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  • Customers File Lawsuit Against Victoria's Secret Alleging Racial Profiling

    04/16/2016 10:31:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 15, 2016
    Two black women are each seeking $4 million in damages from Victoria's Secret, claiming they were treated like criminals and ordered out of the Beverly Center store by management after a confrontation with an aggressive customer. A lawsuit filed by Shaunda McDaniel and Tammi Robinson alleges negligence, slander, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false arrest and violations of various state codes. . . . According to the complaint, the plaintiffs went to the Victoria's Secret store, located in a predominantly white and affluent area, last June 16 for the chain's semiannual sale. They were perusing the sale items when a...
  • Beverly Hills' crackdown on water wasters is having the desired effect ( except David Geffen and )

    03/14/2016 8:12:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 14, 2016 | Matt Stevens
    Officials in Beverly Hills say they tried it all: educational campaigns, usage restrictions and written notices for people suspected of wasting water. Despite those efforts, the community missed its savings target every month since June, when a statewide 25% reduction in urban water consumption became mandatory amid the punishing drought. As a result, state regulators fined the city, saying publicly that its water wasters "should be ashamed." About four months ago, city officials got tough. Beverly Hills sent letters to dozens of customers in November warning them of high water use and urging them to cut back. The city also...
  • Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim

    09/23/2002 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 23 replies · 72+ views
    Buzz Aldrin 'was never in Los Angeles' shock claim Sceptics refute astronaut punch-up story by Lester Haines Buzz Aldrin today faces the strongest test yet to his credibility as websites worldwide accuse the former astronaut of "never having been in Los Angeles in his life", let alone having assaulted a documentary filmmaker outside a Beverley Hills hotel on 9 September. Aldrin claims to have given Bart Sibrel a "right ass-whupping" after the latter asserted that the moon landings were faked. Sibrel prodded Aldrin with a bible and received a fat lip for his trouble, it is reported. However, sceptics point...
  • Beverly Hills Fined for Not Conserving Enough Water in Drought

    10/31/2015 7:32:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 30, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Upscale Beverly Hills is among four California cities whose water utilities have been fined for not forcing residents to conserve enough water during California's unrelenting four-year drought, officials said on Friday. The wealthy Los Angeles area municipality was fined $61,000 on Thursday, making it the only community not located in a desert to be assessed penalties, the California State Water Resources Board said. "Some urban water suppliers simply have not met the requirements laid before them," said Cris Carrigan, director of the water board's Office of Enforcement. "For these four suppliers, it's been too little too late."
  • Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood's Underground GOP Wants for President

    10/25/2015 2:25:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Holywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Bond
    In April 2013, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus secretly met about a dozen writers, directors and producers in a suite at Loews Hollywood Hotel. The topic: How could the industry's quiet network of conservatives help elect more Republicans?
  • Secret Meetings, Big Players: Who Hollywood's Underground GOP Wants for President

    10/22/2015 10:48:17 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 22, 2015 | By Paul Bond
    Jerry Perenchio backs Carly Fiorina, Mary Hart likes Marco Rubio and Ann Coulter stumped for Donald Trump in Beverly Hills, as a stealth GOP operates outside the industry spotlight. In April 2013, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus secretly met about a dozen writers, directors and producers in a suite at Loews Hollywood Hotel. The topic: How could the industry's quiet network of conservatives help elect more Republicans? GOP fans in Hollywood tend to hold their political activities close to the vest. This reporter was thrown out of a fundraiser for Rick Santorum at a $35 million mansion on Sunset...
  • Owner Of LaFerrari Caught Terrifying Beverly Hills Neighborhood Claims “Diplomatic Immunity”

    09/15/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 85 replies
    eBay Motors Blog via Yahoo News ^ | September 15, 2015 | Alex Lloyd
    A YouTube video that went viral — showing a Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 911 GT3 tearing through residential streets of Beverly Hills; flying though stop signs while pedestrians waited to cross, narrowly avoiding other motorists — has caused outrage, with neighbors pleading with police to take action before someone gets hurt. According to NBC4, the owner of said vehicles is claiming “diplomatic immunity,” telling a video journalist who asked for comment, “I could have you killed and get away with it.” The name of the car’s owner has not been released, but he is rumored to be part of the...
  • (video) Hillary Clinton in 2000: 'Why Would I Have Ever Wanted to Do Email?'

