Best news is Gentleman Jim Gianopulos’ confirmation as chairman/ CEO of Paramount Pictures, greenlighting films and television up to $100 million. A giant in the industry, he and wife Ann have three daughters: Alexa, Nicoletta and Mimi.
Mayor John Mirisch was clad casually for Beverly Hills City Hall moving day Monday. The fourth floor buzzed with activity as councilmembers moved offices, adding two new members and installing incoming Mayor Lili Bosse with patio furniture as a rooftop reception area with a view of the City adjacent to her office.
“Orange you glad I’m back?” she asked. Lili Bosse hit the streets – literally - as she was sworn in as mayor of Beverly Hills Tuesday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, proclaiming her signature Walk with the Mayor is back starting April 3 at 8:30 a.m. on the Crescent steps of City Hall.
How tall is he, we wondered, and Tess Csiszar, a special event planner at Saint John’s, replied, “Six feet seven inches tall.”
Earth Doctor Reese Halter (center) gave a presentation “Bees, Trees & Seas” to the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, Tuesday. Conservation expert Halter discussed “The Sixth Great Extinction,” and how insects, plants and oceans are effected by the climate. With Halter, are from left, Linda Schwartz and Jean Lowe with three of Halter’s books, which he signed for members.
Pearl is a 7-month old, 10-pound, cocker-poodle mix girl. She was bought as a holiday present but now her owners realize they don't have time for a puppy. She is sweet and playful and good with kids and other dogs. Those interested in giving this precious dog a forever-home can call ShelterHopePetShop.org at 805-379-3538.
Scores of former colleagues, students and friends joined together at Roxbury Park on Sunday to celebrate the life of beloved Beverly Hills High School Tennis Coach Susan Stevens, who died on March 13. To commemorate her passing, 100 butterflies were released. Pictured (from left): Tania Harris (who hired Coach Stevens at BHHS), Steven Neu (former student and friend) and Laurie Barish Pereira (former student and friend who helped organize Sunday’s memorial).
Beverly Hills Synagogue paid off its mortgage last Sunday at a gala banquet at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Members and friends matched a $1 million donation from philanthropists George and Irina Schaeffer, eliminating its $2 million mortgage. The gift means the synagogue is now debt-free for its membership. Pictured (from left) with the $1 million check are banquet chair Dr. Bill Lopatin, synagogue President Philip Kaufler, banquet co-chair Lee Samson, donors Irina and George Schaeffer, and Rabbi Pini Dunner.
Today, Jersey Mike’s Subs is celebrating a “Day of Giving” by donating proceeds to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to the U.S. Military.
Newly-installed Mayor Lili Bosse is taking her “Healthy City” initiative to a whole new level.