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Masks Still Required for Youth Programs in Beverly Hills

Masks Still Required for Youth Programs in Beverly Hills

How to Recover from the Pandemic

How to Recover from the Pandemic

Find ways to make healthier choices easy choices.

Public Health Prepares to Open L.A. County

Public Health Prepares to Open L.A. County

“We know there are people across our community who have suffered tremendous loss. For those of you mourning the passing of a loved one, we wish you healing and peace,” said Ferrer. 

In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Return to Beverly Hills

In-Person Graduation Ceremonies Return to Beverly Hills

“I really want to commend the people that worked on those and organized them,” Board President Rachelle Marcus said of the ceremonies.

Visionary Women

Visionary Women

Hertz is a renowned thought leader, academic, and broadcaster.

Class of ’21 Has Cause to  Celebrate in Beverly Hills

Class of ’21 Has Cause to Celebrate in Beverly Hills

Each graduate has been given four allocated seats.

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting

Flowers for a Good Cause in Beverly Hills

Flowers for a Good Cause in Beverly Hills

“And we all owe a debt of gratitude to BHPD, who has worked tirelessly this year to keep us all safe and protected.”

School Board Reconsiders Hiring Outside Consulting Firm

School Board Reconsiders Hiring Outside Consulting Firm

“So, we will be looking to select a new consulting firm and we’ll have a committee of various stakeholders,” Chism said. “We’ll have board members, community members, staff, parents, students all involved in that in that decision so we can continue to move forward.”

Beverly Hills HS Girl’s Tennis Team Wins CIF-SS Division 4 Title

Beverly Hills HS Girl’s Tennis Team Wins CIF-SS Division 4 Title

“What we didn’t know at the time was that our match was going to make or break the whole thing,” Maya Goldkorn, a junior at BHHS, told the Courier.

Legion of  Honor Awarded to WWII Vets in Beverly Hills Ceremony

Legion of Honor Awarded to WWII Vets in Beverly Hills Ceremony

“These young men were remarkably brave as the rough waves of the sea hit, and so did the waves of anxiety and uncertainty as to what awaited them on the shore,” said Duhaut-Bedos.

County Public Health Stresses Importance of Vaccines

County Public Health Stresses Importance of Vaccines

Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer took the opportunity hammer home the importance of vaccinations.

Tower Cancer Research  Foundation Raises Close to  $1 Million Dollars

Tower Cancer Research Foundation Raises Close to $1 Million Dollars

Dr. Hamburg also serves as the longtime and dedicated President of Tower Cancer Research Foundation.  The Tower community came together in an overwhelming show of generosity and support, raising over $940,000 and the foundation expects to meet its $1,000,000 Gala goal in the next several days.

Annenberg Foundation Awards $25 Million Grant for Wildlife Crossing

Annenberg Foundation Awards $25 Million Grant for Wildlife Crossing

“Annenberg early on saw the visionary merit of this, not just to the mountain lions but to the whole ecosystem,” Pratt told the Courier. “This $25 million gift is just another signal that will get us to the finish line.”

Beverly Hills Students Perform in Westside Ballet Workshop

Beverly Hills Students Perform in Westside Ballet Workshop

Both Shim sisters will perform in newly choreographed numbers. Sixth-grader Elle will dance in “Les Petites Étoiles,” Mozart’s charming piano composition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” a new piece choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Caprice Walker and featuring the pre-professional performance company’s younger dancers, to be accompanied by live piano. 

Beverly Hills Students Named National Merit Scholars

Beverly Hills Students Named National Merit Scholars

This year’s National Merit Scholarship Program began in October 2019 when over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools took the PSAT/NMSQT, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. 

BHUSD Board of Education Meeting Hears Varied Agenda

BHUSD Board of Education Meeting Hears Varied Agenda

Objection to the hiring of CWI was the topic of an impassioned plea during the meeting.

Beverly Hills Loses Anne Douglas at 102

Beverly Hills Loses Anne Douglas at 102

Over the years, Anne Douglas received countless recognitions of appreciation. One of the most meaningful was the Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service of a Private Citizen, which she received at the Kennedy Center in Washington in 2003.

FOGO (Fear of Going Out)

FOGO (Fear of Going Out)

Talk with your closest friends and see how they are choosing to resume activities. You are not alone in experiencing FOGO. 

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Coming to Roxbury Park

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Coming to Roxbury Park

“We are excited to have partnered with L.A. County Public Health and Fulgent Genetics to provide 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines to members in our community who have not been able to get the vaccine yet, and to others who have been trying to obtain an appointment,” Patty Acuna, Interim Assistant Director of Community Services told the Courier.

Arrest Made in  Robbery of Beverly Hills HS Students

Arrest Made in Robbery of Beverly Hills HS Students

“Anytime anything like that happens, it’s a concern for us as a community and for our students and for their safety,” BHUSD Board of Education President, Rachelle Marcus, told the Courier. 

CHLA Opens New Center

CHLA Opens New Center

To provide the most effective care, specialists throughout the hospital can collaborate with the Neurological Institute’s experts in nearly 20 subspecialties. 

Beverly Hills Troop 110 Holding Food Drive

Beverly Hills Troop 110 Holding Food Drive

Upward Bound House provides families in crisis with short-term emergency shelter on the Westside and in South Los Angeles.

Anti-Maskers Target Elementary School in Beverly Hills

Anti-Maskers Target Elementary School in Beverly Hills

“COVID is a lie, I know you hate that mask,” one protester, Asefeh Shirafkan, told a student. “You don’t need to wear a mask.”

BHUSD Schools Return to Full Time

BHUSD Schools Return to Full Time

“I am thrilled that the District and the Union were able to reach an MOU to return to full five days of instruction,” Board of Education President Rachelle Marcus, told the Courier. 

The Maybourne Expands Dining into Beverly Canon Gardens

The Maybourne Expands Dining into Beverly Canon Gardens

The Maybourne will expand into Beverly Canon Gardens by temporarily removing some of the hedges and shrubs adjacent to the southern pedestrian walkway to allow for more outdoor dining.

Holocaust Survivor Honored on 97th Birthday

Holocaust Survivor Honored on 97th Birthday

On April 14, the Beverly Hills Fire Department arranged a caravan of fire vehicles to drive by the home of Renee Firestone in honor of her 97th birthday

Bouncing Back in Spring in Beverly Hills

Bouncing Back in Spring in Beverly Hills

We are innately wired to adapt to adversity. Humans are naturally resilient. 

Beverly Hills Salon Owners Welcome  Orange Tier

Beverly Hills Salon Owners Welcome Orange Tier

“Things are pretty good right now,” Joyce Partise, owner of Joyce Marie of Beverly Hills facial spa, told the Courier.

BHUSD Board Touts Successes, Reflects on Missteps

BHUSD Board Touts Successes, Reflects on Missteps

“The practice did not match the policy and we were just putting the house in order,” Margo told the Courier. 

How Beverly Hills Worshipped in a Pandemic

How Beverly Hills Worshipped in a Pandemic

“Welcome to everybody here,” Rabbi Aaron began the service, smiling. “And welcome to all of you who are on your couch, making breakfast, going on a hike.”

Much- Missed Community  Services Reopening in Beverly Hills

Much- Missed Community Services Reopening in Beverly Hills

We are eager to see you all in person, to connect you physically and socially with one another, and to support your well-being—mind, body and spirit,” said Rogers. 

