February 5, 2012
A decorative cast stone entrance opens to this restored Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in Pasadena's South Orange Grove area. Built in 1920 for industrialist James Wigmore, the house retains such original details as coffered wood ceilings and arched doorways. Location: 268 Wigmore Drive, Pasadena 91105 Asking price: $2,875,000 Previously sold: In 2007 for $2.8 million Architect: Reginald Johnson Year built: 1920 House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 5,276 square feet Lot size: 25,788 square feet Features: Arched ceilings in the dining room and hallway, updated kitchen, wine cellar, brick-paved loggia, lap pool, mature trees, lawn About the area: Last year, 126 single-family homes sold in the 91105 ZIP Code at a median price of $950,000, according to DataQuick.
January 29, 2012 |
Tom Barrack has partnered with Leo Hindery on a bid for the Dodgers, bringing together a prominent Los Angeles billionaire with the founder of the New York Yankees' cable channel. The alliance was disclosed Sunday by a person familiar with the Dodgers sale process but not authorized to discuss it. Hindery and fellow New York financier Marc Utay lead one of at least eight groups that survived Friday's first cut among the bidders. That group had been one of the two prospective buyers known to remain in the bidding without a significant tie to Los Angeles.
January 22, 2012 |
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty John M. Barry Viking: 465 pp., $35 There's a recurring theme among the religiously political/politically religious that the United States was founded as a Christian nation and that in this modern era we have somehow strayed from God and from our roots. John M. Barry's new book "Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty" is a counterargument and it is a significant reminder of whence, exactly, this little experiment in democracy of ours came.
January 10, 2012 |
Tom Barrack, a former USC rugby player who launched a real estate fund that has expanded into international sports and entertainment investments, is interested in pursuing the Dodgers. Barrack heads Colony Capital, a Santa Monica firm that controls $34 billion in assets, according to Forbes. Barrack's interest was confirmed by two people familiar with the matter but not authorized to comment. Owen Blicksilver, a spokesman for Barrack, declined to comment. The Dodgers reached a legal settlement with Fox Sports on Tuesday night, all but ending months of courtroom battles over the future of the team and setting the stage for a bidding war so spirited that outgoing owner Frank McCourt believes he might fetch double the previous record price for a Major League Baseball franchise.
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January 8, 2012 |
Lions Gate Entertainment is putting the finishing touches on a deal to acquire rival independent studio Summit Entertainment in a deal worth about $700 million, according to several people with knowledge of the matter who were not authorized to speak publicly. The agreement, expected to be announced within days, would bring together the studio behind "Saw," "Mad Men" and the upcoming "The Hunger Games" with the maker of the hugely successful "Twilight" films.
December 27, 2011 |
The Northridge home originally built as a ranch and retreat by renowned Hollywood gossip columnist Louella Parsons sold for $719,000. The two-story French Colonial, part of a 28-acre farm known as Marson Farms when it was constructed in 1937, sits on slightly more than half an acre. A sun porch-family room looks out on the backyard lawn, rose garden and swimming pool. The four-bedroom, 31/2 -bathroom main house features built-in cabinetry in the dining room, a wet bar opening to a den, a kitchen breakfast area and a butler's pantry.
December 11, 2011 |
While coming of age as a Mexico City teenager, Ilona Katzew used to skip school to hang out in the capital's ornate Baroque churches and treasure-stuffed museums. The experience was an education in itself, a sensory immersion in the soul of a city that was a teeming metropolis decades before Columbus set foot in the New World. "Growing up in Mexico City I was always aware of the culture around me," Katzew said during a recent interview at LACMA, where she serves as department head of Latin American art. "It was just something that I had in me, for better or for worse.
November 20, 2011 |
- Thanksgiving dinner guests at Carmel Valley Ranch can expect the Central California resort to serve a honey of a meal. The great bird will be basted to a rich golden brown in a glaze of honey, apple cider and butter. And there will be honey corn muffins and an elegant ice cream that's a delicate mix of honey scented with lavender. Guests can give thanks for these sweet dishes to the bees of Monterey Peninsula, most specifically the 70,000 Italian bees of Carmel Valley Ranch ( www.carmelvalleyranch.com )
November 5, 2011 |
The UCLA men's basketball team's road show will start with what amounts to a home game for Tyler Lamb . The sophomore guard spent two years at Colony High in Ontario and still has friends and family near Citizens Business Bank Arena, where the Bruins will play an exhibition game against Cal State San Bernardino at 2 p.m. on Sunday. "It will be a good chance for everybody to finally get to watch me play again," Lamb said. "They haven't watched me play since high school. " They didn't miss much during Lamb's first year in Westwood.
September 29, 2011
ART Fall is here, better keep your eyes peeled for that distinctive gray smokestack. During the Brewery Art Walk, a twice-annual event, more than 100 artist's studios will be open to the public. Stroll the grounds, meet rising artists like photographer Dave Lefner, talk to them about their work and purchase artwork from the source. The Brewery Art Colony, 2100 N. Main St., L.A. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. (323) 638-9382. http://www.breweryartwalk.com.