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For the neighborhood in Vallejo, see Vallejo, California. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_1

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StateBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_2_0 CaliforniaBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_2_1
CountyBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_3_0 Los AngelesBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_3_1
IncorporatedBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_4_0 January 28, 1914Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_4_1
Named forBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_5_0 Beverly FarmsBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_5_1
GovernmentBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_6_0
TypeBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_7_0 Council-managerBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_7_1
MayorBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_8_0 Lester FriedmanBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_8_1
Vice mayorBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_9_0 Robert WunderlichBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_9_1
City councilBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_10_0 Lili Bosse
Robert Wunderlich (D) 

Julian A. Gold, MDBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_10_1

City ManagerBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_11_0 George ChavezBeverly Hills, California_cell_0_11_1
AreaBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_12_0
TotalBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_13_0 5.71 sq mi (14.79 km)Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_13_1
LandBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_14_0 5.71 sq mi (14.78 km)Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_14_1
WaterBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_15_0 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km)  0.04%Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_15_1
ElevationBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_16_0 259 ft (79 m)Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_16_1
Population (2010)Beverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_17_0
TotalBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_18_0 34,109Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_18_1
Estimate (2019)Beverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_19_0 33,792Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_19_1
DensityBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_20_0 5,920.11/sq mi (2,285.77/km)Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_20_1
Time zoneBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_21_0 UTC−8 (Pacific)Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_21_1
Summer (DST)Beverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_22_0 UTC−7 (PDT)Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_22_1
ZIP codesBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_23_0 90209–90213Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_23_1
Area codesBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_24_0 310/424, 323Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_24_1
FIPS codeBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_25_0 Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_25_1
GNIS feature IDsBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_26_0 ,Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_26_1
WebsiteBeverly Hills, California_header_cell_0_27_0 Beverly Hills, California_cell_0_27_1

Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_3

Located within 5.71 square miles (14.8 km) and surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood, it had a population of 34,109 at the 2010 census and an estimated population of 33,792 in 2019. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_4

The city is home to many celebrities, luxury hotels, and the Rodeo Drive shopping district. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_5

Originally a Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and eventually decided to develop it into a town. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_6

History Beverly Hills, California_section_0

Early history Beverly Hills, California_section_1

The area was settled by Maria Rita Quinteros de Valdez and her husband in 1828. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_7

They called their 4,500 acres (18 km) of property the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_8

In 1854, she sold the ranch to Benjamin Davis Wilson (1811–1878) and Henry Hancock (1822–1883). Beverly Hills, California_sentence_9

By the 1880s, the ranch had been subdivided into parcels of 75 acres (0.30 km) and was being rapidly bought up by Anglos from Los Angeles and the East coast. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_10

Gaspar de Portolá arrived in the area that would later become Beverly Hills on August 3, 1769, traveling along native trails which followed the present-day route of Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_11

Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker acquired most of it and used it for farming lima beans. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_12

At this point, the area was known as the Hammel and Denker Ranch. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_13

By 1888, they were planning to build a town called Morocco on their holdings. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_14

20th century Beverly Hills, California_section_2

In 1900, Burton E. Green, Charles A. Canfield, Max Whittier, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, William F. Herrin, W.S. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_15

Porter, and Frank H. Balch formed the Amalgamated Oil Company, bought the Hammel and Denker ranch, and began looking for oil. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_16

They did not find enough to exploit commercially by the standards of the time, though. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_17

In 1906, therefore, they reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company, renamed the property "Beverly Hills," subdivided it, and began selling lots. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_18

The development was named "Beverly Hills" after Beverly Farms in Beverly, Massachusetts and because of the hills in the area. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_19

The Los Angeles Times reported on September 2, 1906: Beverly Hills, California_sentence_20

The first house in the subdivision was built in 1907, although sales remained slow. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_21

Beverly Hills was one of many all-white planned communities started in the Los Angeles area around this time. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_22

Restrictive covenants prohibited non-whites from owning or renting property unless they were employed as servants by white residents. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_23

It was also forbidden to sell or rent property to Jews in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_24

Burton Green began construction on The Beverly Hills Hotel in 1911. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_25

The hotel was finished in 1912. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_26

