Articles about “beverlyhills”

AM News - Miss Los Angeles No Longer Miss California

Due to "human error" in tallying the votes, the crown that was placed on the head of Koreatown's Christina Silva, aka Miss Los Angeles, was placed on the head of Miss Barstow Raquel Beezley yesterday in Beverly Hills, and Breezley is now the winner in the all-important Miss California pageant. - AP Guess who's getting naked for Peta now? Film star Eva Mendez. And if her poster is any indication, she's really behind this...

My Favorite Beverly Hills Home

I first saw this house in 1986. Whenever I'm in the area, I take a quick detour down a side alley to check it out. It has gradually evolved, with a new mosaic or glass feature appearing each time I drive by. I saw a guy working up on the roof about six months ago, and he seemed too young to have been working on the house for 20 years. Maybe it is a...

LAist Poll: 'Subway to Sea,' Wilshire or through WeHo?

The LA Times is reporting today that Metro may be seriously looking at an extremely different route for half of the proposed Purple Line subway extension that would take commuters from Downtown to Santa Monica. However, the idea discussed here would take underground riders from the Hollywood/Highland station to Wilshire Blvd. along Santa Monica Blvd., traveling through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills hitting near the Beverly Center mall and Cedars-Sinai:The new concept is still...

Extra, Extra: George Bush Doesn't Care About Children

George Bush issued the fourth veto of his presidency today, nixing a bill that would have provided insurance to poor children. Bush said the program was too costly, apparently cool with the fact that the Iraq war now costs over $455-billion. That's B for billion. And B for Bitch. Curbed LA takes a gander at a new development planned for West LA. In as much as the structure looks like a monument to cubism,...

AM News For a Humpday

- Green LA Girl takes her show to the LA Times via The Emerald City - congrats Siel! - LAT - Laker center Kwame Brown gets popped for Disorderly Conduct in Georgia on Saturday after his cousin was charged with drunk driving after going the wrong way down a one-way street. Laker fans would like to see that sort of effort in the paint - AP - Even though it's only 56-years old, and...

Beverly Hills Serves LAist with a Search Warrant

On Friday afternoon, the Beverly Hills Police Department presented Gothamist, LLC, LAist's parent company in New York City, with a Search Warrant and Affidavit due to an e-mail threat to an officer after last week's controversial article about a Beverly Hills SUV driver attacking a bicyclist where the bicyclist was given two tickets. The warrant states that the police are to search the author's information and any relevant IP associations (even though the author...

Midnight Ridazz to Roll on Beverly Hills This Morning

Fueled in part by the injustice described in this post, the Midnight Ridazz will get their protest on this morning at the crack of 7 in the morning. We meet at Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line Station at 7 am and ride at 7:30 am Two weeks ago a cyclist was assaulted by a motorist and then ticketed by a Beverly Hills cop. We think cyclists deserve better! Join us as we encourage Beverly Hills...

Beverly Hills in 800 A.D. & Crunkberries

Beverly Hills Bert is at it again, this time explaining how no one will ever go hungry in Beverly Hills again, thanks to Bernie, the Beverly Hills Elf and his wood fired pizza. YEAH!!!!...

Classical Pick of the Week: Farmlab's "Amaze," a Jazz Opera

What happens when you take a jazz influenced visual artist and team him up with a group that transforms unoccupied storefronts and spaces into temporary art galleries and give them a large empty, ground-floor lobby of a former bank building in Beverly Hills? You get another amazing experience under the umbrella of Farmlab, which is a think tank, art production studio, and cultural performance venue doing multi-disciplinary investigations of land use issues that are...

The Week in Weeklies

By week's end, LA is littered with dozens of free rags. LAist reads the weeklies so you don't have to. If there's anything we missed, let us know, or better yet drop it in the comments section below. LA Weekly reviewed the gaffe-filled Q & A between Democratic presidential hopefuls and Hollywood gays. While not one candidate came out clearly in support of gay marriage, Bill Richardson slipped so hard as to insinuate that...

Swank Alert! Saks Fifth Avenue & Barneys At The Barker

I know the end of the Nordstrom anniversary sale was painful for all of us, but what better way to quick-heal a fresh wound then with new savings. Ready your checkbooks. Saks has embarked upon its yearly Consolidation Sale which means almost every department (minus handbags and cosmetics) is reduced. Men's Store too. The pre-sale mark downs have already taken place but the full effect slashings don't happen until Thursday, Aug 9th. The racket goes...

Wilshire Subway Watch: Wilshire or WeHo? Vote on our new LAist Poll!

There's been some talk of making the Purple Line subway for Wilshire Blvd. actually veer off and go through West Hollywood or even making an additional line, say the Pink Line. As Wad explains on MetroRiderLA:The Purple Line is a 21-hour system committed to solving a 6-hour problem. The bulk of ridership would be coming from rush-hour work trips. But the offices generate very little activity during mid-days and virtually none on weekends... [snip]...

Agents Move, Restaurants Follow

Earlier this year, International Creative Management (ICM) and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) moved their offices from Beverly HIlls to within the city limits of Los Angeles in Century City. Score one for LA where expensive high power lunches turn in to tax revenue for city coffers (we're talking "a side of assorted mushrooms sells for $21 and a Wagyu rib-eye costs $98"). One problem though, Century City choices were slim for Hollywood agents: The...

