Five candidates for L.A. mayor squared off last night at a debate in -- of all places -- a temple in Beverly Hills. The debate did not produce much news until the very end of the two-hour forum, when the candidates were asked their opinions on the controversial Westside subway extension route.Counci ... More >>
Last night, four members of the Beverly Hills City Council blew a golden public relations opportunity -- and refused to approve a strong anti-Measure J resolution. The initiative seeks to extend a recent half-cent L.A. County sales tax hike for another 30 years to 2069.
Instead, the Beverly Hills C ... More >>
Update below: Beverly Hills Unified votes to oppose Measure J, board members join No on J effort.A county sales tax measure to accelerate transportation projects has slightly more than the two-thirds level of support required for passage, according to internal polling from the Yes campaign.Measure J ... More >>
When it comes to the Westside subway, the city of Beverly Hills may officially be playing hard ball in the very near future.
According to The Beverly Hills Courier, the Beverly Hills City Council may call a public hearing to examine the proposed Westside subway route, which could delay the Metropol ... More >>
Update, 12 noon: Beverly Hills Unified School District responds to Metro, after the break.
Update, 12:55 p.m.: Metro responds to L.A. Weekly, after the break.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unsurprisingly gave the thumbs down to a report commissioned by the city of Be ... More >>
Update, 3:10 p.m.: Congressman Henry Waxman weighs in, after the break.
The brouhaha over the Westside subway keeps getting more interesting ... by the prodding of the Beverly Hills Unified School District, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has agreed to extend its public comment for the mul ... More >>
Beverly Hills City Council members have taken the first step to possibly challenge the controversial and proposed Westside subway route that would run underneath the Beverly Hills High School campus.
Beverly Hills Courier reported last night that the City Council voted to hire "a lawyer in prepara ... More >>
It was a real-life Perry Mason moment in the public trial of Scotty Bowers' credibility.
In his sensational memoir, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, Bowers claims he procured female lovers for Katharine Hepburn and had threesomes with Cary Grant and hi ... More >>
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority staffers have just released final recommendations for L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's $5.6 billion vanity/legacy project -- variously known as the Westside Subway, the Subway to the Sea, or the Subway to Westwood -- and guess what? Beverly H ... More >>
BHUSD is fighting until the bitter endLast week, L.A. Weekly reported on how Metro may have manipulated a seismic study to move the Westside Subway Extension station in Century City. That story can be viewed here.
The move would result in $60 million more in publicly-subsidized Measure R fun ... More >>
Beverly Hills vs. Metro.Beverly Hills schools have been in a battle with Metro over its plans to tunnel under the famous 90210 high school as part of the "Westside Subway Extension."
As our Patrick Range McDonald reported in an LA Weekly cover story, the line has essentially been bent from a ... More >>
Foes of a proposed Westside Subway extension route that would tunnel under Beverly Hills High School are calling on Metro this week to show them the data that proves it should head that way instead of along Santa Monica Boulevard, as had been originally intended.
Those foes comprise the lead ... More >>
When it comes to the proposed Westside subway extension, the Beverly Hills City Council and board members of the Beverly Hills Unified School District haven't always gotten along -- regularly clashing over how to best stop a subway route from going underneath the Beverly Hills High School ca ... More >>
Call it Scenes from the Classroom Struggle in Beverly Hills. For months the 90210 has been riven by a debate triggered when the city's school system announced that in 2011 it would become a "basic aid" district that funded itself on local taxes instead of state assistance. This meant that the Beverl ... More >>
The L.A. Times reports that the Beverly Hills Unified School District will soon lose state government-sponsored financial incentives that have encouraged the enrollment of students who live outside the district. If you're a Beverly Hills-adjacent parent, sending your kid to a Beverly Hills school me ... More >>