Voters in Beverly Hills soundly rejected a ballot initiative yesterday that would have allowed the Beverly Hilton to build a 37-story condo-tower next to the hotel. Measure HH was defeated by nearly 56% of those casting ballots — 5,510 to 4,373 — although some absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted.
California's Fair Political Practices Commission has found "no evidence" to support the allegation that the Wanda Group used foreign money to influence the outcome of a local ballot initiative in Beverly Hills in a dispute over who should have the right to develop a piece of property there.
A union representing hotel workers at the Beverly Hilton has accused the Wanda Group, the Chinese multinational conglomerate that owns AMC, the world's largest cinema chain, of using foreign money to influence the outcome of a local ballot initiative in Beverly Hills. Read the press release here.
The clouds are looking heavy and gray over the Golden Globes this afternoon. After the rare L.A. rain this morning, things were supposed to clear up by showtime, but it's not looking that way over at the Beverly Hilton. Our folks in the field tell me the red carpet is dry, but the ride up to the hotel and the atrium…