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Beverly Hills City Council to  Review Closure of In-Person  Restaurant Dining
Avra on N. Beverly Drive photo by Bianca Heyward

Beverly Hills City Council to Review Closure of In-Person Restaurant Dining

The County modified its Health Order to allow only delivery, drive-thru services and takeout at restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries for a minimum of three weeks beginning at 10 p.m. Nov. 25.

Beverly Hills Hit Hard by New Dining Restrictions

Beverly Hills Hit Hard by New Dining Restrictions

“I have never experienced the kind of pushback I am hearing,” Hahn said of the in-person dining ban. “The public doesn’t think that that recommendation is right, and they don’t think it’s going to work, and they are really losing faith and trust in the decisions that we’re making.”

Final Work Finishing on BHUSD Oil Well Project

Final Work Finishing on BHUSD Oil Well Project

“Work is now in progress to address minor leaks on the two wells previously identified to require additional plugging work. This additional plugging work is anticipated to be completed by December 2020,” Beverly Hills Director of Public Works Shana Epstein told the Courier.

Holiday Dining Scene – Who is Open, What’s on the Menu and How to Book

Holiday Dining Scene – Who is Open, What’s on the Menu and How to Book

When you need a break but can’t leave town, these debut dining ventures all evoke a strong sense of place and a much-needed dose of escapism.

Home For the Holidays

Home For the Holidays

“I find that people are really decorating their homes tremendously this year.

Diamonds and Stars

Diamonds and Stars

“I think online is a space where you see more of the discount jewelry. In this business, people really want that personal touch. They want to try things on,” said Moon.

Beverly Hills Increases COVID Rent Aid

Beverly Hills Increases COVID Rent Aid

“These are desperate times, we’ve heard pleas from people, I think we can easily add another $550,000 to it,” said Mirisch, who was supported by Councilmember Lili Bosse.

Finance Committee Considers Changes to Bid Process

Finance Committee Considers Changes to Bid Process

“In a City where demands are high for new projects and services, this would assist departments in being able to enter into these contracts more quickly, but with the same level of compliance required on an annual basis for obtaining quotes/formal bids, respectively based on the annual purchasing thresholds,” it reads.

Rent Stabilization Commission Examines Relocation Fees

Rent Stabilization Commission Examines Relocation Fees

At the outset of the discussion, Commission Chair Lou Milkowski described the subject as “a real meat-on-the-bone type of legislation for us to look at.”

Beverly Hills Chamber Hosts Virtual “Back to Business”

Beverly Hills Chamber Hosts Virtual “Back to Business”

“We have the One Beverly Hills project, which is a combination of the old Wanda Robinson May project and the Beverly Hilton project, which is now one combined piece of property that is going to be developed,” said Friedman.

New Models Electrify the Auto Industry

New Models Electrify the Auto Industry

Ford announced that it was creating an all-electric car some time ago.

Beverly Hills Considers Appeal to Housing Allotment

Beverly Hills Considers Appeal to Housing Allotment

“For example, an ‘unrealistically high’ RHNA allocation based on market trends and lack of vacant land is not considered to be legitimate grounds for appeal,” the Staff Report reads.

COVID’s Unexpected Cosmetic Surgery Bump

COVID’s Unexpected Cosmetic Surgery Bump

“We can’t go out, we can’t go to parties, we don’t go to restaurants, we don’t dress up, we’re home in our pajamas and our robes,” said Koplin.

Williams & Williams to Launch Their Own Firm

Williams & Williams to Launch Their Own Firm

They are also experienced designers and developers.

Beverly Hills Small Businesses Are Resilient

Beverly Hills Small Businesses Are Resilient

“We are trying to survive but we only have room for seven tables outside,” owner Saeyoung (aka Sara) told the Courier. 

Petersen Automotive Museum Gala Raises Record Funds

Petersen Automotive Museum Gala Raises Record Funds

“Our 26th Annual Gala Celebration was our most successful gala to date,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges.

Beverly Hills Chamber of  Commerce Announces Golden Palm Honorees

Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Announces Golden Palm Honorees

This year’s winner is Courier Publisher John Bendheim. “John Bendheim is a staple in the community of Beverly Hills, both personally and professionally.

50 Years of Healthcare Helped by Beverly Hills

50 Years of Healthcare Helped by Beverly Hills

“It was poor,” Fern Seizer, a Beverly Hills resident and former Executive Director of the Clinic, told the Courier. “It was really medically underserved because there were very few doctors, and those who were there didn’t take Medi-Cal, which is Medicaid in California.”

Nate ‘n Al’s Continues Operations on North Beverly Drive

Nate ‘n Al’s Continues Operations on North Beverly Drive

A joint statement released on Sept. 23 by the City of Beverly Hills and “Nate ‘n Al’s Then and Now” announced that the iconic Beverly Hills delicatessen, Nate ‘n Al’s, will remain open at its current location at 414 North Beverly Drive.

A Fashion Phenom in Beverly Hills

A Fashion Phenom in Beverly Hills

From Compton to Couture. From learning in sweat shops to presenting on the biggest Fashion Week runways around the world, Johana Hernandez is a Latinx millennial sensation.

BHPD Confiscates Nearly $3 Million in EDD Fraud Arrests

BHPD Confiscates Nearly $3 Million in EDD Fraud Arrests

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the EDD has paid out more than $81.8 billion in unemployment benefits since March.

