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Encyclopedia > Beverly Hills, California
City of Beverly Hills, California
Picture of Beverly Hills taken at Wilshire Boulevard
Nickname: "Garden Spot of the World"
Location of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County, California
Coordinates: 34°4′23″N 118°23′58″W / 34.07306, -118.39944
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Government
 - Mayor Jimmy Delshad
 - Vice Mayor Barry Brucker
 - City Manager Roderick J. Wood
Area
 - Total 5.7 sq mi (14.7 km²)
 - Land 5.7 sq mi (14.7 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)  0%
Elevation 259 ft (79 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 33,784
 - Density 5,927/sq mi (2,298/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 90210, 90211, 90212
Area code(s) 310, 424, 323
FIPS code 06-06308
GNIS feature ID 1652672
Website: http://www.beverlyhills.org

Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, United States. Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. The area's "Platinum Triangle" of wealthy neighborhoods is formed by Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel-Air and Holmby Hills. The population was 34,980 as of the 2006 census. Beverly Hills is a place name in several countries, including the United States, Beverly Hills, California Beverly Hills, Florida Beverly Hills, Michigan Beverly Hills, Missouri Beverly Hills, Texas Beverly Hills, Cabell County, West Virginia Beverly Hills, Marion County, West Virginia Australia, Beverly Hills, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Hong Kong... By mdoege@compuserve. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Beverly Hills is bordered on the north by Bel-Air and the Santa Monica Mountains, on the east by West Hollywood, the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, and the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, and on the south by the Beverlywood. Bel Air is the name of several places in the United States of America: Bel Air, Alabama Bel Air, Los Angeles, California Bel Air, Kentucky Bel Air, Maryland Bel Air, Tennessee Bel Air, Texas Bel Air, Virginia (two places): in Fairfax County in Stafford County Outside America: Bel Air, Mauritius... Santa Monica Mountains The Santa Monica Mountains are a low transverse range in southern California in the United States. ... Carthay is a residential district in the Mid-Wilshire region of west-central Los Angeles, California. ... The Fairfax District is an area of neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles, California, that is roughly bordered by West Hollywood on the north, La Brea Avenue on the east, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills on the west and Wilshire Boulevard on the south. ... The copper-topped bell tower of Hamilton High School is a neighborhood landmark. ...


Beverly Hills, contains some of the largest homes in Los Angeles County and the nation. However, these homes range from the extravagant in size and elegancy, to the many smaller homes, which include small duplex rental units and detached homes with less than 3,000 sq ft. The city's average household income, is just over $87,787.[1] Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ...


In 2007, Coldwell Banker lists Beverly Hills as the most expensive housing market (second year in a row) in the United States, with a median home price of $2.28 million dollars.[2]. Coldwell Banker is a large real estate franchise owned by Cendant, which also owns Century 21 Real Estate and ERA Real Estate. ...

Contents

History

Early years

The land on which Beverly Hills is now located was historically fertile because of the streams that met there in the rainy months. Water cascaded down from the canyons that became known as Coldwater and Benedict, creating a ciénaga (or swamp) at the location of present day Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Drive. The foothill site had flocks of geese and ducks, bands of wild horses and herds of antelope. Native American inhabitants, the Tongva (called the Gabrielino by the Spanish) tribe, considered it a holy site and named it "The Gathering of the Waters," which in the Spanish language is El Rodeo de las Aguas. Benedict Canyon is an area between Studio City and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... Geese redirects here. ... Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... This article is about the herbivorous mammals. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ...


Gaspar de Portolà's land expedition arrived in the area on August 3, 1769. The group, composed of Portolà (the first governor of the province of California), some Franciscan priests and a cavalcade of leather-jacket soldiers and horses, traveled over the Indian trail, which would one day be Wilshire Boulevard, across the plain toward the foothills gouged with deep canyons, and made camp in the cool of the sycamore trees at the present site of La Cienega Park, near the large swamp. On September 27, 1821, New Spain became Mexico and the province of California quietly changed flags. Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716 – 1784), a soldier, governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... Sycamore is a name applied at various times and places to three very different types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms. ... La Cienega (the swamp, in Spanish) Park is a public park in Beverly Hills, California. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ...


