Comedy icon Carl Reiner died of natural causes on June 29 at his Beverly Hills home. He was 98. The writer, producer, director and actor were the creator of ``The Dick Van Dyke Show,'' part of Sid Caesar’s legendary team and longtime comedic partner of Mel Brooks.
On July 7, legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr turns 80-years-old and will be celebrating his birthday by hosting a virtual broadcast benefit called “Ringo's Big Birthday Show.” Starr, a Beverly Hills resident, has enlisted former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, Ringo Star & His All Starr Band guitarist Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Sheila E. and Ben Harper to host at-home performances and air never-before-seen concert footage. Proceeds from the birthday benefit will go to Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.
It’s hard to believe that until 2012, Beverly Hills never had an Historic Preservation Ordinance and not one designated landmark. In fact, the century-old City was notorious for its lack of preservation rules and the tearing down of a multitude of architectural gems.
Los Angeles County beaches aren’t the only joyful spots closed heading into the 4th of July weekend. On July 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the immediate closure of indoor operations at restaurants as well as other places, including indoor museums, card rooms, and indoor operations at zoos and aquariums in 19 counties, including Los Angeles.
Following the arrest of more than two dozen protesters last weekend, the National Lawyers Guild says there may be grounds for a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Beverly Hills for detaining them for as long as 24 hours.
With one day to spare before the end of the fiscal year, on June 29 the City Council voted 4-1 to approve a $418.8 million operating expenditure budget for fiscal year 2020/21. Total revenue for all funds is projected to be $452.8 million (including interfund transfers) for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
With local beaches, bars, indoor dining and wine tasting rooms closed due to recent COVID-19 spikes, the Courier is taking a look at a few options for dining safely outside.
Wearing a face covering is known to save lives by curbing the spread of COVID-19 and yet, municipalities are challenged when it comes to getting people to cover their nose and mouth.
The Courier has obtained exclusive new details about One Beverly Hills, the 17.5-acre project planned for the City’s western gateway. The coveted site includes the Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the former Robinsons-May department store at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard, and the Unocal gas station on Santa Monica Boulevard. The parcel is now unified under single ownership for the first time in 100 years.
The beaches and parks are open and July 4th is looming, but if you decide to just chill at home and grill with your loved ones, no one could blame you.