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The Beverly Hills City Council and the Fine Arts Commission joined Mark and Cathy Louchheim to dedicate Folded Square – Alphabet G, a sculpture by Fletcher Benton, to its public art collection

Uplifting And Unfolding Art – The Beverly Hills City Council and the Fine Arts Commission joined Mark and Cathy Louchheim to dedicate Folded Square – Alphabet G

The Beverly Hills City Council and the Fine Arts Commission joined Mark and Cathy Louchheim to dedicate Folded Square – Alphabet G, a sculpture by Fletcher Benton, to its public art collection. The Louchheim’s graciously donated the piece, which is located inside the Burton Way Median at Rexford Drive. “We are very, very fortunate to receive this donation and to add another Fletcher Benton piece to our collection,” said Mayor Julian Gold. The second Benton sculpture can be found in Maltz Park at Sunset Boulevard and Whittier Drive. Fine Art Commission Chair Zale Richard Rubins said,”Art enhances the everyday experiences... In building a world-class public art collection by adding pieces like Folded Square - Alphabet G, our hope is that people will be surprised, delighted, intrigued and inspired by what they see.” Pictured (from left): Councilmember Robert Wunderlich, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Mayor Julian Gold, Mark and Cathy Louchheim, Councilmember Lili Bosse, Councilmember Lester Friedman, Fine Art Chair Zale Richard Rubins, Fine Art Vice Chair Stephanie Vahn, Fine Art Commissioner Michael Smooke, Fine Art Commissioner Alan Kaye. 4:49 pm Read More

Basement Ordinance Referendum Race Heats Up

Efforts continue to gather signatures on a petition that will stop the City’s new Basement Ordinance from going into effect, overturning the will of the residents and the vote of the entire City Council for the benefit of real estate agent Branden Williams and his client billionaire developer Francesco Aquilini, who wish to build the project on Loma Linda Drive. 6:37 pm Read More

City Council To Review Rent Stabilization Ordinance, Singh Report Tuesday

Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Associate Professor of Law at Pepperdine University Sukhsimranjit Singh will present recommendations formed from landlords and tenants in the seven facilitated dialogue sessions for the Rent Stabilization Ordinance at Tuesday evening’s Formal Meeting of the City Council at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. 6:39 pm Read More

The Consulate General of Israel In Los Angeles Sam Gundwerg was joined Wednesday to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

Ari Bussel, associate dean of Stephen S. Wise Temple; Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Abraham Cooper; Israeli Consul General to the Western States Sam Grundwerg; and Founder/Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Rabbi Marvin Hier The Consulate General of Israel In Los Angeles Sam Gundwerg, Rabbis Marvin Hier, Yossi Cunin, Chaim Cunin, Pini Dunner and Yitzchok Adlerstein; Pastors Jim Tolle, Lorraine Coconato, Timothy Hinkle, Lupe and Lupita Navar, Stacey and Billy Ingram, State Senator Ben Allen, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz and Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse joined Wednesday to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem. 6:01 pm Read More

City Council Will Tour Parcels 12 & 13, Get Updates On Rent Stabilization

The public is invited to join the City Council on a tour of the City’s easement on Lots 12 & 13  Tuesday, on the north side of the property bordering Santa Monica Boulevard. Participants will meet on Crescent Drive at City Hall at 1:30 p.m. prior to the City Council Study Session, where shuttles will take them to the parcels. 6:18 pm Read More

Candidates Forum – Candidates for Beverly Hills City Council came to Beverly Hills High School this week to speak to students about issues close to their hearts

L-CandidateForum Candidates for Beverly Hills City Council came to Beverly Hills High School this week to speak to students about issues close to their hearts for a forum put on by Interact and Teen BHEF. Issues discussed included the subway, finances, the troubled Beverly Hills Postal Service, the new rent ordinance, and of course, local schools. Candidate Bob Wunderlich even encouraged students to get involved with local government by watching City Council meetings and using their social media skills to inform their peers about important issues. Pictured above: teen BHEF students with the seven candidates vying for three open seats in the upcoming City Council election. 5:29 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – City Council Denies Oakhurst Project 5-0

Neighborhood residents prevailed in a well-organized, carefully planned defense of their appeal of a massive project that would have spanned three lots and risen to a height of 52 feet in a neighborhood of predominately two story 1930s apartment buildings Tuesday, sending City planners and commissioners a clear message that in Beverly Hills, neighborhood character matters. 6:15 pm Read More