The visitors drawn by the hotel were inclined to purchase land in Beverly Hills, and by 1914 the population had grown enough to qualify for incorporation as an independent city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_27

That same year, the Rodeo Land and Water Company decided to separate its water business from its real estate business. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_28

The Beverly Hills Utility Commission was split off from the land company and incorporated in September 1914, buying all of the utilities-related assets from the Rodeo Land and Water Company. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_29

In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford bought land on Summit Drive and built a mansion, finished in 1921 and nicknamed "Pickfair" by the press. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_30

The glamour associated with Fairbanks and Pickford as well as other movie stars who built mansions in the city contributed to its growing appeal. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_31

By the early 1920s the population of Beverly Hills had grown enough to make the water supply a political issue. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_32

In 1923 the usual solution, annexation to the city of Los Angeles, was proposed. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_33

There was considerable opposition to annexation among such famous residents as Pickford, Fairbanks, Will Rogers and Rudolph Valentino. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_34

The Beverly Hills Utility Commission, opposed to annexation as well, managed to force the city into a special election and the plan was defeated 337 to 507. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_35

In 1928, the Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel (now the Beverly Wilshire Hotel) opened on Wilshire Boulevard between El Camino and Rodeo drives, part of the old Beverly Hills Speedway. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_36

That same year oilman Edward L. Doheny finished construction of Greystone Mansion, a 55-room mansion meant as a wedding present for his son Edward L. Doheny, Jr. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_37

The house is now owned by the city of Beverly Hills and is a designated historical landmark. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_38

In the early 1930s, Santa Monica Park was renamed Beverly Gardens and was extended to span the entire two-mile (3-kilometer) length of Santa Monica Boulevard through the city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_39

The Electric Fountain marks the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_40

and Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_41

with a small sculpture at the top of a Tongva kneeling in prayer. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_42

In April 1931, the new Italian Renaissance-style Beverly Hills City Hall was opened. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_43

In the early 1940s, black actors and businessmen had begun to move into Beverly Hills, despite the covenants allowing only whites to live in the city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_44

A neighborhood improvement association attempted to enforce the covenant in court. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_45

The defendants included such luminaries as Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and Ethel Waters. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_46

Among the white residents supporting the lawsuit against blacks was silent film star Harold Lloyd. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_47

The NAACP participated in the defense, which was successful. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_48

In his decision, federal judge Thurmond Clarke said that it was time that "members of the Negro race are accorded, without reservations or evasions, the full rights guaranteed to them under the 14th amendment." Beverly Hills, California_sentence_49

The United States Supreme Court declared restrictive covenants unenforceable in 1948 in Shelley v. Kraemer. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_50

A group of Jewish residents of Beverly Hills filed an amicus brief in this case. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_51

In 1956, Paul Trousdale (1915–1990) purchased the grounds of the Doheny Ranch and developed it into the Trousdale Estates, convincing the city of Beverly Hills to annex it. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_52

The neighborhood has been home to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Ray Charles, President Richard Nixon and, more recently, Jennifer Aniston, David Spade, Vera Wang, and John Rich. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_53

In the late 1990s, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) proposed to build an extension of the Metro Red Line along Wilshire Boulevard and into downtown Beverly Hills, but the city opposed it. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_54

21st century Beverly Hills, California_section_3

In 2001, LACMTA then proposed a bus rapid transit route down Santa Monica Blvd., but this was also opposed by the city and never built. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_55

Currently, this stretch of road is served by less efficient Metro Rapid buses using pre-existing roadways. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_56

By 2010, traffic in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas had grown bad enough that the city's habitual opposition had largely turned to support for subways within the city limits. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_57

As part of the Westside Subway Extension project, the D Line of the LA Metro Rail is planned to be extended through Beverly Hills, adding two underground stations at Wilshire/La Cienega and Wilshire/Rodeo by the 2020s. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_58

The city of Beverly Hills widely opposed Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure which repealed legal recognition of same-sex marriages. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_59

The proposition narrowly passed statewide, but in Beverly Hills, only 34% voted in favor, and 66% voted against it. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_60

In the midst of the 2015 drought, Beverly Hills was found to be one of the biggest water consumers in all of California. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_61

