HOME & GARDEN
November 28, 2009 |
Personal trainer Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills at the slimmed-down price of $2.9 million. The single-story midcentury-style home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in about 2,600 square feet and sits on a cul-de-sac. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the open-plan living and dining room reveal canyon, city lights and ocean views beyond the swimming pool. There are also views from the master bedroom and the large windows in the kitchen, which opens to a breakfast bar. Harper has been the Blue Team leader on the NBC weight-loss show (2004-present)
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)
November 7, 2010
Location: 3165 Padaro Lane, Carpinteria 93013 Asking price: $26.9 million Size: The 9,200-square-foot home has six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, with another bedroom and bathroom in the guesthouse. Lot size: Nearly two acres with 175 feet of ocean frontage Additional features: Five gas fireplaces, Viking range, Bosch dishwasher, Dacor oven, Viking refrigerator and freezer, built-in vacuum, three-car garage, outdoor hot tub, outside beach bathroom and shower Around the neighborhood: Through the first three quarters of the year, 24 existing single-family homes sold in the 93013 ZIP Code at a median price of $793,000, according to MDA DataQuick.
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.
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.
June 21, 1989 |
A 16-year-old Oklahoma girl gave birth today in the bathroom of a Senate office building while the group she was with toured the Capitol. "Last I heard she was doing fine," Capitol Police spokesman Dan Nichols said. "She walked out of the bathroom carrying the baby." Nichols said the Blanchard, Okla., girl, whose name was not released, went into a bathroom on the ground floor of the Senate Dirksen office building about 8 a.m. and gave birth. The group's chaperon, Don Grabbe, and Debora Brooke, a Capitol Police sergeant, helped deliver the 4-pound, 5-ounce baby boy.