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April 9, 2011 | Chris Erskine
The front pasture is looking a little tall, thanks to the nearly monsoonal rains, so the 300-pound beagle is doing what he does best, eating it. It is spring succulent, his own personal salad bar. "Would you like a nice wine with that?" I ask. "Maybe some French bread?" But he doesn't answer. He's so full of himself, this dog. "Were you raised by wolves?" I ask. Actually, when you're 300 pounds, and roughly the height of a ground ball, you must graze constantly. I don't know exactly what he eats, yet he eats everything.
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HOME & GARDEN
April 6, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Producer-songwriter Sam Lindley, a.k.a. the Legendary Traxster, has leased a home in the Sunset Strip area for $6,500 a month. The two-story contemporary Mediterranean, built in 1976, has a step-down living room with vaulted ceilings, an open kitchen, a media room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms in its more than 3,200 square feet of living space. A pool with spa and a built-in barbecue are in the backyard. Lindley, 37, has worked as a producer for Ludacris, Mariah Carey and Twista.
HOME & GARDEN
April 2, 2011
Stephen Orr's lecture schedule includes these California stops: April 15: Garden Conservancy symposium, "The Way We Garden Now," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Golden Gate Club, Presidio, San Francisco. $155 for symposium and lunch buffet. Reservations: (845) 265-2029, http://www.gardenconservancy.org . April 17: Flora Grubb Gardens. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1634 Jerrold Ave., San Francisco. (415) 626-7256, http://www.floragrubb.com . April 20: Garden Conservancy event, 6 to 8 p.m. $35. The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd.
HOME & GARDEN
April 2, 2011 | Chris Erskine
I fancy myself the Mickey Mantle of mid-level fundraising banquets, but I am really more the Rip Repulski. You'll remember Repulski from his stint with the Dodgers, no doubt, from 1959-60. With a career .269 batting average, few players ever embodied athletic mediocrity the way Eldon John "Rip" Repulski did. And few people can lull a banquet crowd to sleep quite like I can. I am the Rip Repulski of hosting charity events, and I'm proud to carry that mantle, even if it has nothing to do with the Mick.
HOME & GARDEN
March 30, 2011 | By Lauren Beale
Cee Lo Green, who will be one of the judges on the upcoming the NBC talent competition "The Voice," has leased actor Frankie Muniz's Hollywood Hills-area house, which was on the market for sale at $3,195,000 or for lease at $10,000 a month. The gated home, built in 1941, has been remodeled with an open floor plan. The kitchen, dining room, living room, family room and two bedrooms occupy the lower level. Upstairs, the master bedroom suite has a sitting area, a fireplace and dual closets.
HOME & GARDEN
March 29, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have listed their oceanfront Malibu beach house for sale at $10 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The three-story midcentury home, entered through a walled garden, has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in its 4,500 square feet of living space. The main level includes a living room with fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen and a powder room. The master suite and a wood-paneled library occupy the second floor. The top level has two ocean-facing bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and a roof deck.
HOME & GARDEN
March 19, 2011 | Chris Erskine
I was checking on the earthquake kit the other day ? you know, sampling the gin to be sure it hadn't gone bad ? when in pops the college girl, back for spring break. She assumed I was sneaking a little hooch when all I was doing was looking out for my family. Obviously, a lot of the selfless things I do go totally unappreciated (though I did notice that our emergency kit is almost all booze). "Hi, Dad. " "Burp. " "Miss me?" "Of course not. " There was upheaval almost immediately.
HOME & GARDEN
March 12, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Youth baseball's opening day is like a cocktail party without cocktails, four hours of schmoozing and "Hi, how ya beens?" on a giant field filled with kids. I can't prove this, but at one point I'm pretty sure that time actually stood still. The sun quit moving in the sky. Human digestion stopped. Cells quit replicating. Grass stopped growing. I looked around and saw other parents taking note: "What is this, some kind of purgatory?" their expressions all said. Yes. That's not to say that opening day wasn't a roaring success, for it was. By the time it was over ?
HOME & GARDEN
February 26, 2011 | Chris Erskine
You know that IBM computer that won at "Jeopardy!" recently? I wonder if it can be reprogrammed for marriage. Here's the question I would ask it: What is the correct answer when a husband struggles to help his wife zip up a tight evening dress and she asks, "Is it the zipper or is it me?" Millions of years of human misery go into crafting that response correctly. I'd like to see Watson answer that one. Or, how about: "They have such a nice house. " Whenever my wife Posh and I go somewhere new, she always comes home saying, "They have such a nice house.
HOME & GARDEN
February 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Jennifer Aniston has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale at $42 million. Designed by Hal Levitt, the 1970s house sits on about an acre in the Trousdale Estates area. The indoor-outdoor home of glass, wood and stone was designed for entertaining and for use by an extended family. Restored by Aniston, the redesigned and expanded interior living space encompasses nearly 10,000 square feet. There is a rosewood paneled formal living room, a secondary living room with a wet bar, two kitchens, a gym, five bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a three-car garage.
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