That same decade, retired Spanish soldier Vicente Ferrer Valdez and his wife, Maria Rita Villa de Valdez, settled on the 4,500 acres (1,821.1 ha) Rancho El Rodeo de las Aguas. Rita did not care for the name, however, and chose to call it San Antonio. The Valdez adobe home was built near what is the present day intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Alpine Drive. Valdez died in 1828, leaving Rita and eleven children. Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ... Year 1828 (MDCCCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1831, Los Angeles mayor Vicente Sanchez granted to Rita, jointly with her kinsman Luciano Valdez, a tract of land he named San Antonio. She began having trouble with Luciano Valdez, however, and decided that the rancho was not big enough for the two of them. In 1834, she testified before the Los Angeles City Council, bringing up a number of charges against Luciano. The council agreed and ordered him to vacate the premises. In 1840, the land grant was confirmed by the governor of California, Juan Bautista Alvarado. By 1844, Rita had built a second home, this one on Main Street in Los Angeles, where she kept her title papers and grant. She fled prior to the arrival of U.S. forces into the city in 1846. When she returned, she found her papers had been stolen. Juan Bautista Valentin Alvarado y Vallejo (February 14, 1809–July 13, 1882) was a Californio and Governor of Alta California from 1836 to 1842. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...

Benedict Canyon circa 1910
Benedict Canyon circa 1910

California was admitted as a U.S. state on September 9, 1850. The United States Board of Land Commissioners later confirmed her title. However, prior to this, Rita sold the rancho in 1854 to Benjamin D. Wilson and Major Henry Hancock. Hancock sold out to William Workman, who planned to grow wheat. But after one successful season, the drought of 1863–1864 put a temporary end to farming in the area. The legendary waters dried up, crops withered and cattle died. Image File history File links Benedict_canyon. ... Image File history File links Benedict_canyon. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Benjamin Davis Wilson (December 1, 1811–March 11, 1878), often called Don Benito, was an honorary Californio when he settled in Californias San Gabriel Valley. ... William Workman Source: Library and Archives Canada William Workman (May, 1807 – February 23, 1878) was an Irish-born Canadian businessman and municipal politician. ... Fields outside Benambra, Victoria, Australia suffering from drought conditions A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. ...


A brief oil boom brought a flourish of interest in the land in 1865 when the Pioneer Oil Company bought the rights to drill wells. But the wildcatting ended when the land proved as dry underneath as on top. Then newcomers arrived and herds of sheep appeared on the land, with portions being sold. James Whitworth bought a 125-acre (50.6 ha) parcel between what became Robertson and La Cienega Boulevards, north of what became Pico Boulevard, and Edison A. Benedict built a home in 1868 at the mouth of the canyon that bears his name. Benedict and his son, Pierce, bought adjoining land, planted walnut trees, beans and other vegetables and raised bees. Petro redirects here. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary using the Transwiki process. ... Species See text. ... For other uses, see Walnut (disambiguation). ... Families Andrenidae Anthophoridae Apidae Colletidae Ctenoplectridae Halictidae Heterogynaidae Megachilidae Melittidae Oxaeidae Sphecidae Stenotritidae This article is about the insect. ...


The De Las Aguas Land Association was formed with headquarters in San Francisco. Nearly the whole ranch was divided into 75 acres (30.4 ha) farming lots with the center reserved for the "Town of Santa Maria," which was to be split into five acre lots (2.0 ha) to be sold at $10 each. The proposed main street of the town was Los Angeles Avenue, now Wilshire Boulevard. The plans were dropped followed another drought, and the land reverted to sheep ranching. San Francisco redirects here. ...


Henry Hammel and Charles Denker, owners of the United States Hotel in Los Angeles, then purchased the land. Lima beans were the only crop to flourish, along with the sheep, but their ultimate dream was to establish a subdivision called Morocco. During their ownership in the 1880s, there was a land boom and a steam train brought buyers from Los Angeles to Santa Monica, passing through the Hammel and Denker Ranch. A station named Morocco, with a town of the same name was shown on the map of 1888, but the station and the town existed only on paper. The land boom collapsed, taking their plans along with it. Binomial name Phaseolus lunatus L. The lima bean or butter bean, (Phaseolus lunatus, Fabaceae) is grown as a vegetable for its mature and immature beans. ... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... For other uses, see Santa Monica (disambiguation). ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Creation of Beverly Hills

