September 9, 2013 |
On Cape Cod, where I spent some time this summer, sharks became big business this year. The town of Chatham, Mass., sought to reinvent itself, “casting the shark as a town emblem, T-shirt punch line, and eco-icon,” Warren Cornwall wrote recently in the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. “Chatham as a town, I think, has embraced the whole shark concept,” Chamber of Commerce chief Lisa Franz told him. “As long as nobody gets hurt.” On Main Street, throughout the summer, “Jaws” showed at the local movie theater, even as great white sharks were sighted off the beach.
July 20, 2013 |
Former St. John Bosco infielder Dante Flores, who attends USC, has been named a starter for the Cape Cod League all-star game. The game will be played on Saturday. Also named to the team are former Chatsworth outfielder Aaron Brown of Pepperdine, former Crespi outfielder Scott Heineman of Oregon, former Chaminade pitcher Matt Troupe of Arizona and former Beckman pitcher James Kaprielian of UCLA. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
December 18, 2012 |
When singer Nancy Sinatra put a Santa Monica compound she owned on the market last month, it appeared her boots were ready to do some walkin' — to borrow from the title of her '60s hit. But it seems they ran instead. Sinatra, the daughter of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, sold the property in 16 days for $5 million. The asking price was $4.895 million. The Cape Cod-inspired home and guesthouse sits on a nearly half-acre flat lot off a cul-de-sac.
November 15, 2012 |
A beachfront house in Malibu that was rented at different times this summer to Usher and Sean Combs is for sale at $16.75 million. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said singers Usher and Sean Combs paid $100,000 a month to lease this Malibu house. Although it rents for that amount, the terms of their leases were not disclosed. The Cape Cod-inspired two story, built in 1994 and sitting on more than half an acre, has 80 feet of beach frontage, a front lawn and gardens.
November 6, 2012 |
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has put a Malibu rental property up for sale at $23 million. The oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired compound had been listed for lease this summer at $75,000 a month for a long-term tenant or $150,000 a month for a lease of less than six months. All three homes on the less than half-acre lot have recently been remodeled. There are a total of seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in an undisclosed number of square feet. Outdoor features include a beachfront deck, a fire pit, gardens and lawn.
September 21, 2012 |
Edward Hopper is famous for showing people lost in urban isolation, in paintings such as "Nighthawks," the bereft 1942 diner scene that's in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection, and "Hotel Window," a 1955 canvas that fetched $26.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in 2006. Now his 1946 oil painting "October on Cape Cod" will be going under the gavel in a Nov. 28 auction at Christie's in New York. The emotional tenor of the work, which is 3 1/2 feet wide and a little over 2 feet high, seems to suggest that little beachfront cottages can get the lonelies too, even if they have a tiny wooden barn to keep them company.