Even if Fully Vaccinated, Public Health Urges Caution While Traveling

Even if Fully Vaccinated, Public Health Urges Caution While Traveling

“It is imperative that L.A. County residents continue to take steps necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19 and contain new sources of infection until we can achieve higher levels of vaccination in California and globally,” said an April 7 statement from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health). 

Principal Kevin Allen Bids Farewell to BHUSD

Principal Kevin Allen Bids Farewell to BHUSD

Under his leadership, El Rodeo achieved California Distinguished Schools Status prior to the reconfiguration. 

Anti-Maskers Protest Sephora in Beverly Hills

Anti-Maskers Protest Sephora in Beverly Hills

Even as the economy continues to open up, a group of protesters stood outside Sephora on Beverly Dr. to voice opposition to public health safety measures such as masking requirements. 

Beverly Hills Goes Orange on Monday

Beverly Hills Goes Orange on Monday

Starting April 15, any resident of Los Angeles County who is 16 or older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Of the five million residents who fall in this age group, Public Health estimates that one million have already been vaccinated with at least one dose. 

UCLA Win Sparks Risky Revelry

UCLA Win Sparks Risky Revelry

“After COVID for a year and a half, we all just want to celebrate,” a student who identified himself as John told the Courier.

Board of  Education  Considers New Protocols

Board of Education Considers New Protocols

During the Superintendent’s report portion of the meeting, Dr. Michael Bregy shared that updated health protocols include maintaining three feet of physical distance between student desks, and six feet of distance between staff and student desks.

Three BHHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Three BHHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

The BHUSD statement added, “It is always exciting to recognize our students’ accomplishments over the years, but throughout a pandemic it is quite outstanding to honor their work especially throughout these times.

Beverly Hills Launches Pet-Friendly “As You Wish” Campaign

Beverly Hills Launches Pet-Friendly “As You Wish” Campaign

“Over the last year, we have all realized more than ever how important our pets are to us,” Julie Wagner, CEO of BHCVB, said in a March 17 release.

Vaccine FOMO

Vaccine FOMO

Remind yourself that “this too shall pass.”  Summer will come and access will become easier and easier with each passing week. Everyone will have access to the vaccines and gradually life will resume for all of us. The 1918 pandemic passed in two years without a vaccine and ushered in the roaring 20’s.  Better times are ahead! Do your best to stay positive and safe.  

Red-Tier Ready:  Indoor Dining Holds Promise in Beverly Hills

Red-Tier Ready: Indoor Dining Holds Promise in Beverly Hills

The Beverly Hilton recently completed a $35 million property-wide hotel renovation. The venerable main dining venue, Circa 55, is still under renovation. It will reopen in the next few months, said Murphy.

Councilmember Lili Bosse Recalls Her Holocaust Survivor Mother in March 23 Webinar

Councilmember Lili Bosse Recalls Her Holocaust Survivor Mother in March 23 Webinar

“One of the things we focus on is the positive impact survivors have had on their own children and families. We discussed this internally and want to focus more on this. Our goal is to share the intergenerational impact of survivors and highlight second generations success stories,” Kean said. 

Cedars-Sinai Cautions Against Letting Guard Down After Vaccines

Cedars-Sinai Cautions Against Letting Guard Down After Vaccines

“That’s a big deal,” Ben-Aderet said. “It’s really allowing people to have meaningful connections that they’ve put off for so long.”

Returning to Classrooms After One Year Away

Returning to Classrooms After One Year Away

As someone who spends her life training teachers, leading workshops for teens, and supporting parents, I know the pain and frustration that so many of you feel. And as we all sit here and reflect on the one-year anniversary of school closures, we’re all longing to find anything positive from the past year – what is that silver lining, if any.

BHUSD Board Looks Ahead to Middle and High School Opening

BHUSD Board Looks Ahead to Middle and High School Opening

“As I have indicated through some correspondence, we have allocations that are being provided to us for a vaccine for our employees through L.A. County,” Bregy said at the meeting.

BHPD Seeks Help in Il Pastaio Shooting &  Robbery

BHPD Seeks Help in Il Pastaio Shooting & Robbery

“They will be on foot and drive around in cars, providing high visibility,” he told the Courier. “The private armed security will be present through this weekend in this fashion. The security companies will be reevaluated as to the numbers of private armed security to provide safety and visibility to the Beverly Hills community.”

Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Annual Gala Raises $1.6 Million

Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Annual Gala Raises $1.6 Million

The mission of the Board of Governors is to support Cedars‑Sinai’s foremost clinical programs, biomedical research, and community outreach by providing financial resources, educational experiences and volunteer opportunities.

Epic Visionary Women Summit For International Women’s Day

Epic Visionary Women Summit For International Women’s Day

Visionary Women Co-Founder and Beverly Hills Councilperson Lili Bosse told the Courier, “Today’s summit was the quickest two hours I have ever experienced.

Three Beverly Hills Locations Recognized with Golden Shield

Three Beverly Hills Locations Recognized with Golden Shield

The first three recipients of Golden Shield recognition plaques include the site of the Dona Maria Rita Valdez de Villa Homestead, located at Sunset Boulevard and Alpine Drive; the original location of Lawry’s Restaurant on North La Cienega Boulevard; and the original Giorgio Beverly Hills Boutique, the first luxury boutique on Rodeo Drive.

Beverly Hills  Elementary Schools Will Reopen Next Week

Beverly Hills Elementary Schools Will Reopen Next Week

“We are thrilled to be moving forward as a team together with our teachers, staff, students, and parents to reopen our schools,” Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy told the Courier. 

Shooting at  Il Pastaio

Shooting at Il Pastaio

“I saw the guys wrestling. I thought it was just a drunken fight between friends or something. So I stood up, because I’m 6’ 4” and a giant, and I was walking over there to settle it down and then I hear one shot ring out,” he told the Courier.

THEBlvd Privé Launches at the Beverly Wilshire

THEBlvd Privé Launches at the Beverly Wilshire

“THEBlvd Privé is part of the City’s OpenBH program that allows businesses to temporarily expand their services to adjacent outdoor areas such as sidewalks and parklets,” he said.

Parents and Teachers Speak Out  

Parents and Teachers Speak Out  

We can all agree our teacher’s safety is important, but as a physician myself, my life and the lives of all health workers are just as important. The lives of grocery store workers, police officers, firemen and all the other essential workers are as important. Yet we all have been working the past year for you and your families while our BHUSD teacher’s union is playing politics with our children’s education. The rest of the country and nation is getting back to school.

School District Mourns Three Deaths

School District Mourns Three Deaths

Rita Creagh, beloved El Rodeo School teacher, passed away on Jan. 16 from COVID-19. Creagh worked as a special education and 3rd grade teacher at the school for 32 years. 

Visionary Women presents: International Women’s Day Virtual Summit 2021

Visionary Women presents: International Women’s Day Virtual Summit 2021

“We are honored to commemorate these iconic leaders, scholars, strategic thinkers and influential voices who have successfully served their own communities in their own unique way. Now more than ever, the wisdom and counsel offered on these crucial topics are most valuable to women and girls everywhere,” Visionary Women President Nina Kotick told the Courier.

Beverly Hills Sunshine Task Force Examines Lobbying Rules

Beverly Hills Sunshine Task Force Examines Lobbying Rules

“Sometimes members of the community are incredibly passionate about a particular subject matter, and they want to make sure that it’s covered both in the study and also the formal session, and then they’ll call in after they’ve already sent in the email,” Huma Ahmed said.