Middle years

Aerial view of Pickfair, 1920
Aerial view of Pickfair, 1920

In 1906, the community of Beverly Hills was developed with winding roads and tree-lined streets. The community was designed to allow the buyers to build a custom house on the land they purchased in the new development, so Beverly Hills was never designed as a tract housing development. During its construction, Beverly Hills was never intended to be a haven for the affluent but rather a rural community with homes on large lots. The Rodeo Land and Water Company(Burton Green)decided to name it Beverly Hills after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. Developers wanted to create a west coast replica of this town-although it transformed over the years to be quite different. Image File history File links Pickfair-1920. ... Image File history File links Pickfair-1920. ... Beverly Farms is an informally defined neighborhood at the eastern edge of the city of Beverly, Massachusetts. ...


In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford bought land on Summit Drive and built Pickfair, the house that would remain Pickford's home after she and Fairbanks divorced and for the rest of her life. Other wealthy movie people followed them and settled in Beverly Hills. Will Rogers, a wisecracking political humorist, wrote of the land boom in 1923, "Lots are sold so quickly and often out here that they put through escrow made out to the 12th owner... They couldn't possibly make out a separate deed for each purchaser; besides, he wouldn't have time to read it in the 10 minutes' time he owned the land." The movie colony was well entrenched by 1928 when Harold Lloyd built his mansion in Benedict Canyon, followed by John Barrymore, Robert Montgomery and Miriam Hopkins. Thus, Beverly Hills became famous for being home to the rich and for the large, stylish mansions of famous movie stars. Douglas Fairbanks (May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director and producer, who became noted for his swashbuckling roles in silent movies such as The Mark of Zorro (1920), The Three Musketeers (1921), Robin Hood (1922), The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and The Black Pirate (1926). ... Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... Pickfair was a Hollywood mansion named appropriately by its original residents, silent film actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. ... William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer, and actor. ... Harold Clayton Lloyd (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and director, most famous for his silent comedies. ... This article is about John Barrymore, Sr. ... Robert Montgomery (May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981) was an American actor and director. ... Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... A movie star is a celebrity who is well known for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. ...


The population in 1920 was 672; in 1924, it was 5,000; by 1930, it was 17,429. The issuance of building permits in 1918 totaled $35,200; in 1919, $304,900; in 1921, $787,729; 1922, $1,838,994.

The track that would become the Beverly Hills Speedway, 1912
The track that would become the Beverly Hills Speedway, 1912

In early 1920, the Beverly Hills Speedway, a 1.25 miles (2.0 km) wood oval track with turns banked 35 degrees, which was built at a cost of $500,000 on the south side of Wilshire Boulevard between Beverly Drive on the east and Lasky Drive on the west in Beverly Hills, was opened. Joe Boyer ran his race car 110 miles per hour (177.0 km/h) during the exhibition run. The races drew huge crowds and radio broadcasts were on a par with today's Indianapolis 500. There were also some aviation shows, another national craze. The speedway was closed in 1924 and the site was later subdivided for housing and businesses. Image File history File links BHspeedway-1912. ... Image File history File links BHspeedway-1912. ... Beverly Hills Speedway was home to speeding Model Ts and airplanes which cut through Beverly Hills, CA airspace during the roaring 20s. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... Aviation encompasses all the activities relating to airborne devices created by human ingenuity, generally known as aircraft. ...


In 1923, annexation to the city of Los Angeles was proposed, but faced opposition. Residents Mary Pickford, Will Rogers and others mobilized local voters against the plan. Those for annexation argued that Los Angeles would provide an adequate supply of better quality water for growth. Workers left bottles of sulfur-smelling water on the doorsteps of every home in Beverly Hills with a label that read: "Warning. Drink sparingly of this water as it has laxative qualities." Despite the campaign tactics, annexation was defeated 507 to 337. The following year, the city voted $400,000 in bonds to purchase the water system from the Beverly Hills Utilities Company and drill additional wells.


