The Beverly Hills Board of Education approved the city’s proposal to plug this coming year’s education budget deficit by shifting $4 million from Beverly Hills' surplus to the school district. Read about that and more top stories from Jan. 20-26.
1. School board President Jacob Manaster, Vice President Noah Margo, Mayor William Brien and Councilman Julian Gold came up with a plan Jan. 11 aimed at preventing staff and school program cuts.
2. & 3. President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term, coinciding with the nation's holiday observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
4. Six Beverly Hills properties received landmark status after a unanimous City Council vote.
5. A car crashed into a fire hydrant in the Beverly Crest area of Benedict Canyon, sending water shooting 200 feet into overhead power lines and onto a nearby house, whose occupants had to be helped outside by firefighters.