Sports to Resume in Beverly Hills Unified School District

Sports to Resume in Beverly Hills Unified School District

Outdoor, high-contact sports such as basketball, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, rowing, soccer and water polo may resume all activities, including practices, training and competitions.

Tentative Agreement Reached in Union Legal  Action Against BHUSD

Tentative Agreement Reached in Union Legal Action Against BHUSD

UPDATE March 1: The Beverly Hills Unified School District (District) and the Beverly Hills Education Association (Association) have tentatively reached an agreement after mediation over the weekend. Pending the approval of District and Association leadership, elementary grades TK-2 will return on March 8 and grades 3-5 on March 9. Additional details will be posted as they are available. 

BH Health and Safety Commission Tackles Policing and Vaccines

BH Health and Safety Commission Tackles Policing and Vaccines

“I can’t remember the last time that we saw that in the county, so that is very encouraging,” Janmohammed said.

Schlessinger Elected Chairman of Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Board

Schlessinger Elected Chairman of Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Board

“With The Foundation’s rich history and track record of support for Jewish causes locally, in Israel and around the world, as well as across the general community, its mission has never been more important than during these challenging times where need is greater than ever.

Council Approves Open Air Dining Permit Waivers

Council Approves Open Air Dining Permit Waivers

“I’m supporting this 1000 percent,” Councilmember Lili Bosse said. “When we have thriving restaurants, it helps the retail, it helps the offices.

Hawthorne School Welcomes Holocaust Survivor

Hawthorne School Welcomes Holocaust Survivor

When a student asked why he shares his painful story, he replied, “I try to keep the memory alive so the next generation knows what happened during the Holocaust and World War II.”

BHUSD Working to Safely Reopen Elementary Schools

BHUSD Working to Safely Reopen Elementary Schools

The Beverly Hills Unified School District   (BHUSD) has thus far made great strides in preparing for a return to classrooms.

Voting Closes Feb. 15 for Doggy Daze Photo Contest

Voting Closes Feb. 15 for Doggy Daze Photo Contest

The photo contest is but one component of the inaugural “Beverly Hills Doggy Daze 90210” presented by the Beverly Hills Community Services Department.

Maple Counseling Center Announces New Director

Maple Counseling Center Announces New Director

“It’s all interrelated in my mind. It might be confusing to people looking at my resume, but it comes back to the same place, which is giving people a voice and helping them stand in their power,” Bleil says.

Shortages and Local Frustrations Over Vaccine Distribution

Shortages and Local Frustrations Over Vaccine Distribution

“I’m explaining to people that it makes sense that they would have it at the Forum or Dodger’s Stadium and places like that, where they can get a lot of people lined up and do 3 or 4,000 a day,” he told the Courier. 

Valentine’s Day Launches  Kindness Week in Beverly Hills

Valentine’s Day Launches Kindness Week in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills resident, Mojan Ghahramani began volunteering with the Task Force shortly after it was formed. Three times a week, Ghahramani helps a 92-year-old senior nearby with her grocery shopping, mail, takes out the trash, picking up medication, errands and anything else she might need.

Dining for Valentines and Presidents

Dining for Valentines and Presidents

Despite the current restrictions, there have been crowds on Canon Drive and customers waiting online at many of the popular standbys. It’s clear that people want to be out experiencing a change of scenery and mingling a little with the community. Here are some options, from casual outings to date night dressy. 

Public Health Warns Against  Super Bowl Parties 


Public Health Warns Against Super Bowl Parties 


“We share our deepest condolences to everyone who is mourning the loss of a family member, a loved one or a friend. Our prayers are with you always,” said Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., M.P.H., ME.d., Director of Public Health.

Canon Drive Restaurants Try To Expand

Canon Drive Restaurants Try To Expand

“There is unanimity in terms of the request for the tents,” Mayor Lester Friedman said. “In terms of the waiver of the fees, I think there’s unanimity on that issue.

Visionary Women Hosts Suze Orman in Virtual Salon

Visionary Women Hosts Suze Orman in Virtual Salon

During the one-hour virtual webinar, Orman described the new year as “The Great Reset.” She provided a roadmap for ensuring a manageable financial cushion.

Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency Arrives in Beverly Hills

Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency Arrives in Beverly Hills

When it became clear last year that fashion weeks would not go on as usual, global brands vied to outdo each other virtually. None incorporated as imaginative a means as Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Virgil Abloh.

Beverly Hills High School Earns Computer Science Diversity Award

Beverly Hills High School Earns Computer Science Diversity Award

“During an unprecedented year, BHHS female students have demonstrated perseverance and dedication in their study of AP Computer Science,” said Dustin Seemann, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services.

Beverly Hills Chamber Hosts Blood Drive with Cedars-Sinai

Beverly Hills Chamber Hosts Blood Drive with Cedars-Sinai

All donors will receive complimentary testing for COVID-19 antibodies, plus a health screening that includes a blood pressure assessment, iron/hematocrit reading, temperature and pulse.

Cedars-Sinai Launches COVID-19 Recovery Program

Cedars-Sinai Launches COVID-19 Recovery Program

“Los Angeles is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. right now and we expect to see many more recovered patients with persistent symptoms, which could have a huge impact on the local workforce,” said Cedars-Sinai Medical Group infectious disease specialist Rachel Zabner, MD, co-director of the COVID-19 Recovery Program.

Milestone Reached in COVID-19 Casualties

Milestone Reached in COVID-19 Casualties

“To continue to drive down transmission, we all must commit to taking the actions that work to slow COVID-19 spread. When more sectors re-open the risk of COVID-19 transmission increases, because people are interacting more with non-household members.

WeHo Council Considers Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

WeHo Council Considers Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

“Grocery store employees, I believe, are some of the unsung heroes of this epidemic and they must be compensated for their work,” said Councilmember John D’Amico.

Outdoor Dining Resumes in  Beverly Hills

Outdoor Dining Resumes in Beverly Hills

“We are, of course, ecstatic,” Barbara Lazaroff, Co-Owner and Co-Founder of SPAGO Beverly Hills told the Courier.

Beverly Hills Parents  Encourage  District to  Reopen Schools

Beverly Hills Parents Encourage District to Reopen Schools

“I think if we continue to decrease, you might hit that number in like two to three weeks,” Ferrer said. “We dropped pretty significantly just in one week. I think we were at 75 cases per 100,000 like a week ago. And I think now we’re 45 — these are adjusted rates that the state uses.”

Just in Case BH Looking for Volunteers

Just in Case BH Looking for Volunteers

“Just in Case BH brings residents, businesses and all city services together by seamlessly assisting each other before, during, and after emergencies through disaster preparedness, organizational leadership, and communication,” said Fire Chief Greg Barton. “This is truly bringing everybody together in Beverly Hills as one unified voice to work through the problems, to be disaster prepared, and to have good communication amongst all those groups.”

Amid Halting Rollout, Beverly Hills Provides Vaccine Info

Amid Halting Rollout, Beverly Hills Provides Vaccine Info

“The other thing we’re really hearing today [Jan. 20], in particular, is the frustration with the county’s website, being able to find an appointment, calling their information line, not talking to a live person.

Stinking Rose Project Runs Afoul of  Planning  Commission

Stinking Rose Project Runs Afoul of Planning Commission

“When we bought our home in 2016, we were aware we were buying in a busy and developing neighborhood, but we expected the city of Beverly Hills to uphold existing building and code regulations,” one resident who lives by the site wrote to the commission.

