Facing a shortfall in funding for the much-anticipated Beverly Hills Dog Park, Councilmember Lili Bosse will lead fundraising efforts at the upcoming Woofstock event at Roxbury Park to elevate the bare-bones park to the standard residents and their pooches will happily howl about.
When the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) approached Beverly Hills High School honors history teacher Joanie Garratt about participating in its upcoming gala on Wednesday, she didn’t hesitate.
In the Virginia Robinson Gardens bucolic Italian Terrace Garden, there stands a 65-foot South African Coral Tree that was planted from a seed in the 1940’s by Mrs. Robinson following a trip to South Africa. As of this week, that tree, which boasts a trunk circumference of 184 inches and an average crown spread of 80 feet, officially became the largest tree of its kind in the state when it was listed as a California Big Tree.
The Beverly Hills Board of Education moved forward with construction plans for its Measure E funds, adding the Hawthorne Auditorium to a scope of work that already included modernization at Horace Mann, El Rodeo, Beverly Hills High and Beverly Vista.
Ever since Mad Max: Fury Road debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last May, audiences have been captivated by the non-stop action film. Indeed, the high-octane blockbuster with a powerful message about dystopian trends is up for 10 Academy Awards at Sunday’s 88th Oscar ceremony.
Christine Baranski, Alice Amter and Keith Carradine celebrated the 200th Episode of CBS's The Big Bang Theory at Vibiana.
The groom with the spikey hair wore his signature sneakers, and the bride was gowned by Vera Wang, the doyenne of bridal designers. She chose two gowns – one for the ceremony and another for the reception. The newlyweds were “too much in love to say good-night,” and so it was with the wining, dining, dancing and late-night romancing at the wedding of marketing executive Veronica Smiley, 42, to megaproducer/author/man-about-the-world Brian Grazer, 64. The bride walked down the aisle with her mother, Alicia Smiley, for the Roman Catholic ceremony.
Congressman Ed Royce, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, highlighted just how much the U.S. has to learn from Israel on the issue of water while plugging the upcoming California-Israel Water Summit. The groundbreaking conference takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For information, visit: jnf.org/watersummits. Pictured (from left): CA-Israel Water Summit co-chair Gina Raphael, Rep. Ed Royce, Consul General of Israel David Siegel, and Recreation and Parks Commissioner Frances Bilak.
Over 200 people attended the El Rodeo PTA’s first-ever Casino Night as a major fundraiser to help students succeed scholastically, in addition to academic endeavors. PTA mom Deena Wachtel described: “Guests played casino games, danced, enjoyed dinner and had fun mingling with each other.” Pictured (from left): Casino Night Committee members: Linda Jankowski, Deena Wachtel, Krissy Austin and Sharon De Mayo with El Rodeo Principal Kevin Allen.
The Beverly Hills High School Olympiad team is now headed to the state competition after its winning performance at Antelope Valley. Pictured, (from left): Back row: Rebecca Regwan, Jordan Lee, Quentin Sandhaus, Noah Danesh, Jordan Grode, Coach Emily Smith, James Dohm, Katie Wu, Katie Niknam, and Noella Kim; Front row: Lital Peykar, Bella Cura, Jamie Kim, Sophia Goldberg, Parent Coach Eleonora K. Goldberg, and Elias Schablowski.