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Public Feedback Encouraged at City of Beverly Hills Scoping Meeting

Beverly Hills residents and other community stakeholders weighed in on the scope of the environmental review process for the proposed Westside Purple Line Wilshire/Rodeo Station North Portal during a Sept. 19 “scoping” meeting at City Hall. As part of the environmental review process, the city also invited all interested members of the public to provide written comments on issues related to potential environmental impacts before the 32-day scoping comment period ends on Oct. 7.

Emmy Parties: Before and After the Emmy Awards

With a bevy of cool parties all over town, many of the hot tickets were right in Beverly Hills this year.

City Council Votes to Waive Hotel Room Limit

The City Council unanimously voted to remove the existing new hotel room cap from the Beverly Hills Municipal Code at Tuesday’s formal meeting.

Courier Connoisseur: Food & Drink: Downtown L.A. and The Arts District

All discerning eyes were focused on downtown Los Angeles this weekend with the 71st Emmy Awards at L.A. Live, followed by the Governor’s Ball on an event deck overlooking the once gritty area of town.

Beverly Hills Teacher Honored as One of L.A. County’s Teachers of the Year

The Courier attended the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Board of Education meeting on Sept. 25. An agenda highlight was Beverly Vista Middle School teacher Lauren Stuart’s selection as one of Los Angeles County's Top 16 Teachers of the Year for 2019-2020.

UCLA Receives $20 Million to Establish UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute

The Bedari Foundation, established by philanthropists Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, has given $20 million to the UCLA College to establish the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute.

Public Feedback Encouraged at City of Beverly Hills Scoping Meeting

Beverly Hills residents and other community stakeholders weighed in on the scope of the environmental review process for the proposed Westside Purple Line Wilshire/Rodeo Station North Portal during a Sept. 19 “scoping” meeting at City Hall. As part of the environmental review process, the city also invited all interested members of the public to provide written comments on issues related to potential environmental impacts before the 32-day scoping comment period ends on Oct. 7.

Emmy Parties: Before and After the Emmy Awards

With a bevy of cool parties all over town, many of the hot tickets were right in Beverly Hills this year.

Beverly Hills Merchants Ask City For Help in Wake of Three-Year Canon Closure

Just three weeks into the anticipated three-year closure of Canon  Drive north of Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills businesses around the area are taking a hit when it comes to patron response.

Beverly Hills Plans to Derive 20 Percent of its Water Supply In-House in 2021

The World Health Organization estimates that by the year 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas. And in fact, when Beverly Hills helped co-found the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) almost a century ago — from which the city now derives 100 percent of its water — far fewer communities needed to tap into the Colorado River to ensure access to water.

City Council Votes to Waive Hotel Room Limit

The City Council unanimously voted to remove the existing new hotel room cap from the Beverly Hills Municipal Code at Tuesday’s formal meeting.

September is National Preparedness Month

The most important movie you’ll ever make won’t be a blockbuster. It won’t debut at any film festival or attract a gaggle of red-carpet photographers.

At The Virginia Robinson Gardens

The warm summer nights provided the perfect accompaniment to two extraordinary galas held this month at Beverly Hills’ first estate, the historic Virginia Robinson Gardens. Built in 1911, the onetime residence of Virginia and Harry Robinson contains a breathtaking array of gorgeous flora stretching across six acres that once provided the backdrop for elegant soirees where Hollywood stars like Fred Astaire, Sophia Loren and Charlie Chaplin sipped champagne well into the wee hours of dawn. This past Saturday the Friends of Robinson Gardens, which are dedicated to continuing Mrs. Robinson’s legacy of helping children, held their annual Patron Gala to the theme of “Rick’s Café Américain” á la “Casablanca.” The previous weekend, El Nido Family Centers held its fifth annual Garden Gala on the property, honoring international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP with the Community Impact Award. Founded in 1925 by the National Council of Jewish Women, today El Nido helps over 12,000 Los Angeles County youth, families and children each year to break the cycle of poverty, child abuse, violence and academic failure.
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