August 11, 1993 |
Zubin Mehta was back conducting in Los Angeles on Monday night, though with an hors d'oeuvre in his hand rather than a baton. The first conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Music Center was presiding over a cocktail reception in his expansive back yard for the Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He's now its music director. The party was a way of thanking major donors who made this year's IPO tour possible. Mehta is sanguine about his orchestra's need for money.
August 31, 1997 |
Rap singer M.C. HAMMER has sold his mansion in the Fremont foothills overlooking San Francisco for $5.3 million, sources say. The buyer was identified as a television producer from Singapore, who paid cash and took title in the name of a corporation. Hammer, 34, built the home six years ago on 12 acres with a view of the bay from the Oakland side. The home has six bedrooms in 11,000 square feet plus two pools, a pool house, guardhouse, exercise room and two saunas.
August 22, 2013 |
Over the last couple of weeks, a tiny monochromatic skyline has been growing in my kitchen. Since opening Lego's new “ Architecture Studio ,” my two daughters (who are 9 and 4) and I have been putting together, dismantling and redesigning a group of about 10 buildings. We've kept the results on display on a shelf above the sink. Because the Architecture Studio includes bricks in just two shades - white and transparent - the buildings we've created all seem to be related, at least distantly, to modern architecture.
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.
January 21, 2001 |
Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence has closed escrow on a Beverly Hills-area home for $12.5 million. The asking price was $13.25 million. Lawrence, 35, played an FBI agent going undercover in "Big Momma's House," in which he also impersonated the 300-pound title character. Lawrence was also executive producer of the movie, which took in more than $25 million at the box office its first week in June. He co-stars this year with Danny DeVito in "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"
October 8, 2011 |
Baseball has made considerable strides from those seemingly lawless days of the 1990s, when the size and shape of the strike zone sometimes shifted with the reputation of the pitcher or hitter. "There's no doubt umpires are doing a better job today," said Gary DiSarcina, the former Angels shortstop who now works in the team's front office. "When I came up [in the early 1990s] some umps played the name game; superstars got a lot of leeway. "If Dennis Eckersley was on the mound, a fastball four or five inches off the plate was a strike.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
July 22, 2010 |
Screenwriter, film director and bestselling novelist Nicholas Meyer has listed his Pacific Palisades house at $7.3 million. The two-story Cliff May design, built in 1937, has been his family home for 15 years. Used for entertaining, family weddings and Meyer's work, the courtyard-style house has nearly 7,000 square feet and sits on more than three quarters of an acre — plenty of room for himself, his wife, three daughters, an office assistant and dogs. "It's a house that allows one to do all these things and for a lot of people to be sort of swallowed up because the amount of the grounds," Meyer said.