The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday honored Antoine’s Tailoring, which was founded in 1974 by Antoine Osmanian and has been providing quality service to the City for nearly 45 years. For many years, Antoine worked alongside his son Gary in the shop, before Antoine’s third cousin, Rose Pananyan, came aboard in the 1990s as head seamstress. Gary and Rose continued the business after Antoine passed away and, a few years ago, prior to Gary’s retirement, Rose’s daughter Violet joined the team – transforming Antoine’s from a father-son operation to a mother-daughter shop. Antoine’s Tailoring is located at 415 N. Beverly Dr. Pictured above (from left): Rose and Violet Pananyan, Mayor Julian Gold, councilmember Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor John Mirisch and councilmembers Les Friedman and Robert Wunderlich.
Beverly Hills City Councilmember Robert Wunderlich and his wife Andrea Spatz visited the Mayan ruins at Tikal in Guatemala last month as part of their Holiday vacation. They made sure to bring along their copy of the Courier to read in their downtime. To join Robert and Andrea in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself holding the Courier on your next trip and email it to email@example.com.
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
The City Council on Tuesday denied two parking zone changes recommended by the Traffic and Parking Commission as the first areas set to test consolidating Preferential Parking Permits (PPP) in the City.
Beverly Hills Fire Chief Greg Barton was awarded "Fire Chief Certification" Tuesday evening be California State Fire Marshal Dennis Mathisen at the City Council meeting, an honor that has been awarded to only a few Fire Chiefs throughout the state since 1998.
The Beverly Hills City Council is set to approve a Memorandum of Understand- ing (MOA) with Metro for the Wilshire/Rodeo Station and tunnel construction on Section 2 of the Purple Line pending the settlement of two lawsuits and Metro’s Board approval.
Visitors to the Maple Post Office will soon have a mid-block cross walk, thanks to the efforts of resident David Gingold.
The Beverly Hills City Council recognized Carroll & Co. on Tuesday as one of Beverly Hills’ finest menswear traditions and as a Legacy Business. Since 1949, when John Carroll’s father Richard started selling suits on South Beverly Drive, Carroll & Co has been providing some of the world’s most sophisticated men with the discerning style and impeccable tailoring they require. Pictured, from left: Jennifer Carroll Wilson, Lena Wilson, Michael Horsburgh, Judy Carroll, Abbe Carroll Horsburgh, Melanie Carroll, Zoe Wilson, Lexy Carroll, John Carroll, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch and City Councilmembers Lili Bosse, Les Friedman and Bob Wunderlich.
Beverly Hills resident Yari De Leon, is looking for her cat. De Leon attended Tuesday's City Council meeting to join fellow resident, Elizabeth Beck, and former Commissioner Ilona Sherman after Beck and De Leon were contacted by Code Enforcement over their Missing Cat posts.
The Beverly Hills City Council voted 5-0 to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products Tuesday, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigar products, and any tobacco product that “produces characterizing flavor.”