This fight for an independent city was arguably the first union of show business and politics in the United States. When Will Rogers became involved in local city government the community received international advertising. In 1925, Rogers was given the title "Honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills," becoming the first and (to date) only person so honored. The same year, the citizens of the city voted a $100,000 bond issue to purchase with Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice 385 acres (155.8 ha) for the building of UCLA. There were 96 miles (154.5 km) of paved streets in the city limits by 1927. In 1928, the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard between El Camino and Rodeo Drives, part of the old Beverly Hills Speedway, was completed. That same year, Greystone Mansion was completed by Edward L. Doheny, Jr., the only son and heir of wealthy oil man Edward L. Doheny. And in 1930, horses were banned in the City of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills continued to grow. Promotional materials from the period touted the young metropolis as the "center of the next million." Fortunately, human-scale public improvements helped soften the effects of growth. In the early 1930s, Santa Monica Park was renamed Beverly Gardens and was extended to span the entire two mile length of Santa Monica Boulevard through the city. At its Santa Monica and Wilshire corner, the Electric Fountain, a constant symphony of form and color at night, was installed, with a small sculpture at the top of a Tongva kneeling in prayer, homage to the heritage of Beverly Hills as a wellspring of fertility and abundance. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel is located at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard where it intersects Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. ... Greystone Mansion was the home built by Edward L. Doheny for his son. ... Edward Laurence Doheny (August 10, 1856 - September 8, 1935) was an American oil tycoon. ... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ...

Will Rogers standing with a model of plans for constructing City Hall
Will Rogers standing with a model of plans for constructing City Hall

The following year, 1932, a new Italian Renaissance-style City Hall was opened. By 1933, however, the Depression hit Beverly Hills. The city and school board cut salaries to save funds. In February, some 161 parcels of land were advertised for sale for delinquent lighting assessments. The Chamber of Commerce established an employment bureau and the mayor requested a branch welfare office from the County of Los Angeles. Image File history File links City_hall_model. ... Image File history File links City_hall_model. ... The Italian Renaissance began the opening phase of the Renaissance, a period of great cultural change and achievement in Europe that spanned the period from the end of the 14th century to about 1600, marking the transition between Medieval and Early Modern Europe. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Despite these problems, in April 1934 there was a huge celebration over the dedication of the city's new United States Post Office. The civic festival that followed was called Beverly Hills on Parade. By 1937, the city had weathered the storm of the Depression and was riding the crest of a wave of retail sales that reached more than $20,000,000 and bank deposits topped the $25,000,000 figure. Property values of that year showed a 30% increase over the previous year and new buildings were being opened regularly. Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ...


In the years after World War II, energies were again turned toward the building of the city; businesses and residential areas began to flourish. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

Via Rodeo Drive
Via Rodeo Drive

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Contemporary Beverly Hills

By the 1950s, small vacant lots remained and developers cropped whole mountains to ease the housing shortage. The stables and trails of the unussually large Doheny family estate, Greystone Mansion was bought by Paul Trousdale. The Trousdale Estates area was eventually annexed and an expensive housing development began to take shape in the hills above the city. Beverly Hills marketed itself as one of the most glamorous places in the world to shop. The Golden Triangle, with Rodeo Drive at its center, was marketed as the apex of chic shopping and fashion. Rodeo Drive sign Rodeo Drive (pronounced Spanish: ro-DAY-oh) generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. ...


The Via Rodeo, the first new street in Beverly Hills in seventy-six years, was completed in 1990. The Spanish cobblestone street leads to 2 Rodeo Drive, a "mini-mall" with upscale shops and restaurants. In 1992, the Beverly Hills Civic Center was opened. Designed by architect Charles Moore, it links the new public library, fire and police departments with the historic City Hall. The exterior of the old public library, which had featured a mosaic resembling books on a shelf, appeared in stock shots in The Brady Bunch as Mike Brady's office building. A cobblestone-covered street Cobblestones are stones used in the pavement of early streets. ... Piazza dItalia, New Orleans Charles Willard Moore (October 31, 1925 in Benton Harbor, Michigan – December 16, 1993 in Austin, Texas) was an American architect, educator, writer, and winner of the AIA Gold Medal in 1991. ... The Brady Bunch is an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ...

Rodeo Drive

It's a little-known fact that the center divider that runs in the middle of Rodeo Drive from North Santa Monica to Sunset is built in place of a old trolley track (that once ran from downtown Beverly Hills to the Beverly Hills Hotel along that route). Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, as seen facing southbound from Santa Monica Boulevard. ... Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, as seen facing southbound from Santa Monica Boulevard. ...


While the city derives its unique personality from being favored by show business people; and it is true that many actors, writers, directors and producers live in the city and take part in civic life; many professionals, doctors and lawyers, have homes and offices in the city also. The Beverly Hills Unified School District, with its four K-8 schools and the Beverly Hills High School, boasts particularly high academic achievement. The Beverly Hills Unified School District, abbreviated BHUSD, is a school district based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ...


