CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2012 |
When paramedics arrived at Whitney Houston's hotel suite in Beverly Hills, they found her unresponsive in the bathtub, and officials said that drowning is one of the possible causes of death being investigated. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said it performed an autopsy on the singer's body Sunday, but deferred any conclusion about her death until toxicology results are available, in six to eight weeks. Sources who were briefed on the probe Sunday said drowning is one of several scenarios investigators are exploring.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2011 |
Reporting from San Diego -- Nothing about the family's life in their working-class neighborhood foretold of trouble, according to family and friends. Alfredo, 44, and Georgina Pimienta, 38, shared their single-story home in the Skyline area east of downtown with their daughters, Priscilla, 17, and Emily, 9. Alfredo was a tow truck operator who seemed to get along well with his wife, according to relatives. Emily liked to bike around the quiet streets with other children; Priscilla was a studious teenager who was looking forward to college.
April 30, 2011 |
In an early homemade video made by the L.A. band the Belle Brigade for its song "Losers," from the sibling duo's self-titled debut, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, ages 28 and 21, respectively, sit holding acoustic guitars in an empty bathtub. They're wearing white robes and Barbara has a towel wrapped around her head, as though she's just gotten out of the shower. Ethan strums a few foundational chords, they start singing in harmony, and echoes of genetically intertwined voices throughout the ages come pouring out: the Everly Brothers, the Davies brothers of the Kinks, the Carter Family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2010 |
Shortly after her 17-month-old son drowned in the bathtub of her Westlake home April 1, Nancy Jacinto told Los Angeles police investigators that she had left the bathroom for just seconds and returned to find the boy floating face down in the water. Jacinto, a 19-year-old mother of three, said she had left to get a towel to dry off Jacob James Gaona and his 2-year-old brother.
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2010 |
Update: Actor James Franco , who plays Allen Ginsberg in the 2010 film "Howl," has sold his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. There are vaulted and beamed ceilings, city views and a master bedroom suite with a 19th century marble bathtub. The walled and gated property includes a swimming pool and a guest casita. Franco, 31, starred in "Pineapple Express" (2008)
July 15, 2009 |
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols has never tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and has challenged Major League Baseball to test him again, anywhere. "My house is always open," Pujols told ESPN.com. "They can come any time they want during the off-season. "I challenge them to try training with me during three months and a half. They can come and check every place in my house, they can even come with me in my bathtub. I have nothing to hide."
March 20, 2008 |
WHEN singer-songwriter Jens Lekman was checking out apartments to rent in Kortedala, a suburban neighborhood of his Swedish hometown Gothenburg, one landlord made an odd case for Lekman to move in. The previous occupant died in the bathroom, he said, and it took three months for anyone to notice. "He drowned in the bathtub," Lekman says. "I asked the landlord 'Why are you telling me this?' They thought that I would like it. It was their key point in getting me to take the apartment."
January 27, 2008 |
What's in, what's out with home buyers in 2008? Mark Nash, author of several real estate books including "1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home," has completed his annual survey of buyer preferences. Among his findings: Buyers want a destination bathroom -- the kind of getaway that has multiple task areas like a free-standing or throne bathtub, a flat-screen TV, wireless Internet and an in-home hair salon. And because we love our pets so, how about a shower for Fido that he can simply step into instead of having to be hoisted?
March 31, 2006 |
The flophouse bathtub James Earl Ray stood in to fatally shoot Martin Luther King Jr. has been sold on EBay to an online casino for $7,600, the tub's owner said. The Golden Palace Casino had the winning bid, said D'Army Bailey, a Memphis judge, who owned the tub. Bailey said he'd been assured the casino would treat the tub "with sensitivity for its historical significance." Golden Palace has bought numerous historical or noteworthy artifacts for a traveling display.