A Note From The Courier’s New Owner
I love where I live. The City of Beverly Hills holds a very special place in my heart. Simply put, I love it here. I feel very blessed to live here, and that is the primary reason I wanted to become the new owner of The Beverly Hills Courier. After all, it is the City’s one and only newspaper so it’s an integral part of it, and I want that to go on and on.
Looking forward, my purpose will always be to promote our wonderful City, and to present our readers with quality information keeping everyone up to date on current events, news and always with exceptional photos. All of the special editions that you’ve come to love will continue, and we will develop more as time permits.
The Courier’s staff will be moving to my Kenquest Building on Canon Drive very soon. I think having them all centrally located will help serve the community even more. It’s closer to City Hall, our esteemed local businesses, and the Golden Triangle.
Thank you. I am excited about working more intensely with the City and The Courier. It is my express desire to serve you and our City to best possible end always.
Paula Kent Meehan
From The Publisher
MARCIA WILSON HOBBS
This has been a significant week for The Beverly Hills Courier team as we change ownership after a decade of strong leadership under Publisher Clif Smith.
Clif is a brilliant guy. His love and study of history and politics have added flavor to his editorials over the years—not to mention his unwavering insistence that government at all levels be transparent, efficient, economically sustainable, and, most of all, responsive to it’s constituents, which for us includes residents and our strong business community.
Clif has been a stalwart supporter of our Beverly Hills schools at every opportunity and a loyal supporter of our BHUSD School Board’s efforts to protect your children–including this paper’s strong and accurate investigative stories into the mendacity of Metro.
Clif has left a big footprint in the alluvial terrain of Beverly Hills and our surrounding readership communities—a footprint that I find daunting. He has also become a great and loyal friend, and I know I can always count on him to tell me the truth.
Paula Kent Meehan, who has been a close counselor and a special friend to me for over three decades, has entrusted me with the stewardship of The Courier going forward. We have a great team at The Courier and all of us commit our loyalty to Paula, and hope this great City of Beverly Hills will help us to be the best we can in the coming years.