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August 14, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the other side of Beverly Hills. It's not the one filled with huge mansions, fancy cars and manicured lawns or populated with the mega-rich who favor endless Rodeo Drive shopping sprees. No, this side has very ordinary-looking apartments with green carpets in the lobby and tiny, leaf-filled pools, and it's made up of middle- and working-class people trying to get ahead by getting their kids into the coveted Beverly Hills schools.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1998
A city-sponsored leadership program kicks off its nine-month session tonight with an orientation and meeting with city officials. The Team Beverly Hills program, led by Mayor Les Bronte and Chairman Lawrence Kohn, will teach the 27 participants how the city functions and encourage them to be actively involved in city government and organizations, said Gisele Grable, who assists in running the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1998
Large steel and stone sculptures on loan from a West Hollywood art gallery will adorn the lawn in front of City Hall for a year, officials said Tuesday. Eduardo Chillida's "Stele of Gernika III," standing 57 inches and weighing 5,000 pounds, and Isamu Noguchi's "Integrity of Identity," a 90-inch basalt carving, were loaned to the city by the Tasende Gallery. Both works are owned by a private collector in Dallas and were installed at 450 N.
NEWS
April 4, 1998 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You head out to the northeast side of Berlin on Konrad Wolf Strasse, a thoroughfare named for the brother of the East German spy chief. Pass Sandino Strasse and turn right on Simon Bolivar, and you'll come to the mayor's office. "This is quite a revolutionary neighborhood," says the West Berlin-born cabdriver, peering at the unfamiliar street signs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1997
San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown will speak about the role of government in 2001 at a city-sponsored event scheduled for Monday. After Brown's presentation--part of the Millennium Forum series--the public will be encouraged to share their hopes for and concerns about the millennium, said Donna Reyes, public information specialist for the city of Beverly Hills.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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