November 5, 1989 |
"The ranch house is everything a California house should be . . . to serve the California life style of informality, outdoor living and sunshine." This typically simple statement came from the father of the California Ranch House style, Cliff May, who died recently in his Brentwood office at the age of 81.
August 28, 1991 |
"The rebel in me will touch the rebel in you," Jimmy Cliff sang at the Coach House on Monday, and the Jamaican singer's ability to touch and inspire an audience indeed seems only to grow stronger over the years. Cliff first entered a recording studio in 1962, a year before the Rolling Stones cut their first record. But, unlike the moribund, pre-programmed marketing event that Mick Jagger & Co.'
May 21, 1995 |
Admirers of vintage Southern California architecture will have an unusual chance to visit four private homes in Santa Monica Canyon today. For $30 a ticket--the money goes to benefit the L.A. Conservancy and the 101-year-old Canyon Charter School--visitors are invited on a walking and driving tour of houses that express what organizers call "the California dream"--comfort, informal elegance and easy access between indoors and out.
May 22, 2005 |
Of all the modern marvels a house may possess--intercoms, clap-on-clap-off lighting, dumbwaiters--none is more marvelous than the deceptively simple but aesthetically complex sliding glass door, whose job it is to be there and not there, permeable, impermeable. Its nature is tripartite: door, wall, window, indivisible, invisible. It mediates between interior and exterior, belonging to both, joining even as it separates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1985 |
About $375,000 in Coastal Conservancy funds will be granted this summer to restore three major beach access points along the Encinitas and Leucadia bluffs, including a new stairway to the popular Swami's surfing area.
December 26, 2000 |
Steven Spielberg may churn out hit movies at the box office, but his latest production is getting scathing reviews from homeowners in a rustic Brentwood neighborhood. Hollywood's most successful movie director is quietly making plans to build a five-story, 27,000-square-foot indoor riding ring and stables for his wife, actress and horse lover Kate Capshaw. But neighbors--including Hollywood producers Brian Grazer and Roger Gimbel--see the hangar-like structure as an imposing Temple of Doom.
HOME & GARDEN
March 1, 2007 |
A sampling of spring garden and home tours and major garden- related events are listed below. Many are not wheelchair accessible, and some do not allow children. Call ahead for details. MARCH March 24: Cliff May Tour. A rare look at Cliff May's Riviera Ranch and Sullivan Canyon homes in Brentwood. Sponsored by the Gamble House. $75 general admission, $50 for Friends of the Gamble House members. www.gamblehouse.org. March 25: Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour.
June 5, 1986 |
As the sun set on Mandalay, Cliff May's retreat at the end of Sullivan Canyon, it was just as promised: a 10-gallon gala, a buckskin bonanza, the Old West. Luminaires Juniors sparkled with their "Rhinestone Roundup," a little affair sure to net about $70,000 for the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation.
October 8, 1989 |
Los Angeles is a fountain of youth with all kinds of new firsts on the social scene. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's First Chair Society entertained at its first Leading Ladies' Matinee on Wednesday morning. Said co-president Jennifer Diener: "In Salzburg, they have matinees in the morning. I thought it would be different."
April 22, 2006 |
Gracie wondered at the marriage she'd thought she had. She and Kenny were supposed to be the happily married couple, they were the ones other people talked about in their thrice-weekly therapy sessions, they were the ones who were called the Power Couple in L.A. Confidential. How could the Power Couple break up? The Power Couple cannot break up! From "The Starter Wife" by Gigi Levangie Grazer * WELL. The Power Couple would appear to be calling it quits. Or are they?