Beverly Center Paints the City

Beverly Center Paints the City

“Beverly Center is proud to partner with PTCP and this group of talented local artists to provide a public space to showcase their meaningful work as a way to create positive change in our community,” said Jackie Plaza, Marketing and Sponsorship Director of Beverly Center.

Rent Assistance Program Approved

Rent Assistance Program Approved

“It’s not so much the assets,” Councilmember Dr. Julian Gold clarified, “it’s the amount of income the assets generate on a monthly basis.”

Flour Shop Opens in Beverly Hills

Flour Shop Opens in Beverly Hills

“We’ve been working on opening this location for about a year,” Holly Ohanessian, director of retail told the Courier.

Beverly Hills Avoids Setback in Cannabis Delivery Case

Beverly Hills Avoids Setback in Cannabis Delivery Case

“The tentative decision doesn’t appear to affect the City of Beverly Hills since we do indeed have regulations in place,” he told the Courier.

Getaway for a Day, Close to Beverly Hills

Getaway for a Day, Close to Beverly Hills

If you’re craving a more urban atmosphere, missed during your annual culture trip to New York, downtown L.A. has new skyline offerings.

Beverly Hills Businesses  Respond to City Fines

Beverly Hills Businesses Respond to City Fines

“I think we were cited because we had our spacing correct with the tables, but one of our guests moved his chair a little bit to a certain side where instead of being six feet apart, it was five feet eight inches or whatnot,” he added.

Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission Talks Facts

Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission Talks Facts

“Some people don’t understand that when you do get close, a chin mask is not effective,” stated Health and Safety Commissioner Lee Hilborne at this week’s meeting.

City of Beverly Hills Cites 16  Businesses for COVID-19 Infractions

City of Beverly Hills Cites 16 Businesses for COVID-19 Infractions

“All persons shall wear face coverings when they leave their homes or places of residence if that person has potential to come within six feet of another person not a member of their household,” wrote Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman in a reminder email sent out on Friday. Face coverings must also be worn by all employees at businesses and restaurants in the City.

Protest on Behalf of Laid Off Workers at Chateau Marmont

Protest on Behalf of Laid Off Workers at Chateau Marmont

One such worker had been a bellman for 23 years before being terminated and losing his health insurance.

Beverly Hills City Council  Debates Subsidies and Closures

Beverly Hills City Council Debates Subsidies and Closures

“The program has received positive feedback from the business community and residents alike,” states the July 21 staff report, which was authored by Marketing and Economic Sustainability Manager Laura Biery and Special Events and Filming Coordinator Magdalena Davis.

Beverly Hills Voters Could Find Sales Tax Measure on November Ballot

Beverly Hills Voters Could Find Sales Tax Measure on November Ballot

“It should be noted that the maximum sales tax rate increase in Beverly Hills could decline in future years below the 3/4 cents currently available due to other future county sales tax measures,” Owens warned the City Council.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces  Six New Trustees

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Announces Six New Trustees

“We are thrilled to welcome these six remarkable leaders to our board of trustees,” said Ron Meyer, board chair and vice chairman of NBCUniversal.

Residents Oppose Proposed Senior Housing Facility Near Roxbury Park

Residents Oppose Proposed Senior Housing Facility Near Roxbury Park

“People view it as one neighborhood,” described Los Angeles resident Cheri Lewis, who has lived two blocks from Roxbury Park since 2004.

City Council Approves $418.8 Million Budget for Beverly Hills

City Council Approves $418.8 Million Budget for Beverly Hills

One Beverly Hills Launches Application Process

One Beverly Hills Launches Application Process

At the turn of the 20th century, the tract that is now the dynamic corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards was farmland. In the early 1920s, it housed a nursery that supplied the palm trees and other vegetation that eventually created the City landscape. 

Does Your Home Need a Technology Upgrade?

Does Your Home Need a Technology Upgrade?

New Pocket Listing Guidelines Signal a Change in Beverly Hills

New Pocket Listing Guidelines Signal a Change in Beverly Hills

10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Real Estate Practices During COVID-19

Real Estate Practices During COVID-19

How Small Businesses are Helping Parents Keep Their Kids Busy

How Small Businesses are Helping Parents Keep Their Kids Busy

How to Donate Now

How to Donate Now

Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Beverly Hills Market & Deli Carries On During the Crisis

Beverly Hills Market & Deli Carries On During the Crisis

Chamber of Commerce Taking Proactive Steps to Support Local Business

Chamber of Commerce Taking Proactive Steps to Support Local Business

LVMH Unveils Plans for Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills Courier Worldwide Exclusive

LVMH Unveils Plans for Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills Courier Worldwide Exclusive

Pendry Residences and Montage Continues West Coast Expansion

Pendry Residences and Montage Continues West Coast Expansion

The Hilton $35 Million Dollar Renovation Debuts in April

The Hilton $35 Million Dollar Renovation Debuts in April

Awards Season Hideaway at AKA in Beverly Hills

Awards Season Hideaway at AKA in Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills Acquired by Maybourne Hotel Group

Montage Beverly Hills Acquired by Maybourne Hotel Group

Beverly Hills’ Wig Fairy Foundation Offers Help for Women Facing Hair Loss

Beverly Hills’ Wig Fairy Foundation Offers Help for Women Facing Hair Loss

Real Estate Roundup

Real Estate Roundup

Real Estate Roundup

Real Estate Roundup

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