    03/04/2015 6:06:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies
  • Obama Confuses White House For Prison

    06/20/2015 12:03:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2015 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama accidentally compared himself to a prisoner stuck in the White House while speaking at a Beverly Hills fundraiser at filmmaker Tyler Perry’s house Thursday.What do you think? “We should be reforming our criminal justice system in such a way that we are not incarcerating nonviolent offenders in ways that renders them incapable of getting a job after they leave office,” Obama said, effectively comparing being in prison to being in office.What do you think? “Little slip of the tongue there. Little Freudian slip,” Obama said
  • Rock the Vote hypocrites: Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg and other celebs

    11/03/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:19 EST, 3 November 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    Didn't vote in the last midterm elections? It turns out many of the celebrities pressuring young people to vote in tomorrow's off-year elections didn't cast a ballot last time, either. According to the Washington Post at least five stars who participated in a recent Rock the Vote video urging youth to exercise their franchise didn't bother to show up to the polls themselves in 2010. View co-host Whoppi Goldberg, Orange is the New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Glee's Darren Criss, Girls creator Lena Dunham and Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson did not vote in the last midterm election,...
  • I, Robot … Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested?

    09/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 02/18/2014 | Annalee Newitz, Matt Novak
    Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested? On August 18, 1982 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a rather unusual perp into custody: a robot called DC-2. The crime? Illegally distributing business cards and generally causing a commotion on North Beverly Drive. It was probably the first time a robot had ever been arrested. When BHPD approached DC-2, the person operating it via remote control refused to identify himself to police. Officers searched the immediate area, but whoever was behind the thing was nowhere to be found. The bot's mysterious operator wasn't afraid of a little joking around though, despite...
  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Man, Clad Only In Boxers, Allegedly Goes On Rampage Inside Pricey Beverly Hills Eatery

    07/27/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    cbsla.xcom ^ | July 26, 2013 11:19 PM | Cristy Fajardo
    BEVERLY HILLS ( — Beverly Hills Police said a man — clad only in his boxers — went on a vandalism rampage Thursday evening inside a fancy restaurant in the 400 block of N. Canon Drive. Authorities said they received a call at 9:52 p.m. saying the man was destroying property and throwing glasses around the Enoteca Drago restaurant. Officials arrived on scene about a minute later and got into a foot pursuit with the man. The suspect reportedly ran south on N. Canon Drive where he ran into traffic. He allegedly slammed into a car and damaged the windshield....
  • NYC mob is Beverly Hillbullies

    06/05/2013 7:42:01 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/03/13 | Mitchell Maddux
    Some of the biggest drug traffickers from New York — some of them linked to the Mafia — are flocking to Beverly Hills to meet suppliers, transact illicit deals and spend their dirty dollars amid the palm-lined streets and shimmering pools of the wealthy mecca, according to law-enforcement sources. “They seem to like the glamour of that life — the hobnobbing with celebrities and high-profile people,” one official told The Post, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • Hillary Clinton Will Speak In Beverly Hills Tonight (to accept award honoring her public service)

    05/08/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Jean S · 46 replies
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Beverly Hills tonight to accept an award honoring her public service while a group holds a rally nearby to urge her to make another White House run.Clinton will receive the inaugural Warren Christopher Public Service Award from the Pacific Council on International Policy at a gala at the Beverly Wilshire hotel.The award will be presented hours after a hearing in Washington, D.C., of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is scheduled to hear testimony from State Department official Gregory Hicks regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the...
  • Group of female politicians rally around Greuel (@ the Feminist Majority Foundation's HQ)

    04/07/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/04/13 | Kate Linthicum, Seema Mehta
    **SNIP** "She's operational, she gets the job done," Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said during a round table meeting at the Feminist Majority Foundation's headquarters in Beverly Hills. "She's going to be focused on what she is doing here, but her election will lift up people across our country." Pelosi appeared with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) and legendary Democratic party activist Roz Wyman, who in 1953 became the youngest person to win a Los Angeles City Council seat. Speaking in front of vintage pictures of suffragettes, the women all returned...
  • (Obamanomics Wrecks Havoc on Beverly Hills, CA) Dollar Store Seeks to Rub Elbows on Rodeo Drive

