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Roxbury Park Community Center, Mike Feuer Transit Bill and Westside Subway Extension

February 6, 2012

The future of both the Roxbury Park Community Center and Westside Subway Extension have residents buzzing. Read the rest here: Roxbury Park Community Center, Mike Feuer Transit Bill and Westside Subway Extension

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Local Heroes: Sophia Rossi of HelloGiggles Calls Beverly Hills Home

January 26, 2012

If you love Zooey Deschanel , nostalgia, television, and lady-friendly jokes, then chances are that you’re a fan of HelloGiggles . The rest is here: Local Heroes: Sophia Rossi of HelloGiggles Calls Beverly Hills Home

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Roxbury Park Community Center Meeting Is Tonight

January 26, 2012

The Beverly Hills City Council is encouraging residents to attend Thursday’s meeting about the future of the Roxbury Park Community Center . The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive. Two hours of free parking is available in the city lot across the street next to the Beverly Hills Public Library. At its Dec. 6 meeting, the council  unanimously rejected the bids that were submitted for the community center’s construction because they went over the $14.7 million that has been budgeted for the project. The purpose of the project is to modernize the facility and includes: a multipurpose room that can function as a gym community meeting rooms a small satellite library  a kitchen for the senior nutrition program an exercise room staff offices and other spaces for the community upgrades to the maintenance building and yard an expanded parking lot drainage improvements a fire lane for fire-truck access to the park landscaping Council members agreed to reconsider the project through public feedback meetings led by the Recreation and Parks Liaison Committee, which includes Vice Mayor  William Brien  and Councilman Julian Gold.  “We’ll get this right—something that is safe and clean, and of Beverly Hills quality,” Brien said when the council voted in December to reject the submitted contractor bids. “I can tell you right now, the existing facility is none of those three.” Be sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Read this article: Roxbury Park Community Center Meeting Is Tonight

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Jet Airways Declared As The Best Airline In Chentral/South Asia And India

December 11, 2011

Mumbai,Jet Airways, India ‘s premier international airline, has been adjudged the ‘Best Airline in Central/South Asia and India” at the 8th annual Global Traveller Reader Survey Travel Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Excerpt from: Jet Airways Declared As The Best Airline In Chentral/South Asia And India

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Week in Review: Vice Mayor Interview, Community Center Bids and Library Renovations

December 11, 2011

The City Council held a meeting and the new school board was installed last week. Read about that and more in the top stories from Dec. 4-10. 1. Don’t miss part one and part two of Patch’s interview with Vice Mayor William Brain. 2. The council rejected all construction bids for a project that will revamp the Roxbury Park Community Center . 3. The new Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education was installed . 4. The council has approved a construction firm’s bid to renovate the Beverly Hills Public Library . 5. The city and the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association have reached an agreement for a new five-year employment contract .  Also, don’t miss the chance to win $100,000 for BHUSD schools. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the article here: Week in Review: Vice Mayor Interview, Community Center Bids and Library Renovations

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City Staffers to Recommend Rejection of Roxbury Park Master Plan Bids

November 30, 2011

City staffers will advise the City Council at its Dec. 6 formal meeting to reject the bids that were submitted for renovating the Roxbury Park Community Center as part of the Roxbury Park Master Plan , according to a city statement.  The Beverly Hills Office of Communications sent out a press release Tuesday indicating that city staffers will seek direction from the council after receiving bids for the renovation project that were “significantly higher than budgeted.” The lowest of the three bids, according to the statement, was just under $14.4 million, which would bring the full cost of the project—including administration and contingencies—to $16.8 million. That amount exceeds the $14.7 million that has been budgeted for the project. According to the prequalification paperwork that bidders must submit to the City Clerk’s office, renovations of the Roxbury Park Community Center would be conducted in three phases: Phase One: The demolition of approximately 50 percent of the existing Roxbury Community Center and a portion of the surface parking lot. Phase Two: Construction of the new community center facility and surface parking lot. Phase Three: The demolition of the remaining existing community center and remaining surface parking lot, and the reconstruction of surface parking in that area. The new community center would feature a sports gymnasium, exercise room, several meeting rooms, a branch library, a commercial grade catering kitchen and an open office area. Renovations would focus on exterior walls with finishes of glass and stone, interior walls, ceilings, floor finishes, duct work, built-in cabinetry, restrooms, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing work. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . The rest is here: City Staffers to Recommend Rejection of Roxbury Park Master Plan Bids

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Ex-Bell Official Sues for $1.5M City Salary

November 1, 2011
Ex-Bell Official Sues for $1.5M City Salary

Awaiting trial, he claims he is due his lavish public salary. Photo Credit: Getty Images Continue reading here: Ex-Bell Official Sues for $1.5M City Salary

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BHUSD Increases Efforts to Oppose Subway Route

November 1, 2011
BHUSD Increases Efforts to Oppose Subway Route

The Beverly Hills Unified School District’s effort to oppose a subway going under Beverly Hills High School is kicking into gear just as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans additional public forums on the topic. The MTA will hold three “community update” meetings this month, including one Jan. 31 at the Roxbury Park Community Center to discuss work on the final environmental impact report of two possible routes for the Westside Subway Extension. One route would entail tunneling under the high school and the Beverly Hills Unified School District office, while the one favored by the school district and city officials would go under Santa Monica Boulevard. BHUSD officials and many residents feel that the MTA has unofficially decided in favor of the route under the high school because of an alleged fault line under Santa Monica Boulevard. “The Beverly Hills board of education plans to continue to demonstrate that viable alternatives exist and hire our own experts to refute the false seismic claims being advanced by the MTA experts regarding tunneling under the original and locally preferred route, Santa Monica Boulevard,” board Vice President Brian Goldberg said last week in an e-mail to constituents. As part of these efforts, the BHUSD board voted 5-0 on Thursday to hire national law firm Alston + Bird to oppose any decision to tunnel under the high school. Alston + Bird specializes in environmental and land development law, as well as public policy issues, according to its website . The firm has nine offices, including locations in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. The board is also likely to hire a lobbying firm, President Lisa Korbatov told Patch in an e-mail. Under consideration is Englander Knabe & Allen , the same firm behind efforts to put Measure 2P —a two-hour free parking proposal—on the March ballot. Englander has offices in Los Angeles and also Sacramento, where BHUSD wants state officials to become involved. Meanwhile, the subway issue is becoming front and center in the upcoming City Council elections. All three candidates running for council seats oppose the proposal to tunnel under the high school. Two of the three— Dr. Julian A. Gold and Councilwoman Nancy Krasne —specifically mentioned the issue at their Jan. 9 campaign launches. Patch urges readers to attend one or more of the three upcoming MTA community update meetings. The first is Jan. 24 at LACMA West on the fifth floor, according to the MTA’s website . The next meeting will be Jan. 26 on the third floor of Westwood United Methodist Church, 10497 Wilshire Blvd. The last one will be Jan. 31 at the Roxbury Community Center.  The meetings begin at 6 p.m., with the public comment period from 7:15-8 p.m. Those planning to attend the Beverly Hills meeting are advised to get there early, as prior MTA meetings held at Roxbury were so crowded that an overflow room was needed. Read this article: BHUSD Increases Efforts to Oppose Subway Route

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