It was a beautiful evening at this year’s “Soiree Under the Stars" Gala for vulnerable children and families at Five Acres held at The Gamble House in Pasadena where more than 250 supporters joined to raise funds for a good cause. Five Acres, a 128 year old child and family services organization, raises funds for children and families in crisis. The evening, inspired by the historic setting, began with an Edwardian themed cocktail garden party featuring hors d’oeuvres by Claude & Co Catering and a fabulous silent auction. Gala co-chairs were Chris Selak of Lionsgate Entertainment and Sandy Walia of Wells Fargo. Pictured above: actors Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard, who served as the evening’s emcees. For more information, visit: 5acres.org.
As the Beverly Hills Garden and Open Space Initiative slowly, but surely, makes its way to the Nov. 8 ballot, representatives from The Beverly Hilton are reaching out to the community to find out just what the residents want the potential 1.7-acre garden to be.
Bel-Air resident Joe Horacek is used to spending hours upon hours with reporters combing through files, facts, and figures about the behemoth house being built by developer Mohamed Hadid on the hill above his at 901 Strada Vecchia.
On Sunday, Aug. 14, just one day before school is back in session, the community is invited to Horace Mann for a public unveiling of the district’s first completed ground-up construction project using Measure E funds.
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu is poised to make his ruling at 4 p.m. today on just what must be done given that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) acted in, what he called, an “arbitrary and capricious manner,” when it allowed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to run a tunnel under Beverly Hills High School as part of the Westside subway extension project.
The proposed Beverly Hills Hillside Ordinance was the subject of a special meeting of the Planning Commission last night at City Hall. Many interested people attended the meeting, which occurred after the Courier’s deadline and was expected to last several hours.
In a meeting sponsored by Los Angeles Fifth District City Councilmember Paul Koretz and the City of Los Angeles Planning Department, residents were invited to meet Vince Bertoni, the new director of the Department of City Planning.
Zac Efron and Adam Devine, along with co-star Anna Kendrick attended the Los Angeles premiere of Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates presented by Twentieth Century Fox at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome.
Human Relations Commissioner Ori Blumenfeld, one of the youngest Beverly Hills residents ever appointed to a City commission, wants everyone to know just how valuable the insights of young professionals can be.
Celebrating the LA Lawyers Philharmonic’s 7th annual Disney Hall “Concert Extraordinaire,” and their Beverly Hills connections, were (from left): residents Gary S. Greene, founder/conductor; Lori Gordon, BHHS ’73; concert producer Debra Greene Kaiser, BHHS ’01; legendary songwriter of Disney film classics, and recipient of the “June Lockhart Humanitarian Award” (“Junie”) Richard M. Sherman, BHHS ‘46; Natalie Gordon, '13 and Victoria Gordon, BHHS ’11.