    10/17/2012 1:35:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Dina Abou Salem
    If your Rodeo Drive shopping stops include Versace, Armani, Chanel and Tiffany & Co., perhaps you’d be interested in a store where you could drop a real bundle, of $1 bills that is. The 99 Cents Only Stores chain announced that it’s searching for a retail space on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif., one of the toniest shopping strips in the world. “We think our store will do well. Our highest amounts of sales are happening in our branch on Wilshire Boulevard. We know for a fact a lot of customers there are coming from Beverly Hills. This store...
  • The 'Beverly Hillbillies' at 50 -- how would Jethro vote in 2012?

    09/26/2012 8:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2012 | Robert Thompson
    Fifty years ago today CBS introduced a new TV series that sharply divided American cultural opinion. Critics and intellectuals hated it, and it became for them a symbol of how far television had fallen since the so-called “golden age” of live, New York-based programs in the early days of the medium. Most everybody else felt differently, however. The show became an instant hit of mammoth proportions. It spent its first two seasons at the very top of the Nielsen ratings. At its peak, it was being watched by 60 million viewers per week. As late as 1982, eleven years after...
  • Three UFOs Filmed Over Beverly Hills

    09/11/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Gather ^ | September 10, 2012 | Jim Kane
    Startling footage of three UFO lights hovering the skies above Los Angeles is raising some interesting questions. Does this video prove the existence of aliens? And if so, why are the extraterrestrials monitoring Beverly Hills, of all places? The two-minute video is very high quality, and you can clearly see three lights moving in near unison. You can view the amazing footage here. Considering all the police, fire and news choppers flying over Los Angeles at night, it's certainly possible these lights were coming from helicopters. The only problem with that theory, however, is that there was absolutely no sound...
  • The jingle of jewelry at a Beverly Hills pawnshop

    12/23/2011 11:24:45 PM PST · by thecodont · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | December 24, 2011 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
    A Beverly Hills real estate broker is waiting for escrow to close on two upscale properties, but that won't happen until after Christmas. So what is a powerhouse agent to do to generate some quick spending money for holiday shopping? This one hocked her diamond Patek Philippe watch at a Beverly Hills pawnshop for cash. She'll reclaim her $15,000 timepiece when the deals close, said Jordan Tabach-Bank, chief executive of 73-year-old Beverly Loan Co. "Never before have we seen so many affluent people needing cash," he said. "People are in a cash crunch. You can't go to the bank for...
  • Amazing speech by Bill Whittle at Beverly Hills Tea Party

    09/24/2011 9:47:52 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle spoke the other day at the Beverly Hills Tea Party and I must say it was excellent. When he began he said that his job was to scare us to death and then explain why he has so much hope for us overcoming the big problems we face. I’m not sure he succeeded on the former, but definitely the latter. He broke the speech up into seven categories that he believes most Tea Party members would agree on and then elaborated on them, some at great length. The seven categories are limited government and free enterprise, distrust of...
  • Beverly Hills Tea Party Sun. Sept 18 Today! [With Pat Boone]

    09/18/2011 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Syncro · 7 replies
    Beverly Hills Tea Party ^ | Sept 18, 2011 | Staff
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 2:30-5:30 PM BEVERLY HILLS PARK SANTA MONICA BLVD Between Beverly & Canon Come out and join us as we will continue our rally to help take our country back! This will be a event-packed day with many speakers and contributors. God Bless America!! Directions from LAX: Take 405 North, Exit Santa Monica Blvd. and turn Right, Turn Left at Beverly Dr. and then first Right at Park Way. Park will be on the right. Speakers: Pat Boone – The original American Idol, Pat began his recording career in the 1950’s and has more the 30...
  • U.S. Cities Strangled by Cost of Ballooning Pensions (outrage in Beverly Hills)

