On a recent evening, Israelis, Egyptians and Americans of all faiths, gathered together in Beverly Hills to celebrate the enduring peace between Egypt and Israel. Organized by members of the Anwar Sadat Congressional Gold Medal Commission, this group led the effort for Congress to pass legislation to posthumously award the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with the Congressional Gold Medal; the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress. Leading the charge was commission founder/chairman, Ezra Friedlander, CEO of the Friedlander Group, who worked with members of congress for years to obtain their support. Finally, last December President Donald Trump signed legislation making this medal a reality.
Louis Vuitton presents Louis Vuitton X, a journey through the House’s 160-year history of creative and artistic collaborations and marking the world premiere of the Artycapucines collection on June 28 at 468 N. Rodeo Dr.
To support the Beverly Hills Women’s Club (BHWC), the Kazanjian family hosted a sit-down dinner last week to support the club at its new Kazanjian Gem Gallery on Camden Drive. Douglas Kazanjian gave a talk on how the family-run, 50-year-old Beverly Hills business sources its precious gems from around the globe. The popular boutique also donated two pieces as raffle prizes. Enjoying the event were, from left: Michael Kazanjian, Lee Danielson, Jasmine Rafati, BHWC board member; Elena Danielson, BHWC president; Virginia Kazanjian and Douglas Kazanjian.
Sentencing is scheduled for Taisha Warie Welch, who pleaded no contest to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for a single-vehicle crash in Beverly Hills that killed two of her passengers and injured three others for a crash on S. Santa Monica Boulevard near the Wilshire Boulevard intersection shortly before 1:30 a.m. April 27, 2018.
The Municipal League of Beverly Hills will hold its annual Town Hall from 7-9 p.m. on June 20 at the Peninsula Beverly Hills.
“From a rough upbringing, Denzel Washington struggled through much of his schooling, falling so low in university that they suggested he “take a break,” informs a website.
Beverly Hills resident Phillip Turkat and his mother Jennifer were en route to Bryce Canyon in Utah, when they made a pit stop in Oatman, Ariz. It was there that Phillip met a furry friend, who was interested in the reading material Phillip brought along in the Beverly Hills Courier. To join Phillip and his new friend in the Carry The Courier Club, snap a photo of yourself on your next trip with the Courier and email it, along with caption information, to email@example.com.
The Beverly Hills City Council paid tribute to outgoing City Manager Mahdi Aluzri in a ceremony this week at City Hall. Pictured are members of the City Council and City Attorney Larry Wiener, along with George Chavez (holding the microphone) – who will replace Aluzri as the new city manager.
Beverly Hills High School this week was announced as having received Superior Accreditation in a renowned Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) assessment.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will shut down portions of Sunset Boulevard next month to accommodate critical infrastructure upgrades and address reliability issues due to high demand. LADWP will be installing additional underground powerlines for Bel Air, Beverly Crest, Westwood and Holmby Hills.