April 30, 2013 |
Actor-singer David Hasselhoff has sold his longtime family home in Encino at $3.549 million. The 8,947-square-foot Southern Colonial, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, sits on nearly 1.5 acres entered through double gates. A tree-lined drive leads to the two-story home, which has a two-story great room with soaring ceilings looking out on the backyard and a boulder-lined swimming pool with spa. There is a formal dining room, a screening room, two guesthouses and a tennis court.
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April 25, 2013 |
At an otherwise tame candidates' forum, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich again pounded his rival, Mike Feuer, for an unusual campaign contract that Trutanich said amounted to an unlawful manipulation of city election laws. "You have to ask yourself why anyone would lie to get $300,000 in matching funds," Trutanich thundered while waving a sheaf of documents that the former prosecutor said proves his case. "He's lying to you now and he will continue to lie if you elect him. " Feuer, a former state Assemblyman and City Council member, disputed Trutanich's assertion, assuring an Encino audience late Wednesday that the contract had passed scrutiny with the city's Ethics Commission.
April 23, 2013 |
Actor Chris Meloni and his wife, Sherman Williams, have leased a gated compound in Beverly Hills. The Spanish-style house, built in 1929, belongs to dancer-actor-choreographer Grover Dale and had been listed at $25,000 a month for a one-year-plus term. The 6,000-square-foot home features a courtyard entry, four fireplaces, a card room, a den, an office, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. There is a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Meloni, 52, is in “42” and “Man of Steel.” Often associated with his cop roles on “NYPD Blue” and “Law & Order,” he will star in the upcoming TV comedy “I Suck at Girls” and played a vampire last year on the series “True Blood.” Dale, 77, appeared in the musicals “Li'l Abner” and “West Side Story” and the films “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and “The Landlord.” He choreographed the musical “Billy” and shared a Tony Award as co-director of “Jerome Robbin's Broadway.” Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker's Beverly Hills North office was the listing agent.
April 4, 2013 |
Father Tom Batsis, the new president of Encino Crespi, loves opera, plays and movies. If he didn't have to attend a single football or basketball game, he jokes, "I'd die a happy priest. " "I'm about as non-jock a jock as you're going to find," he said with a chuckle. And yet, as most principals and those in charge of high schools soon learn, it's athletics that quickly become their center of attention, whether they like it or not. Batsis made a quick, decisive judgment call last month in his fourth month on the job. Crespi's football coach of three years, Jon Mack, had decided to resign.
March 30, 2013 |
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Encino (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.6 over the last three months. Elysian Valley (I) topped the list of three neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded five property crimes compared with its weekly average of 1.2 over the last three months.
December 20, 2012 |
Actress-singer Shirley Jones of "The Partridge Family" and her husband, comedian Marty Ingels, have listed their Encino home for sale at $2.1 million. Described as ranch-style in the listing, the 5,400-square-foot house sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre with waterfalls, a swimming pool and gardens. Built in 1957, the home features two family rooms, an office, a game room, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. There are family room and master bedroom fireplaces. Jones, 78, made her name in musical films including "Oklahoma!"
October 5, 2012 |
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. And if that glass house has two 12-sided, almost circular, mostly door-less structures with precious few straight interior walls? Then hanging art, relying on conventional right-angled furniture and even closing the kitchen door to have a mid-dinner powwow with your better half are all pretty near impossible. But Shannon and Peter Loughrey, owners of Los Angeles Modern Auctions , say those are minor grievances when compared with the novelty of living in their Encino hilltop home.