CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2014 |
Los Feliz was buzzing Sunday afternoon as crowds of people lined up for hours to grab a cup of coffee from, uh, Dumb Starbucks. The mock store, which quietly opened Friday, is nearly identical to a typical Starbucks location, with tumblers and CDs, including "Dumb Jazz Standards," on display - but not for sale. Drinks are served in cups that mock the Seattle coffee giant's logo, while pastries are pulled from display cases straight in their Vons' packaging. The menu features such offerings as Dumb Iced Coffee, Dumb Frappuccinos and Wuppy Duppy Latte.
February 1, 2014 |
"Twilight" film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" is the new owner. The 1922 Spanish Colonial-style house has a formal entry, a library/study, a den, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 4,026 square feet of space in two stories. Antiqued tile and stone, hand-carved wood and stenciled ceilings maintain a vintage vibe. The 1.5-acre sloping lot, enclosed by walls, features a lagoon-style swimming pool, waterfalls and fountains.
December 21, 2013 |
Actress Zoe Saldana, known for her roles as Neytiri in "Avatar" and as Uhura in the new "Star Trek" movies, has been exploring a few new worlds of her own this year. This summer she married Italian artist Marco Perego, and in September she put her contemporary-style home in Los Feliz on the market. Now the home has sold for $1.149 million. The 2,800 square feet of living space include an updated kitchen, a fireplace, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The open plan living/dining/sitting area has views of the surrounding hills.
December 3, 2013 |
Newlywed Zoe Saldana, known for her roles as Neytiri in “Avatar” and as Uhura in the new “Star Trek” movies, has sold her house in Los Feliz for $1.149 million. The actress married Italian artist Marco Perego this summer and then in September put her 1955 contemporary-style house on the market. The 2,800 square feet of living space includes an updated kitchen, a fireplace, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The open plan living/dining/sitting area has views of the surrounding hills.
November 30, 2013 |
Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas . Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features an inner courtyard that leads to a two-story central hall, 20-foot-high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and walls of glass. A living room/dining area and den/study sit on either side of the kitchen, which has ample space for making "sandoozles" (Ansari slang for sandwiches)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 |
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he pulled out of a driveway in Los Feliz and collided with a car. Shortly before 9 a.m., the man pulled his 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle into the 4600 block of Los Feliz Boulevard and collided with a 2012 BMW, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Doreen Wilson. The man, who has not yet been identified publicly, was pronounced dead at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center at 9:29 a.m. The driver of the BMW was treated for injuries. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident, Wilson said.