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July 27, 2012
Bungalow Where: 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica When: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tues. to Sat.; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. Price: Cocktails, $12 to $14; no cover Info: (310) 899-8530; http://www.thebungalowsm.com
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November 21, 2013 | By Robert W. Welkos
"This is my baby. This is when it all started. This is my pride and joy, my first Oscar win in 1974. " Meet Murray Weissman, one of the earliest Oscar consultants, who on this day is proudly showing off a blow-up photo on the wall of his North Hollywood publicity agency commemorating that day almost 40 years ago when, as executive in charge of the motion picture press department at Universal Pictures, he reveled in the seven Academy Awards won...
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HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009 | By Debra Prinzing
Its exterior is classic California bungalow with beveled siding, wood-trimmed windows and a cheery gabled roof. But inside the Venice house, owners David and Jennifer Ritch live with clean lines, an open floor plan and modern furnishings. Can the two styles -- cottage and contemporary -- coexist? How can 1906 California architecture meld with the design preferences of its 2009 occupants? The Ritches asked themselves those questions when they decided not to demolish a 950-square-foot bungalow that the city of Los Angeles had already cited as a public eyesore.
NEWS
November 12, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The Bungalow in Santa Monica is back. Brent Bolthouse's Baja-style seaside cottage and bar briefly shuttered to take care of a liquor-licensing issue, and used the time to spiff up the place a bit, as well as to redo the food and cocktail menus. Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, it will celebrate its grand reopening, with Bungalow T-shirts being given away. "We're just so excited to be back, and look forward to welcoming everyone through The Bungalow's doors on Friday," Bolthouse said.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Closing shortly after co-star Kevin McHale's nearby home purchase, "Glee's" Lea Michele has bought a bungalow in Hollywood for $1.4 million. The one-story house, built in 1920, sits behind tall hedges and has a gated driveway. The updated bungalow features French doors, an office, attic space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An outdoor dining pavilion includes a kitchen. Michele, 25, has played aspiring soprano Rachel Berry since 2009 on the television series. She will voice the part of Dorothy in the animated film "Dorothy of Oz," due out this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Every great room needs a great soundtrack. That's particularly true of the rooms created by night-life impresario, music lover and DJ Brent Bolthouse. If his newest beachside lounge, the Bungalow, could sing it would sound like 1960s superstar Donovan. Positioned on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, with gauzy views of the glimmering Pacific Ocean, the song it would sing would be "Sunshine Superman. " "There's such a great connection between music and the sea," says Bolthouse on a recent afternoon, standing on the Bungalow's expansive wooden deck, staring west.
BUSINESS
January 23, 2011 | By Mary Forgione
Abbot Kinney was putting the finishing touches on his new community called Venice of America in 1905. Gondoliers navigated the specially built canals, camel rides were offered along the seaside, and the pier was lined with games and attractions. Kinney's great hope was that the spirit of creativity that drove his vision of Venice would flourish. It has, but the aging bungalows and cottages from that era have just barely survived. Yet owners who care about history have lovingly restored some of them rather than tear them down.
HOME & GARDEN
May 1, 2010 | Sam Watters
Living small is the new virtue. We have less clean air, water and land. Most of us have a lot less money. Fortunately, out here where the dream used to include a house of your own, we pioneered how to do simple very well. We built the box bungalow. The last time the U.S. had a small-house surge was around 1900. Post-Civil War greed unleashed a progressive cry. Reformers announced that all citizens — new immigrants, working men and women, people on farms and in crumbling tenements — were entitled to a place to live.
REAL ESTATE
August 18, 1985 | BARBARA MAYER, Associated Press
As an outlet for tension or unhappiness, few things beat stripping old wallpaper or taking up kitchen linoleum to expose a hardwood floor, says Eileen McLeod. The 36-year-old mother of two from Sanford, Me., recently engaged in a marathon of such activities when she exchanged a modern Cape Cod home for a 50-year-old ramshackle bungalow that needed everything. The move was partly for economy and partly therapy for a recent divorce.
HOME & GARDEN
August 16, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Professional hockey player Sean Avery has listed his home in the Sunset Strip area at $859,000. The Spanish bungalow, built in 1926, features wooden ceilings and arched doorways. The 1,607-square-foot house has two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. Avery, 31, is a left wing with the New York Rangers. He played for the L.A. Kings from 2003 to 2007. Public records show he bought the property in 2005 for $989,000. Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Brent Bolthouse's breezy beachside hideaway, The Bungalow, has closed temporarily while it sorts out a minor issue with the California De partment of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The bar is located on the grounds of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, and it turns out the hotel's alcohol license needs to be updated to include The Bungalow.  In some ways, the timing is perfect, say representatives for the spot. The Bungalow recently turned 1-year-old and is in need of a few upgrades. Expanding the women's restrooms is at the top of the list.
