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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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December 21, 1995
Santa Monica's serious crime rate declined during the first six months of 1995 compared with the same period last year, but crime in Beverly Hills increased slightly during that period over the year before. The Santa Monica Police Department reported that the city had nearly 12% fewer serious crimes compared with the first half of last year.
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December 15, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even in Beverly Hills' Golden Triangle, where hundreds of luxury medical practices treat the Westside's sick and famous, the Cooperman Eye Center offered an extra touch of pizazz. Red Skelton pitched the high-volume cataract practice in television spots. Cross-town patients received free limousine rides to the office. Dr. Steven G. Cooperman, the ophthalmologist who ran it, put together a personal collection of museum-quality art with the profits. To Dr. David A. Wallace, 43, who ran a much smaller practice around the corner, it looked like a 6,000-patient cash cow. When he heard Cooperman's business was for sale, he agreed to buy it in April 1989 for up to $1.3 million--setting the stage for a legal spat that has provided an unusual window into the economics of the Golden Triangle and the lives of the doctors who heal the stars.
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October 31, 1995
Fifteen bronze sculptures by well-known Colombian artist Fernando Botero are being installed in a Beverly Hills park this week. The sculptures, some up to 13 feet tall and weighing 3,500 pounds, were trucked in Monday and will be scattered on the grass in Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford drives. The exhibit, which will run through January, is organized by the city of Beverly Hills and the sculptures are on loan from New York's Marlborough Gallery.
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October 27, 1995
Fences bordering construction sites are usually far from inspiring--most strewn with movie posters and flyers--but not in Beverly Hills, where such fences have become the newest art form. The city's first "barricade art" was unveiled last week: 13 vinyl panels painted by artist Billy Al Bengston and mounted above the fence surrounding the construction site of a municipal parking structure on Beverly Drive.
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October 6, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bargain hunters thronged Beverly Hills on Thursday as hundreds of people joined in a bidding frenzy for a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, racks of gem-encrusted jewelry and dozens of paintings seized by the federal government from an accused money launderer. The multitude of goods, placed on the auction block by the U.S. Customs Service, drew about 1,000 people from all over the Southland to a packed Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom.
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