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Second Beverly Hills Resident Named in College Admissions Scandal

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 Sues Stepsons for $4 Million

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.

Proposed Institute Raises Ire Among Westside Residents

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.

FIRE! How to Prepare for an Evacuation

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:

Former LA County 3rd District Supervisor Ed Edelman Remembered

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Edmund D. Edelman died today at the age of 85 following a long illness.

Initiative for Temporary Halt to Major Developments in Los Angeles Moves Forward

Proponents of a measure that would temporarily halt major development projects in Los Angeles said today they are moving forward with their initiative, after Mayor Eric Garcetti failed to offer up a substitute plan.

The Beverly Vista Middle School “Bulldogs” Kick Off First Home Game

It was “Friday Night Lights” on Thursday for Beverly Vista Middle School (BVMS) as they celebrated their first flag football home game Oct. 3 at the Beverly Hills High School football field. A spirit rally kicked off the inaugural game. The rally highlighted the first-ever BVMS athletic program for boys’ flag football, girls’ volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ cross country track teams. The festivities also included performances by the BVMS band, dance club, music theater group, color guard, and bulldog Mascot. The spirit rally was followed by a double header football game.  The first game featured the 6th grade team playing against WISH Community Middle School.  The excitement of the night continued with the second game which pitted the BVMS Division 1-7th and 8th graders against the La Tijera Tigers. “The community is excited, and the response has been overwhelming.  So far it is progressing beyond our wildest dreams,” Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Director of Athletics Tim Ellis told the Courier.

Judith Krantz, Bestselling Author of Steamy Novels, Dies at 91

Bestselling author Judith Krantz, whose novels of steamy sex and shameless materialism sold millions of copies in her heyday in the 1980s and '90s, has died at the age of 91 at her home in Bel Air, publicist John Tellem said Sunday.

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

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.

Second Beverly Hills Resident Named in College Admissions Scandal

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 Sues Stepsons for $4 Million

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 Says She Was ‘Targeted’ By The Beverly Hills Hotel

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.

Brushfire in Bel-Air/Holmby Hills Knocked Down – Road is Now Opened

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.

Proposed Institute Raises Ire Among Westside Residents

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.

FIRE! How to Prepare for an Evacuation

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:

National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning – LAFD Issues Red Flag Parking Restrictions

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:
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