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REAL ESTATE
August 12, 2001 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With its riding trails and streets like country lanes, the low-key Brentwood neighborhood of Sullivan Canyon has attracted horse-riding homeowners and Hollywood luminaries for years. The homes, just off busy Sunset Boulevard, boast corrals and split-rail fences more typical of a rural community than the city.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Times Architecture Critic
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.
REAL ESTATE
May 3, 1992 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
JACLYN SMITH--one of TV's "Charlie's Angels" who went on to make about 20 movies or miniseries, including the January NBC movie "In the Arms of a Killer"--has purchased a Bel-Air home for $4.5 million, sources say.
NEWS
June 5, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
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.
REAL ESTATE
November 5, 1989 | LEON WHITESON, Whiteson is a Los Angeles free-lancer who writes on architectural topics.
"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.
OPINION
January 14, 2012 | Patt Morrison
If you're lazily inclined to define Diane Keaton by the crossword-puzzle-sized word "actor," you need to get out more. Add to that her work as director and producer, photographer, restorer of venerable houses, board member of the Los Angeles Conservancy and, perhaps above all, as a daughter -- as revealed by her daughter-mother memoir "Then Again. " Little Diane once sat in a neighborhood theater on North Figueroa and watched her mother being crowned Mrs. Highland Park, and wished it were her up on stage instead.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1991 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"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.'
NEWS
May 21, 1995 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
MAGAZINE
May 22, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Robert Lloyd is a Times television critic and a native Angeleno.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
July 22, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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