CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 |
Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family. "God made us male and female," said Dobson, expressing distaste for California's groundbreaking new law that requires schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and play on the sports teams of the gender they identify with.
February 14, 2010 |
To organizing expert Linda Koopersmith, there is one overriding principle when it comes to cosmetics: Don't buy more than you need. Then don't be afraid to use what you have. "Makeup has a shelf life. If you don't use it, it will go bad like spoiled food," she says. "If you wouldn't eat moldy bread, why would you put bad mascara on your eyes?" To make it easier to know what you have and to find products quickly, there is nothing like a well-organized cache of supplies. And Koopersmith, owner of Beverly Hills Organizer and former resident organizer on the television show "Clean House," literally wrote the book on it: "The Beverly Hills Organizer's Home Organizing Bible: A Pro's Answers to Your Organizing Prayers."
HOME & GARDEN
May 9, 2011 |
A 40-acre equestrian estate built in the 1980s by actor Jack Klugman has come on the market in Temecula at $8,299,000. Called Hacienda de Endar and designed as a thoroughbred breeding and training facility, the property is set in Riverside County wine country and includes an 8,902-square-foot main house, guest houses, a five-hole golf course, a tennis court and a swimming pool with spa. The Spanish-style main house has four bedrooms and...
October 25, 2012 |
Writer-director David Trueba strips his characters bare, figuratively and literally, in the language-driven two-hander "Madrid, 1987," which uses a May-December pairing to explore a moment of intense transition for Spain. The actors give their characters a resonance beyond the symbolic, but the action doesn't quite transcend the stagy setup. That action, most of which transpires in a locked bathroom, takes place over 24 hours during a heat wave. Veteran columnist Miguel (José Sacristán)
February 27, 2011 |
A Malibu estate with a studio nearly as large as the contemporary main residence, its own dog park and an ecologically friendly design gives new meaning to the phrase "custom built. " The gated compound, created by Los Angeles artist and designer Douglas Busch as his personal residence, sits on 10 aces with 360-degree ocean, mountain and canyon vistas. Busch, who is also an internationally recognized photographer, has used steel and glass, sustainable materials and water features to create an eco- and health-conscious home.
September 29, 2002
I thought having to endure cell phones at the beach was a nuisance ("Withdrawing Into Our Cells," Sept. 19). After all, isn't the beach a place to get away from it all? But this week, as I sat in a bathroom stall (one of the few semiprivate places left in life), the woman in the stall next to me received a cell call. She answered it, started talking to the person on the other end and laughingly stated that she was in a stall in the ladies' bathroom. Yikes! Please, it's one thing if you choose to sit on a toilet and talk to someone that you feel comfortable enough doing that (preferably in your home)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992 |
In a videotape played for jurors Tuesday, Maria del Rosio Alfaro told sheriff's investigators that she repeatedly stabbed a 9-year-old girl to death to eliminate her as a witness to a robbery. Prosecutors said Autumn Wallace was stabbed 50 times in the bathroom of the Anaheim home that she shared with her mother and older sister, neither of whom was at home during the attack on June 15, 1990.
August 29, 2010 |
This 2-year-old house inspired by the historic homes of Belgium feels as if it could be sitting in the countryside rather than in a Santa Monica neighborhood just blocks from the boutiques on Montana Avenue. The house, completed in 2008, is constructed with 17th century limestone floors, Belgian bluestone details, elaborate ironwork and refitted antique doors. The living room, which features a fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling stone face, has twin sets of iron doors that open to a cobblestone courtyard and fountain.
HOME & GARDEN
February 9, 2010 |
Walton Goggins, who starred in the crime drama "The Shield" from 2002 to 2008, is putting his remodeled Hollywood Hills home on the market for $1,175,000. Goggins re-created the three-bedroom, three-bathroom house to blend traditional and modern elements and establish seamless indoor-outdoor flow while retaining the home's original form. "The bones were there," he said of the 1960s house. Born in Alabama, the actor came to Los Angeles from Georgia in 1991. "I moved 14 times in 11 years," he said of his early years as an actor.
September 4, 2011
Location: 114 Hollister Ranch, Gaviota 93117 Asking price: $6,695,000 House sizes: About 9,000 square feet in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom main house; two-bedroom, four-bathroom house with multiple sleeping lofts; one-bedroom, two-bathroom clubhouse/barn; one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse; and one-bedroom mountaintop house with outdoor shower. Lot size: About 108 acres Features: Gym, stone fireplaces, spas, swimming pool, rose and vegetable gardens, apricot orchard About the area: In the first half of the year, 63 single-family homes sold in the 93117 ZIP Code at a median price of $618,000, according to DataQuick.