May 15, 1998 |
Three former executives previously convicted of carrying out a bogus sales scheme at an Anaheim home theater systems company have agreed to repay nearly $1.2 million in profits from the fraud to settle a lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission. But SEC spokesman James A. Howell said the payments were waived after the men produced financial statements showing they didn't have enough money. The complaint and the agreement were filed Wednesday in federal court in Santa Ana.
October 3, 1997 |
The former chairman of Home Theater Products International Inc. has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $25.3 million to investors who bought stock in the company when 75% of its sales were bogus. Paul R. Safronchik, who pleaded guilty last December to criminal conspiracy, bank fraud and securities fraud, lost his civil case before it got to trial in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.
HOME & GARDEN
November 17, 2010
Update: Actor Justin Berfield, the wise-aleck sibling Reese on "Malcolm in the Middle," has sold a Calabasas house he bought for $3.75 million four years ago for $2.1 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Mediterranean home, on a half-acre in a gated community, had been listed as "approved for short sale at $2.5 million. " The 6,483-square-foot house has travertine floors, a home theater, a wine cellar, a bar, four sun decks, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A soundproof room can be used as a recording studio.
HOME & GARDEN
May 29, 2003 |
A new home theater setup can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and for that you expect it will arrive in perfect adjustment. Well, maybe. Among video- and audiophiles, there's a feeling that no matter the cost of a home system, it will need some tweaking once it gets in place to obtain optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness, color and sound balance. This type of testing and adjustment used to call for expensive instruments that only a trained technician could love.
HOME & GARDEN
July 23, 2011 |
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne have listed their Hidden Hills estate for sale at $12,999,000. The 2.5-acre promontory sits off a cul-de-sac in the gated community. The Cape Cod-inspired mansion, built in 2001 and featured in the June issue of Architectural Digest, may not be what one might expect from the couple. The house has a paneled study with fireplace, a home theater and studio area, six en suite bedrooms and a guest apartment with kitchenette. The family room of the 11,000-square-foot home has sliding barn doors and a reclaimed brick fireplace.
March 23, 1991 |
Once television was an innocent handful of channels. Some soaps, news, sitcoms, sports. Clete Roberts was just another reporter in a trench coat and Betty White a regular on an early Los Angeles talk show. But that innocent period faded long ago. Somehow television received license to go forth and multiply. The handful of UHF and VHF channels has doubled, tripled, quadrupled, gotten cabled, dished, downlinked and uplinked.
November 15, 2009 |
Kent Mackenzie's "The Exiles" feels like a snapshot from another era -- not just 1961, when it was completed, but a time when realist filmmaking was not reflexively equated with aimless story lines and haphazard camera work. Set in Bunker Hill, before its decaying mansions were flattened to make room for a warren of skyscrapers, the movie follows three displaced Native Americans through the course of a single night. There are hints of story: Yvonne (Yvonne Williams), a pregnant Apache, passes a lonely evening at the movies while her husband Homer (Homer Nish)
October 4, 2012 |
The W. Howard Lester estate is up for sale in the Holmby Hills area at $29.95 million. The gated Tuscan-style home is set at the end of an olive-tree-lined driveway. Features include a walnut coffered ceiling in the library, a gold leaf barrel-vaulted ceiling in the home theater and a brick ceiling in the kitchen. The former chairman and chief executive of Williams-Sonoma Inc., who died in 2010 at 75, was known for his love of cooking. There are seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a wine cellar, a billiards room and a gym in the 18,000 square feet of living space.
HOME & GARDEN
November 9, 2010 |
Former professional wrestler turned actor Tommy "Tiny" Lister has bought a home in Calabasas for $2.5 million. The two-story English Tudor-style house has a two-story foyer, a home theater and a master suite with a sitting area, a fireplace, dual closets and a spa-like bathroom. The home's 6,158 square feet of living space include an additional five bedrooms and five bathrooms. There are separate maid's quarters. Landscaped with tropical foliage, the backyard features a swimming pool, a poolside lanai, a covered entertainment area, rock waterfalls, a secluded gazebo and an outdoor kitchen.