Security Measures and Vaccines Discussed for Beverly Hills Students

Security Measures and Vaccines Discussed for Beverly Hills Students

“We’ve extended invitations to people in the state to provide those vaccinations for our staff and perhaps our community,” Bregy said.

Courier Exclusive: Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency  Heading to Beverly Hills

Courier Exclusive: Louis Vuitton Men’s Temporary Residency Heading to Beverly Hills

“This exciting pop-up will add to the visual allure of the street and draw new visitors,” said RDC President Nicola Cagliata, in a letter of support.

Beverly Hills High Graduate  Featured in Art Exhibit

Beverly Hills High Graduate Featured in Art Exhibit

Abrahams’ painting chosen by the AP Art and Design Board is titled “Adam and Eve,” inspired by the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis.

Good Deeds Ring in New Year

Good Deeds Ring in New Year

Community goodwill also took center stage the first weekend of 2021.

WeHo Council Seeks to Name Library After Justice Ginsberg

WeHo Council Seeks to Name Library After Justice Ginsberg

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an icon for women, for the LGBT community, for workers, and every progressive value that West Hollywood holds,” said Councilmember Sepi Shyne. “Justice Ginsburg expanded access to the American promise of liberty and equality for all. Her legacy is felt by all of us and her decisions have positively affected every person living in West Hollywood.”

Beverly Center Hosts Three-Day Blood Drive with Cedars-Sinai

Beverly Center Hosts Three-Day Blood Drive with Cedars-Sinai

The blood drive is taking place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 8-10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donors should use the La Cienega Boulevard entrance for access and self-parking. After parking, follow the signs to Cal Mare which is located on level 1 at the 3rd Street entrance. For more information, visit beverlycenter.com or follow @beverlycenter in social media.

Delis in Beverly Hills Take a Hit

Delis in Beverly Hills Take a Hit

“We had hoped that we could continue our takeout and delivery service so that we could provide the community with the food that has been a part of our lives for years. However, our number one priority is to keep our customers and our staff safe and secure during this time of uncertainty.”

Rabbi Steve Leder on His New Bestseller—A Courier Conversation

Rabbi Steve Leder on His New Bestseller—A Courier Conversation

“If we have one miracle to make our own, one strength to choose—let it be the strength to turn curses into blessings, to learn joy from sadness and life from death.”

New Concepts Discussed for Spago and Louis Vuitton in  Beverly Hills

New Concepts Discussed for Spago and Louis Vuitton in Beverly Hills

“In order for this to move forward, we need to hear from the other blocks and also make sure with the traffic division that we can provide for this to work in way that we are not creating more impacts,” Bosse said.

Nate ‘n Al’s Temporarily Closes Due to COVID

Nate ‘n Al’s Temporarily Closes Due to COVID

“If a cluster is identified at a worksite, the Department of Public Health will initiate a cluster response which includes providing infection control guidance and recommendations, technical support and site-specific control measures,” Public Health guidelines state.

Hope and Resilience in 2021

Hope and Resilience in 2021

Emotional Balance: Anxiety and depression were easy to fall into in 2020. But as we emerge, the pendulum will swing the other way. We must actively focus on positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, and optimism.

With No End In Sight, Restaurants Flout COVID Restrictions

With No End In Sight, Restaurants Flout COVID Restrictions

“We are considering taking reservations for New Year’s Eve Dinner. Inside,” the note read. “Please keep this discreet, but tell your friends.”

COVID-19  Surges at  Year’s End

COVID-19 Surges at Year’s End

The following sectors remain closed under the Order: indoor and outdoor dining, personal care services, cardrooms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, museums, zoos, aquariums, movie theaters, amusement parks, live audience sports and family entertainment centers. Retail remains limited to 20 percent capacity.

Jewish Community Foundation of L.A. Awards $3 Million

Jewish Community Foundation of L.A. Awards $3 Million

A Season of Giving

A Season of Giving

As 2020 comes to a close, the Beverly Hills Courier would like to recognize a number of entities that have impacted the lives of our community.

Virtual Concerts at Cedars-Sinai Heal the Spirit

Virtual Concerts at Cedars-Sinai Heal the Spirit

“It’s extremely soothing,” Lawson said. “It creates peace within, which I think is always going to be a good thing for somebody who is going through treatment.

Medical Task Force Supports COVID-19  Vaccination

Medical Task Force Supports COVID-19 Vaccination

“If someone doesn’t want to take the vaccine, I think they should understand that by having been vaccinated, they may be preventing the spread to many, many other people,” Hopp said.

BHUSD Holds Special Board Meeting

BHUSD Holds Special Board Meeting

Elementary students will transition back to physical school five days per week for instruction in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Registration Open for Beverly Hills Winter Classes

Registration Open for Beverly Hills Winter Classes

The teddy bear workshop on Dec. 21 takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is recommended for ages 16 and older. This workshop requires basic hand sewing skills, and a sewing machine is highly recommended. 

Cedars-Sinai President and CEO Receives Humanitarian Award From Yad Vashem

Cedars-Sinai President and CEO Receives Humanitarian Award From Yad Vashem

The award was presented to Priselac by Vera Guerin, former chair of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors.

John Mirisch Joins Action on Smoking and Health Board of Trustees

John Mirisch Joins Action on Smoking and Health Board of Trustees

“His extensive experience in public health policymaking will make him an ideal advocate for ASH and its partners as we work towards zero deaths from tobacco,” the statement read.

Amid a Staggering Wave,  Vaccine Brings a Ray of Hope

Amid a Staggering Wave, Vaccine Brings a Ray of Hope

“I am incredibly excited to be among the first group of healthcare workers to be offered the vaccine,” Dr. Sam Torbati, co-chair and medical director of the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai, said in a statement.

BHUSD Installs New Board of Education

BHUSD Installs New Board of Education

“We are delighted to hit the ground running with our newly installed Board of Education. I have every confidence that they will lead us through what is now the worst time of the pandemic for our community toward the best educational decisions for all of our students, staff, and families,” Bregy told the Courier.

Playgrounds Reopen in  Beverly Hills

Playgrounds Reopen in Beverly Hills

“We understand the need for adults and children to be outdoors and recreate, and we are happy to reopen our playgrounds, however, we ask that you recreate responsibly for the safety of you as well as your neighbors. To ensure the safety of its park and playground visitors, the City of Beverly Hills will have staff on hand to monitor compliance.”

Beverly Hills Students Take Virtual Tour of USC

Beverly Hills Students Take Virtual Tour of USC

“It’s never too early for students to think about college and their futures, even during a pandemic,” Jeffries, a USC graduate herself, told the Courier.

COVID-19 Update in Beverly Hills

COVID-19 Update in Beverly Hills

The Gifting Scene in Beverly Hills

The Gifting Scene in Beverly Hills

It’s been a challenging year and with stores open at only 20 percent capacity, shopping could also be tricky this holiday season as well.

Beverly Hills Public Library eLearning Classes Available

Beverly Hills Public Library eLearning Classes Available

“I never expected such mass participation during the pilot ranging from high schoolers all the way up to individuals in their 70s,” said Bradley Cook, chair of the Next Beverly Hills Coding Bootcamp.

College Admissions During COVID-19. Separating Fact from Fiction

College Admissions During COVID-19. Separating Fact from Fiction

What does this mean for current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen? As it stands now, the most competitive schools plan to require the ACT and SAT for next year’s application cycle.

