October 20, 2018

The Circuit: Holly Robinson Peete, ‘Law and Order’ producer, Hasbro

Actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL star Rodney Peete, were honored during the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro West Coast gala at Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel on Nov. 3. Through their HollyRod Foundation, and as a result of their family’s personal experience, the Peetes have become leaders in the ongoing effort to better understand and find a solution for autism.

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From left: Facing History and Ourselves’ founder and executive director Margot Stern Strom, “Law & Order” producer Dick Wolf and Leslie Gilbert-Lurie. (Photo by Kevin Benjamin)

Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai Medical Center honored longtime supporters Vera and Paul Guerin at A Touch of Country gala on Oct. 16 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The gala was chaired by guild members Brenda Fritz and Caryl Golden, and featured a special musical performance by Wynonna Judd.

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From left: Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region CEO Manny Loya stands with Dr. Gary Firestein, a dean of translational medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, who received the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award during the Commitment to a Cure awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 1. Firestein’s research has improved the care of patients with arthritis, a disease that affects 50 million adults in the nation.