December 22, 2011
EVENTS There's no better time to visit the historic 1929 Adamson House than during the annual Christmas Tours, which showcase the site's original furnishings and feature holiday music, refreshments and a handcrafted present for each guest. Proceeds support the museum. Adamson House, 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $15 (reservations required). (310) 456-8432. http://www.adamsonhouse.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2011 |
Rhoda-May Adamson Dallas, an heir of a pioneering Malibu family who, with her siblings, donated the land that enabled Pepperdine University to establish its campus overlooking the Pacific, has died. She was 94. Dallas died Oct. 14 of natural causes at her longtime home in Studio City, her family said. She was the granddaughter of businessman Frederick H. Rindge, who bought a former Spanish land grant in Malibu in 1892 and expanded it into a 17,000-acre working ranch. Rhoda-May, born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Santa Monica, spent much of her early life on a choice slice of that land in a Spanish-style oceanfront house built in 1930 as a weekend retreat for her parents, the former Rhoda Agatha Rindge and her husband, Merritt Adamson.
HOME & GARDEN
December 4, 2010 |
It's Christmas in the Adamson House kitchen. A bright yellow Bauer Pottery bowl sits next to a typewritten recipe for a holiday cake. A rolling pin, its handles painted glossy red, lies next to star-shaped cookie cutters and vintage tart pans. On a kitchen counter decorated with a red-and-gold holiday wreath, a pan of gingerbread men awaits icing. It feels as though Rhoda Adamson, for whom the graceful Spanish Colonial Revival house was built in 1930 as a wedding gift, has just left the room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2009 |
It's easy to speed through Malibu and miss the Adamson House. Sure, there's a colorful sign on Pacific Coast Highway next to the Malibu Pier. And yes, you can get a glimpse of a red-tiled roof if you know right where to look. But it's only when you stop, walk down the curving drive toward the graceful asymmetry of whitewashed walls and shaded courtyards, toward the splash of tiled fountains and the freshening ocean breeze that you really know the Adamson House is there. Built in 1930 on 13 rolling acres that face famed Surfrider Beach, the Adamson House was the first real beach house on this stretch of coast.
December 16, 1999 |
* The Adamson House (Malibu Lagoon Museum and Historic Adamson House), 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, (310) 456-8432. Tiles from Malibu Potteries. Guided tours Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, with the last tour starting at 2 p.m. $2. * Casa del Herrero, 1387 E. Valley Road, Montecito, (805) 565-5653. Antique and Tunisian-made tiles used in the house, garden and even inside the garage. Docent-led tours offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10.
December 18, 1997 |
The Southland's best senior high school water polo players will be in the all-star tournament Sunday at Villa Park High. The tournament will include eight all-star teams from Los Angeles, Long Beach, South Bay, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and the San Gabriel Valley. The North Orange County team, coached by Katella's Grafton Weiss, will play the South Bay at 8 a.m.