Cherilyn Sarkisian, born in Los Angeles, went on to conquer the world as the iconic singer Cher. The Cher Show at New York’s Beacon Theatre is drawing crowds, and critics are offering high praise.
Willie is a darling 2-year-old Maltipoo mix who weighs 8 pounds and loves to cuddle. He arrived at Shelter Hope Pet Shop after being seized from a horder in Downtown Los Angeles. Willie is anxious to find his forever home. For more information on how to adopt Willie, visit www.shelterhopepetshop.org or call 805-379-3538.
Therapy dogs Buffy, a golden retriever, and Wrigley, a Burmese mountain dog, visited with Santa Claus and patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Giving Tuesday. The dogs are part of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program that recruits, trains and supports a roster of roughly 100 therapy dog teams visiting a wide variety of clinical settings including all three intensive care units, as well as several outpatient clinics. Dog therapy has been part of CHLA’s culture since 2001. What began as three dogs visiting one 30-bed unit has expanded to better meet the needs of all patients. Dog teams can now visit from early morning to night, seven days a week, all year round. Photo by Dianne Lahti
Disney’s Robert Iger and wife Willow Bay are among the annual supporters at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art+film gala, in it's 8th annual year. Honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro, the event is co-chaired by Eva Chow, who graciously poses for photographs, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who never does. The crowd attracts all ages, raising millions for the art and film communities.
Although fire crews appeared to be making major progress Tuesday on the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with a series of evacuation orders lifted, a large flare-up near Westlake Village served as a reminder that the battle was far from over.
Ashes continue to fall in the smoke-filled skies over Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties, prompting cancellations of outdoor events at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Annenberg Community Beach House, as well as activities through the Beverly Hills Community Services Recreation and Parks Sunday.
The Woolsey Fire that has burned more than 83,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura counties has claimed the homes of several celebrities, along with the historic Paramount Ranch, where countless movies and television shows have been filmed since 1927.
The Beverly Hills City Council honored legacy business Arturo’s Shoe Fixx, now in its 31st year in Beverly Hills, being run by the third generation of the family. Arturo Azinian’s career in shoemaking began in Buenos Aires in 1939 at the age of 11. Arturo came to Los Angeles in 1957 on vacation, staying for four years working at Aletea Shoe Remodeling and doing repairs for I. Magnin and Bullocks. Upon his return, Arturo decided to move his family to Los Angeles, continuing his work at Eletea until he purchased the store. Eventually, he expanded to open Arturo’s Shoe Fixx in Beverly Hills in 1988. Arturo worked side by side with his wife Calliopi until her death in 1996. His legacy continues with his grandson, Ari. Pictured (from left): Ciara Libaridian, Carlo Libaridian, Carmen Libaridian, Ari Libaridian and seated, Arturo Azinian, Mayor Julian Gold, Vice Mayor John Mirisch, Councilmembers Lili Bosse, Lester Freedman and Robert Wunderlich
The Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) held its annual Luncheon of Hope on Tuesday at The Beverly Wilshire. This year’s theme – “Hope Inspires Us To Gather Together” – brought together 430 supporters to enjoy a morning of shopping interesting vendors, a silent auction and luncheon. Pictured, from left: Sheri Sani, Benefit Co-Chair; Lee Anne Sanderson, President; Westside Guild of CHLA; Robin Hyland, Manager, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA; Bonnie McClure, Chairman, Associates and Affiliates, CHLA - and a member of Board of Trustees; Bobbie Gerson, featured speaker and mother of a CHLA patient; Lindsay Andras, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, CHLA; Lydia Andras, MD, Anesthesiologist, CHLA and Linda Grossman, Benefit Co-Chair.
With her statuesque allure and high cheek bones to kill, Faye Dunaway wears hats, from Fedoras to berets, for her movie roles that become iconic images. Not many film stars are so blessed.