.9021-Know Beverly Hills News for July 6-12, 2020

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Beverly Hills Launches ‘Just in Case’

The new initiative from the city of Beverly Hills, ‘Just in Case’, was launched this week to keep residents safe in instances of a natural disaster or local emergency. The ongoing effort will work to keep the community informed and connected should any such instance occur. In a release published by the City of Beverly Hills, City Manager George Chavez had this to say:

“During an emergency, consistent and timely communication is critical to manage response efforts and ensure public safety,” said Chavez.  “Just in Case, BH will work to develop a robust network of neighborhood resources to better connect our community in times of emergency.”

Just in case will be a collaborative effort between the City’s communications. This is to include the Fire and Police Departments along with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Neighborhood Watch programs. Together they will enact a communication network for residents in all parts of the city.  Once the network is established additional outreach tools will follow to provide unified messaging during and following an emergency.

Out with the Old in with the New LACMA

It’s a new era for LA’s famed museum in Miracle Mile. Demolition has begun on the Leo S. Bing Center with the Midcentury Ahmanson and Hammer buildings and Art of Americas Building next on the chopping block. The campus’ oldest buildings are being razed over in the next several months to make room for the museums long-awaited updates.

The construction will clear away space for the new Wilshire Boulevard spanning museum that was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor. The project cost of the new facade of LA’s Modern Art Museum is as much as $750 million.

Angelenos should have no concern over losing the popular Urban Lights installation, as that along with the Pavilion for Japanese Art and other buildings will remain.

The project to renovate LACMA received support from both city and county officials.

Beverly Hills Famers Market Returns

90210’s favorite (and only) outdoor market returned at the end of the month after closing due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. The City of Beverly Hills announced the return of the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market, with a few adjustments.

Continuing tradition, the Farmer’s Market will continue to take place every Sunday from 9 am-1 pm, now at limited capacity. Early shopping hours have been set-up for seniors from 8 am -9 am. Face coverings and social distancing will also be enforced for those entering the market area. At this time, only farmers and prepackaged food vendors will be at the market. Food trucks and open or prepared food items will not available. Live music, the petting zoo, and seating areas have also been eliminated along with shopping carts. The city has also stated it will continue to update residents with any changes to the protocols set-up for the Farmer’s Market as it has with other community events.