    08/26/2011 2:21:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published August 25, 2011 | By Leah Krakinowski
    When Beverly Hills residents found out that many of their city’s 950 municipal and public safety employees were earning stunning salaries, 13 weeks of paid vacation, unlimited overtime and other tax-free retirement benefits, taxpayers were outraged and city officials rushed into closed-door sessions to figure out what to do. These revelations, exposed through the efforts of the city’s hometown newspaper, The Beverly Hills Courier, unmasked an even deeper problem: many California cities, and likely other municipalities across the U.S., are being strangled by the cost of ballooning pension benefits they can no longer afford. “What we have now is a...
  • Police explode briefcase left for literary agent

    08/11/2011 3:07:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Mercury news ^ | 8/11/11 | AP
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A writer desperate to get a movie script read suffered the ultimate rejection Thursday when police blew up a briefcase he said contained the screenplay after an agent refused to read it, police said. The bizarre story was set in Beverly Hills, where a man visited the office of a literary agent and left behind a briefcase that he said contained a computer, police Sgt. Brad Cornelius said. The man left instructions for it to be delivered to someone at the business, who told another person in the office, "This guy's been kind of pestering me...
  • Child custody expert linked to lewd Web photos

    02/28/2011 7:33:51 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27 2011 | Kim Christensen and Victoria Kim
    A prominent Beverly Hills psychiatrist who has helped decide hundreds of child-custody disputes was thrown off one recent case and has been challenged in at least two others after posting lewd photos of himself on Facebook and allegedly promoting illegal drug use, unprotected sex and male prostitution. Dr. Joseph Kenan, president of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, is also being investigated by the Medical Board of California on at least four complaints by parents who hired him to do custody evaluations, according to records and correspondence reviewed by The Times. Among the postings on Facebook and other websites under...
  • Gun recovered from man who committed suicide appears to match one that killed publicist

    12/08/2010 1:37:03 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 8, 2010 | Andrew Blankstein
    The gun recovered from a man who commited suicide at a Hollywood apartment appears to be the same one that killed veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, according to a law enforcement source. The Beverly Hills Police Department has called 3 p.m. news conference to discuss the case, though no details were provided.
  • Neighbors of 'Suspect' in L.A. Publicist Murder Doubt He Shot Her; Man Is ID'd in Report

    12/02/2010 4:16:20 PM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | December 02, 2010 | AP/FoxNews
    The person of interest in the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen, who fatally shot himself in an apartment late Wednesday as Beverly Hills as police were serving a search warrant, was identified in a report Thursday. The Beverly Hills Courier identified the man as Harold Smith, citing a law enforcement source. Residents at the apartment complex previously identified him as Harold.
  • Woman in Mercedes killed in Beverly Hills

    11/16/2010 8:25:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    KABC-TV ^ | November 16, 2010 | Lisa Hernandez
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- Police said a woman driving a Mercedes-Benz was shot to death in her car in Beverly Hills early Tuesday morning. The victim has not yet been identified. Authorities responded to a 911 call on the 800 block of North Whittier Drive, near Sunset Boulevard, just before 12:30 a.m. Residents in the area had reported hearing several gunshots fired. Moments later, a second 911 call reported a solo car crash.
  • First Beverly Hills Tea Party Rally Attracts Hundreds

    09/27/2010 1:31:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Beverly Hills Courier ^ | Sept. 27, 2010 | Adam Popescu
    A sweltering sun did not stop members of the Tea Party from gathering in Beverly Gardens Park on Sunday afternoon, cheering, waving flags and passing out literature as emcee Pat Boone, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, Congressional hopefuls and Revolutionary-garbed “patriots” spoke, sang and rallied more than four hundred supporters of the Beverly Hills Tea Party. A marching band with drums, flutes and three-corner hats began the event with a Patrick Henry impersonator taking the stage and reciting an abridged version of the “give me liberty or give me death” speech made famous by Henry in 1775. “There is no longer...
  • Pat Boone Hosts Tea Party in Beverly Hills