Wilshire Subway Watch: WeHo Gets Shafted

As Beverly HIlls gets ready for their meeting tonight, Boi from Troy ponders about the city of West Hollywood being the only Westside city without any purple tunnel love:Rather than shoot straight down Wilshire-an easy proposal-why not consider taking to subway to places people want to go? How about building the Subway to the Grove, then to Cedars Sinai/Beverly Center/West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, UCLA, Brentwood then Santa Monica, linking in with the new Exposition...

Wilshire Subway Watch: Beverly Hills Meeting Mañana

Via MetroRiderLA, the Southern California Transit Advocates (SO.CA.TA) is holding their second community outreach meeting on the proposed extension of the Purple Line in the Wilshire corridor. "This will provide a venue for interested corridor residents to learn about the status of the proposal and their role in its progress. Information will also be provided on how residents can engage in effective advocacy by contacting elected officials." Tuesday July 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. |...

Compton Property Values Rose 13.6% in 2006

The Los Angeles County Assessor announced that the property values in LA County rose above 9% in 2006 and totals a smidge over $1 trillion. Beating the trend is everyone's favorite, Compton, whose value rose 13.6%. However the largest increases were in Lancaster, Paramount and Palmdale . Lancaster surged by 21% due in part to a lot of new home sales, reports the LA Business Journal. Two inner-city communities also saw substantial gains: Paramount...

Playing Dress-up at La Scala

When I was a little girl, my dad didn't have the means for fancy restaurants, but his boss sure did. Every once in awhile, he would take my parents out for a special dinner in Beverly Hills. My mom would have her hair sprayed into an immovable up-do, and slather herself with Avon products. Dressed to the nines, my parents would leave behind the squalor and police sirens of Wilmington and disappear into a world...

Cheese is the New Wine

I love food. I love talking about food. I can spend hours discussing the merits of different mustards, or trying to figure out the mystery flavor in a pasta sauce. But I think food should be accessible. It should not be intimidating. I avoid saying things like "flavor profile". I am more likely to say things like, "This gravy is so good I want to fill a jacuzzi with it and jump in naked."...

This Week in Classical LA: Alfresco Edition

Grand Performances Downtown, Free, Outdoors, Take the Red Line Thursday - Musicology 102, Music Theory: Melody/Harmony with Alan Chapman Friday - Paulist Choristers of California and Sinfonia Orchestra Saturday - Alan Chapman and Karen Benjamin Celebrate the American Songbook www.GrandPerformances.org Hollywood Bowl Outdoors, Drink Wine, Fireworks Monday thru Wednesday - July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Saturday - The Decemberists with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Sunday - Mozart's Magic Flute www.HollywoodBowl.com LA Opera in Beverly HIlls Outdoors,...

Once in a while a Bentley gets creamed.

Wandering home after a Tuesday night of philandering we happened upon this tearful sight -- what appeared to be a Bentley in a fender-bender with a minivan. It's not often that such cars are involved in a traffic collision, so when it does happen it is somewhat of a spectacle. We were expecting to see rubberneckers up and down the block emerge, without shoes even (fuck shoes!), but this was not the case. It...

Chakra of Beverly Hills: Free-Wheeling Flavor for Big Spenders

One of our deep-pocketed lawyer friends was in town this week, visiting from New York, where he actually manages to make payments on an apartment in the East Village - people are capable of that? How is that possible? Well, apparently it takes advanced degrees in mathematics and law, as well as a sixty-hour work week. We'll take our humble (but spacious!) apartment in North Hollywood anyday, thank you very much. Anyway, that was...

Lindsay Lohan Wants to Join Paris Hilton: DUI Crash in Beverly Hills

At 4:30 p.m. today, there will be a press conference over Lindsay Lohan's 5:30 a.m. drunk driving crash that happened this morning on Sunset Blvd. She crashed her black Mercedes Convertible after hitting a curb and going into the bushes.Lohan, 20, and two other people were in her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 when it crashed on Sunset Boulevard around 5:30 a.m., Sgt. Mike Foxen said. "She was cited and released because she has been admitted to...

AM News that certainly could use some Charm School

- Malingering gets accosted by the craziest things - The Real Malingering - An LAPD detective was arrested for working as a celebrity bodyguard while being on paid medical leave from the department - LAT - MTV reality curse continues: The Bonaduces are getting divorced after 17 years of bliss - TMZ - 21 UCLA students were charged hefty fines by RIAA for downloading music - Daily Bruin - Millions of embedded videos on...

Drive to get Free Gas this morning in Century City

To promote their new series "Drive", Fox is giving away free gasoline at the Unocal 76 at the corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Blvd. near the mall in Century City. Don't get fooled by the old Google satellite image that shows SM Blvd. before they improved the roads. This is the 76 across the street from the Walgreens (formerly the charming Santa Glen Market) and two blocks away from the McDonald's. LAist...

MySpace Sues Comment Spammers

Beverly Hills based MySpace announced today that they are as sick of comment spammers on profiles as you are. And since they are rich (for example, those featured profiles from movies and tv shows, they cost $75,000), they can sue! Here's the message from Tom, posted today at 3:00 p.m., PST. I know a lot of you are seeing spam comments on your page. sorry about that! The super nasty ones block your other...

Coolest Personalized License Plate of the Day

Usually if we show a photo with a license plate, we make sure to blur it so as to protect the owner of the car's privacy. But this license plate situation was so cool that we had to let you check it out. Often called "vanity plates", customized, personalized license plates are an LA mainstay and anyone who commutes through our fair city is sure to see some funny ones each week. Although we...

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