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  • Beverly Hilton developer goes to voters with new plan

    By Eitan Arom

    May 4, 2016 | 11:19 am

    Beny Alagem wants to make a deal with Beverly Hills voters.

    In 2008, the Beverly Hilton developer proposed a plan to redevelop the Hilton property into a sprawling complex, with a 12-story triangular Waldorf Astoria pointing into westbound traffic on Wilshire Boulevard...

  • Delshad reflects on his year as B.H. Mayor

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Mayor Jimmy Delshad was surrounded by nearly two dozen local Iranian Jews at his Beverly Hills City Hall office on March 10. Holdings hands, they recited a prayer of thanksgiving and he personally thanked his supporters in the community for backing his efforts as mayor.

    "I really...

  • Exclusive Podcast: out-going Beverly Hills mayor Delshad

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 18, 2008 | 4:20 pm

    Today will mark the final day for Iranian Jewish City Council member of Beverly Hills, Jimmy Delshad in his post as mayor of the city. In March 2007 he made history by narrowly winning re-election to the City Council and became the first Iranian American Jew to serve as mayor of a...

  • Three Iranian Jews run for seats on Beverly Hills City Council

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Beverly Hills voters head to the polls on March 6 to fill two vacant City Council seats, and among the six contenders vying for the spots are three Iranian Jews.

    The candidates, incumbent Beverly Hills Vice Mayor Jimmy Delshad, business consultant Shahram Melamed and attorney Maggie...

  • Rags to Riches: An Immigrant’s Tale

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In 1973, when then-33-year-old Jimmy Delshad was sitting in Sinai Temple, he asked his father-in-law, "Who's that man sitting next to the rabbi on the bimah?"

    "That's the president of the synagogue," his father-in-law replied. "But don't worry. That will never happen to you."