Beverly Hills Is 100 Years Old

March 19, 2014

Congratulations to Beverly Hills on turning 100 this year and what an unbelievable past century it has been.
In fact, no other place has had such an impressive past as Beverly Hills.
While we celebrate the year with countless toasts and events, we must take the time to remember and honor all those who made our city what it is today.
Where would we be if Burton E. Green had not drilled for oil and found water instead?
Would so many celebrities today call Beverly Hills home if Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks had not built Pickfair on Summit Drive, thus paving the way for many of Hollywood’s elite to relocate to this beautiful new city?
We must thank Will Rogers for his efforts and visions for Beverly Hills.
We must think of the many architects who designed our iconic buildings and attractions.
Honoring the past also means doing the same for the present.
We have to say thank you to Kimberly Vinokur Reiss who is helping to protect our past and to Jon and Lili Bosse for their many efforts and donations that will ensure a better tomorrow for generations to come.
There are so many to name, but history will remember them all.
Yes, this is a special and proud time.
Enjoy the year, but remember that it truly belongs to everyone who is responsible for us to be able to call Beverly Hills home.

George Vreeland Hill
Beverly Hills



Beverly Hills Turns 100 Years Old

March 19, 2014

The City of Beverly Hills, California, is 100 years old.

The iconic city is perhaps the most well known place in the world.

Incorporated in 1914, Beverly Hills soon became the home of choice for those who wanted a better and great way of life.

What a life it was and is.

Home to celebrities and other people of elite status, Beverly Hills developed a reputation all its own.

Visitors love to come here and see the endless attractions that include Rodeo Drive, the Electric Fountain, City Hall, Greystone Mansion, the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and on and on.

Life here is, well, simply grand.

Beverly Hills is now home to about 35,000 people.

Many millions would love to make it their home.

The history and beauty is like no other.

2014 is the centennial year.

January 28th was the day Beverly Hills turned 100.

Happy Birthday.

May the next 100 years be as wonderful.

George Vreeland Hill


Complete List Of The 2014 Academy Award Winners

March 3, 2014

Supporting Actor
– Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Costume Design
– “The Great Gatsby,” Catherine Martin

– “Dallas Buyers Club,” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

Animated Short Film
– “Mr. Hublot,” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares

Animated Feature
– “Frozen”

Visual Effects
– “Gravity,” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

Live Action Short Film
– “Helium,” Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson

Documentary Short Subject
– “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Malcolm Clarke and
Nicholas Reed

Documentary Feature
– “20 Feet from Stardom,” Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin

Foreign-Language Film
– “The Great Beauty,” Italy

Sound Mixing
– “Gravity,” Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead and Chris

Sound Editing
– “Gravity,” Glenn Freemantle

Supporting Actress
– Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

– “Gravity,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Film Editing
– “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger

Production Design
– “The Great Gatsby,” production design Catherine Martin, set
decoration Beverley Dunn

Original Score
– “Gravity,” Steven Price

Original Song
– “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-
Lopez and Robert Lopez

Adapted Screenplay
– “12 Years a Slave,” John Ridley

Original Screenplay
– “Her,” Spike Jonze

– Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”

Best Actress
– Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Best Actor
– Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Picture
– “12 Years a Slave,” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve
McQueen and Anthony Katagas, producers

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Hollywood Sign

February 26, 2014

Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign in Hollywood, California.

California Must End Can And Bottle Recycling As We Know It

January 19, 2014

California should end all bottle and can recycling for the general public.

The same goes for those who collect cardboard and other things for cash.

Sorry if that sounds mean, but the people who go around scavenging often leave a mess and sometimes get in people’s way.

It also looks disgusting to see people on Rodeo Drive and other streets here in Beverly Hills as well as other cities going through trash cans.

I know those people are trying to make a living, but to see someone picking through trash with bare hands has to raise a health issue as well.

There is half-eaten food in those cans as well as used tissue and God knows what.

But what bothers me the most is the mess those people often leave behind and the traffic backup the cardboard people create.

I was in an alley waiting for someone to finish loading cardboard in his truck.

Those people don’t care.

Also, I will bet many of the recyclers use the money for booze and/or drugs.

The state should end the nonsense and simply put trash bins around for cans and bottle recycling that state and city workers collect.

The money goes to the state and people get hired.

Yes, there is a better way to do things.


George Vreeland Hill

Gun Control Now

June 23, 2013

Pistols, assault weapons and other guns that kill have no business being in people’s hands.
Society is out of control when it comes to weapons.
How many more children have to die before people realize that guns kill?
The NRA, the GOP and gun lovers use an outdated amendment for their rights as gun owners.
In fact, the Second Amendment was written in the 1700s to protect colonists from other colonists, Indians and to form a militia in case the British invaded their farms or land.
That is what gun owners use today as proof of their right to bear arms.
Their arguments are silly and have no base.
They claim guns save lives, but guns kill and kill.
They claim you will be safe if you have a gun.
If someone pulls a gun on you, it won’t matter if you have one yourself.
If guns are banned, yes, criminals will still have guns.
However, the number of guns will thin out over time as they will not be available.
Gun laws and background checks are not making us safer.
What will the new laws about clips do?
The only answer is to ban guns that kill.
The NRA has no answer to the problems in society concerning gun use.
They never will.
More and more people are fed up with it all.
People have a right to be free from gun violence and that right far outweighs any right to bear arms.
Mark my words.
It is only a matter of time before guns that kill are banned.

George Vreeland Hill

Richard Ramirez Dies At 53

June 9, 2013


The fact that Richard Ramirez was able to live for so long shows the injustice of our justice system.
His victims suffered.
Many died.
His living all these years while those he killed lay in graves was wrong.
His being able to live off a system because of rights and laws is a slap in the face to everyone he hurt.
After all, his victims were not protected like he was.
He was guilty and nothing changed that over time.
Ramirez should have been executed.

George Vreeland Hill

Lindsay Lohan

May 6, 2012

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

May 6, 2012

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe