April 30, 2011 |
After hearing vague warnings all day, Constance Foster finally heard a report of an honest-to-God tornado. The TV news said it was on Greensboro Avenue, a block west of Foster's little two-bedroom brick home in the Rosedale Court housing project. "Me being sarcastic, I said, 'Well, if it's on Greensboro I should be able to see it,' " Foster, 45, recalled. She opened the door and saw two twisters, one bigger than the other. Almost instantly, they combined, and the new behemoth grew exponentially, kicking up a cloud of debris and blackening the western sky. "It opened like the mouth of hell," she said.
HOME & GARDEN
April 12, 2011 |
The Wilshire corridor condo owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has come on the market at $1,885,000. Her 2,767-square-foot unit features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted back to a third bedroom and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building, constructed in 1991, has concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool. Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80)
November 7, 2010 |
For women, one of the fastest ways to get to know a new friend is to look through her closet. Sifting through the layers of silk, sequins, cotton and wool, one can learn about the new acquaintance's past, her obsessions, her quirks and the things shared in common. Los Angeles artist, photographer and fashion lover Jeana Sohn is inviting everyone to this intimate party, via a weekly feature on her blog. Though women posting photos of themselves and their outfits online has become ubiquitous in this Internet age, Closet Visit ups the ante, presenting elegant, at-home portraits of some of L.A.'s most creative, stylish women, such as handbag designer Clare Vivier and jeweler Kathryn Bentley, shot with their wardrobes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2010 |
By the time the 5-year-old boy was rescued from a dark closet in San Bernardino County last year, much of his body had been burned by a glue gun and hot spoons. Johnny had been starved and sodomized, taunted and punched, forced to eat soap and crouch motionless in corners. FOR THE RECORD: Abused boy: An article in the Oct. 29 Section A about the abuse of a 5-year-old boy gave incorrect dates for the start and conclusion of an inquiry into his welfare conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
October 16, 2010 |
A boy, dressed up as a cowboy, sits under a dining room table, clutching the rods of a chair like bars on a prison cell. "Let me outta here! Let me outta here!" he screams. It's a scene from fictional adman Don Draper's most acclaimed commercial, and though it may just be a spot for a floor wax, viewers of "Mad Men" know that it symbolizes much more. The show, which ends its fourth season Sunday, has repeatedly used enclosed spaces ? elevators, closets, back seats ? to reinforce the themes of secrecy, repression and isolation that are central to the show.
September 18, 2010 |
For almost two years, Los Angeles photographer Jeff Sheng has been traveling across the country taking portraits of gay servicemen and women — their faces at least partially concealed — in response to the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has led to the discharge of more than 13,000 service members since it took effect in 1994. The project consists of about 60 portraits taken in 25 states. A gallery show of 20 photos from the project will open Saturday and run until Oct. 23 at the Kaycee Olsen Gallery in L.A., accompanied by a new book featuring more portraits.
July 25, 2010 |
You wouldn't know it from her most noteworthy roles, such as the buttoned-up, warm-hearted caretaker in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" or the fragile and worn-looking prostitute in "Hustle and Flow," but Taraji P. Henson is a self-proclaimed "fashion and shoe" girl and she's got the contents of her newly built closet to prove it. Dressed in a pair of body-hugging G Star jeans and an olive-green T-shirt with platinum-colored epaulets from...
July 25, 2010 |
The rich and famous really are different from you and I — they have better closets. O, the Oprah Magazine took on the seasonal chore of cleaning out the closet this year with a cover commanding readers to "De-Clutter Your Life!" It sure looked appealing: The cover photo showed the talk show doyenne inside her apparently endlessly spacious and well-appointed closet, with television-friendly, softly colored dresses lined up on matching wood hangers behind her and a sleek island cabinet bursting with fancy shoes in the foreground.
July 24, 2010 |
Trying to stay well-dressed is hard work, especially when you open your closet door and out tumbles an avalanche of wire hangers, stilettos and a precariously placed box that clocks you in the head. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have an infinite closet and a valet to handle it all for you? Ah, but you can — for a price. Garde Robe, a New York-based luxury wardrobe and valet business that has been catering to celebrities, ateliers, business travelers and jet-setting fashion lovers since 2001, opened a West Coast branch in June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2010 |
Los Angeles police are investigating a North Hills couple on suspicion of negligence after their 2-year-old son was shot to death by his 7-year-old brother with a handgun left unlocked in a closet. Detectives questioned Darren Eugene Ellis, 36, and Ebony Aiesha Ellis, 24, after the Friday evening shooting in their apartment in the 16700 block of Parthenia Street. According to a preliminary investigation, a 9-year-old found the .40-caliber handgun in a closet and took it into a bedroom where his siblings were playing, said Det. Floyd Walton of the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division.