HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 2010 |
Professional baseball player Adrian Beltre and his wife, Sandra, have listed a more than 4-acre estate in Bradbury for $19.8 million. The newly built Mediterranean was custom designed for both formal entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living. A 2,500-square-foot rec room is outfitted as a batting cage, but now that the MLB third baseman is playing for the Boston Red Sox, he no longer needs the West Coast residence. The 16,600-square-foot home, in a 24-hour gate-guarded community, sits off a circular driveway.
September 4, 2012 |
Patience often pays off when waiting for the right pitch, and it also can pay off in home selling. Texas Ranger third baseman Adrian Beltre and his wife, Sandra, have sold their 4-acre-plus estate in Bradbury for $17,410,961, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The couple listed their custom house nearly two years ago at $19.8 million. The newly built Mediterranean, designed for both formal entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living, includes such custom features as a 2,500-square-foot rec room outfitted as a batting cage.
October 18, 2009 |
Meet Ray Bradbury, the illustrating man. The 89-year-old dreamer is renowned as a lion of literature, of course, but it's his longtime pursuit of the visual arts that will bring him to the Santa Monica gallery Every Picture Tells a Story at 4 p.m. Saturday. Bradbury will unveil a new giclee print of an evocative oil painting he completed in 1948 and has come to refer to as "Dark Carnival." "Painting has been part of my life since I was a child," Bradbury said. "My Aunt Neva went to the Art Institute of Chicago, and she took courses there and she took me to see the paintings.
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August 17, 1997 |
It must have been a tough week up there on Mike Bradbury's Hang 'Em High Ranch in Ojai. A hailstorm of sorts had come sweeping out of nowhere, and it was all coming down on Bradbury's head. The storm broke as a Times story revealed that Bradbury, who earns $131,804 annually, has been receiving an additional $639 per month in federal Section 8 housing funds the past two years for renting a small home to his mother on his $558,000 ranch. There was something about this story, more than most, that touched off instant outrage.
January 12, 2004
The photo accompanying "Surprises in Clearest Mars Photos Yet" (Jan. 7) reminded me of Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles," which I read this summer. The Mars imagined by Bradbury was hot, shimmering, "broiling like a prehistoric mud pot," teeming with wine trees and flame birds. Nothing like the photo sent back by the Spirit rover, which reminds me of the American desert. Yet I couldn't help wondering if, standing directly behind the "pancam" that was taking the pictures for us Earthlings, there was a Bradbury-like Martian with sharp, yellow coin eyes, brownish skin, movements quick like an insect and a voice metallic and sharp.
August 27, 2000
As the lyricist of the original 1967 Lincoln Center production of Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine," my first instinct after reading "Of Wine and Rosy Summer Memories" (by Daryl H. Miller, Aug. 20) was to write a long, detailed response to the misinformation as to how Colony Theatre director Terrence Shank and "the show's creators" agreed to "proceed with new music and lyrics" for the 1981 production. Suffice it to say that no less notable and professional a Broadway producer than Stuart Ostrow ("1776," "M. Butterfly")