The city's image has been enhanced by being featured in television shows and movies set in Beverly Hills, including the The Jack Benny Program (1950 to 1954), The Beverly Hillbillies (1962 to 1971), the Beverly Hills Cop movies, and Beverly Hills 90210 (1990 to 2000). There's a worldwide hit animation series Totally Spies based in Beverly Hills, as three teen girls attend fictional Beverly High School are part-time undercover spies. The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. ... See also: 1949 in television, other events of 1950, 1951 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 12 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) inaugurated. ... See also: 1964 in television, other events of 1965, 1966 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1965-66 American network television schedule. ... For the 1993 film, see The Beverly Hillbillies (film) The Beverly Hillbillies was an American television program about a hillbilly family transplanted in Southern California. ... See also: 1961 in television, other events of 1962, 1963 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1962-63 American network television schedule. ... The year 1971 in television involved some significant events. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... The year 1990 in television involved some significant events. ... The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Rodeo Drive, Beverly and Canon Drives all recently underwent construction to widen the sidewalks and beautify the streets. New construction has also just been completed that added more parking for visitors to the famed shopping area.

Rodeo Drive at night
Rodeo Drive at night
2 Rodeo Drive and its "Spanish Steps" is at the heart of the exclusive shopping district on Rodeo Drive.
2 Rodeo Drive and its "Spanish Steps" is at the heart of the exclusive shopping district on Rodeo Drive.

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90210 is a ZIP code in Beverly Hills, made the most famous postal code in the world[citation needed] by the television series Beverly Hills 90210 and because of the celebrity residents that reside in the area. Beverly Hills also has two additional ZIP codes based on the general area. These ZIP codes are 90211 and 90212. In 1983, the local weekly magazine "Beverly Hills 213" debuted as the city's first color ultra-luxury magazine. Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from 1990 to 2000 on the Fox Network. ... Mr. ... Postcodes are generally clearly visible outside Australia Post offices. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ...


Geography

Beverly Hills is surrounded by the city of Los Angeles, albeit the small Northeast corner shares the boundary along Doheny Boulevard with West Hollywood, another city known for the Sunset strip that includes Beverly Hills on the famous Sunset Boulevard. Nickname: WeHo Location of Los Angeles County in California and West Hollywood within Los Angeles County Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated 1984  - City Council John Heilman (mayor) Sal Guarriello John J. Duran Abbe Land Jeffrey Prang Area    - City  1. ...


Main thoroughfares include Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard, and Sunset Boulevard. Shopping streets include Beverly Drive and Rodeo Drive. Coldwater Canyon Drive is the main road through Beverly Hills into the San Fernando Valley. Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile District, looking east toward Downtown Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, looking east toward the Millionaires Mile Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in Los Angeles, California. ... California State Route 2; the Santa Monica Boulevard segment is highlighted in red, Alvarado Street is highlighted in green, the Glendale Freeway is highlighted in blue, and the Angeles Crest Highway is highlighted in purple. ... Sunset Boulevard (officially known as West Sunset Boulevard, except in Beverly Hills) is a street in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, that stretches from Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Palisades. ... Rodeo Drive sign Rodeo Drive (pronounced Spanish: ro-DAY-oh) generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ...


In spite of the city's name, most residents live in the "flats" of Beverly Hills, a relatively flat land that includes all of Beverly Hills south of Sunset Blvd. The homes in the hills north of Sunset Boulevard have a much higher value than average homes in the rest of Beverly Hills, and the most expensive homes in Beverly Hills are all in the hills. Wilshire Boulevard divides the "flats" into two areas, locally know as "North or South of the tracks," referring to the train tracks that were once used by the old Redline stockcar that traversed Beverly Hills along Wilshire Blvd. Homes south of Wilshire have more urban square and retangular lots, generally smaller than those to the north. There are also more apartment buildings south of Wilshire Blvd than anywhere else in Beverly Hills, and the average home value south of Wilshire is the lowest in Beverly Hills.


