December 12, 2018

The Circuit: CBS Executives, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Centennial birthday

CBS senior executives Nina Tassler, David Stapf and Deborah Barak co-hosted A Night of Hope with special guests Geena Davis and Jim Belushi at CBS Radford Studios in Studio City on Oct. 14. The celebration of strength and survival raised more than $220,000 to help the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ (JFS) Family Violence Project provide shelter and counseling services to victims of domestic violence.

From left: David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios; JFS Chief Operating Officer Susie Forer-Dehrey; Deborah Barak, executive vice president of business affairs, CBS Network Television Entertainment Group; Abby Leibman, co-founder of the California Women’s Law Center; Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis; CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler; and JFS Chief Executive Officer Paul S. Castro. Photo by CBS/M. Davis

Inner-City Arts, an arts instruction campus for at-risk children in the heart of Skid Row, honored actress Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Janet Lamkin, president of Bank of America California, during its Imagine Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 4.

From left: Inner-City Arts President and CEO Cynthia Harnisch with honorees Doris Roberts and Janet Lamkin. Photo by Vince Bucci

From left: “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal along with cast members Brad Garrett, Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton and Monica Horan surprised honoree Roberts, front, with a birthday cake. Photo by Vince Bucci

Shirley Jones and emcee Florence Henderson. Photo by Vince Bucci

Friends of Sheba Medical Center held its annual Women of Achievement luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Nov. 9. From left: Luncheon co-chair Sonya Waldow, honoree Maria Engracia Hernandez, emcee Joely Fisher, honoree Dr. Eve Kurtin Steinberg, honoree Anat Kristal and luncheon co-chair Laura Stein.

Monarch Village resident Meyer Bell celebrated his centennial birthday on Nov. 5. More than 100 guests, including family and friends, attended the milestone event. When asked what the secret of his longevity was, Bell responded, “I live one day at a time.”