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Category: Beverly Hills

Participant Media Founder Jeff Skoll Quietly Buys Beverly Hills Fixer-Upper House

When you sell about $2 billion worth of eBay stock, as Canadian-born multibillionaire and former eBay prexy Jeff Skoll did in 2005, you can do things like drop $11 million on a solar-poweredBeverly Hills mansion briefly owned in the mid-1990s by David Geffen, and then, as he recently did, surreptitiously spend another $6 million to snatch the fixer-upper house next […]

Paris and London in Beverly Grove, Hello Kitty Sale Survival Guide, Just Food For Dogs All Over

BEVERLY GROVE: French label The Kooples has finally opened its West Coast flagship. The marble-covered space features Parisian-cool and London-edge styles ranging from $95 to $1,200. CERRITOS: Racked put together a cheat sheet on surviving this weekend’s insane Hello Kitty sale. Taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, they advise you go on Saturday for the best selection […]

Nelson Shelton News!

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Downtown’s 1929 Foreman & Clark  Building Going Mixed-Use  [Image via Wikimedia Commons] Another intriguing historical building is going mixed-use Downtown: the 1929Foreman & Clark building on Seventh and Hill Streets is set to transform into a residential building with a bar and restaurants. Building LA spotted the adaptive reuse plans for the 13-story building, which were submitted to the city at the end […]

Bev Hills Has Used $3 Million in School Repair Funds to Lose a Fight Against the Purple Line Subway

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For at least two years, the Beverly Hills Unified School District has been using Measure E funds intended for school renovations and improvements to fund parts of what’s proven to be a losing battle against Metro’sPurple Line subway extension, which will run under Beverly Hills High School. Now the LA Register reveals that they’ve spent at least $3 million of government cheese on their fight […]

Beverly Hills is Finally Getting Its First Dog Park

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[Dog park conceptual design via Beverly Hills city site; dogs via Erik Lam/Shutterstock] How did Beverly Hills not have a dog park already? (Everyone there has a yard, we guess?) Well, anyway, it’s getting one now, says the Beverly Hills Courier. For a while it looked like the dog park might head to an “underutilized” croquet court at Roxbury Park, […]

Cornerspotted: Little Santa Monica and North Cañon Drive

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[Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection] Yesterday’s Cornerspotter was a nod to Beverly Hills, which is in the midst of celebrating its centennial year. The intersection, correctly identified by Ron Cole as present-day North Cañon and South Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Little Santa Monica), which was briefly called Burton Way, hence the writing on the curb that identifies it as such. The […]