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December 3, 1997 | BRAD BERTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hardly a week after an affiliate of a Hong Kong real estate giant acquired one of Beverly Hills' tallest office towers, the owner of the city's second-largest (in floor space) commercial property is about to select a buyer. Brisk investment activity driven by the rapidly recovering Westside office market has motivated the Matterhorn One closed-end investment fund to sell the 9100 Wilshire Boulevard complex less than two years after purchasing the twin 10-story towers, said K.
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July 30, 1997
A recent City Council proposal to create a cultural center in a historic post office building has prompted an outcry from some residents who oppose plans to move their mailboxes to another facility, officials said Tuesday.
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June 2, 1997 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Christie's didn't just roll out the welcome mat, it also flew in the doorman. To make its major collectors and clients feel right at home in the international company's new West Coast auction center, Gil Perez, a familiar figure in front of Christie's New York premises, was on duty at 360 N. Camden Drive in Beverly Hills for the opening evening on Thursday.
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February 26, 1997
Beverly Hills reopened Will Rogers Memorial Park on Tuesday after finishing a $1-million historic renovation of the small parcel of land across from the Beverly Hills Hotel. After being closed since July 1996, the park reopened with new seating, traditional decomposed granite walkways instead of asphalt paths, a new irrigation system and revamped restroom facilities. Workers replaced the crumbling retaining walls and planted new shrubs and trees.
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January 23, 1997 | MARGARET SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chasen's, once the beloved haunt of movie stars, presidents, tycoons and famous writers, could soon make a comeback. The West Hollywood restaurant, which closed in April 1995 after 58 years, may reopen within three months at a new location in Beverly Hills.
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December 9, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Barbie talked, she would have been gushing Sunday. There she was, on Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive, diamonds laced around her slender neck, toes tucked into ruby-encrusted slippers, mink stole tossed over her shoulders and a Louis Vuitton bag by her side. Granted, Barbie, who has introduced millions of American girls to the pleasures of consumerism, was visiting the kingdom of retail chic to be auctioned off to the highest bidder as part of a benefit for children's charities.
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July 24, 1996
Mirroring trends in Los Angeles, crime in Santa Monica, Culver City and Beverly Hills decreased during the first six months of 1996 compared to a similar period in 1995, according to statistics released by the cities' police departments. Burglaries, thefts, robberies, stolen cars, assaults, homicides, rapes and arsons--decreased 17% in Culver City, 9% in Beverly Hills and 5% in Santa Monica. "This is the continuation of a trend we've had here," said Santa Monica Police Chief James T. Butts Jr.
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February 3, 1996
The inaugural issue of the Beverly Hills Chronicle, a new monthly newspaper, was distributed throughout the city this week. The Brentwood Media Group Inc., which owns and operates four other Westside papers, publishes the tabloid-size newspaper. The Chronicle will be "half newspaper, half magazine," said Jeff Hall, its editor and publisher.
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January 31, 1996
Because of public acclaim, the distinctive, oversize bronze sculptures by artist Fernando Botero will remain on display in a Beverly Hills park until March 31. The 15 statues--ranging from a reclining nude woman to a 12-foot-high hand--have prompted so many calls that city officials agreed to extend the exhibit for two months. The sculptures are seen by thousands of motorists daily as they pass Beverly Gardens Park on busy Santa Monica Boulevard.
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December 28, 1995
After more than a year of wooing Bloomingdale's, Beverly Hills city officials expressed disappointment Wednesday when the parent company of the upscale retailer announced plans to open the store in neighboring Century City. In a long-awaited decision, Federated Department Stores Inc. said it will open a Bloomingdale's in the building now occupied by the Broadway in the Century City Shopping Center. Bloomingdale's also will open stores in Sherman Oaks and Newport Beach.
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