June 24, 2013 |
Retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, the first openly gay congressman, is angry with a Republican senator for -- supporting gay marriage? Yes, sort of. Rob Portman of Ohio changed his viewpoint on same-sex marriage three months ago, and in doing so referred to the thought process he had been going through since learning that his son was gay. According to the Huffington Post, Frank said that Portman's change of heart doesn't “count” because it...
June 20, 2013 |
Amid rancorous public debate, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a revised design by architect Frank Gehry. The memorial, which comes with an estimated price tag of more than $100 million, is to be built in Washington, but it has been beset with problems, with members of the former president's family objecting to Gehry's design. Gehry presented the revised design to the commission in Washington on Wednesday. He defended his decision to have the memorial feature aspects of the president's upbringing in Kansas.
June 19, 2013 |
On Tuesday, I wrote a post about the new "Paul Frank Presents" collection of accessories designed in collaboration with Native American artists. After so many egregious misappropriations of Native American culture by fashion brands (“Navajo” T-shirts at Urban Outfitters and feather headdresses on the runway at Victoria's Secret), I wrote that it was heartening to learn that Los Angeles-based Paul Frank , the brand that turned a sock monkey into a fashion statement, announced it is collaborating with four tribes in regions across the country in what seemed to be an authentic way, giving artists the opportunity to design accessories for a special collection launching in August on PaulFrank.com.
June 18, 2013 |
After so many egregious misappropriations of Native American culture by fashion brands (“Navajo” T-shirts at Urban Outfitters and feather headdresses on the runway at Victoria's Secret), it was interesting to see this come across my email. The whimsical Los Angeles-based Paul Frank , the brand that turned a sock monkey into a fashion statement, is collaborating with four different tribes in regions across the country in what seems to be an authentic way, giving artists the opportunity to design accessories for a special “Paul Frank Presents” collection launching in August on PaulFrank.com.
June 18, 2013 |
"Tip the world on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles," Frank Lloyd Wright reportedly said. That looseness -- a spirit of experimentation, a refusal to be bound by convention -- will be on display June 23 when the MAK Center for Art and Achitecture hosts a tour of groundbreaking modern homes by Frank Gehry , Neil M. Denari Architects, Eric Owen Moss and artist Peter Alexander. The tour was organized in...
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June 16, 2013 |
An attempt to remove Glendale Councilman Frank Quintero from office has more to do with his support of a recent ban on gun shows on city-owned property than allegations he violated an employment policy, attorneys for the city contend in court documents. Quintero retired when his term ended in April, but he was appointed a short time later to fill the seat left by colleague Rafi Manoukian, who was elected city treasurer. In May, two Glendale residents, John Rando and Mariano Rodas, filed a request with the state's attorney general for permission to file a lawsuit that would seek to remove Quintero from his appointed seat.
June 14, 2013
It doesn't say much for the intelligence of Guggenheim Management, the owner of the Dodgers, when Frank McCourt turned out to be the smartest guy in the room. Guggenheim, I have a house I'd like to sell you. It was appraised for $1 million, but I'll let you have it for a million four. There is one condition, however. I keep the garage and the land under it, and you pay me $50,000 per year for the right to park in the garage. You'd better move fast, Guggenheim, before other interested parties emerge.
June 13, 2013 |
It's the battle of the big-bucks beaches. Malibu's celebrity-studded Broad Beach appears to be engaged in a throw down of sorts with billionaire bastion Carbon Beach to the east. Several properties have come on the market within the last month that will require diamond-encrusted pocketbooks to purchase. At $57.5 million, the most expensive Malibu listing now in the Multiple Listing Service is the Frank Gehry-designed Borman estate set on more than an acre. The site has 160 feet of Broad Beach frontage, an ocean-view tennis court, a lap pool and a spa. A steppingstone path through lawn leads to the sand.
June 13, 2013 |
On his first day as an owner of the Dodgers, Magic Johnson had heard one too many questions about Frank McCourt, and what role the outgoing owner would continue to play at Chavez Ravine. "Frank is not here. He is not part of the Dodgers any more ," Johnson said. "We should be clapping for that. " McCourt might not be part of the baseball team any more, but he remains a major player in deciding the future of the land surrounding Dodger Stadium. As The Times reported Wednesday night, McCourt could be the sole landlord for an NFL stadium put up on the Dodger Stadium parking lots.
June 13, 2013 |
The improbable dream is now even more unlikely. The romantic idea of an NFL stadium at Chavez Ravine, one that overlooks downtown Los Angeles, was already a long shot. News that Frank McCourt is in position to demand some involvement only increases the degree of difficulty. The Los Angeles Times obtained documents Wednesday that show the unpopular former Dodgers owner has the option to buy back land if another sports facility - let's say an NFL football stadium - is built on Dodger Stadium property.