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If The Shoe Fits, Make It Better – The Beverly Hills City Council honored legacy business Arturo’s Shoe Fixx, now in its 31st year in Beverly Hills

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

Hope Inspires Us – The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) held its annual Luncheon of Hope on Tuesday

The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) held its annual Luncheon of Hope on Tuesday at The Beverly Wilshire. This year’s theme – “Hope Inspires Us To Gather Together” – brought together 430 supporters to enjoy a morning of shopping interesting vendors, a silent auction and luncheon.  Pictured, from left: Sheri Sani, Benefit Co-Chair; Lee Anne Sanderson, President; Westside Guild of CHLA; Robin Hyland, Manager, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA; Bonnie McClure, Chairman, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA - and a member of Board of Trustees; Bobbie Gerson, featured speaker and mother of a CHLA patient; Lindsay Andras, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, CHLA; Lydia Andras, MD, Anesthesiologist, CHLA and Linda Grossman, Benefit Co-Chair.

Thousands of LAUSD Students Head Back to Class

More than a half-million Los Angeles Unified School District students will head back to campus Tuesday as classes resume at the nation's second-largest school district.

Some Evacuations Lifted, but Flare-Up Proves Woolsey Fire Not Done Yet

Although fire crews appeared to be making major progress Tuesday on the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with a series of evacuation orders lifted, a large flare-up near Westlake Village served as a reminder that the battle was far from over.

Santa Ana Winds Help Clear Smoke, But Smoke Advisory Continues in LA, SFV

Ashes continue to fall in the smoke-filled skies over Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties, prompting cancellations of outdoor events at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Annenberg Community Beach House, as well as activities through the Beverly Hills Community Services Recreation and Parks Sunday.

Woolsey Fire Burns Celebrities’ Homes, Popular Hiking and Event Areas

The Woolsey Fire that has burned more than 83,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties has claimed the homes of several celebrities, along with the historic Paramount Ranch, where countless movies and television shows have been filmed since 1927.

If The Shoe Fits, Make It Better – The Beverly Hills City Council honored legacy business Arturo’s Shoe Fixx, now in its 31st year in Beverly Hills

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

Hope Inspires Us – The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) held its annual Luncheon of Hope on Tuesday

The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) held its annual Luncheon of Hope on Tuesday at The Beverly Wilshire. This year’s theme – “Hope Inspires Us To Gather Together” – brought together 430 supporters to enjoy a morning of shopping interesting vendors, a silent auction and luncheon.  Pictured, from left: Sheri Sani, Benefit Co-Chair; Lee Anne Sanderson, President; Westside Guild of CHLA; Robin Hyland, Manager, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA; Bonnie McClure, Chairman, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA - and a member of Board of Trustees; Bobbie Gerson, featured speaker and mother of a CHLA patient; Lindsay Andras, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, CHLA; Lydia Andras, MD, Anesthesiologist, CHLA and Linda Grossman, Benefit Co-Chair.

George Christy Talks About Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski, Chinatown, Jack Nicholson and more!

With her statuesque allure and high cheek bones to kill, Faye Dunaway wears hats, from Fedoras to berets, for her movie roles that become iconic images. Not many film stars are so blessed.

Airbnb Investors Impact Housing in Tight L.A. Market

According to a report by AirbnbWATCH, a watchdog organization that protects consumers and communities from illegal hotels in residential communities, the number of short-term rentals in Los Angeles has grown more rapidly than the general housing supply, jumping 9.7 percent since mid-2016.

Thousands of LAUSD Students Head Back to Class

More than a half-million Los Angeles Unified School District students will head back to campus Tuesday as classes resume at the nation's second-largest school district.

Mars Makes Closest Approach To Earth In 15 Years

Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of the Red Planet's auburn hues.

Legislative Summit Begins At L.A. Convention Center

The four-day National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit is scheduled to begin Monday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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