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.
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)
August 8, 2010 |
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.
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...
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.
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.
May 8, 2012 |
Film producer Stacey Sher and musician Kerry Brown have listed their house in the Beverly Crest area at $5.795 million. Originally designed by Wallace Neff, the 1948 house was once the home of actress Julie Andrews and director Blake Edwards and later remodeled. The 1.61-acre site includes a 7,800-square-foot main house, a 2,480-square-foot guesthouse, a separate building with a bathroom, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool and waterfalls. The living space features beamed ceilings, stained-glass windows, brick, stonework, mahogany doors and six fireplaces.