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April 1, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Rock icon Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, have listed their two condominiums in West Hollywood for sale, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The smaller of the two, with one bedroom, 11/2 bathrooms and 1,151 square feet of living space, is priced at $1.6 million. The larger, with the same number of bedrooms and baths in 1,831 square feet, is listed at $3.5 million. The Sierra Towers units, which have city and ocean views, could be combined. The building has 24-hour security, a doorman, an outdoor pool and a gym. The pair recently bought a contemporary house in Beverly Hills that had been listed at $7.695 million but was withdrawn from the market before closing.
December 27, 2011 | By Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times
On Christmas Eve, family members came to visit 91-year-old Dorie F. Pozas at the apartment building where she lived in Pacoima. They left that evening and Pozas, whose husband died several years earlier, woke up alone Christmas morning. She lit a candle, perhaps to light a star-shaped lantern made of rice paper that Filipino families traditionally use to celebrate Christmas — the light represents the Star of Bethlehem. About 9 a.m. Sunday, a visitor saw smoke coming from under Pozas' door.
November 10, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
The queen bed where pop star Michael Jackson took his last breath? It could be all yours. So too a chalkboard from the late singer's kitchen, on which, in children's scrawl, is written "I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it's for free. " Then there's a bedroom armoire where Jackson, preparing for his comeback tour, wrote a message to himself: "TRAIN, perfection, March April. FULL OUT May," it reads. The entire contents from the 54,000-square foot Holmby Hills home where Jackson spent the last months of his life — from silverware and candles, desks and sofas, to a painting by French artist Maurice Utrillo — will be auctioned in December in Beverly Hills.
April 24, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Having conquered reality television, the Kardashians are fashioning a celebrity retail powerhouse. Beyond the glittery red carpets and steamy tabloid fodder, the famous family has transformed itself into a branding machine, quickly leveraging the hype into a retail empire worth tens of millions of dollars. Unlike other reality-stars-turned-entrepreneurs such as Snooki of "Jersey Shore" fame or Lauren Conrad of "The Hills," the Kardashians are in a class by themselves and unfazed by skeptics who doubt they can keep it up for the long haul.
January 12, 2011 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
The toughest thing is the wind. It isn't particularly strong this day ? it hasn't been since a gunman shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head and killed six bystanders Saturday. But the messages appear on bits of paper so slim, sometimes almost insubstantial, that even a modest breeze could blow them away. They're written on small pieces of notebook paper, manila folders or poster board, carefully placed at a growing roadside tribute. Some people figured out a way around the wind ?
December 12, 2010 | By Alene Dawson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The holidays are a season of beauty ? if the abundance of offerings related to looks is any indication. We've culled the outpouring to bring gift-givers some ideas in a range of prices for a variety of pretty predilections. Don't be surprised if your cup runneth over with beatific smiles Christmas morning. FOR THE RECORD: Holiday gifts: On Dec. 12, an article about beauty and fragrance gifts listed three Antica Farmacista home ambience scents as though they were two products: Vanilla Bourbon, Mandarin & Grapefruit and Sandalwood.
October 12, 2010
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June 13, 2010 | By Mike Penner
1) He was born in Hall, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1910. 2) Wooden led Martinsville High to the Indiana state title in 1927. 3) One of his role models was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five, a basketball team that dominated Indiana high school basketball from 1919 to 1922. 4) He was a three-time high school all-state selection. 5) Wooden met his future wife, Nell Riley, at a carnival in July 1926. 6) They married in August 1932. Afterward, they attended a Mills Brothers concert to celebrate.
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