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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

Thank You, Brad – The Beverly Hills City Council paid tribute to Brad Meyerowitz at its last City Council meeting

v-brad-meyerwortz The Beverly Hills City Council paid tribute to Brad Meyerowitz at its last City Council meeting. Meyerowitz is retiring after 38 years in Beverly Hills, the majority of which was served in the Recreation Services Department. Pictured (from left): Brad Meyerowitz, Sandy Meyerowitz, Vice-Mayor Nancy Krasne, Councilmembers Kathy Reims, Lili Bosse and Julian Gold, Justin Meyerowitz, and Justin's fiancé, Melanie Staehelin. 5:25 pm Read More

Tammany Hall, Beverly Hills Style

imgres Former Beverly Hills City Mayor Barry Brucker became a paid lobbyist for the Wanda project. He was mayor when the City Council approved the original project in 2008. City Attorney Larry Wiener and the City Council cannot change those facts to make a more convenient narrative.  3:48 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – City Council Passes Beverly Hills Hillside Ordinance

After years of mounting evidence that loopholes in the City’s existing Hillside Ordinance have become entitlements for developers to build projects that undermine the health and safety of residents and the continuity of neighborhoods, the Beverly Hills City Council has passed a Hillside Ordinance to address those weaknesses. 6:46 pm Read More

Key To The City – The Beverly Hills City Council honored former three-time mayor Tom Levyn with a Key to the City Tuesday

v-Thom-Levyn-Key-to-City The Beverly Hills City Council honored former three-time mayor Tom Levyn with a Key to the City Tuesday. Levyn was mayor in 1996, 1999 and 2003. Pictured left to right are Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne, Councilmember Kathy Reims, Councilmember Julian Gold, former mayor Tom Levyn, Larkin Levyn [granddaughter], Allison Levyn (wife), Zach Okyle, KK Okyle, Ricky Rozen [on crutches], Stacy Rozen, Eli Okyle, Joanna Katz, Adam Levyn and Heidi Levyn. 5:14 pm Read More

New Chief – New Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli was sworn in Tuesday in a City Council chamber filled with uniformed police

Pictured, from left: Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne, Mayor John Mirisch, son Nicholas Spagnoli, mother Edith Lauren, Lt. Paul Spagnoli, Councilmembers Lili Bosse and Julian Gold. New Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli was sworn in Tuesday in a City Council chamber filled with uniformed police from throughout Southern California – and one from Northern California - husband Lt. Paul Spagnoli from San Jose. Spagnoli has served for 33 years as a law enforcement professional. She began her career as an explorer in 1983 at the San Carlos Police Department, becoming a full-time officer in 1990. She became a sergeant in 1996 and a commander in 1998.  “Teamwork plays a part in the success of a police department,” she said. “Every person who wears the badge or the patch is an integral part of the success of the department.”  Spagnoli said that her personal values include, “excellence in service, with integrity.” Pictured, from left: Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne, Mayor John Mirisch, son Nicholas Spagnoli, mother Edith Lauren, Lt. Paul Spagnoli, Councilmembers Lili Bosse and Julian Gold. 6:33 pm Read More