April 3, 2011
Holly Hill House on Catalina Location: 718 Crescent Ave., Avalon 90704 Size: Five bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,495 square feet Published on: Nov. 28 Listed then for: $7.5 million Sold for: $4 million last month Seamless mix of art, architecture Location: 2555 Altamar Drive, Laguna Beach 92651 Size: Five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms in 10,300 square feet Published on:...
September 8, 2011 |
Registration is now open for the 27th Annual Catalina Island Triathlon , Nov. 5 (a Saturday) at Middle Beach in Avalon . . . . Tri-tip and BBQ chicken are on the menu for Friday's Moonlight Hike at Mt. Baldy . Tickets ($16) are limited. Click here for info . . . . The L.A. Athletic Club's Noir Soiree Oct. 7 includes a photo exhibition, wine tasting and fashion show . Early-bird tickets are $48 (through Sept. 18) . . . . Portland's Oregon Zoo offers discounted $4 admission on the second Tuesday of each month, down from the usual $10.50.
June 4, 2006
BEVERLY BEYETTE missed by a mile in her account of Catalina's hotel scene ["Catalina Close-Up," May 21]. She said little about the island's premier lodging, the Hotel Metropole, which boasts solid year-round bookings for a reason -- it's that good. My husband and I make a point of staying at the Metropole on our frequent visits to California from our home in Florida for its casual elegance and island charm. TERRY ADAMS Panama City Beach, Fla.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1998
As an ex-crew member of the steamship Catalina, I would like to respond to your Jan. 9 article. The steamer did not sail from San Pedro for 50 years. When it was brought into service in 1924, the steamer's home was Wilmington Berth 185. She sailed from that location for about 40 years. In the mid-'60s she then sailed from San Pedro until her service to Catalina was halted. The picture of the steamer run with the article shows it departing from its Wilmington berth. In 1931, Canal Street in Wilmington was changed to Avalon Boulevard at the request of William Wrigley Jr. In return he lined the street with over 300 Washingtonia robusta palm trees so the tourists from Los Angeles and other areas could find their way to the Great White Steamer in Wilmington.
November 17, 2003
The Nov. 12 story on saving the bison on Catalina is heart-warming. The wonderful people who gave their time and money to make this happen are to be commended. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that going back to their ancestral home to graze in peace is what the bison will be getting. The Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in Eagle Butte, S.D., has a wonderful, 20,000-acre-plus ranch where buffalo (bison) and other animals reside. The tribe offers people who get a thrill out of killing animals the opportunity to shoot various animals on the ranch.
November 27, 2011
Bands of windows at a three-level open-plan contemporary in Brentwood's Kenter Canyon area take advantage of natural light and maximize canyon and Catalina views. The ground floor, which has a separate entrance, can be used as nanny quarters, an in-law suite or an office. Location: 326 N. Bonhill Road, Los Angeles 90049 Asking price: $2.449 million Year completed: 2007 House size: Six bedrooms, six bathrooms, two half-baths, 5,619 square feet Lot size: 6,882 square feet Features: Bar, breakfast area, dumbwaiter, central vacuum system, solid Douglas fir bedroom doors, two decks, three tankless water heaters, four-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 111 single-family homes sold in the 90049 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,750,000, according to DataQuick.