February 1, 2012 |
Marcos Siega, a director and producer of "The Vampire Diaries" since 2009, has sold his Encino home for $1.65 million. The remodeled midcentury house features floor-to-ceiling doors, an upgraded kitchen, five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 3,628 square feet. The half-acre lot includes a swimming pool with a spa. Siega, 42, has worked on "Charlie's Angels" (2011), "Dexter" (2007-09) and "Cold Case" (2005-09). The property came on the market in September at $1.665 million.
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December 26, 2011 |
Its buildings have survived droughts and earthquakes. But now Los Encinos State Historic Park faces another kind of hardship: state budget cuts. The San Fernando Valley park is among 70 state parks facing closure because California needs to save money. But local residents won't give up the cherished refuge without a fight. "Generations of people have come to this park. It's such a waste to close it," said Kathy Moghimi-Patterson, an Encino Neighborhood Council board member who is leading the campaign to save Los Encinos.
December 25, 2011 |
From all appearances, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have had a hectic year, juggling multiple television shows and real estate transactions. Most recently, they sold their Encino home for $2.5 million. The six-bedroom, 61/2-bathroom Tuscan-style villa, built in 2001, sits behind gates on a tree-lined street. The 6,718-square-foot home features a two-story entry, a silver-leafed coffered ceiling in the dining room, an office, a den and a master bedroom suite with a sitting area, a fireplace and a balcony.
December 15, 2011 |
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have sold their Encino home for $2.5 million. The six-bedroom, 61/2 -bathroom Tuscan-style villa, built in 2001, sits behind gates on a tree-lined street. The 6,718-square-foot home features a two-story entry, a silver-leafed coffered ceiling in the dining room, an office, a den and a master bedroom suite with a sitting area, a fireplace and a balcony. The kitchen opens to a family room. French doors from the public rooms lead to landscaped grounds with a saline pool and spa. The house was featured in their reality show, "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" (2007-11)
November 17, 2011 |
Actor and writer Brian Bloom has bought a house in the Encino area for about $1.2 million. The gated, Zen-inspired property is on a knoll with grounds developed over a 30-year period that feature mature trees, a waterfall, a fountain, a deck and black-bottom pool. The one-story house, built in the early 1960s, contains nearly 2,400 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a breakfast room and a den. The kitchen and bathrooms have been remodeled.
October 26, 2011
'Kawasaki's Rose' Unrated Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing at: Laemmle's Music Hall 3, Beverly Hills; Town Center 5, Encino
October 13, 2011 |
The longtime Encino home of actress and singer Annette Funicello , which was damaged in a fire in March, has sold for $714,250, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Sold as a tear-down, the once 3,376-square-foot house had four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Listing details described the 1960s home as "burnt to the studs. " Funicello, 68, appeared on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955-57) as one of the original Mouseketeers and went on to became a teen idol with Frankie Avalon in a series of beach-based party films including "Muscle Beach Party" (1964)
August 26, 2011 |
Offensive linemen are the goliaths of the football field. Some are so big that if they walked into a smorgasbord restaurant, their mere presence would send the manager into panic mode. Encino Crespi senior Jordan Simmons has been working on getting quicker and stronger this summer, whittling his size a bit (at 325, he's aiming for an even 300 pounds). Linebackers who are set to run into Simmons this fall might wish he'd spend more time at the buffet line, because a faster but still mighty Simmons means big problems.
August 26, 2011 |
Top high school offensive linemen (Name; school; height; weight; class; comment.) Travis Averill; Servite; 6-4; 280; senior; Boise State commit is stronger, quicker. David Barajas; St. Bonaventure; 6-3; 307; senior; best in the Marmonte League. Colby Cyburt; Mission Viejo; 6-5; 275; senior; gaining interest rapidly among college recruiters. Taylor Hindy; Chaminade; 6-4; 300; senior; a pancake maker. John Lopez; Orange Lutheran; 6-5; 315; junior; ready to be Trinity League standout.
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August 17, 2011 |
An assistant priest at St. Nicholas of Myra Episcopal Church in Encino strolled into his boss' office Monday night and noticed a new framed drawing placed just inside the door. For a moment, it appeared to be a donation from a parishioner or a new piece of art for the office. But when he went to admire the drawing more closely, he realized he'd seen it before. This, he was sure, was "The Judgment," the 1655 pen and ink work by Rembrandt that had been all over the news since it was stolen two days earlier from the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey. Within hours, officials had confirmed that the drawing was indeed the missing Rembrandt, which had been the subject of a high-profile hunt.