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Gallery presents rare glimpses of cultural icons

February 6, 2012

Certain figures’ legacies have survived decades of new movies, new hit songs and new famous faces, remaining bona fide icons whose fame continues today despite the passage of time: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger . More here: Gallery presents rare glimpses of cultural icons

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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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Week in Review: Roxbury Park Community Center, Mike Feuer Transit Bill and Westside Subway Extension

February 5, 2012

The future of both the Roxbury Park Community Center and Westside Subway Extension have residents buzzing. Read about these stories and more in the top Beverly Hills news from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4. 1. Students from the El Rodeo math club made a strong showing at a Los Angeles mathematics competition,  taking seven of the top 10 spots .  2. The City Council is going to evaluate more modest plans for the Roxbury Park Community Center after hearing residential concerns regarding the project. 3. Even though Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) defended his proposed transit bill in a letter to Patch, the school board is still likely to oppose the legislation at its next meeting. 4. An independent peer review study of the Westside Subway Extension reports that it is unsafe to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School with students present . 5. BHHS girls varsity soccer is two games away from clenching its first-ever Ocean League title . B e  sure to follow  Beverly Hills  Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . Go here to see the original: Week in Review: Roxbury Park Community Center, Mike Feuer Transit Bill and Westside Subway Extension

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Extra, Extra: Dwindling Supplies of Marijuana, Increased Supplies of Steak, and Forays Into Digital Romance

November 22, 2011
Extra, Extra: Dwindling Supplies of Marijuana, Increased Supplies of Steak, and Forays Into Digital Romance

In tonight’s Extra, Extra, a city’s last pot shop is raided and closed, Ruth’s Chris might head downtown, and Robbins Brothers displays messages of love over a freeway. Plus: Keep up with us on Facebook , and follow us on Twitter: @LAist @LAistFood @LAistSports . more › Link: Extra, Extra: Dwindling Supplies of Marijuana, Increased Supplies of Steak, and Forays Into Digital Romance

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Study: Women Speak Less, Are Naked More than Men in Movies

November 22, 2011
Study: Women Speak Less, Are Naked More than Men in Movies

It’s not exactly news that Hollywood doesn’t offer up equal treatment of men and women. For every hulking male that crashes through a plate glass window to save the day, there’s at least one scantily-clad woman whose primary function is to seduce/be seduced/smile and look pretty. But now, for the skeptics in the room who would argue that equal treatment is in the eye of the beholder, we have some numbers… more › Read this article: Study: Women Speak Less, Are Naked More than Men in Movies

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Fault-y Towers: Don’t Mention the Core

November 22, 2011

Beverly Hills , Metropolitan Transportation Authority , Alquist-Priolo , Century City , Los Angeles Faults , Overdevelopment , Puente Hills Fault , Santa Monica Fault Line , Westside Subway , The initial Metro Century City seismological studies were released in October. Original post: Fault-y Towers: Don’t Mention the Core

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Metro Experts Support Constellation Boulevard Station

October 20, 2011

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report Wednesday on the Westside Subway Extension’s seismic and safety issues that favors a Constellation Boulevard location for the Century City stop. Metro states that scientists have recommended the Constellation Boulevard route in order to avoid two earthquake faults in the area. The experts, who include seismologists, geologists and engineers, said that tunneling can be done safely under Beverly Hills High School . Fieldwork and research also failed to detect any active or inactive oil wells on the high school campus that would be in the path of potential subway tunnels. However, no decision about the final placement of the subway route has been made.  The Westside Subway Extension would travel through Beverly Hills to proposed stops at Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo, then onward to one of two proposed stops in Century City: Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, which would require tunneling under BHHS , or one at Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, the location that scientists are advising Metro not to use due to the presence of the Santa Monica Fault.  Mayor Barry Brucker and Vice Mayor William Brien proposed a third option—for Metro to build a Century City stop at Santa Monica Boulevard and Century Park East—with the added incentive that Beverly Hills could be the location for two park-and-ride facilities to get commuters to and from the station. Experts hired by Metro, however, have reported that the Century Park East site is within the West Beverly Hills Lineament fault zone, an extension of the Newport-Inglewood Fault.  In an email released by Metro, experts reportedly told the Metro Board of Directors Planning Committee that tunneling under BHHS as part of the Constellation Boulevard route “would not compromise the structural integrity of existing structures, interfere with future building plans or create perceptible noise or vibrations on school grounds.”  To read the report in its entirety, click here . “Metro’s seismic findings are, of course, a disappointment to me, the City Council and the entire community,” Brucker said in a statement.  The city has hired two engineering firms, Exponent Inc. and Shannon & Wilson, to conduct separate, independent analyses of Metro’s seismic findings.    “The independent analysis by our consultants is an important step toward determining the appropriate response for Beverly Hills as we move forward,” Brucker said. “The citizens of Beverly Hills deserve a fair and impartial independent analysis.”  The council has formally requested a 90-day delay between when the final Environmental Impact Statement/Report is released and when Metro meets to consider the tunnel route between Beverly Hills and Century City. “We need at least 90 days to properly evaluate the scientific and seismic data before any final decision is made,” Brucker said.  The seismic and safety reports released Wednesday will be used by Metro staff to develop a recommendation on the Westside Subway Extension’s EIS/EIR, which is scheduled to be released this winter. The final decision on the subway’s route is made by the Metro Board of Directors and expected in early 2012. Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education President Lisa Korbatov released a statement in response to Metro’s report.  “Metro has opened a veritable Pandora’s box that potentially impacts many dozens of existing buildings and future projects in the region, including Beverly Hills High School, future station locations for the Westside Subway Extension as well as currently entitled development projects,” she wrote. “Our independent experts will immediately begin evaluating the findings and will weigh in as this process moves forward.”  Should the Constellation Boulevard route receive approval, two tunnels would be built 55-70 feet below the BHHS campus. The tunnels would pass under the  administration building  and then go beneath the high school’s tennis courts, the southern wing of Building B and the lacrosse fields. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the original post: Metro Experts Support Constellation Boulevard Station

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