Employment growth beat expectations in October, with nonfarm payrolls rising by 151,000 positions, the first monthly gain reported since May. Private-sector employment, which expanded during each of the past 10 months, climbed by 159,000 positions in October, while government cutbacks shaved 8,000 jobs from the monthly total.
The latest employment report provides cause for optimism that the still-cautious private sector has finally begun to build momentum toward recovery.
Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel For Sale
Beverly Hilton owner Beny Alagem has put the hotel on the market. The Beverly Hilton Hotel has been listed for sale with commercial real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield. Beny Alagen purchased the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2003 from the late Merv Griffin.
Alagen invested $80 million in a major renovation of the interior. The Beverly Hilton’s owner said last months sale of the 9900 Wilshire Project “triggered a great deal of interest in The Beverly Hilton property.”
9900 Wilshire is a condo project adjacent to the hotel that went into foreclosure and sold last month for $148 million to a group of Asian investors.
2205 Summitridge View Home for Sale in Beverly Hills
At the top of San Ysidro & Summitridge sits a beautifully updated 3 bedroom Mediterranean home. High Ceilings & open floor plan creates a fantastic flow, great for entertaining. The marvelous kitchen opens into the entertaining area. A wonderful master suite with breathtaking master bath, large sliding windows in living room & bedrooms all open to a magnificent pool and garden area which is completely private on over a 14, 000 sq. ft. lot. 2 car garage with direct access. Take a pictorial tour of 2205 Summitridge, Beverly Hills and come see this very special home. For an appointment, contact Marty Halfon at 310.344.4465 and visit the new Halfon Properties Group website.
Beverly Hills School Food Program in Shambles
The Beverly Hills School need to change their food program
The Beverly Hills School need Jamie Oliver to come in and
change the frozen foods and other junk they are serving our children.
What is going on... is no one paying attention. How
can this be happening in a community of such
great wealth and knowledge.
Beverly Hills homes are selling. . . not quickly however a demand exists for quality living and public education. A movement is afoot as parents reevaluate the expense of private school in today's economy and consider their options.
Beverly Hills' schools are not what they once were but I see them in the process of making a comeback. Families are returning and alumni (many world famous) have enrolled their children into the BHUSD. This is a great sign. It could signal the rebirth
of the Beverly Hills School System.
My children's school recently held a beautification program of which I gladly took part in. Over 250 parents and children planted over 600 plants. Seeing is believing. Making thing happen in Beverly Hills is what it's all about.
With the new school board election coming up, change is on the way. I urge you to keep your eye on Jake Manaster, a conservative who I believe has the vision to get things done. If Beverly Hills' schools get their act together, real estate prices will rise as supply and demand takes place.
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Celebrating its 25th Anniversary
Social media-savvy travelers can find The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on Facebook and Twitter. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel opened 25 years ago and in celebration of its Silver Anniversary has launched a Facebook page to provide the opportunity for guests to share their Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel memories with other fans, as well as for the beach front resort to share event listings, news, and links to learn more about the destination. Additionally, the resort will be Tweeting and engaging followers with news and special offers.
Candy Spelling's Holmby Hills Mansion Listed for $150M
The Aaron & Candy Spelling Mansion
Candy Spelling, widow of the late TV producer Aaron Spelling and mother of actress Tori Spelling has put her 4.7 acre Holmby Hills residence up for sale. Priced at a mere $150M, it's currently the most expensive residential listing in the U.S.
Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage, California Vacation Rental
Vacation Rental in Rancho Mirage 300 Yards from the Fairway
This wonderful 2 bed room 2 bath home located at Mission Hills Country is a beautiful way to spend your time relaxing, as you enjoy a breath taking view of the mountains that are sometimes covered in snow.
As you enter this home through a private courtyard, it opens to a large living room with vaulted ceilings. Walls of glass overlook a vast open area some 300 yard from the Fairway. Yet you are only steps to a pool and Jacuzzi.
"The Century", Luxury Condos on Avenue of the Stars
Century Condo Project in Century City
The 42-story Century City high rise condo project will sit on nearly four acres of landscaped garden property. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, this new addition to the Westside skyline features sweeping views from downtown L. A. to the Pacific.
This project features two and four bedroom residences priced from $3,500,000 to over $10,000,000.
SANTA BARBARA, CA: The Edward Thomas Collection of Hotels (ETC) announces the January 2008 hatching of Canary Hotel steps from State Street and the cultural hub of town. Canary Hotel joins its sister hotels in Santa Monica,
Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar, as one of California's choicest nests. Owned by "second generation" hoteliers, Thomas and Edward Slatkin, their family were the former proprietor of the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Canary Hotel is fun, yet elegant, a private island in the heart of the shopping and cultural district in downtown Santa Barbara.
Will Pillow Pets be on Your List this Holiday Season?
Ask your kids. . .