NEWS
August 27, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Interior Design has decorated and redecorated her tiny 500-square-foot bungalow in Venice in a variety of themes during the last 15 years. When she was going through "a dark phase," she painted the walls steel gray and installed red flocked wallpaper. From that moody place, she moved on to a sunnier, beachy vibe with seaside blue and green accents. The bungalow may be small, but De Vargas said the size does not limit her. It is, in fact, what has empowered her to change designs over and over again.
HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2013 | Janet Mitsui Brown, Janet Mitsui Brown is a feng shui practitioner in Los Angeles
In feng shui, there's discussion about destiny. I never understood what it was until I truly got to know Roger. We were in our 30s that summer. I was working with actors at a small theater in East Hollywood, and he was an actor on "Days of Our Lives. " I'm Japanese American, and he is African American. But the bigger difference was where we lived: I was in an apartment above a garage in Los Feliz, and Roger lived in Venice, a few blocks from the beach. That summer it was hot -- so hot that I needed to be out of Los Feliz and its oppressive heat.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. Maybe it's the only day that you deign to watch football, or maybe it marks the culmination of five months of blood, sweat and beers spent glued to the television out of devotion to your favorite team. Either way, it's the one day of the year that America comes together over a singularly American sports obsession, and as such it's a darn good reason to party. Sports bars and restaurants across the city will throw open their doors in a high-def blitz. Here are a few of our favorite options: -- The Bungalow, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
NEWS
January 21, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Katherine LaNasa plays a deliciously hard-edged, evil wife in the new TV series “Deception,” but at home in her Venice bungalow, she showcases a soft side influenced by her native New Orleans. “Being from New Orleans completely dominates my sense of style,” said the actress, who's also starring in “Jayne Mansfield's Car,” the forthcoming film directed by Billy Bob Thornton. “There is a drama and a funk to New Orleans. It's the last place people play it safe. They celebrate the vibrancy of life.” Following her divorce in 2010, LaNasa moved to the 950-square-foot bungalow to be near her son and his ill father, Dennis Hopper.
NEWS
January 10, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
Known for creating sexy L.A. nightspots, Brent Bolthouse saw what had been a 1940s pool compound at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica and jumped at an unusual design opportunity: the chance to get the party started early in sunlit rooms with a surf shack vibe. “I was always mystified by all the East Coast beach houses you see in Malibu,” said Bolthouse, who worked with the local design firm Studio Collective to craft a Bohemian Baja 1970s atmosphere at the resulting lounge, the Bungalow.
HOME & GARDEN
August 6, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Actress Missi Pyle and her husband, grizzly bear expert and naturalist Casey Anderson, have sold their Beachwood Canyon home for $659,000. The bungalow of about 880 square feet sits in the hills below the Hollywood sign. Built in 1926, it has an open-plan dining and living room, a wood-burning fireplace, two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are outdoor living and dining areas, a spa and gardens with fruit trees and wisteria. Pyle appeared on "Grey's Anatomy" this year and is shooting a pilot, "How to Be a Better American," for ABC. She stars in the film "Miss Nobody," which premiered in June at the Seattle International Film Festival.
NEWS
May 4, 1994 | RIP RENSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
My neighbor is in bad shape. She's decrepit, she's broken; all she seems to have are memories. She's been alone and abandoned, in embarrassingly declining health, for about 10 years. People pass her daily, glance curiously, and move along. Some say they care, but they're not in a position to do anything. I refer to my neighbor as a "she" because she has always struck me as such. She's an "it," though. She's a house. I have looked out on her windows for 15 years. She was built around 1929 or '30.
HOME & GARDEN
August 8, 2012 | By Emily Young
It's hard to know where to look first when you walk into garden designer Jamie Schwentker's tiny bungalow in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. At the catwalk over the living and dining room? The staircase resembling stacked Japanese tansu ? The chandelier shrouded in faux butterflies and year-round Christmas lights? "I call it Late Wicked Witch," Schwentker says of the 1923 cottage's style, "which is partly a nod to the whole movie thing and partly because it looks like a fairy-tale house.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2012
Bungalow Where: 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica When: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tues. to Sat.; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. Price: Cocktails, $12 to $14; no cover Info: (310) 899-8530; http://www.thebungalowsm.com
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