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January 5, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
This newly built marble-clad home at the Madison Club, a golf course community in La Quinta, offers an updated take on Midcentury Modern architecture. Strong horizontal lines, abundant floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors and a sleeping porch pay homage to the style. Location: 81333 Peary Place, La Quinta 92253 Asking price: $8.495 million Architect: Trace Wilson House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 8,200 square feet Lot size: 0.72 of an acre Features: Office, glass wine room, home theater with seating for 15, game room, marble flooring, outdoor fireplace, bar, zero-edge swimming pool, dog shower, electric vehicle docking station in garage About the area: In the first half of last year, 698 single-family homes sold in the 92253 ZIP Code at a median price of $352,000, according to DataQuick.
December 10, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Is the Great Transgender Bathroom & Sports Team Scare of 2013 on the verge of petering out? Last August, Gov. Jerry Brown set off a right-wing frenzy when he signed into law an anti-discrimination bill that seemed pretty straightforward: Transgender public school students in California should be able to use the sex-segregated bathrooms and play on the sex-segregated sports teams of the gender with which they identify, not the gender listed on their school records.
October 20, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room. Right? But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis? Which restroom then? California voters may be asked to answer that question next year in the November election. And it's not really so simple after all. What if a kid with a penis is standing at the boys' urinal wearing a dress and a pretty hair bow?
September 27, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
This gated Old World hacienda sits on a knoll with views of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course. Original details include a step-down living room, beamed ceilings, a terra-cotta courtyard and a brick driveway. Location: 1500 Normandy Drive, Pasadena 91103 Asking price: $5.885 million Year built: 1931 Architect: Wallace Neff House size: Six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 9,008 square feet Lot size: 2.15 acres Features: Five interior fireplaces, home office, sun room, wine cellar, gym, media room, finished basement, guest house, swimming pool, pool house, outdoor fireplace, four-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 103 single-family homes sold in the 91103 ZIP Code at a median price of $436,000, according to DataQuick.
September 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Wireless Internet access on planes has become so essential that some travelers are willing to give up comfort, sustenance and even peace and quiet to get it. For example, 61% of fliers who were questioned said having no Wi-Fi on a flight was worse than sitting in a seat that doesn't recline, according to a survey of more than 2,000 adult Americans conducted on behalf of Honeywell Aerospace, a division of Honeywell Inc. That same survey found...
September 5, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 24-year-old Anaheim Hills man was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in a library bathroom. Robert Howard Claudio lured the boy into the bathroom in March 2012 and engaged in "substantial sexual contact," according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said Claudio approached the boy in the teen room of the Tustin library while he was waiting for his mother to pick him up. Claudio said he was studying to be a social worker and was "used to talking to younger boys," the district attorney's office said in a statement.
August 2, 2013
Re "Plumbers turn pipe dream into reality," Column, July 30 What a pleasure to read David Lazarus' article on plumbers Dave and Jim Schuelke deciding, after a routine leak inspection, to do a complete bathroom remodel for a woman caring for her disabled son and husband. I watched the YouTube video created by the Schuelkes showing the transformation of the bathroom. It was a lovely thing for them to do. Of course, my husband chuckled and said, "I wanted to know where the leak was coming from.
July 29, 2013 | By Gale Holland
Facing a growing number of homeless people, Los Angeles housing officials agreed in 1992 to put dozens of portable toilets throughout skid row, only to have Mayor Tom Bradley cut off the funding. Alice Callaghan, an activist for the poor, then arranged for six outdoor latrines festooned with ornaments and garlands for Christmas. The mayor had them hauled away. Two years later, Bradley's successor, Mayor Richard Riordan, had two dozen portable toilets placed on skid row. Half were yanked in 1998, then returned after a protest.
July 22, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Oh, Geraldo, did you have to chicken out? If you're going to make a statement - in your case, a semi-nude statement - you should stick with it! Geraldo Rivera showed his bold self, and nearly his whole self, in a semi-nude selfie photo he tweeted out early Sunday morning, barely towel-clad way below the waist. The caption ? "70 is the new 50. (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" Erica, FYI, is his wife of 10 years. And if that weren't enough ... Then he deleted the picture.
July 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
"House M.D. " actress Olivia Wilde has sold her Los Feliz home for $2,190,950. The Spanish villa, built in 1929, features a courtyard entry, original Malibu tile, stained glass, wood floors and beamed ceilings. There are French doors, a screening room with a bar, a library/study, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in the 3,284-square-foot two-story home. The grounds include a gazebo. Wilde, 29, was a regular as Dr. Remy "Thirteen" Hadley on "House" from 2007 to 2012. She starred in "Tron: Legacy" (2010)
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