Except for the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel, all businesses and government offices in Beverly Hills are located south of Santa Monica Blvd. Nearby the Beverly Hills city limits is the famous Los Angeles Country Club, with its two golf courses, where golfers tee up beside celebrities. The Beverly Hills Hotel is a hotel on Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA. It was opened on May 12, 1912 and started by Margaret J. Anderson and her son, Stanley S. Anderson. ... A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2005, there were 34,980 people. The racial makeup of the city was 82.06% White, 1.77% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 7.05% Asian, 1.50% from other races, and 4.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age for the city was 41 years old.


There were 15,035 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.02. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $70,945, which is typical for an upper-middle class suburb and close to the median household income of San Jose, California. Yet, the median price for an owner-occupied house exceeds $1,000,000. This is because of an unusually large proportion of renters in the city. There are so many renters in Beverly Hills that homeowners are not the majority. Renter-occupied housing units comprise 56.6 percent of the city's housing stock and the median household income for renter-occupied housing units in the city is $48,179, which is just slightly above average for the entire United States. For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ...


The median household income for an owner-occupied housing unit is $125,707.


The median income for a family is $102,611. Males had a median income of $72,004 versus $46,217 for females. The per capita income for the city was $65,507. 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, most of those were 65 an older Senior citizens. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Despite its reputation, 90210 is not the wealthiest ZIP Code in the United States or even California (the wealthiest ZIP Code in California is 94027, generally located in Atherton, California; the wealthiest ZIP Code in the United States is 33139, which is located in Miami Beach, Florida). In fact, Beverly Hills has the lowest median household income of any city with both a population over 10,000 and a median housing price over $1,000,000. Other places in the area that are generally considered to be very wealthy, such as Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, display the same characteristics. Atherton is a town in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... // Of any population Income and housing costs Highest per capita income and median housing cost below $100,000. ... City Incorporation September 1, 1906 City Tree Coral Tree City flower Bougainvillea Mayor Steven Bromberg County Orange County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water 50. ... Laguna Beach is the name of several places in the United States, and a TV show: Laguna Beach in California Laguna Beach in Florida Laguna Beach the reality soap opera on MTV This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same...


Government and politics

The Beverly Hills City Hall, built in 1932, was featured prominently in the Beverly Hills Cop films
The Beverly Hills City Hall, built in 1932, was featured prominently in the Beverly Hills Cop films
Beverly Hills Civic Center
Beverly Hills Civic Center
Beverly Hills Police being inspected by Sir Harry Lauder's, late 1930s
Beverly Hills Police being inspected by Sir Harry Lauder's, late 1930s

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Of the 21,426 registered voters in Beverly Hills; approximately 50.3% are Democrats and 25.9% are Republicans. The remaining 23.8% are Independents or are registered with one of the many smaller political parties, like the Green Party or the Libertarian Party. For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... This article is about the American political party, Green Party. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on December 11, 1971. ...


The heavy Democratic advantage makes Beverly Hills one of the more liberal cities in Southern California. In 2004, John Kerry won 62% of the vote compared to 37% for George W. Bush. In the 2006 state governor election, Arnold Schwarzenegger got nearly 45% of the vote but won a second term by a state-wide majority, while Democratic opponent Phil Angelides had just over 54%. John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation IPA: ) (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-born American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... California State Treasurer Phil Angelides Philip Nicholas Phil Angelides (IPA: æn. ...


Beverly Hills is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council including the mayor and vice mayor. City Council hires a city manager to carry out policies and serve as executive officer. Every odd-numbered year either two or three members are elected by the people to serve a four-year term. Each March the City Council meets and chooses one of its members as mayor and one as vice-mayor. A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Jimmy Delshad, America's highest ranking Iranian-American politician [3] was elected mayor in 2007. Barry Brucker is Vice Mayor and Roderick J. Wood is city manager. The other three city council members are Linda J. Briskman, Frank M. Fenton and Nancy Krasne. In city council meetings, a few celebrities showed up to speak on local political issues. The Beverly Hills Police Department has its stake to claim in serving the city in law enforcement, included run-ins with celebrities in its history. The police department was featured on the 1986 comedy movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills and another comedy, Beverly Hills Cop. Jimmy Delshad is the Vice Mayor of Beverly Hills California. ... Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy motion picture starring Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ...


State and Federal

In the state legislature Beverly Hills is located in the 23rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Sheila Kuehl, and in the 42nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Mike Feuer. Federally, Beverly Hills is located in California's 30th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +20[4] and is represented by Democrat Henry Waxman. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Sheila Kuehl Sheila James Kuehl (born February 9, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American politician and former child actress. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Michael Feuer(1958-) is a Californian politician and lawyer. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Henry Arnold Waxman (born September 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is an American politician. ...


