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December 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former Time Warner chief Gerald Levin and his wife, Laurie Ann Levin, founder and chief executive of the Moonview Sanctuary psychological institute, have put their Marina del Rey house on the market at $2.49 million. The three-story, 3,842-square-foot home, built in 1997, sits on a corner lot. There are multiple balconies, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, office space and outdoor patio spaces. Public records show the property last changed hands in 1997 for $936,000. Barbra Stover of Rodeo Realty in Beverly Hills is the listing agent.
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BUSINESS
December 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Comic actor David Spade has listed his Malibu beach home for $13.5 million. The two-story house features a cylindrical staircase, four fireplaces and beach-facing balconies and decks. Built in 1996, the four-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom home of more than 3,700 square feet sits on a quarter-acre lot with a pool. Spade, 47, co-stars on the series "Rules of Engagement" (2007 to present). He is in the films "Jack and Jill," released last month, and "Grown Ups" (2010). Spade also has hosted, appeared on or written for "Saturday Night Live" for two decades.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor George Hamilton has leased out his Wilshire Corridor condo at $5,500 a month. The contemporary unit has city and ocean views, two balconies, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is close to 1,900 square feet of living space. The building, constructed in 1982, has a pool, a gym and valet parking. Hamilton, 72, starred in "Love at First Bite" (1979) and "Zorro, the Gay Blade" (1981), among other films in his nearly six-decade acting career. Public records show the actor bought the condo in 2008 for $1.1 million.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2011 | By Martin Eichner
Question: I rent an apartment in a large multistory building. There is a long balcony on my side of the building. Management sent me a letter telling me they wanted to install telecom and antenna equipment on this balcony so the local phone company can improve Wi-Fi reception in our area. The only access to the balcony is through two apartments, one of which is mine. Do I have a right to refuse to allow this installation? If they go ahead with the installation, do I have a right to refuse to allow the telephone technicians to use my apartment for access?
BUSINESS
October 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
Actor Todd Stashwick has sold his Laurel Canyon house for $816,000, public records show. The original property, built in 1922, was much smaller than the 2,682-square-foot home today. Earlier owners redesigned and expanded the property to its three-bedroom, 31/2 -bathroom configuration. The house includes a double-height dining room, a family room with wood-burning fireplace and a master suite with a fireplace and balcony. The grounds have a motorized rock-bed stream, a children's playhouse and a 200-year-old oak tree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2011 | Matt Stevens and Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
A 4-year-old boy died after he was pulled from a burning home Thursday afternoon in an unincorporated neighborhood near Compton, officials said. Smoke and flames were shooting from the two-story structure by the time the first fire engine arrived in the 800 block of East Lennon Street, according to fire officials and witnesses. The boy's mother escaped the home from a second-floor balcony as flames quickly spread, Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
The mysterious deaths of a 6-year-old boy and his father's girlfriend within the same week in wealthy Coronado, Calif., have left police puzzled, with one investigator saying that scientific evidence in the woman's death at the historic Spreckels mansion would ultimately determine what happened. On Sunday, the mansion's owner, pharmaceutical executive Jonah Shacknai, announced that his son, Max, had died. The boy had been taken to the hospital six days earlier after falling down the grand staircase at the Ocean Boulevard mansion built in 1908.
HOME & GARDEN
May 31, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: TV and film actor J.K. Simmons has sold his Hollywood Hills-area contemporary home for $1,585,000, the Multiple Listing Services shows. The two-story view home, built in 2000, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in about 4,190 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces and a balcony off the master suite. One bedroom was converted into an office. There is a three-car garage. Simmons, 56, who played hard-boiled editor J. Jonah Jameson in the "Spider-Man" movies, will reprise the role in the upcoming "Ultimate Spider-Man" television series.
HOME & GARDEN
May 26, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has listed his residence in Beverly Hills' gated Mulholland Estates for $7.2 million. The Mediterranean mansion was designed for entertaining and is touted as having spacious public rooms, a screening room and balconies and terraces off the front. The 7,924-square-foot house, constructed in 1992, has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The grounds include an outdoor kitchen with a dining area, a swimming pool and a spa. The actor, 45, was fired earlier this year from the CBS sitcom on which he had starred since 2003.
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Producer Glenn Gordon Caron and his wife, actress Tina Caron, have sold their Pacific Palisades residence for $5.69 million. The gated estate, built in 2002, is in the Palisades Riviera neighborhood. Surrounded by Italian-inspired gardens, the Mediterranean house opens to a courtyard with a fireplace, bar and grill. The master bedroom suite has an ocean-view balcony, an outdoor lounge and dual bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. The house has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a chilled wine room, a home theater and a rooftop observatory.
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