Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak carries Oscar on the plane “Oscar One” before his flight to Los Angeles at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Feb. Original post: Oscars 2012: Academy president flies Oscar from Chicago to L.A.
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Season 2 of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has wrapped and now it’s time to find out which members of the cast will be back next season. More: Should Kim Richards quit ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’?
The City Council unanimously approved funding for a range of city projects and services Tuesday. $2.1 million to Tyler Technologies Inc. to upgrade the city’s finance and human resources computer systems. $253,516 for programs that aid senior citizens and low- to moderate-income Beverly Hills residents. A little more than $180,000 of the total is from this year’s estimated federal Community Development Block Grant, and the rest comes from “unallocated funds remaining from prior years,” according to a report by Human Services Administrator James Latta. $105,720 to purchase four vehicles from Galpin Ford. Two Ford Taurus sedans for the Fire Department and a Ford Edge and Explorer for the Police Department will replace “old and job-worn vehicles,” according to the agenda. $70,000 to Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. to develop “a GIS-based parking demand model and the gathering of the necessary information to begin the population of a citywide commercial parking database,” the council meeting’s agenda states. $53,032 to purchase two motorcycles for the Beverly Hills Police Department from Long Beach BMW Motorcycles. The terms of the purchase mirror the dealership’s agreement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to a report by the city’s Maintenance Operations Manger Fred Simonson and Fleet Manager Rene Biadoma. $47,492 to purchase a video conference system for firefighter training. $7,200 in the form of credit for future payment obligations to the Beverly Hills Little League and American Youth Soccer Organization to reimburse them for the cost of hiring TruGreen Landcare to hydro-seed areas of La Cienega Park . The next council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21. B e sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . Excerpt from: Council Allocates Funds for City Projects and Services
The Beverly Hills High School girls varsity soccer team wrapped up its first Ocean League championship Tuesday with a 5-0 shutout of Inglewood at Nickoll Field. The Normans will now try to put the finishing touches on an undefeated league season Thursday when they travel to archrival Culver City for Beverly Hills’ last game before playoffs begin. BHHS coach Ryan Franks made it clear he has no intention of resting his starters. “We are absolutely trying to keep our undefeated league record against Culver City,” said Franks, who took over the girls program in 2003-04. “We also want to keep our momentum going into playoffs. We are really in a groove right now, particularly with our defense. We have talked about the motto, ‘defense wins championships.’ ” Steady defense has been the key to the Normans’ success. They have outscored their league opponents 37-2. Only defending champion Santa Monica has been able to find the back of the net this season against BHHS, doing so with a 2-1 overtime loss at Samohi and a 1-1 draw last Friday at Nickoll Field. Needing merely a tie to clinch the title outright, the Normans (13-5-3 overall, 8-0-1 in league) dominated Inglewood from the start during Tuesday’s game. Fittingly, it was leading scorer Ashley Aviram who put Beverly Hills on the board in the 29th minute with her 23rd goal of the season. That was the only goal of the first half, but the Normans tallied four more in the second to pull away. Kaela Reisfelt scored twice in six minutes (the second off an assist from Aviram), then Aviram notched her league-best 24th goal of the year in the 66th minute, assisted by Tiffany Moore. Only a junior, Aviram needs two goals to tie Beverly Hills’ single season record held by Emily Litvak and six to tie Litvak’s career-record 55 goals. Tylor Fields scored the last goal in the 68th minute off an assist from Reisfelt. With 16 assists, Aviram also leads the league in that department. Goalie Ida Trevino needed to make only one save in 60 minutes and backup Kylie Colvin played the last 20 minutes, making one save to complete the shutout. Culver City lost to the Normans 1-0 at Nickoll Field in the teams’ first game this season, so Franks expects the Centaurs to be motivated Thursday. “Culver City has a very good attack and will put our defense to the test,” said Franks, who played center midfield for BHHS boys coach Steve Rappaport from 1992-96 and set the school single-season assists record with 18. “Our back line of Arielle Harris, Monica Salandra, Elena Rust and Ida [Trevino] have been rock solid for us.” Regardless of Thursday’s outcome, BHHS will host its first playoff game on Feb. 17, most likely against a third-place team from another league. Ranked seventh in this week’s CIF Southern Section Division 4 poll, the Normans’ next goal is to advance deep into the postseason tournament. Franks expects Santa Monica and Culver City to make the playoffs as well. “We typically get three teams in,” he said. “Last year, all three Ocean League teams [Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Culver City] got to the second round of CIF. It really depends on how strongly they value our league to determine our placement. I think we have a pretty competitive league.” Beverly Hills won its last league title in 2002-03 as a member of the Pioneer League, the year before Franks took over the program. Over the past decade, the Normans have qualified for the playoffs every year but have never made it out of the second round. It is a trend they hope to change this winter. B e sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . See the original post here: BHHS Girls Soccer Wins First Ocean League Title
JANUARY 15: In this handout photo provided by NBC, actress Tina Fey and Jane Lynch present an award onstage during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. See the article here: Are women the bawdier sex these days?
A senior citizen couple is facing eviction from their apartment based on a technicality in Beverly Hills’ rent stabilization ordinance, the City Council learned Tuesday. Speaking on behalf of Parker and Jean West, attorney and former Beverly Hills Mayor Mark Egerman detailed the couple’s struggle to keep their apartment at 420 S. Doheny Drive after nearly 24 years of residency. Egerman, who was accompanied by the couple at the podium in Council Chambers, urged council members to “study the issue to ensure that ordinances enacted to protect senior citizens on limited income are not circumvented in any way.” The Wests have fought a legal battle with two property owners since 2009, Egerman said. In the latest round of legal wrangling, the property owners have issued an eviction notice centered around the issue of “comparability.” After recent renovations added a bathroom to the couple’s unit and additional kitchen space to a neighboring apartment, there is a lack of comparability, the owners claimed. This negates the couple’s rent-control standing under the city’s rent stabilization ordinance, paving the way for the current owners to move into the disputed unit. City Attorney Larry Wiener said his office and other city staff personnel are studying the issue and will make a determination on the matter in “several days” or “several weeks.” Council members agreed to put the issue on their next meeting agenda for further public discussion. The next council meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21. “Mr. and Mrs. West, we are so sorry for your predicament, and as a city we take this responsibility very seriously so you will have our full, undivided attention,” Mayor Barry Brucker said. B e sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . The rest is here: Council Hears Plight of Rent Control Tenants Facing Eviction
Actress Lea Michele arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association ‘s 2011 Installation Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 4, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Visit link: Efron wants ‘Glee’ spot
Oscar nominees Gore Verbinski and Michelle Williams attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar Nominees Luncheon today in Beverly Hills, California. Read the original post: Michelle Williams Wears Victoria Beckham Dress to Oscars Luncheon