In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.
Beverly Hills resident Robert Flaxman was one of 33 parents charged by Federal prosecutors in “Operation Varsity Blues,” along with resident Jane Buckingham, as reported in the Courier last week.
Grant Tinker's widow Monday sued one of her stepsons for nearly $4 million she says she is owed from the sale of the couple's Bel-Air mansion.
Reality TV star Farrah Abraham, 27, best known for her role as “Teen Mom,” called herself a “public punching bag” in a Twitter post response to her arrest Tuesday evening at The Beverly Hills Hotel. “The hotel truly allowed misconduct by staff to a paying guest. There’s no need for me or anyone else to be treated this way. The Beverly Hills Police officers should stop having power trips and lying and selling stories to TMZ.” Abraham said she was “targeted” by the hotel, where she was a guest.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) equaled 111 firefighters to knock down a blaze that has burned 1-1.5 acres in the area of 913 N. Beverly Glen Boulevard in the Bel-Air/Holmby Hills area.
A massive new project that is designed to leave a small environmental footprint, but cuts across an established public open space easement in the former landfill area adjacent to the Getty Center was the subject of a nearly standing-room only presentation at the Skirball Center Sunday, organized by ProtectOurWildlands.org.
Evacuation is not something we do every day. Knowing that you are in a potential evacuation situation is a plus - gives you time to prepare for the best possible outcome. These tips were posted by the Bel Air Association:
A report from the National Weather Service warns that strong Santa Ana winds will reduce humidity from 5-15% and that there is an extreme fire danger. It also states:
Chief Academic Officer Jen Tedford’s announcement that after 21 years with Beverly Hills Unified she would be moving to El Segundo Unified to become that district’s high school principal.
The power of stories was in full force at Wednesday evening’s “Salute To Hollywood” fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the American Society for Yad Vashem and the Jewish Life Foundation.