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April 11, 2013 |
An 18-year-old high school student was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping with intent to commit rape after police say he forced a girl into a boys' restroom on campus and started kissing her. Jose Lares is accused of assaulting the 17-year-old victim at Valley High school, a private continuation school in the North Hills area, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday afternoon. He allegedly closed the door and began kissing the girl. "But his actions were interrupted when another student knocked on the door," the LAPD said in a statement.
April 8, 2013 |
Second of two parts Phil Richards used to like his job driving a forklift in a produce and meat warehouse. He took pride in steering a case of beef with precision. Now, he says, he has to speed through the warehouse to meet quotas, tracked by bosses each step of the way. Through a headset, a voice tells him what to do and how much time he has to do it. It makes the Unified Grocers warehouse in Santa Fe Springs operate smoothly with fewer employees, but it also makes Richards' work stressful.
April 5, 2013 |
Casey Kasem, who gained a national radio audience after "American Top 40" launched in 1970, and his wife, Jean, are listing their Westside estate for sale at $42 million. With 12,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the home has been the site of intimate interviews and sleepovers for as many as 20 youngsters a night. The yard has served as the site of elaborate celebrity-studded gatherings and paintball battles. The syndicated radio host bought the property for Jean Kasem in 1989 as a gift.
April 5, 2013
This Spanish Colonial Revival known as the Fraser House sits amid oak and olive trees in Pasadena's Historic Highlands landmark district. Vintage details include tile work and arched doorways. Location: 1026 E. Elizabeth St., Pasadena 91104 Asking price: $1.099 million Year built: 1928 House size: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,620 square feet Lot size: 10,676 square feet Features: Exposed hand-hewn ceiling beams in the living and dining rooms, hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, sun room, breakfast area, laundry, guesthouse/studio with own entrance, upgraded electrical work, two-car garage, flagstone patio, built-in barbecue area, lawn About the area: Last year, 294 single-family homes sold in the 91104 ZIP Code at a median price of $499,000, according to DataQuick.
March 29, 2013
This Spanish-style contemporary sits on a bluff overlooking a Malibu surfing beach. The single-story house is in MariSol , an 80-acre community of 17 estates. Location: 11768 Ellice St., Malibu 90265 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 2013 Architect: Barry Berkus House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 7,088 square feet Lot size: 1 acre Features: Covered courtyard of 2,500 square feet, 60-foot-long great room with 16-foot ceilings, home theater, office, gym, wine room, two wet bars, five fireplaces, twin master suites, security system, 50-foot-long infinity pool, spa, parking for 10 cars, stone perimeter walls, garden fountains, patios About the area: Last year, 259 single-family homes sold in the 90265 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.035 million, according to DataQuick.
March 22, 2013
Original design details preserved in this gated Spanish Revival home include the owners' crests and emblems, hand-painted in the early 1940s, and the ceramic tiles of the fireplace. Among updates, the living room includes three plasma-screen televisions hidden behind canvases depicting bullfighting. Location: 1284 Temple Hills, Laguna Beach 92651 Asking price: $5.995 million Year built: 1940 House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,855 square feet Lot size: 0.4 acre Features: Media room with 10-foot screen, open-beam ceilings, wall murals, office/den, exercise studio, dual walk-in closets in the master suite, copper hammered tub, touch-pad entertainment and security system, multiuse sport court, swimming pool, live-in carriage house atop the three-car garage, motor court for additional parking, ocean and coastline views, olive trees, flagstone walkways, lawn About the area: Last year, 430 single-family homes sold in the 92651 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.273 million, according to DataQuick.
March 15, 2013
This 1950s home was taken down to the studs and remodeled into a sleek contemporary. Sliding walls of glass and ample skylights are among features of the light-filled house. Location: 2847 Mandeville Canyon Road, Brentwood 90049 Asking price: $2.15 million Year rebuilt: 2010 Remodel architect: Zoltan Pali House size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,283 square feet Lot size: 9,507 square feet Features: Family/television room with built-in hidden desk, dining room soffit with lighting system, tile and bamboo floors, breakfast bar, separate prep/service kitchen with second refrigerator, saline pool and spa, waterfall, copper plumbing, new roof, tankless water heater About the area: Last year, 338 single-family homes sold in the 90049 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.79 million, according to DataQuick.
February 20, 2013 |
Word is out that financier Gary Winnick is quietly floating his storied estate in Bel-Air for sale at $225 million. Winnick, who founded and later sold Global Crossing, bought the Bellagio Road mansion in 2000 from Dole Food Co. owner David Murdock. The $94-million deal, which involved the telecom mogul ponying up a parcel of land, stood as the highest-priced home sale in California for years. Although a seller can ask any amount for a property, the 8.4-acre trophy home is for sale at the right price, said a person familiar with Winnick's real estate dealings who wasn't authorized to speak publicly.
February 19, 2013 |
Oscar Pistorius appeared in a South African court on Tuesday facing charges that he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day. Pistorius said that he thought Steenkamp was a burglar and he shot her under that assumption. Prosecutors say he knew it was Steenkamp, who was locked in a bathroom at the time of the shooting. Here, supplied by the Associated Press, are excerpts from the affidavit made by Pistorius and read in court during Pistorius' bail hearing by senior defense lawyer Barry Roux in a bail hearing Tuesday.
February 16, 2013 |
A condominium in San Pedro listed at $399,000 was marketed as having a designer kitchen, but it seems the Louis Vuitton-like bathroom was the showstopper. The walls and ceiling of one of the 1,429-square-foot unit's three bathrooms were hand-painted with a likeness of the Louis Vuitton logo. One potential buyer who wrote an offer had their agent tell listing agent Maggie Ding how much they adored the powder room. The couple did not end up getting the home. “Overall, we noticed people loved it or hated it,” said Ding of Re/Max Estate Properties.