    09/25/2010 4:42:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies · 1+ views
    NBC ^ | Sep 25, 2010 | NBC
    A Tea Party rally will be held in Beverly Hills Sunday, with Pat Boone serving as the master of ceremonies and several other entertainment industry figures speaking, discussing faith, family and freedom, according to organizers. Actor Robert Davi, actress Connie Stevens, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson, commentator Andrew Breitbart and writers Lionel Chetwynd and Bert Prelutsky are among the scheduled speakers. The rally will be held from 2-4 p.m. in Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard, between Canon and Beverly drives. Organizers are hoping the rally will result in the public getting correct information about candidates...
  • VANITY: I'm wondering if Beverly Hills is doing anything to celebrate "90210 Day"? (9/02/10)

    09/02/2010 9:56:03 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 28 replies
    Self ^ | Self
    Useless Vanity Post. Commence Discussion.
  • Beverly Hills disowns Miss California contestant

    02/24/2010 6:45:56 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 1,007+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 24
    The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss California USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant. In a statement Wednesday, Mayor Nancy Krasne said that 23-year-old Lauren Ashley lives in Pasadena and doesn't represent Beverly Hills in any capacity. She said she was shocked to see statements made by a beauty pageant contestant under the name of Beverly Hills, "which has a long history of tolerance and respect."
  • Lauren Ashley, Miss Beverly Hills 2010, misunderstood on God, gay same-sex, and death

    02/24/2010 2:23:47 PM PST · by RGirard · 27 replies · 1,244+ views ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Lauren Ashley, Miss Beverly Hills 2010, is in the news, reported as a beauty queen saying: "God wants gays dead" and "gays should be murdered" - but is that actually what she said, or is she misunderstood? According to Fox News, Lauren Ashley said: "The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, 'If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.' The Bible is pretty black and white...
  • HOLLYWOOD HILTON BUSH BASH: "Hate Bush" Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday Night

    12/01/2003 7:00:05 AM PST · by Flux Capacitor · 109 replies · 1,125+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12-1-03 | Matt Drudge
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUN NOV 30, 2003 20:42:05 ET XXXXX HOLLYWOOD DEMS GATHER FOR 'HATE BUSH' MEETING AT HILTON **Exclusive** Top Hollywood activists and intellectuals are planning to gather this week in Beverly Hills for an event billed as 'Hate Bush,' the DRUDGE REPORT has learned! Laurie David [wife of SEINFELD creator Larry David] has sent out invites to the planned Tuesday evening meeting at the Hilton with the bold heading: 'Hate Bush 12/2 - Event' The message reads: "This is the most important meeting you can attend to prevent the advancement of the current extremist right wing agenda....
  • New Mexico Vindication : Remember that U.S. Attorneys hoohah?

    01/09/2009 8:29:40 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 1,079+ views
    wsj ^ | JANUARY 9, 2009
    Governor Bill Richardson says it's all a matter of timing -- that if only the feds had wrapped up a corruption investigation into his New Mexico Administration by now, he'd be cleared and would be winging his way to Washington confident of Senate confirmation as the next Commerce Secretary. Instead, he withdrew his nomination earlier this week. And maybe he's right about timing. But we'd dial the clock back not to August, as the national media have in clucking that Barack Obama has a sloppy vetting process. Rather, go back to December 7, 2006. That's the day the Bush Justice...
  • Probe into Bev. Hills cosmetic surg. 'turned human fat from liposuctions to biodiesel for his 4x4'

    12/23/2008 1:05:32 PM PST · by Stoat · 53 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | December 23, 2008 | Paul Thompson
    A top Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon says he used fat he removed from patients in liposuction operations to power his 'green' 4x4 car.U.S. authorities have launched an inquiry into claims made by Dr Alan Bittner that the fat he had sucked out of patients in liposuction operations was turned into biodiesel.Bittner wrote on his website: 'The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel -- and I have more fat than I can use.'Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly, but they get to take part in saving...
  • Sarah and Hillary: out of the closet

