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BUSINESS
May 8, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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BUSINESS
August 29, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
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.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2009 | Maria Hsin
509 S. Cedar Ave., Inglewood 90301 Size: This 770-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom and was built in 1924. It sits on a 3,060-square-foot property and has a detached garage. Agent description: "Remodeled Spanish in north Inglewood. Raised foundation, hardwood floors, central air, dual-pane windows, one minute to all three schools, library, civic center and 405." Listed for: $237,900 Previously sold for: $95,500 About this area: 45 single-family homes sold in the 90301 ZIP Code in 2008 at a median price of $320,000 -- down 31.9% from 2007, according to DMA DataQuick.
HOME & GARDEN
May 9, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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 | 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
November 28, 2009 | By LAUREN BEALE
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)
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.
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.
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