Bregy Gives BHUSD Update

Bregy Gives BHUSD Update

“I wanted to share as of this morning, there are no oil derricks on the high school property,” Donald Blake, senior executive bond program manager said. “That is a milestone, and I cannot tell you how happy we are.”

Celebrate “Thanks-Goodness”

Celebrate “Thanks-Goodness”

We can become that nation you know.  We can each lead a generous life of giving to those who have less and to make real inspired visions to better our city, our people, our nation, and our planet.

Peace, Love and Holiday Wishes

Peace, Love and Holiday Wishes

This holiday season will present us with a unique opportunity to find cheer in new places.

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.

Wishes on Wheels

Wishes on Wheels

For a relatively small company, Aston Martin consistently punches well above its weight.

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.

Limited Stay at Home Order Takes Effect

Limited Stay at Home Order Takes Effect

To date, the agency has identified 353,232 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 7,363 deaths. In Beverly Hills, there have been 870 cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths.

Beverly Hills High School Livestreams “Hamlet”

Beverly Hills High School Livestreams “Hamlet”

Senior Max Love told the Courier he has “studied Shakespeare for three years in anticipation of playing his dream role,” the lead in Hamlet.

BHUSD Considers Waiver  Process

BHUSD Considers Waiver Process

“However, and it’s not a popular thing to say. But it certainly would not be my recommendation to bring back these students in December, right before winter break,” said Bregy at the Nov. 10 meeting.

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.

Memorial Held for  BHHS Student

Memorial Held for BHHS Student

Given the ongoing pandemic, the Jewish Club implemented strict social distancing measures and mandatory face coverings at the memorial.

Sports Gatherings Blamed for Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Sports Gatherings Blamed for Spike in COVID-19 Cases

“At many of these gatherings, people were together without distancing or wearing face coverings, often inside, and unfortunately, at times they were transmitting COVID-19 to other people,” said a statement this week from Public Health.

Beverly Hills Considers  L.A. Marathon In COVID Era

Beverly Hills Considers L.A. Marathon In COVID Era

“With us no longer being in Santa Monica, [there is an] opportunity to do joint marketing with your Conference and Visitors Bureau and the hotels in Beverly Hills to fill those up for the marathon,” he said.

County Public Health  Cautions Not to Let Guard Down

County Public Health Cautions Not to Let Guard Down

“We have been living the realities of this pandemic for eight months, and these times have been full of loss and difficulties.

Vintage Clothing in High Demand in Beverly Hills

Vintage Clothing in High Demand in Beverly Hills

“People don’t have anywhere to go, but it’s still an investment,” she told the Courier. 

Beverly Hills Courier Endorses Donna Tryfman and Mary Wells for School Board

Beverly Hills Courier Endorses Donna Tryfman and Mary Wells for School Board

Visionary Women to Host “Women on the Frontier of Science:  Cloning, COVID & Cancer Reimagined”

Visionary Women to Host “Women on the Frontier of Science: Cloning, COVID & Cancer Reimagined”

“We are incredibly lucky to have Megan and Johenese speak to Visionary Women about their pivotal roles in helping to educate and heal the world through transformative scientific advancement,” said Shelley Reid, President of Visionary Women.

Beverly Hills Announces New  Inter-Commission Collaborative

Beverly Hills Announces New Inter-Commission Collaborative

Arts & Culture Commissioner Deborah Frank pointed out the groundbreaking nature of the new collaboration.

BHUSD Unveils “Ready  Together” Plan

BHUSD Unveils “Ready Together” Plan

While BHUSD is not able to bring back the student body in its entirety yet, the 77-page “Ready Together” reopening plan provides a thorough blueprint for all on how to safely return to—and stay in—the physical classroom.

BHUSD Candidates Make Their Case

BHUSD Candidates Make Their Case

The Courier asked the seven candidates vying for one of three open seats to describe how each would address some of the biggest challenges the District faces.

COVID-19 Makes Halloween Too Scary for  Beverly Hills

COVID-19 Makes Halloween Too Scary for Beverly Hills

“We want to keep heading down the path of recovery from COVID-19, we don’t want to take steps back,” Friedman told the Courier.

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.

L.A. County Rolls Out New Health  Measures

L.A. County Rolls Out New Health Measures

“The County’s partnership with SafePass is a valuable tool to help slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout our region,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Spirit of Hope Lunch Will Take Place Virtually

Spirit of Hope Lunch Will Take Place Virtually

Funds raised at this year’s luncheon will support Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s work in the areas of both cancer research and patient support.

Courier on SpectrumNews1

Courier on SpectrumNews1

Simon Wiesenthal Center  Applauds Newsom’s Veto on  Ethnic Studies Requirement

Simon Wiesenthal Center Applauds Newsom’s Veto on Ethnic Studies Requirement

On Oct. 1, the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a statement commending Newsom’s veto of the bill.

#ExperienceBH: Beverly Hills Institution Wally’s with Erika and Christian

#ExperienceBH: Beverly Hills Institution Wally’s with Erika and Christian

The Beverly Hills Courier is excited to share the first in a series of videos meant to show all that Beverly Hills has to offer.

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. 

UCLA’s Andrea Ghez Wins  Nobel Prize in Physics

UCLA’s Andrea Ghez Wins Nobel Prize in Physics

“Twenty-five years is a long time,” Ghez said of her career.

Commission Recommends a Ban on Trick-or-Treating in Beverly Hills

Commission Recommends a Ban on Trick-or-Treating in Beverly Hills

Much of Beverly Hills has forgotten about the virus, but the virus hasn’t forgotten about us.”

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.

No Labor Day COVID-19 Spike

No Labor Day COVID-19 Spike

“To everyone who is mourning people who have passed away from COVID-19, we keep you in our thoughts and in our hearts,” said Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer in a statement.

Beverly Hills Youth Earns  Congressional Award Gold Medal

Beverly Hills Youth Earns Congressional Award Gold Medal

“For voluntary service, I did a few things. I tutored through one of Beverly Hills’ After-School Programs.

Beverly Hills Fire Department Promotes Fire Prevention Week

Beverly Hills Fire Department Promotes Fire Prevention Week

The purpose of the campaign is to educate community members about important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe when it comes to home fire prevention.

Fashion-Themed Holiday Décor Proposed for Rodeo Drive

Fashion-Themed Holiday Décor Proposed for Rodeo Drive

“If you are a fan of fashion and appreciate glamour, this allows you to dream and be anywhere you want to be,” she said.

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.”

Beverly Hills Courier Fall Fashion Style Magazine

Beverly Hills Courier Fall Fashion Style Magazine

The Courier’s Fall Fashion Style Magazine features exclusive interviews and fashion previews, trends from the (virtual) N.Y. runways, insights from L.A.’s hottest stylists and more.

Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

Red Carpets, press junkets, award shows and production schedules have all changed. But, fashion abides. The Courier spoke to two of the town’s hottest stylists about trends, predictions and adapting to the new normal. 

L.A. County Remains at Tier 1 Risk Level

L.A. County Remains at Tier 1 Risk Level

As the United States passes the tragic milestone of 200,000 lives lost to COVID-19, Los Angeles County officials warn that the County may be on the brink of another spike unless residents continue observing health precautions.

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.

Holocaust Education Crucial as Extremism Rises

Holocaust Education Crucial as Extremism Rises

Since sundown on Sept. 18, Jews around the world began observing their holiest days on the calendar in the strange, virtual format of the era of COVID-19.

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.