    10/26/2008 1:23:05 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 8 replies · 805+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2008 | Ethel C Fenig
    Susanna Chung Forest, the designer of Hillary Clinton's pantsuits, has inadvertently solved the mystery of why Democrats are mocking Republicans for spending $150,000 on clothing and accessories for Governor Sarah Palin. In a revealing statement to CBS News, Forest, ...who designed Hillary Clinton's pantsuits says it would be unusual for a candidate as famous as Sarah Palin to need to buy clothes. "Why do you need to pay for it?" Forest told CBS News from her boutique Susanna Beverly Hills saying that most designers would offer to clothe a candidate for free. "It's an honor, you are going to design...
  • Top Obama Campaign Member Met With Ahmadinejad in New York Tonight

    09/24/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 143 replies · 8,163+ views
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | Kristinn
    <p>A founding member of the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois met in New York City tonight with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</p> <p>Jodie Evans, who co-hosted Obama's first major fundraiser in Hollywood in February 2007 just after Obama announced his candidacy and is a top fundraiser and donor to Obama's campaign, led a delegation of leftist anti-American groups that held a private meeting near the United Nations. The stated purpose of the meeting was to "serve as an opening for diplomatic resolution" to prevent war between Iran and the United States.</p>
  • Donald Trump to buy Ed McMahon's house (will allow McMahon to live there)

    08/14/2008 6:26:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 74 replies · 652+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2008 | Ann Brenoff
    It's "The Donald" to the rescue. Mega-developer and TV personality Donald Trump has agreed to buy Ed McMahon's Beverly Hills house for an undisclosed amount and allow McMahon to continue living in it. Details of the deal are still being ironed out.
  • Hard times in Beverly Hills? Not quite

    03/19/2008 4:42:23 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 2 replies · 172+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/19/08 | Sue Zeidler
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Times are tough in Beverly Hills. Well, tougher, anyway. As recession looms and Wall Street shivers, the Los Angeles area's richest are perhaps perspiring -- although they never actually sweat like other people. Just ask Tim O'Hara, general manager at O'Gara Coach Company, a Beverly Hills-based Rolls-Royce dealership that caters to rock stars, actors and Hollywood executives, many of whom live in the mansion-filled city adjoining Los Angeles. "Some clients would have bought (both) a Rolls-Royce and a Bentley every 12 months but now they've cut it down to buying two cars in an 18-month period,"...
  • Rambo's View - Dianne Feinstein's $4 billion earmark for Beverly Hills

    09/06/2007 10:20:15 PM PDT · by gpapa · 11 replies · 890+ views ^ | September 7, 2007 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    Move over Bridge to Nowhere. Congress is back in town, and clearly back to business even uglier than usual. It takes hard work to come up with an earmark more egregious than that infamous Alaskan bridge, but California's Dianne Feinstein is an industrious gal. Her latest pork--let's call it Rambo's View--deserves to be the poster child for everything wrong with today's greedy earmark process. The senator's $4 billion handout (yes, you read that right) to wealthy West L.A. (yes, you read that right, too) is the ultimate example of how powerful members use earmarks to put their own parochial interests...
  • For sale: 165 mln dlr home is most expensive US property

    07/10/2007 10:04:39 AM PDT · by Millee · 36 replies · 827+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/10/07 | Staff
    For sale: prestigious Beverly Hills mansion set in 6.5 acres, offering 29 bedrooms, three swimming pools, tennis courts, state-of-the-art movie theater and disco. ADVERTISEMENT Price? 165 million dollars. The former home of legendary newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies was listed for sale on Monday with a price-tag that makes it the most expensive residential real estate listing in the United States. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the H-shaped, pink stucco building dubbed Beverly House by Hearst offers everything that any self-respecting billionaire could ever want. The sprawling, secluded compound features six separate residences -- four...
  • Lindsay Lohan cited on suspicion of DUI (Holy Spin City, BatMan! A roomie for Paris Hilton?)

    05/26/2007 3:08:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 999+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/07 | AP - Beverly Hills
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Lindsay Lohan was cited for investigation of driving under the influence Saturday and was slightly injured when the troubled actress' convertible struck a curb, police said. 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 a local hospital for minor injuries," Foxen said. No one else was hurt and no other cars were involved, Foxen said. He did not have other details. Officers went to the scene after receiving...
  • Al Gore to kick off book tour in Beverly Hills ("The Assault on Reason" Barf Alert!)

