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ADL Warns Of Concern Over Rise In Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)  released a report last week revealing that anti-Semitic assaults in the United States more than doubled in 2018.

Latest BHUSD Reconfiguration Update Fails To Address Traffic Concerns, Education

Continuing a baffling trend of failing to address education issues, once again Beverly Hills Unified School District’s latest Reconfiguration Update focused on elements of the transformative process that had relatively little to do with students.

BHUSD Hires Architecture Firm To Assess Swim Gym Revamp

Big changes are in the offing for Beverly Hills High’s legendary Swim Gym.

Beverly Hills Spring artSHOW Returns May 18-19

The Beverly Hills artSHOW returns to Beverly Gardens Park 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. the weekend of May 18-19 showcasing a Garden Party to put the spring in your spring.

100 Crescent Media Center Discussion Tabled

A controversial request for a Mixed Use Overlay for the Beverly Hills Media Center at 100 N. Crescent Drive has been continued until the Planning Commission’s May 9 meeting.

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Gives BHHS Students Startling Lesson On Driving Under The Influence

This week, Beverly Hills High School juniors and seniors got a poignant reminder of the perils of driving under the influence when 21 students participated in a powerful reenactment of a deadly drunk driving crash. The scene, witnessed by hundreds of students, is harrowing, always bringing both participants and witnesses to tears.

Beverly Hills School District Preps For Revival Of Middle School Sports Program

As the Beverly Hills Unified School District plans ahead for its reconfiguration into one dedicated middle school next year, the Board of Education last week discussed ideas to revive the district’s middle school sports program.

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.

Beverly Hills Community Embraces Mallory Smith’s Legacy At Book Launch

While Mallory Smith, the inspirational young woman who died in 2017 at the age of 25 from cystic fibrosis, may have physically left this world, her legacy of perseverance and kindness continues on in the hearts of all who knew her and now in her memoir. This past Sunday, the Beverly Hills community filled every seat inside Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre for Sunday’s sell-out local book launch for Salt in My Soul.

100 Crescent Media Center Discussion Tabled

A controversial request for a Mixed Use Overlay for the Beverly Hills Media Center at 100 N. Crescent Drive has been continued until the Planning Commission’s May 9 meeting.

‘Every 15 Minutes’ Gives BHHS Students Startling Lesson On Driving Under The Influence

This week, Beverly Hills High School juniors and seniors got a poignant reminder of the perils of driving under the influence when 21 students participated in a powerful reenactment of a deadly drunk driving crash. The scene, witnessed by hundreds of students, is harrowing, always bringing both participants and witnesses to tears.

Community Mourns Death Of Beverly Hills High School Grad Sam Kolko At Age 24

The community is mourning the passing of Samuel Louis Milton Kolko, who died at 24 years of age on Feb. 21.

Koretz Announces Opposition To Wiener’s SB50

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz this week introduced a resolution that formally opposes the controversial California State Senate Bill (SB 50).

BHUSD Budget Study Session Offers Glimmer Of Hope

Tuesday’s Board of Education budget study session offered a glimmer of hope with multi-year budget projections forecasting that Beverly Hills Unified School District may one day spend within its means.

Lambda Legal Publicly Takes Aim At City Investigation Of Police Chief

Lambda Legal, the civil rights legal firm with a mission to support the rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people living with HIV, has once again taken aim at Beverly Hills over discrimination claims against Beverly Hills Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli.

City Will Create New RSO Commission Tuesday

The Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) is again on the agenda for City Council Tuesday, with the creation of a new Rent Stabilization Commission that will seek a path to finalizing the RSO and arbitrating matters related to rentals in Beverly Hills.
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