Exercise, Wellness and Pampering has Taken to the Rooftops

Exercise, Wellness and Pampering has Taken to the Rooftops

You can also arrange a class with Natural Pilates of Brentwood who has set up their outdoor studio in the parking lot with tents. “It’s a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere that their clients and our guests have really enjoyed,” Clark told the Courier. “They are also hosting a yoga retreat in October.”

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.

Beverly Hills City Council  Supports Prop. 20

Beverly Hills City Council Supports Prop. 20

Citing unintended consequences and increasing crime statistics, Prop. 20 advocates say it is time to amend those laws.

Preparedness Takes Center Stage in Beverly Hills

Preparedness Takes Center Stage in Beverly Hills

The City already has a head start in the preparedness arena. In July, it launched “Just in Case, BH” to keep the community informed and well connected in the event of a  natural disaster or other local emergency.

Counseling During COVID-19 in Beverly Hills

Counseling During COVID-19 in Beverly Hills

“They’re very familiar with the remote platforms,” Callah said. “Their classes are being taught over Zoom, and they know that this is the reality, but I think it’s also a very, very far cry from what they had expected to be doing when they envisioned themselves starting out their clinical work, seeing their first clients.”

How to Support Teens During a Strange and Uncertain School Year Tips for Creating a Sense of Normalcy During These Abnormal Times

How to Support Teens During a Strange and Uncertain School Year Tips for Creating a Sense of Normalcy During These Abnormal Times

While you’re in planning mode, encourage your kids to pin passwords and Zoom log-in information right on their desks, where they can see it easily to avoid a mad scramble during school hours. And be sure they set up systems—binders, digital folders for various subjects, and workspace areas—to help stay organized.

On the Roof in Beverly Hills and Beyond

On the Roof in Beverly Hills and Beyond

If smokey mezcal margaritas are on your mind, and you like the idea of cocktails that give back, Madre Oaxacan & Mezcaleria (with three locations in L.A., including West Hollywood), will be in residence at Terra every Thursday in September.  The rooftop lounge at Eataly Westfield Century City, is serving three of Madre’s most popular cocktails to go along with the restaurant’s Italian fare from 5-9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from each drink sold will be donated to Restaurants Care, which provides financial relief to restaurant workers all across California. 

Cedars-Sinai Hosting Beverly Hills Blood Drive

Cedars-Sinai Hosting Beverly Hills Blood Drive

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. Individuals taking common daily medications (cholesterol, blood pressure, birth control, antidepressants, thyroid, even diabetics taking insulin) may donate blood.

COVID-19 May Curtail  Halloween in Beverly Hills

COVID-19 May Curtail Halloween in Beverly Hills

To date, Public Health has identified 249,859 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 6,090 deaths.

CORE Offers COVID-19 Testing

CORE Offers COVID-19 Testing

CORE is offering private testing to production units first due to the highly contained and close-knit nature of the communities. The organization has been commissioned by the AFI Film School to provide testing services for their student film productions.

Visionary Women to Feature  “Tiger Mom” Author Amy Chua in Virtual Salon

Visionary Women to Feature “Tiger Mom” Author Amy Chua in Virtual Salon

Chua has lectured widely around the world, including at the World Bank, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Brookings Institution, the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Cafe@BHUSD Will Feed All Beverly Hills Children

Cafe@BHUSD Will Feed All Beverly Hills Children

“We are delighted to be able to offer at no charge an abundance of fresh, healthy produce for all Beverly Hills children!

Beverly Hills Eateries Participate in dineL.A. Restaurant Week

Beverly Hills Eateries Participate in dineL.A. Restaurant Week

“We have always had a very good turnout for dineL.A. We really like it. We have a special menu for dineL.A. and a special menu on top of that one,” said Vericella.

Beverly Hills Courier Launch Featured On Spectrum News 1

Beverly Hills Courier Launch Featured On Spectrum News 1

Beverly Hills Salons Want Full Reopening

Beverly Hills Salons Want Full Reopening

“This is the saftest place to be other than your own home,” Cristophe told the Courier. “Doing hair outside, I feel it’s really not appropriate because first of all, you’re in working 105 degrees temperature right now.

County  Making  Inroads on COVID-19

County Making Inroads on COVID-19

“A very important part of our recovery is getting our children back to schools. Yesterday, the state released new guidance about newly permitted activities at all schools across the state to help students at high risk and high need. 

City Shines a Light on Overdose Awareness

City Shines a Light on Overdose Awareness

Financial resources won’t insulate a family, either. At one point, Shamash was spending $11,000 per month for her son’s treatment.

Beverly Hills Pivots to Parklets and Hotel Offices

Beverly Hills Pivots to Parklets and Hotel Offices

The hotel sees this as a stepping-stone solution. “We certainly hope that we can all return to more ‘normal’ operations sooner rather than later, but if the need for this service remains, we are here to provide it,” added Velasquez.

Meet Beverly Hills HS Senior Who is Miss California Teen US

Meet Beverly Hills HS Senior Who is Miss California Teen US

I’m looking forward to creating more kindness walls across the United States because I saw how much of an impact it had on others and I saw how much it really changed our school overall.

Historic Beverly Hills School Year Begins

Historic Beverly Hills School Year Begins

“I’m so excited for you to meet your teachers and see what they have planned for you,” Bregy said.

Fewer Businesses Cited for  COVID-19 Health Violations

Fewer Businesses Cited for COVID-19 Health Violations

To date, Public Health has conducted investigations at close to 30,000 workplaces. Recent statistics are encouraging, in terms of business compliance with the Health Officer Order.

Zoom and Micro-Weddings, Beverly Hills Style

Zoom and Micro-Weddings, Beverly Hills Style

For Jason Rhee, owner of the Rheefined Company based in Los Angeles, “A micro-wedding does not have to be a micro-effort. This is the best opportunity for you to be really personal without having the concern of who will you offend or have to courtesy invite,” Rhee told the Courier.

Beverly Hills High  Student Wins  Beauty Pageant

Beverly Hills High Student Wins Beauty Pageant

Beverly Hills High School student Alana Morgan was crowned Miss California Teen USA on Aug. 9.

Seven Declare Candidacy for Beverly Hills School Board

Seven Declare Candidacy for Beverly Hills School Board

The Courier spoke to the seven candidates vying for one of three open seats on the BHUSD Board of Education. Here is what they had to say.

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 Teachers Reach Agreement with School District

Beverly Hills Teachers Reach Agreement with School District

In an Aug. 1 statement, BHUSD Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy emphasized that the ultimate goal remains to return to the classroom safely.

New Outdoor Dining Concepts in Beverly Hills and Beyond

New Outdoor Dining Concepts in Beverly Hills and Beyond

In collaboration with Nocking Point Wines, Malin also launched Getaway Rosé on Aug. 1, an all-day wine for summer picnics, relaxing poolside, or simply dreaming of your next getaway.

Nearly 550  Cases of  COVID-19 in Beverly Hills

Nearly 550 Cases of COVID-19 in Beverly Hills

As of Aug. 6, Public Health has identified 197,912 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County, and a total of 4,825 deaths.

Beverly Hills Scouts Troop 110 Welcoming New Members

Beverly Hills Scouts Troop 110 Welcoming New Members

During this time, the troop will welcome new members for the 2020/21 school year.

Planning for a Safe Return to Beverly Hills Schools

Planning for a Safe Return to Beverly Hills Schools

“I do want to touch on the unique obstacles that are going to be the hardest for the middle school to think through,” Think Tank member Frank Chechel noted.

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.

