January 3, 1993
In response to Robert Tanenbaum's column "Plea-Bargain in Denny Case Would Let Mob Rule Prevail," Commentary, Dec. 24: The Denny case must not be plea-bargained away. Plea-bargain the case away, and the shooters and outlaws will do it again and again. The job of the district attorney is to investigate charges, and try those responsible for the crime. Period. ART DOMINGUEZ Montebello
December 3, 1992
Winter storms and flash floods may seem like distant memories, but Mayor Robert Tanenbaum announced this week that the city has qualified all Beverly Hills homeowners, renters and businesses for low-cost flood and mud insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Federally subsidized flood insurance can be purchased from any property insurance agent licensed to conduct business in Beverly Hills.
November 3, 1988
The City Council adopted a recommendation by Mayor Robert Tanenbaum that a resident be appointed to fill an opening on the city's 5-member Environmental Review Board. In the past, members of the influential panel have come from various city departments involved in planning issues. But some residents have argued that a citizen is needed on the board to ensure that residents' interests are adequately represented.
March 9, 1989
The City Council on Tuesday honored actress Lucille Ball for her contributions to show business and to the city of Beverly Hills, where she has lived for 37 years. The council also proclaimed 1989 "Lucille Ball Year" in Beverly Hills, and Mayor Robert Tanenbaum presented the star of the "I Love Lucy" television series with the keys to the city. "You mean I can get into Jimmy Stewart's home now?" Ball quipped when presented with the keys. Stewart is Ball's neighbor.
April 9, 1987
The Beverly Hills Restaurant Assn. presented a survey to the City Council reporting a 30% drop in the number of customers after Beverly Hills imposed a ban on smoking in restaurants last week. The restaurateurs said the survey of about 30 of the city's 125 eating establishments supports their contention that the anti-smoking law--first of its kind in the state and only the second in the nation--is already creating severe hardship.
February 22, 1990
With all five members indicating support, the City Council has instructed its legal staff to draw up a resolution calling for a halt to all malathion spraying until authorities can answer questions concerning possible health risks. "Agricultural interests are important, but cannot supersede the interests of human health," said Councilwoman Vicki Reynolds. Councilman Robert Tanenbaum agreed. "There are too many unknown potential health hazards," he said.