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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.
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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 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.
HOME & GARDEN
February 19, 2011 | Chris Erskine
The thing about men doing chores around the house is that when we are done, a simple "thank you" will not suffice. What we really want ? and expect ? are a parade and ceremony involving government dignitaries, beauty queens and an F-16 flyover. After that, a catered lunch is in order, some short speeches about the man's selflessness and dedication, and a modest cash grant. That's about it. Maybe they could name a school after him, but that's only for really special chores ? like laundry or bathing the kids.
HOME & GARDEN
February 12, 2011 | Chris Erskine
I can feel February in my hamstrings. Raked up a million olives the other day, chased around a trillion leaves. Our backyard has more olives than all of Greece. After a couple of hours with them, I start to fantasize about gyros and saucer-eyed girls I knew in college. I can feel February in my shoulders too. Chicago is still digging SUVs out of snowdrifts, and here we are beginning baseball practice on fields as green as poker felt. We started the 8-year-olds with the basics of the game ?
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2011
I very much enjoyed the features on recycling ["Trash Talk," Jan. 29], an intriguing and confusing subject. I would like to know what the cost in lost revenues to the city is from the "recycling bandits," as I call them, who go through the blue bins prior to the city trucks' pickups. I find that they are a nuisance in that they at times dump recycling on the street or into the black bins while they dig to the bottom of the blue bins. In my neighborhood, where trash pickup is on Monday, the bandits steady caravan usually starts about 2 p.m. Sunday and then continues into late afternoon and evening with a little wakeup call at 5:45 a.m. Monday by the jingling of glass bottles in the purloined steel supermarket shopping cart as they make their last stand before the trucks arrive.
HOME & GARDEN
January 15, 2011 | Chris Erskine
We decided to finally put Christmas away when the little guy directed his remote control Apache chopper into a trio of ceramic angels his mother loved. Angels are pretty defenseless in such situations, singing "The Messiah" with their chins up. The little copter's rotors caught them right in the songbooks. Ouch. The angels ? I named them Curly, Moe and Larry ? could only fire back with their dark ceramic eyes as the little chopper plowed into them, accidentally, we think, though the investigation is still in progress.
HOME & GARDEN
December 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The new owners are just in time to catch the Rose Parade. James Fielding, the president of Disney Stores Worldwide, has sold his home in Pasadena for $2,325,000. The Midcentury home, built in 1954, has walls of glass, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sits on a gated lot of nearly 1 acre. Mark Ogden of Sotheby's International Realty, Pasadena, had the listing. Carol Chua of Coldwell Banker, Pasadena, represented the buyer. lauren.beale@latimes.com
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