Taking Care of Your Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

Taking Care of Your Back During the COVID-19 Crisis

Quick fixes include setting up a high bar area or stack of books at home so you can stand while working on your laptop. “You just have to think outside the box when you’re at home since it’s not healthy to sit all day,” said Perry.

Remote Learning Isn’t Going Away — Yet.

Remote Learning Isn’t Going Away — Yet.

Finally, I suggest that students always keep their camera turned on during class – this allows teachers to see that they are engaged. Plus, there’s nothing like knowing you’re being watched to keep you on your best behavior!

Picnicking in Beverly Hills and Beyond

Picnicking in Beverly Hills and Beyond

If a drive up the coast sounds more appealing, the dog-friendly Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu near the county line is about 28 miles from Santa Monica. The area is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is first-come, first served unless you make a reservation for a campground spot.

Medical Advisory Task Force Answers Tough COVID-19 Questions

Medical Advisory Task Force Answers Tough COVID-19 Questions

Before Mayor Lester Friedman read the first of four questions prepared by the Council, he introduced Task Force member Dr. Jonathan Fielding, one of the leading public health experts in the world. Fielding served for 16 years as the Director of Public Health and Health Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and distinguished professor of Health Policy and Management and of Pediatrics in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at UCLA.

BHUSD Prepares for Distance Learning

BHUSD Prepares for Distance Learning

The virtual ILC option for the fall remains the same, offering online learning exclusively for the first full semester. The deadline to enroll in the ILC has been extended to July 27 at 8 a.m., and those who do not apply for the ILC will be automatically placed in Live@BHUSD. As of July 21, 441 students — 13 percent of the student population —have enrolled in the ILC.

Beverly Hills and BHUSD  Approve Joint Powers Agreement

Beverly Hills and BHUSD Approve Joint Powers Agreement

Friedman said the City was pleased to continue its strong partnership with BHUSD.

School Is Out. Camps Are Closed. Internships are Cancelled. Now What?

School Is Out. Camps Are Closed. Internships are Cancelled. Now What?

I suggest encouraging your teen to use this summer to pursue twin goals: 1) prepare for adulthood, and 2) relish the joys of childhood.

Other Districts and Private Schools Rollout Fall Plans

Other Districts and Private Schools Rollout Fall Plans

“SMMUSD staff want to reopen in-person as soon as possible and had been preparing to recommend an in-person option (Model B, the hybrid model that includes both in-person and distance learning). However, the steady upsurge in coronavirus cases in our region over the past several weeks combined with the advice of public health experts has led us to the conclusion that distance learning is the most prudent model to start the 2020-2021 school year.”

The Health Scene: Nourishing Meal Delivery Services

The Health Scene: Nourishing Meal Delivery Services

“People like to cook at home but during this pandemic, people just want to keep it easy and have healthy food come to them,” said Arellanes. 

COVID-19 Deaths Rise Again

COVID-19 Deaths Rise Again

“Our cases are rising, the rate of infection is increasing and the number of hospitalizations are up,” Ferrer said. “These numbers are reminiscent of what we saw months ago at what we thought was going to be the height of the pandemic here in L.A. County.”

Indoor Dining Ceases in Beverly Hills, Again

Indoor Dining Ceases in Beverly Hills, Again

City Council Votes on Measures to Ensure Safe Restaurant Reopenings

City Council Votes on Measures to Ensure Safe Restaurant Reopenings

National Rosé Day, What to Drink in Beverly Hills

National Rosé Day, What to Drink in Beverly Hills

Face Masks are Creating Dermatology Concerns

Face Masks are Creating Dermatology Concerns

Is it Safe to Visit Your Dentist? Safety Measures in Beverly Hills Examined

Is it Safe to Visit Your Dentist? Safety Measures in Beverly Hills Examined

A Crisis of Anger

A Crisis of Anger

Feeding the Soul in Beverly Hills

Feeding the Soul in Beverly Hills

Cycling Trend in Beverly Hills Grows Stronger

Cycling Trend in Beverly Hills Grows Stronger

Memorial Day Cocktails

Memorial Day Cocktails

Gagossian Delivers Stylish Masks for the BHPD

Gagossian Delivers Stylish Masks for the BHPD

Nate ‘n Al’s is Back in Beverly Hills

Nate ‘n Al’s is Back in Beverly Hills

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement On the Rise

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement On the Rise

COVID-19 and Our Community: John Ozimek, D.O.

COVID-19 and Our Community: John Ozimek, D.O.

10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Zoom 101: Preparing for Your Next Virtual Meeting or Party

Zoom 101: Preparing for Your Next Virtual Meeting or Party

Courier on the Cutting Edge

Courier on the Cutting Edge

Stay Active In the Comfort of Your Beverly Hills Home

Stay Active In the Comfort of Your Beverly Hills Home

COVID-19 and Our Community: Anthony Cardillo, M.D.

COVID-19 and Our Community: Anthony Cardillo, M.D.

Recipes from Dana Slatkin of Violet Bistro

Recipes from Dana Slatkin of Violet Bistro

COVID-19 and Our Community: Anthony Cardillo, M.D.

COVID-19 and Our Community: Anthony Cardillo, M.D.

Giving Back to Urgent Care Doctors During COVID-19

Giving Back to Urgent Care Doctors During COVID-19

Hair Color Tips and Tricks of the Trade

Hair Color Tips and Tricks of the Trade

COVID-19 and Our Community: ER Nurse Marisa Goldberg

COVID-19 and Our Community: ER Nurse Marisa Goldberg

Mastering a Few Healthy Cocktails with Superfoods

Mastering a Few Healthy Cocktails with Superfoods

Create a Bedroom Oasis During the COVID-19 Crisis

Create a Bedroom Oasis During the COVID-19 Crisis

How to Donate Now

How to Donate Now

Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Behind the Mask with Clothing Designer Franne Golde

Behind the Mask with Clothing Designer Franne Golde

Tips for Coping During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tips for Coping During the COVID-19 Crisis

Three Italian Recipes You Can Master by Giacomino Drago

Three Italian Recipes You Can Master by Giacomino Drago

Cedars-Sinai Joins Trial of COVID-19 Drug

Cedars-Sinai Joins Trial of COVID-19 Drug

Courier Exclusive: Cedars-Sinai’s Rekha Murthy, M.D. on the COVID-19 Crisis

Courier Exclusive: Cedars-Sinai’s Rekha Murthy, M.D. on the COVID-19 Crisis

Beverly Hills Take-Out and Delivery: New Additions

Beverly Hills Take-Out and Delivery: New Additions

Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery in Beverly Hills and Environs

Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery in Beverly Hills and Environs

12 Happy Hours for St. Patrick’s Day and Beyond

12 Happy Hours for St. Patrick’s Day and Beyond

Bvlgari Hosts Eastwood Ranch Foundation and Maison Ati

Bvlgari Hosts Eastwood Ranch Foundation and Maison Ati

Our Brains on Coronavirus

Our Brains on Coronavirus

Celebrity Wedding Expert Colin Cowie Offers Trends and Tips

Celebrity Wedding Expert Colin Cowie Offers Trends and Tips

Carnivores Dream: ABSteak Opens at Beverly Center and More Meaty News for Beverly Hills

Carnivores Dream: ABSteak Opens at Beverly Center and More Meaty News for Beverly Hills

Beloved Beverly Hills Restaurant edo by edoardo baldi Expands

Beloved Beverly Hills Restaurant edo by edoardo baldi Expands

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience Partners with Julia Child Foundation

