October 27, 2013 |
Zac Efron , who seems to be in every other movie these days, still found time to pick up a home in Hollywood Hills recently for $3.995 million. The former teen idol, who owns another house nearby in Hollywood Hills West, bought a two-story Zen-inspired contemporary behind gates at the end of a long driveway. The 5,644-square-foot home, built in 1964, features panoramic city-to-ocean views, expanses of glass, an open floor plan, a wine cellar, a gym and a fountain inside the entry.
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August 19, 2013 |
Six people, including two teenagers, were sent to the hospital after a car crashed into a Fountain Valley tutoring center Monday. A 76-year-old Huntington Beach man crashed his 2011 black Buick into the Tutoring Club in the 9900 block of Ellis Avenue about 12:30 p.m., the Fountain Valley Police Department said in a statement. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. “The vehicle went through the building and crashed into the back wall,” said Tony Cappolino, operations chief with the Fountain Valley Fire Department.
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August 7, 2013 |
Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa was interned during World War II, first at the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, where she lived in a horse stall that reeked of manure, and then at a relocation center in Arkansas, where 8,000 detainees were surrounded by barbed wire fences and watch towers. It was a defining experience, but not a devastating one. Decades later, when Asawa had achieved fame in the art world and admiration in San Francisco as an educator and arts advocate, she told an interviewer that she felt no hostility about the painful period in her youth and blamed no one for her hardship.
June 27, 2013 |
The Fountains of Bellagio are America's top tourist attraction, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards . Since opening in 1998, the shimmering, dancing fountains - about 1,200 in all - have delighted visitors to the Las Vegas Strip with more than 190,000 performances. The displays are choreographed by WET Design of Los Angeles, the fountains' creators. The latest additions to the musical repertoire - “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” by the Beatles, “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, and “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller - highlight the range of tunes to which the fountains dance.
May 21, 2013 |
Players in the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs can dream about celebrating a championship at Dodger Stadium, but giving legitimacy to the dream only occurs after a team proves it can win with its No. 2 pitcher. That's why what transpired Tuesday afternoon in Placentia could be a defining moment for No. 3-seeded Studio City Harvard-Westlake. Coach Matt LaCour hadn't won a playoff game with his No. 2 pitcher since he took over the program six years ago. He decided it was time to put Conor Cuse in the spotlight.
May 19, 2013 |
Two years ago Stephen Sachs began working on a play about the philosophy and practice of flamenco. He figured he had all the material he needed, having spent years in close proximity to flamenco dancers as the co-artistic director of the Fountain Theatre, home of the long-running performance series "Forever Flamenco!" But after further research, he realized that the Spanish art form intertwined deeply with certain existential preoccupations that also inhabited his writer's mind. "The older I get, the more aware I have become of the loss of loved ones, the time in front of me and how I'm spending it. You start to wrestle more with these things," observes the 53-year-old playwright and director.