalkeeper Eli Nissenbaum; Second row, (from left): Joshua Hollander, Dario Garrett, Christopher Levinger and Charlie Wilson; Back row, (from left): Coach Offer Cohavy, Gal Cohavy, Eitan Ferd, Yehonatan Ketayi, Noah Weindling, Yosha Reiss, Coach Didier Reiss and Seth Cohen. 6:00 pm Read More

George Christy Talks About Hillary Clinton, Mike Bloomberg, the Year of the Monkey and More!

Lisa Bonet with Lenny Kravitz and daughter Zoe Kravitz during the Saint Laurent At The Palladium event in Hollywood Bright red Chinese lanterns garlanded the courtyard and bright red spotlights danced along the façade.  We were greeted by the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel’s parking wizard Jolene Taylor, as we joined the 200-plus guests celebrating the Lunar Year of the Monkey.    Shuttling to the rooftop garden, we found more red lanterns and red banners and armsful of cherry blossoms around the swimming pool.   Red, for the Chines, symbolizes good luck and prevailed through the night. 5:33 pm Read More

Libow Steps Up – Longtime Beverly Hills real estate agent and local philanthropist Michael J. Libow was honored by the City Council on Tuesday

v-Libow-step-up Longtime Beverly Hills real estate agent and local philanthropist Michael J. Libow was honored by the City Council on Tuesday, in large part for his generosity in making substantial donations to all five Beverly Hills Unified School District schools. Pictured, from left: Mayor Julian Gold, honoree Libow, Becky Weinberg, Councilmembers Nancy Krasne, Lili Bosse and Willie Brien, and Vice Mayor John Mirisch. “While thrilled to have been recognized by my peers in the City, my greatest satisfaction comes from the knowledge that I give with the only expectation being that of knowing that I have helped my community of Beverly Hills and its residents in some small manner,” Libow told The Courier. “Paying it forward is a way of life for me as it was for my late mother before me. I honor her with each action I take.” 5:41 pm Read More