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Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care Moving to New Location

Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care Moving to New Location

“If you’re experiencing a true medical emergency, such as bleeding that won’t stop; chest pains or stroke; seizures without pre-existing condition; serious burns or sudden loss or change of vision–then you should go to the emergency department immediately,” said Tarradath.

Ferrer Addresses Changing COVID Restrictions

Ferrer Addresses Changing COVID Restrictions

Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledged on Aug. 31 that fluctuating rules and guidelines surrounding the coronavirus have confused just as much as clarified how to stay safe during the pandemic.

Mulholland Station Fire Captain  Under Investigation

Mulholland Station Fire Captain Under Investigation

In the video, Granucci claims that there are “hundreds” of other LAFD employees who have retained an attorney—“and he is a shark.”

BHUSD Mulls Additional COVID Policies

BHUSD Mulls Additional COVID Policies

Currently, BHUSD does not mandate regular testing or vaccinations, but testing is in place for students who become symptomatic in class.

Beverly Hills Reveals City Employee Vaccination Rates

Beverly Hills Reveals City Employee Vaccination Rates

In the City of Beverly Hills, slightly over eight in 10 residents over the age of 12 have received at least one dose of the vaccine. A whopping 99% of residents 65 and over have received at least one dose.

BHUSD  Addresses  COVID  Concerns

BHUSD Addresses COVID Concerns

“Larger school districts like LAUSD will claim that that is occurring, that they’re requiring and mandating COVID-19 testing,” Bregy said at the meeting.

White Knight at Spago

White Knight at Spago

Wearing a knight’s helmet and a tuxedo, David Samuels rode horseback down Canon Drive to surprise his wife, Patti, by recreating his proposal to her 32 years ago at Griffith Park.

Continuing Surge Prompts Vaccination Requirements

Continuing Surge Prompts Vaccination Requirements

“We are eager to see the written plan from the state,” BHUSD Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy said in a statement to the Courier.

Lessons To Carry into a Post-Pandemic Sex Life

Lessons To Carry into a Post-Pandemic Sex Life

The COVID pandemic brought into clear relief the potential of our own mortality and for many families, the loss of beloved parents, siblings, and friends. For many people, the experience of sudden or early loss can heighten the meaning they carry forward in the rest of their lives.

Beverly Hills Reacts to  Vaccine  Requirements

Beverly Hills Reacts to Vaccine Requirements

“We require the workers, but not the customers,” Vartan Kemanjian, the manager of Euro Caffe on Canon Drive, told the Courier.

Challenges as Life Resumes

Challenges as Life Resumes

Interacting with family or friends that you haven’t seen in over a year can be tricky. Many relationships were strained or cut off during quarantine. 

Pushback to Masks As Surge Continues

Pushback to Masks As Surge Continues

“Because of the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals where vaccination status is unknown, unfortunately, we are seeing a surge in cases in L.A. County that looks somewhat similar to last summer,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.

Time to Change Your Brain

Time to Change Your Brain

City Revises  Urgency  Ordinance as Variant Cases Rise

City Revises Urgency Ordinance as Variant Cases Rise

“I think that food service will be more careful in the future,” said Councilmember Lester Friedman. “I already see that there are more barriers that are placed so that there is no contact with food items that are being purchased.”

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.”

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.

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.”

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.  

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Good Deeds Ring in New Year

Good Deeds Ring in New Year

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

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.

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.”

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.

Home For the Holidays

Home For the Holidays

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Stay Active In the Comfort of Your Beverly Hills Home

Stay Active In the Comfort of Your Beverly Hills Home

Giving Back to Urgent Care Doctors During COVID-19

Giving Back to Urgent Care Doctors During COVID-19

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

Mirror, Mirror on The Home Gym Wall

Mirror, Mirror on The Home Gym Wall

Make-up Maven “Valerie” Reopens in Beverly Hills

Make-up Maven “Valerie” Reopens in Beverly Hills

Wellness Spas are the New Face of Beauty in Beverly Hills

Wellness Spas are the New Face of Beauty in Beverly Hills

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

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