As a result, it was asked by the state to reduce consumption by 36%, prompting many residents to replace their lawns with native plants. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_62

Meanwhile, the city government replaced the grass in front of the City Hall with Mexican sage. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_63

In September 2015, the City of Beverly Hills signed an agreement with Israel to work together on water use as well as "cybersecurity, public health, emergency services, disaster preparedness, public safety, counterterrorism and art and culture". Beverly Hills, California_sentence_64

In July 2016, the City of Beverly Hills received the Livability Award from the United States Conference of Mayors for its Ambassador Program, which takes care of the city's homeless population. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_65

The Beverly Hills Community Dog Park was dedicated on September 6, 2016. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_66

Geography Beverly Hills, California_section_4

Beverly Hills and the neighboring city of West Hollywood are together entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_67

Specifically, Beverly Hills is bordered on the northwest by the Los Angeles neighborhood of 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 neighborhood of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_68

The area's "Platinum Triangle" is formed by the city of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_69

Most residents live in the "flats" of Beverly Hills, which is a relatively flat land that slants towards the hills, and includes all of Beverly Hills south of Sunset Blvd. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_70

The houses situated in the hillside north of Sunset Boulevard have a much higher value than the average housing price for the rest of the city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_71

Santa Monica Boulevard divides the "flats" into two areas, locally known as "North or South of the tracks," referring to the train tracks that were once used by the old Pacific Electric streetcar line that traversed Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_72

Houses south of Wilshire Boulevard have more urban square and rectangular lots, in general smaller than those to the north. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_73

There are also more apartment buildings south of Wilshire Boulevard than anywhere else in Beverly Hills, and the average house value south of Wilshire is the lowest in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_74

Nearly all businesses and government offices in Beverly Hills are located south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_75

Two notable exceptions are the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_76

Just outside the city limits to the west lies the Los Angeles Country Club. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_77

Other locations commonly associated with Beverly Hills include the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the Beverly Center, just outside the city limits to the east. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_78

The ZIP codes for Beverly Hills are 90209, 90210, 90211, 90212 and 90213. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_79

Along with the Los Angeles communities of Bel-Air and Brentwood, it is one of the "Three Bs", a wealthy area in the Los Angeles Westside. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_80

Climate Beverly Hills, California_section_5

Beverly Hills has a warm Mediterranean climate, with an average high of 85 °F (29 °C) in August, and an average high of 67 °F (19 °C) in January (source Weather.com). Beverly Hills, California_sentence_81

Beverly Hills also receives an average 18 inches (460 mm) of rain per year. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_82

Summers are marked by warm to hot temperatures with very little wind, while winters are warm to moderate, with occasional rain alternating with periods of Santa Ana winds. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_83

Measurable snowfall has been recorded only in 1882, 1922, 1932, 1949 and 1958. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_84

Demographics Beverly Hills, California_section_6

2010 Beverly Hills, California_section_7

The 2010 United States Census reported that Beverly Hills had a population of 34,109. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_85

The population density was 5,973.1 people per square mile (2,306.2/km). Beverly Hills, California_sentence_86

The racial makeup of Beverly Hills was 28,112 (82.4%) White (78.6% Non-Hispanic White), 746 (2.2%) African American, 48 (0.1%) Native American, 3,032 (8.9%) Asian, 12 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 485 (1.4%) from other races, and 1,674 (4.9%) from two or more races. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_87

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,941 persons (5.7%). Beverly Hills, California_sentence_88

The largest ethnic community are Persians, who make up over 26% of the population of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_89

The Census reported that 33,988 people (99.6% of the population) lived in households, 121 (0.4%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_90

There were 14,869 households, out of which 3,759 (25.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 6,613 (44.5%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,354 (9.1%) had a female householder with no husband present, 494 (3.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_91

There were 460 (3.1%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 131 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_92

5,400 households (36.3%) were made up of individuals, and 1,834 (12.3%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_93

The average household size was 2.29. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_94

There were 8,461 families (56.9% of all households); the average family size was 3.05. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_95

