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February 19, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
Music industry executive Phil Quartararo has listed his walled and gated Brentwood home for $13.25 million. The hacienda-style residence was built in 1936 and designed by John Byers, known for the Spanish Colonial Revival style. It was expanded during Quartararo's ownership in keeping with its Mexican and Spanish architectural roots. The six-bedroom, 7 1/2 -bathroom house has about 7,200 square feet of living space in two stories and sits on nearly a 1 1/2 acres, about 85% of which is flat.
October 29, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: A 1920 Spanish-style hacienda in Brentwood owned by actor Dylan McDermott and actress Shiva Rose has sold for $6.5 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The walled and gated four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence has been home to entertainment-industry couples including Michelle Pfeiffer and television show creator David E. Kelley, and Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. A 250-year-old oak tree sits in the frontyard as the centerpiece of the home.
August 16, 2008 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
THERE IS no state-of-the-art media room, no marble spa bathroom, nor some of the other luxuries one might expect at the home of "High School Musical" creator Bill Borden and modern architect Melinda Gray. Their Santa Monica house is a simple ranch, a 100-foot-long rectangle fronted by a loggia, its seven archways formed of fat bricks salvaged from an old kiln.
April 19, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writer
Authorities arrested a male high school student Friday in connection with Internet threats that led officials to cancel classes at Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights. The student, a minor whose name was not released, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, which is a felony. Sheriff's and school officials said the student confessed to posting the threats -- which included a hit list of students he said he intended to shoot.
October 14, 2007 | Diana Dawson, Special to The Times
WHAT Torres del Fuerte Hotel WHERE 102 Rodolfo G. Robles El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico WHY TAKE A DETOUR As you stroll down a quiet, cobblestone street in El Fuerte, Mexico, the front of one simple home is indistinguishable from the next. Then you step through the unpretentious white stucco entrance to Torres del Fuerte Hotel and enter an oasis. Jesus Torres, 62, grasps your hands and says, "Welcome to my family's hacienda."
August 22, 2007 | Tami Abdollah and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
A brush fire near Hacienda Heights -- sparked by a high-powered, limited-edition car that ran off the road and tumbled 100 feet -- charred 70 acres of rugged terrain Tuesday and prompted the temporary evacuation of about a dozen homes, authorities said. The fire, which erupted shortly before 1 p.m., forced the evacuation of homes scattered over three streets in the Turnbull Canyon area. But by 8 p.m., residents were allowed to return home. No structures were damaged.
July 9, 2007 | Adrian G. Uribarri, Times Staff Writer
Some days, eighth-grader Luis Antonio Bonola skips lunch to type his assignments in the school's computer lab. Other days, he asks permission to skip class to use the lab. Luis, 14, must use the computers at Sierra Vista Middle School because his parents can't afford to buy one, he said. "It's hard because I can't do the reports," Luis said. "Sometimes my teachers won't let me go to the computer lab because I might miss the lessons." Soon, he won't need to ask.
March 18, 2007 | Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writer
Before Army Spc. Louis G. Kim came home from Iraq on Christmas leave, his childhood buddy worried that the military and the war might have changed him. But the funny, irreverent kid who could always make people laugh was the same. "That was when I was finally convinced and relieved that he wasn't changing," Tyson Manalo recalled. "He would always be my friend Louis." It was the last time Manalo would see Kim. The 19-year-old Hacienda Heights man was killed by small-arms fire Feb.
November 30, 2006 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
WHEN you first walk into Casa Moderna, you feel as if you've been here before. The courtyard. The colors. Something about the place feels very familiar. And it should, especially for Angelenos, for whom Mexican-style architecture -- and the hacienda -- is something we're accustomed to. Casa Moderna, like its name suggests, is both old and modern, and certainly more than a house. It is a self-contained compound, an architectural riff that melds Modernism with aspects of ancient Mexican tradition.
September 3, 2006 | Dorothy Pier, Dorothy Pier lives in Los Osos. This is her first published piece of fiction.
"One of these days, Mom," Jerome told her when he phoned Sunday evening, "I've got to settle down." Images of a wedding, a wife and grandchildren spun into Polly's head. She wished she could shove her arms through the receiver and hug her son. He had always been such a loner, traipsing the world with everything he owned on his back, but somehow he'd managed to stay alive, working as a fisherman, a lifeguard and a skipper of a garbage scow.
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