The holidays are upon us and all indications point to a strong sales season. Macy's posted a 6.6% increase in sales and beat Wall Street's forecast (Thomson Reuters).
Polo Ralph Lauren also looks foward to an increased demand for luxury items and predicts strong international sales. “We were braced for a particularly robust quarter from Polo Ralph Lauren,” said Wall Street Strategies analyst Brian Sozzi. “We were not disappointed.
In the toy market, look for an increase in electronics and games but the real winner this year may be the plush children's stuffed animal that is a pillow and a pet, Pillow Pets. They are wildly popular and a jungle of animals are available. Parents and Grandparents are lining up early so as not to disappoint.
Get the full story at PillowPetsFamily.com and have a very Happy Holiday Season from everyone at BeverlyHillsPeople.com.
Scandia Home Comes to California with Interactive Retail Gallery Concept
Bespoke bedding company Scandia Home will open its first freestanding boutique in Beverly Hills this December. For more than three decades, Scandia Home has been bringing the best of European-style comfort into discerning homes across the United States. Exceptional materials and outstanding craftsmanship have made Scandia Home synonymous with the finest in bedding.
Award-winning hair stylist specializes in styling, coloring and cutting curly hair.
A second-generation hair stylist, Yanai Van’s career spans almost two decades and three continents. While Yanai Van works with all types of hair and is considered a style, cut and color artist, his most cherished reputation is that of curls.
Yanai’s mission is to discover, develop and share with his clients effective, fast and easy regimens to Care For Hair in our busy life style, to continually create fresh styles, and to provide superior-quality and affordable services.
Yanai Van - Los Angeles Hair Salon
450 North Canon Drive, B.H.•310-597-3993
Appearing Tonight at Flapper's
Comedy Club in Burbank
Flappers Comedy Club
102 East Magnolia
Burbank CA 91502
FilmDistrict and Tristar Pictures Partner on Release of "Soul Surfer"
Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb and Carrie Underwood star in the Bethany Hamilton story, the first film to go out under the new FilmDistrict deal with Sony Pictures.
Photo by Mario Perez Courtesy of FilmDistrict
SOUL SURFER is the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.
Coming to theaters nationwide on April 15, 2011, this exciting feature film stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carrie Underwood in her film debut. The cast also includes Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo and Jeremy Sumpter.
Viewers will also be able to watch the MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND three days earlier then its television premiere! It will stream for free on November 18th on smithsonianchannel.com beginning at noon- so make sure to check out this special event before everyone else!
Premieres on the Smithsonian Channel Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
From gracing the neck of Marie Antoinette to leaving a trail of untimely deaths in its wake, MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND will provide an in-depth look at this gem’s brilliant but eerie tale. On behalf of the Smithsonian Channel, we would like to invite you to take part in a very exciting event featuring the world’s most famous and valuable diamond, the Hope Diamond. The Hope Diamond Story
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Montage Hotel Beverly Hills Introduces "Home Away from Home
for the Holidays"
2010 Events and Packages
Montage Hotel Beverly Hills
There’s one holiday gift sure to please every family this year: time spent together. As the upcoming holiday season draws near, Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Beverly Hills introduce a festive lineup of holiday activities, events and special packages to help capture the true spirit of the season.
Montage Hotel Laguna Beach
Montage Hotel Beverly Hills and the Montage Hotel Laguna Beach invite guests to spend the holiday season enjoying timeless festivities and creating new traditions with a selection of unique holiday experiences.
Montage Laguna Beach and Montage Beverly Hills will feature unique holiday experiences during November and December, offering travelers and guests their own special home-away-from-home for the holidays complete with treasured traditions such as: a tree lighting ceremony, and opportunities for creating new memories, like private holiday baking classes.
Both properties present festive options for overnight and extended visits, or guests simply looking for some holiday cheer.
“Days of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos"
“Days…” Stars and Authors Sign at the Grove
WHO: Kristian Alfonso, James Scott, Melissa Reeves and other cast members of “Days of our Lives” will join authors Greg Meng and Eddie Campbell. Also on hand will be former head writer Sheri Anderson, who has authored “A Secret in Salem ,” the first of a series of romance novels based on characters from the show.
WHAT: A book signing for Days of Our Lives 45 Years. A Celebration in Photos (SourceBooks). The book is a beautiful hard cover coffee table book that traces the history of the show and its wonderfully rich families from the inception of the show to the present…and beyond. It is a rare glimpse of over 500 behind-the-scenes photos of one of America 's most beloved television shows.
Both in the book and through Q and A’s at this event, fans and those interested in television production will get insight into all of the elements that go into creating a successful show from makeup to costuming, set design to blocking, and writing to directing through “It’s a wrap!” The show is now the longest running scripted show in NBC’s history.
WHEN: Friday, November 19, 2010 --- 7PM
Photo, Video and Interview Opportunities
WHERE: Barnes & Noble at The Grove 189 The Grove Dr., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036