The population was spread out, with 6,623 people (19.4%) under the age of 18, 2,526 people (7.4%) aged 18 to 24, 8,540 people (25.0%) aged 25 to 44, 9,904 people (29.0%) aged 45 to 64, and 6,516 people (19.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_96

The median age was 43.6 years. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_97

For every 100 females, there were 84.3 males. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_98

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_99

There were 16,394 housing units at an average density of 2,870.9 per square mile (1,108.5/km), of which 6,561 (44.1%) were owner-occupied, and 8,308 (55.9%) were occupied by renters. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_100

The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.0%. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_101

17,740 people (52.0% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 16,248 people (47.6%) lived in rental housing units. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_102

During 2009–2013, Beverly Hills had a median household income of $86,141, with 8.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_103

2000 Beverly Hills, California_section_8

As of the census of 2000, there were 33,784 people, 15,035 households, and 8,269 families residing in the city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_104

The population density was 5,954.0 people per square mile (2,300.5/km). Beverly Hills, California_sentence_105

There were 15,856 housing units at an average density of 2,794.4/mi (1,079.7/km). Beverly Hills, California_sentence_106

The racial makeup of the city was 85.06% White, 1.77% African American, 0.13% Native American, 7.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 4.46% from two or more races. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_107

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.63% of the population. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_108

There were 15,035 households, out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_109

38.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_110

The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 3.02. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_111

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. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_112

The median age was 41 years. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_113

For every 100 females, there were 83.5 males. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_114

For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_115

The median income for a household in the city was $70,945, and the median income for a family was $102,611. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_116

Males had a median income of $72,004 versus $46,217 for females. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_117

The per capita income for the city was $65,507. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_118

About 7.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% ages 65 or older. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_119

Economy Beverly Hills, California_section_9

Beverly Hills is home to one Fortune 500 company, Live Nation Entertainment. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_120

Since August 22, 2011, the headquarters of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has been located in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_121

The talent agencies United Talent Agency, William Morris Endeavor, Paradigm Talent Agency, The Gersh Agency, and Agency for the Performing Arts are based in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_122

Hilton Hotels Corporation formerly had its corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_123

The original headquarters of GeoCities (at first Beverly Hills Internet) was at 9401 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_124

The large Beverly Hills Oil Field has four urban drilling islands, which drill diagonally into the earth underneath the city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_125

One drilling island occasioned a 2003 lawsuit representing former attendees of Beverly Hills High School, approximately 280 of which having suffered from cancers allegedly tied to the drilling operations. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_126

The oil site on the high school grounds is in the process of being shut down. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_127

Top employers Beverly Hills, California_section_10

According to the city's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Beverly Hills, California_sentence_128

Beverly Hills, California_table_general_1

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1Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_1_0 City of Beverly HillsBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_1_1 1,042Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_1_2
2Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_2_0 Beverly Hills Unified School DistrictBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_2_1 642Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_2_2
3Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_3_0 Beverly Wilshire HotelBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_3_1 620Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_3_2
4Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_4_0 The Beverly HiltonBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_4_1 599Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_4_2
5Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_5_0 The Beverly Hills HotelBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_5_1 500Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_5_2
6Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_6_0 William Morris AgencyBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_6_1 500Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_6_2
7Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_7_0 Saks Fifth AvenueBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_7_1 460Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_7_2
8Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_8_0 Neiman Marcus GroupBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_8_1 430Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_8_2
9Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_9_0 Creative Artists AgencyBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_9_1 425Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_9_2
10Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_10_0 The Peninsula Beverly HillsBeverly Hills, California_cell_1_10_1 400Beverly Hills, California_cell_1_10_2

Government Beverly Hills, California_section_11

Municipal government Beverly Hills, California_section_12

See also: List of Mayors of Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, California_sentence_129

Beverly Hills is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council including the mayor and vice mayor. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_130

The City Council hires a city manager to carry out policies and serve as executive officer. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_131

Until 2017, every odd-numbered year, either two or three members were elected for four-year terms. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_132

However, in 2017, the Council changed its cycle to conform with statewide elections; the first such election will be held in March 2020. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_133

Each March the City Council meets and chooses one of its members as mayor and one as vice-mayor. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_134

As of April 2020, Lester Friedman is Mayor, Robert Wunderlich is Vice Mayor, and Lili Bosse, Julian Gold, and John Mirisch are members. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_135