Education

Public schools

Beverly Hills is served by Beverly Hills Unified School District; the district's sole high school is Beverly Hills High School. Image File history File linksMetadata BHHSSwimGym. ... Image File history File linksMetadata BHHSSwimGym. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ... The Beverly Hills Unified School District, abbreviated BHUSD, is a school district based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ...


Los Angeles neighborhoods near Beverly Hills are served by Los Angeles Unified School District. The Los Angeles Unified School District (the LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. ...


Private schools

Beverly Hills also has several private schools.


Good Shepherd School, a PreK-8 school in Beverly Hills, is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Latin: Archidioecesis Angelorum in California) is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region of the United States. ...


Other Beverly Hills private schools include Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, Emanuel Academy of Beverly Hills, and Page Private School.


Marymount High School in nearby Westwood, across from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is in close proximity to Beverly Hills. Marymount High School is a private, Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in West Los Angeles across from the UCLA campus at 10643 Sunset Blvd. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California, not to be confused with Westwood, California. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ...


Media

Beverly Hills is served by the following newspapers: the Beverly Hills Courier, Beverly Hills Weekly, and Beverly Hills 213 Magazine. The Beverly Hills Post used to be one of the main newspapers, but it went out of business. Due to its location, it is also served by all Los Angeles TV, radio, and newspaper media. Beverly Hills Courier is the largest newspaper in Beverly Hills, CA. It is a weekly publication. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Beverly Hills also has its own Television channel, KBEV. Run by the students of Beverly Hills High School, it airs on channel 6 (on cable) to the residents of Beverly Hills. KBEV is a student run television channel in Beverly Hills, California. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ...


Landmarks

Sign marking the Beverly Hills city limits
Sign marking the Beverly Hills city limits

Beverley Hills is also the name of a British Actress. www.beverleyhills.co.uk Image File history File links BeverlyHillsCityLimits. ... Image File history File links BeverlyHillsCityLimits. ... Beverly Hills High School (usually abbreviated as Beverly or as BHHS) is the only major public high school in Beverly Hills, California. ... The Beverly Hills Hotel is a hotel on Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills, CA. It was opened on May 12, 1912 and started by Margaret J. Anderson and her son, Stanley S. Anderson. ... The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel is located at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard where it intersects Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. ... Greystone Mansion was the home built by Edward L. Doheny for his son. ... La Cienega (the swamp, in Spanish) Park is a public park in Beverly Hills, California. ... Pickfair was a Hollywood mansion named appropriately by its original residents, silent film actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. ... Rodeo Drive sign Rodeo Drive (pronounced Spanish: ro-DAY-oh) generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. ...


Derivative nicknames

The name Beverly Hills has often been employed as a nickname for a fashionable, affluent area. For example, Ladera Heights, an unincorporated area in southwestern Los Angeles County, has been dubbed the "Black Beverly Hills"[5]. Similarly, the city of Scottsdale has been given the nickname "Beverly Hills of Arizona" for its upscale shops, stately homes, and high household income[citation needed]. For the community in San Mateo County, California, see Ladera, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Scottsdale . ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...


Famous residents past and present

Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Sylvester Stallone in The Contender Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946, in New York City) is an Italian American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist. ... Baron Rothschild, of Tring in the County of Hertford, is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Look up Madonna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom the former United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an inappropriate relationship[1] while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. ... Vidal Sassoon (born January 17, 1928) is a hairdresser. ... Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (born October 3, 1925) (pronounced and , ) is an American author of novels, stage plays, screenplays, and essays, and the scion of a prominent political family. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... The Arrogant Sons of Bitches (ASOB for short) are a 6 piece ska punk band originally from Long Island, New York and currently located in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York. ... Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina[1]) is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. ... Michael Gray (born August 3, 1974 in Sunderland, England), sometimes known as Micky Gray, is an English football player who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a full-back. ... This article is about the singer. ...

See also

Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Rodeo Drive sign Rodeo Drive (pronounced Spanish: ro-DAY-oh) generally refers to a famous three-block long stretch of boutiques and shops in Beverly Hills, California, United States, although the street stretches further north and south. ... Persian shops along Westwood Blvd. ... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (locally named Fârsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ...

References

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