CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2010 |
Authorities were hailing a 7-year-old Norwalk boy as a hero Tuesday after he hid in a bathroom and called 911 as three armed attackers burst into his home and threatened his parents. During the harrowing emergency call, the child pleaded with Los Angeles County sheriff's dispatchers to send help. "Can you come really fast? Please! Please! . . . They have guns. They shoot my mom and dad," the boy said, according to a copy of the 911 tape released by authorities. The incident began about 8:30 a.m. when the three suspects, armed with handguns, stormed through an unlocked door and said they were going to take what they wanted, the Sheriff's Department said.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
January 31, 2011 |
Drummer Max Weinberg and his wife, Rebecca, have sold a Sunset Strip-area compound for $2.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Sitting on nearly an acre, the Midcentury Modern home has clean lines and sliding walls of glass that disappear into pockets. The redone kitchen, with custom cabinetry and Miele appliances, is adjacent to a living room with 14-foot ceilings. The master bedroom and bathroom have dual poured concrete vanities and a wood floor. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are in the main house, which connects by covered breezeway to the two-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse.
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."
June 26, 2011 |
A 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival in La Cañada Flintridge, built for entertaining on a grand scale, served as the summer home for George Grant Hoag, an early vice president of J.C. Penney Co. Original blueprints, held by the current owners, show that the plans for the home were drawn in 1927 by Los Angeles architect Charles H. Kyson, known for designing elaborate and period revival homes and buildings in Southern California. The owners have lived in the home with their family for 35 years, restoring much of the property to its original splendor while updating rooms for more modern living.
April 25, 2010 |
A blend of steel, copper and glass frames a Santa Monica Canyon contemporary built by Los Angeles architects Mark Cigolle and Kim Coleman originally as a live-work space for their young family. Constructed in 1992, the house features a top-level atelier that can be used as an office, a gym or an art gallery. A sliding glass door leads to a deck with an outdoor shower, and across to a guest suite with a bathroom. Below are family living spaces and bedrooms. The neighborhood, known as an artists' and entertainment-industry enclave, offers direct access to the beach and the canyon forests nearby.