December 21, 2011 |
Producer and talent manager Steve Alexander and his wife, interior designer Vanessa Alexander , have sold a Malibu estate for $9.454 million. Set on 2.6 acres in the Serra Retreat area, the newly built house combines the feel of a Hamptons barn with modern details in loft-like spaces. Some 6,500 square feet of living space include an office, theater, gym, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Outdoors is a swimming pool with cabana, a kitchen with a pizza oven and a fire pit. The former Creative Artists Agency agent represented such stars as Heath Ledger, Jeff Bridges and Natalie Portman before joining the Mosaic Media Group several years ago and returning to his origins as a producer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2010 |
Until a week ago, Veronica Long was wondering how she was going to explain to her four children that Santa might not make it this year. Her husband, Jonathan, used to make a good living as a music engineer and producer. But when the economy tanked two years ago, work dried up and he was forced to pawn his equipment. For a while, the family rented a room from a friend in Corona. But when the friend was evicted earlier this year, they suddenly were homeless. They are now staying in a room at the Union Rescue Mission on downtown Los Angeles' skid row. Last week, the shelter converted its chapel into a Christmas store where parents could pick out free toys and books for their kids.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2005 |
Ruth Hampton, 74, a former beauty queen who appeared in 1950s motion pictures, died Thursday in Merriam, Kan., according to her son, Gregory Hampton Palmer. He did not give the cause of death. Born April 25, 1931, Regina Ruth Jane Hampton grew up in New Jersey and became a dancer. She performed with the Philadelphia Civic Ballet and New York's Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. The winner of several beauty pageants, she was crowned Miss New Jersey in 1952.
June 16, 1996
Re "Homecoming Vibes," June 10, about Lionel Hampton's special concert at Washington Preparatory High School: How does one describe this virtuoso? You don't. You listen, feel and listen some more. Will there be other Lionel Hamptons? I believe and hope so. While the audience watched and listened with indescribable delight, there was dedication pouring out for those performing students. This is the way it was during Hampton's earlier years and this is the way it should be today and can be again in our future.
September 25, 1999
Norah Lawlor's "In Hollywood East, It's a Wrap" (Sept. 6) shared the name-dropping shallowness of the latest Woody Allen movie. Viewing "The Hamptons" in these terms is like talking about "Hollywood" as an industry, or a small group of self-important celebrities, instead of a real place. That Hamptons, also the subject of a Page 1 story the same day, is actually a string of six or seven towns with a permanent population of probably 100,000, and swells to many times that during the season.
May 19, 2012 |
I had a routine physical exam a couple of weeks ago and paid a $40 co-pay. I thought it was strange, so I called my insurance company. They said I should not have had to pay a co-pay for a routine physical exam. I called the doctor's office and they referred me to their billing department, who refused to refund me the co-pay until my insurer reimburses them for the full amount of the physical. This doesn't sound correct to me. They collected a co-pay that they should not have collected.