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May 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards , for $2.649 million. Less than a month after coming on the market, the tidy white home with gray shutters is already in escrow. The traditional-style house features a family room and living room with French doors opening to a fanciful garden that appears to be "practically perfect in every way" to borrow a phrase from "Mary Poppins. " The formal dining room has a cathedral ceiling and glass walls.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
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.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
Built in the wooded canyon area of Malibu's Serra Retreat, this home combines the appeal of a contemporary loft with the rustic exterior look of a Hamptons barn, using floor-to-ceiling sliding glass pocket doors in many rooms to create an indoor-outdoor environment. Designed by Los Angeles architect Michael Kovac, the house was built around a silk floss tree that shades the patio by the pool. The interior design was by Vanessa Alexander, who owns the home with her husband, Steve Alexander, a film producer.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2010 | By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
Like Goldilocks searching for the perfect perch, Dong Yu tested one seat after another in the glitzy showroom. Some were too pricey, others too fussy. Then he found one that was just right. "You've got to try this," he shouted to his wife, to the delight of a fawning saleswoman. "This one's really comfortable. " The seat in question was a $400 toilet made by Japan-based Toto Ltd. Dong and his wife had just bought a 2,200-square-foot apartment in a tony section of China's capital and were prepared to splurge on a pair of eye-catching commodes.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2012
A.F. Leicht designed quirky Spanish Revival houses in Los Angeles as well as evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson's landmark Angelus Temple. His interiors often had irregular-shaped or curved walls, rooms or hallways. This Los Feliz villa, with rounded rooms, fancifully shaped living room French doors and elliptical master bathroom, captures his signature style. Location: 2226 N. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles 90027 Asking price: $3.267 million Previously sold: In 2005 for $2.6 million Year built: 1923 Architect: A.F. Leicht House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,883 square feet Lot size: 10,500 square feet Features: Gated, original bar, three fireplaces, wine cellar, magnesite flooring and bath tiles, swimming pool with spa, turntable garage.
NEWS
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 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
HOME & GARDEN
February 12, 2011
Even big-budget projects often employ money-saving strategies ? sometimes to compensate for unexpected overruns, sometimes to allow for splurges in finishes, fixtures or furnishings. Regardless of the reason, the strategies can work for projects large or small. Some of the cost-conscious moves in Linnea Mielcarek and John Howley's house: Floors: The floors sport a smooth, cement-like finish called Dex-O-Tex for "a continuous surface indoors and outdoors to the deck," architect Janice Shimizu says.
NEWS
June 21, 1989 | From Times wire services
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.
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