    05/22/2007 8:37:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 634+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 5/22/07 | Daisy Nguyen - ap
    BEVERLY HILLS It's been nearly seven years since Al Gore lost the presidency, and now the former vice president is set to promote his new book lambasting the Bush administration. Gore was to launch his national book tour with an event Tuesday night at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. Gore was scheduled to share the stage with actor-satirist Harry Shearer before signing copies of "The Assault on Reason." Before the event, a line snaked around the front of the theater and the atmosphere was more in line with a campaign stop than a book signing. Attendees wore "Gore 2008"...
  • Wind-driven wildfire damages homes in Southern California (Beverly Hills, 3 homes)

    04/12/2007 6:04:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 467+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/12/07 | Ana Beatriz Cholo - ap
    A wind-driven wildfire erupted in hills above Los Angeles and destroyed or damaged three homes in Beverly Hills as dangerous gusts swept dry Southern California, knocking out power to more than 100,000 utility customers and triggering a fatal highway pileup in a sandstorm. Other fires erupted elsewhere. About 200 firefighters attacked the flames from the ground as five helicopters repeatedly swooped out of the sky on water-dropping runs that contained the fire to 50 acres, but not before embers ignited expensive homes. Interim Los Angeles Fire Chief Douglas Barry said there was severe damage to two homes and roof damage...
  • For some, Beverly Hills ballots went too Farsi

    02/25/2007 2:46:42 PM PST · by DeerfieldObserver · 27 replies · 924+ views
    For the first time, the city translates its entire absentee and sample voting documents into Persian. Not everyone likes the look. "Have you seen your ballot?" Gloria Seiff of Beverly Hills asked friend and fellow resident Betty Harris over the phone. Harris had not. She opened the mail-in ballot and took one look. "I was shocked by it," she said. For the first time, Beverly Hills had translated its entire absentee and sample ballots into Persian.
  • Judge tosses Beverly Hills cancer claims

    11/24/2006 10:01:53 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 7 replies · 729+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | November 23, 2006 | AP Wire
    LOS ANGELES - A judge has thrown out 12 lawsuits claiming an oil well that operated for decades at Beverly Hills High School caused cancer in former students. ADVERTISEMENT Superior Court Judge Wendell Mortimer Jr. rejected the suits Wednesday. The case began in 2003 when the law firm that employs celebrity legal crusader Erin Brockovich located hundreds of people who believed emissions from the well were responsible for their cancers or other illnesses. The city and the Beverly Hills Unified School District spent more than $1 million to determine the area was safe. The well produces about 500 barrels of...
  • Jane Fonda to Headline Code Pink Fundraiser for Iraq War Resistor Lt. Watada

    10/05/2006 2:49:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies · 1,092+ views
    Thursday, October 5, 2006 | Kristinn
    Jane Fonda is stepping out into the 'antiwar' spotlight tomorrow night with a headline appearance at a fundraiser for Iraq war resistor Lt. Ehren Watada.Fonda has kept a low profile in the current 'antiwar' movement, having backed out of a vegetable oil powered bus tour last year.Details from the e-mail announcement from Code Pink:Fundraiser for Lt Ehren Watada! Join CODEPINK, Jane Fonda, and Bob Watada, father of war resister Lt. Ehren Watada, for a very special fundraiser. Lt. Watada was the first commisioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. He is currently facing...
  • CA: Protesters rally outside governor fundraiser in Beverly Hills(media mogul Haim Saban estate)

    09/30/2006 11:15:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 681+ views
    BEVERLY HILLS Nurse, teachers and firefighters protested Saturday outside a fundraiser for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the home of a media mogul Haim Saban. About 100 demonstrators, including members of the California Nurses Association, chanted slogans and waved signs outside the estate of Saban, founder of Saban Capital Group, said CNA spokesman Shum Preston. Preston said the public workers want to make it clear they disagree Schwarzenegger's stances on nurse-patient ratio rules, universal health care and state pensions. Saturday's protest will be the first of many over the next month, Preston said. An e-mail seeking comment from a Schwarzenegger representative...