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience Partners with Julia Child Foundation

Webster Opens at Beverly Center

Webster Opens at Beverly Center

Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market to Showcase Summer Camps

Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market to Showcase Summer Camps

Happy Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, and Palentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, and Palentine’s Day

Perfume: Scents and Psychology

Perfume: Scents and Psychology

Food and Fashion Collide Beautifully at Gucci Osteria

Food and Fashion Collide Beautifully at Gucci Osteria

Wolfgang Puck Gears up for Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Wolfgang Puck Gears up for Hollywood’s Biggest Night

Five Cool Valentine’s Day Pursuits

Five Cool Valentine’s Day Pursuits

President’s Day and Valentine’s Getaway: Modernism Week in Palm Springs

President’s Day and Valentine’s Getaway: Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Sam Nazarian Expands Globally and in Beverly Hills

Sam Nazarian Expands Globally and in Beverly Hills

New Year’s Resolutions and Our “Lazy” Brain

New Year’s Resolutions and Our “Lazy” Brain

Exclusive: Nerano Opens BG Speakeasy Restaurant Upstairs

Exclusive: Nerano Opens BG Speakeasy Restaurant Upstairs

Olivetta Brings Michael Fiorelli Back to the Kitchen

Olivetta Brings Michael Fiorelli Back to the Kitchen

The “Too Hot Tamales” Return to Santa Monica

The “Too Hot Tamales” Return to Santa Monica

Josiah Citrin Reopens Melisse with New Concept

Josiah Citrin Reopens Melisse with New Concept

Alluring, Plant Based Restaurants are on the Rise

Alluring, Plant Based Restaurants are on the Rise

Monarch Athletic Club Opens Training Facility

Monarch Athletic Club Opens Training Facility

Wellness Tips and Trends from Organic Spa Magazine Guru Rona Berg

Wellness Tips and Trends from Organic Spa Magazine Guru Rona Berg

Face Gym: The New Workout for Your Skin

Face Gym: The New Workout for Your Skin

Awards Season Hideaway at AKA in Beverly Hills

Awards Season Hideaway at AKA in Beverly Hills

Reflections for a New Decade and Beyond

Reflections for a New Decade and Beyond

A Day in the Life of Top Beverly Hills Concierge

A Day in the Life of Top Beverly Hills Concierge

The High Stakes Market of Expensive Hotel Suites is on the Rise in Beverly Hills and Around the Globe

The High Stakes Market of Expensive Hotel Suites is on the Rise in Beverly Hills and Around the Globe

Holiday Champagne Finds at Héritage Fine Wines

Holiday Champagne Finds at Héritage Fine Wines

5 Top Holiday Indulgences in Beverly Hills

5 Top Holiday Indulgences in Beverly Hills

Companion Animals Can Help Navigate the Holiday Crush

Companion Animals Can Help Navigate the Holiday Crush

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

On the Move with Chef Curtis Stone of Maude in Beverly Hills

On the Move with Chef Curtis Stone of Maude in Beverly Hills

David Fishbein Adds Optimist to PLATFORM

David Fishbein Adds Optimist to PLATFORM

FabFitFun: Thinking Outside the Box on the Border of Beverly Hills

FabFitFun: Thinking Outside the Box on the Border of Beverly Hills

Santa Monica is L.A.’s New Culinary Hot Spot

Santa Monica is L.A.’s New Culinary Hot Spot

Beverly Hills on the Baja Peninsula

Beverly Hills on the Baja Peninsula

Mirror, Mirror on The Home Gym Wall

Mirror, Mirror on The Home Gym Wall

Re-established Nate’n Al’s and Gucci Osteria Edge Closer to Opening in Beverly Hills

Re-established Nate’n Al’s and Gucci Osteria Edge Closer to Opening in Beverly Hills

Ian Schrager Heads West for The Edition Hotel and Residences on Sunset

Ian Schrager Heads West for The Edition Hotel and Residences on Sunset

WALLIS ANNENBERG A Rare Conversation With Our Community Builder and Visionary

WALLIS ANNENBERG A Rare Conversation With Our Community Builder and Visionary

“If (my father) were sitting here now, he’d probably say: make sure you don’t do it the way I did. Do it your own way. And I think that’s right.”

Family Affair: The Drago Dining Dynasty

Family Affair: The Drago Dining Dynasty

Can Fire Safety be Beautiful?

Can Fire Safety be Beautiful?

Woofstock 90210 Returns to “Wiggly Field” at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills

Woofstock 90210 Returns to “Wiggly Field” at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills

Courier Furrier Costume Contest 2019 Winner

Courier Furrier Costume Contest 2019 Winner

COURIER COLUMNIST Eva Ritvo, MD on Sleep

COURIER COLUMNIST Eva Ritvo, MD on Sleep

Beverly Hills Staple Crustacean Unveils Da Lat Rose

Beverly Hills Staple Crustacean Unveils Da Lat Rose

Make-up Maven “Valerie” Reopens in Beverly Hills

Make-up Maven “Valerie” Reopens in Beverly Hills

Food & Weed: Lowell Farms is America’s first Cannabis Café Is it worth going for the food if you don’t get high?

Food & Weed: Lowell Farms is America’s first Cannabis Café Is it worth going for the food if you don’t get high?

andSons Chocolatier Kicks off the Holiday Sweets Season in Beverly Hills

andSons Chocolatier Kicks off the Holiday Sweets Season in Beverly Hills

Aidan Demarest Injects New Life into Riviera 31 at Sofitel, Beverly Hills

Aidan Demarest Injects New Life into Riviera 31 at Sofitel, Beverly Hills

Ron Robinson The retail legend embarks on a new beginning after 40 years at famed Fred Segal

Ron Robinson The retail legend embarks on a new beginning after 40 years at famed Fred Segal

Wellness Spas are the New Face of Beauty in Beverly Hills

Wellness Spas are the New Face of Beauty in Beverly Hills

Nacho Figueras Brings Polo to the Mainstream

Nacho Figueras Brings Polo to the Mainstream

Cantina Frida Expands Horizons in Beverly Hills

Cantina Frida Expands Horizons in Beverly Hills

Beit T’Shuvah Offers Life, Hope and Healing

Beit T’Shuvah Offers Life, Hope and Healing

Music Mends Minds Repairs Hearts, Families and More Tuesdays at Roxbury Park

Music Mends Minds Repairs Hearts, Families and More Tuesdays at Roxbury Park

The Beverly Center Triangle

The Beverly Center Triangle

Ladurée Beverly Hills and Matthew Kenney: Where French tradition Meets California Veganism

Ladurée Beverly Hills and Matthew Kenney: Where French tradition Meets California Veganism

Food & Drink: Downtown L.A. and The Arts District

Food & Drink: Downtown L.A. and The Arts District

Chef Wolfgang Puck and His Endless Summer Barbecue Tips

Chef Wolfgang Puck and His Endless Summer Barbecue Tips

RED CARPET BEAUTY: Beauty: Top Treatments for On and Off the Red Carpet

RED CARPET BEAUTY: Beauty: Top Treatments for On and Off the Red Carpet

Summer of Ludo & Gilles Continues Until the End of September

Summer of Ludo & Gilles Continues Until the End of September

Wally’s Christian Navarro

Wally’s Christian Navarro

Missing Game of Thrones? Go Beyond Dubrovnik on Your Next Croatian Holiday

Missing Game of Thrones? Go Beyond Dubrovnik on Your Next Croatian Holiday

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