George Chavez serves as City Manager. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_136

In 2007, Jimmy Delshad became the city's first Iranian-born mayor. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_137

County, state and federal representation Beverly Hills, California_section_13

In the California State Legislature, Beverly Hills is in the 26th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Allen, and in the 50th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Richard Bloom. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_138

In the United States House of Representatives, Beverly Hills is in California's 33rd congressional district, represented by Democrat Ted Lieu. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_139

Education Beverly Hills, California_section_14

Beverly Hills is served by Beverly Hills Unified School District, which includes two kindergarten-through-fifth-grade schools (Hawthorne and Horace Mann), one middle school (Beverly Vista), Moreno High School, and Beverly Hills High School. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_140

Beverly Hills also has several private schools. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_141

Good Shepherd School, a PreK-8 school, is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_142

Other private schools include Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_143

Infrastructure Beverly Hills, California_section_15

The Beverly Hills Police Department and the Beverly Hills Fire Department serve as emergency response agencies for the city. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_144

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services SPA 5 West Area Health Office serves Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_145

The department operates the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Santa Monica, serving Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_146

The United States Postal Service operates the Beverly Hills Post Office at 325 North Maple Drive, the Crescent Post Office at 323 North Crescent Drive, the Beverly Post Office at 312 South Beverly Drive, and the Eastgate Post Office at 8383 Wilshire Boulevard. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_147

The former Beverly Hills Post Office was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1985. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_148

Autonomous vehicles Beverly Hills, California_section_16

In April 2016, the Beverly Hills City Council passed a resolution to create autonomous vehicles for public transportation within the next decade. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_149

Mayor John Mirisch said this was one of his top priorities during his tenure as mayor. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_150

"This is a game-changer for Beverly Hills and, we hope, for the region," said Mirisch in the press release. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_151

"Beverly Hills is the perfect community to take the lead to make this technology a reality. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_152

It is now both feasible and safe for autonomous cars to be on the road." Beverly Hills, California_sentence_153

Media Beverly Hills, California_section_17

Beverly Hills is served by free weekly newspapers The Beverly Hills Courier and Beverly Hills Weekly. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_154

The BHUSD has a public-access television station called KBEV, which is run by the students of Beverly Hills High School. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_155

Landmarks Beverly Hills, California_section_18

Trousdale Estates is a 410-acre neighborhood of large, luxurious homes in Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_156

It was primarily developed in the 1950s and early 1960s by Paul Trousdale, who petitioned the city to incorporate the land into Beverly Hills soon after purchasing it from The Doheny Family. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_157

Greystone Mansion, which is now designated as a United States Historical Site, is in Trousdale Estates. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_158

The average sale price of homes in Trousdale is over $10 million. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_159

Notable people Beverly Hills, California_section_19

In popular culture Beverly Hills, California_section_20

Beverly Hills frequently appears in popular culture as a place of conspicuous wealth or luxury, although the actual demographics of the city are more complex. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_160

In some films, such as 1990's Pretty Woman, substantial filming took place in the city; in many others, however, such as Beverly Hills Cop (1984), little is shown besides establishing shots of landmarks such as the Beverly Hills Hotel and Rodeo Drive. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_161

In television, the scene in the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968), in which Sheriff Taylor and Opie carry fishing poles past a pond, was shot at the Franklin Canyon Reservoir at the north end of town, just west of Coldwater Canyon. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_162

The CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–71) followed a hillbilly family who relocate to Bevery Hills from the Ozarks. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_163

The city also features in the name of the 1990s soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210, revolving around the lives of teenagers attending the fictional West Beverly Hills High School. Beverly Hills, California_sentence_164

Sister cities Beverly Hills, California_section_21

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  • Mexico Acapulco, MexicoBeverly Hills, California_item_0_0
  • France Cannes, FranceBeverly Hills, California_item_0_1
  • Herzliya, IsraelBeverly Hills, California_item_0_2
  • Pudong, ChinaBeverly Hills, California_item_0_3
  • Mumbai, IndiaBeverly Hills, California_item_0_4

See also Beverly Hills, California_section_22

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