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Douglas Roy, former controller of the now-defunct Home Theater Products International Inc., has been sentenced to six months' home detention for his role in a bogus sales scheme at the Anaheim company. Roy, a 29-year-old Pomona resident, pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and could have received up to five years in prison. In addition to the home detention, he was placed on three years' probation by U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor in Santa Ana.
Paul R. Safronchik, the former chief executive of the now-defunct Home Theater Products International Inc., was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for a scheme in which his company logged millions of dollars of bogus sales. Prosecutors said investors in the Anaheim company lost more than $20 million as a result of the scheme. Safronchik, 37, of Aurora, Ore., also was ordered by Judge Gary L. Taylor to pay $300,000 in restitution to investors.
February 26, 2004 | David Colker
No matter how simple or elaborate the design of your home theater setup, it's not going to be much good if you end up with a shoddy electronics installation. A major boon to do-it-yourselfers is the home theater component package that includes surround-sound speakers, amplifier, FM tuner and DVD player. You just add a TV and you're ready to watch a movie.
Not everyone assembles a home theater piece by piece. Some people start from Sound Zero, with checkbooks and credit cards on standby, and say they want it all in one shot--speakers, receiver, DVD player and television. For all that, $3,500 is not an unreasonable ticket into the wonders of home theater. So, to readers who have requested an all-in-one home-theater guide, here it is. And remember, it's only a suggestion.
April 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Today's electronic sound decoders take the Dolby stereo audio signal present on many laser discs and videotapes and split it into four separate channels of sound--left, center, right and surround--to produce an audio effect known as surround sound. When the separate channels of sound are routed to strategically located speakers, they can turn a living room into a home theater. According to Video Magazine, decoders can offer the most for your money in upgrading a home theater environment.
July 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Perhaps coach Adam Levine of “The Voice” got tired of being the landlord. The Maroon 5 frontman has sold his home in Hollywood Hills for $3.55 million in an off-market deal. The remodeled Mid-Century Modern-style home sits on a half-acre lot with a separate guest unit. Features include two interior fireplaces, a home theater, an exercise room, a security system, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Walls of glass open to an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool and spa. Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning Maroon 5. He has worked with Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others.
May 20, 2012
Taking its cues from Teatro La Fenice, an opera house in Venice, this Italian Renaissance-style estate was recently doubled in size. Five courtyards bring the living space outdoors to take advantage of the ocean and coastline views. Location: 6019 Avenida Cresta, La Jolla 92037 Asking price: $14.95 million House size: Six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet Lot size: 0.41 of an acre Features: Ornate wrought-ironwork, Venetian chandeliers and sconces, murals, lead- and stained-glass windows, home theater, wine cellar, two master bedrooms, butler's pantry.
August 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Brad Turell, executive vice president of corporate communications at Paradigm Talent Agency, has listed his house in Sherman Oaks for sale at $3.295 million. Designed for entertaining, the 9,400-square-foot Mediterranean has been his family home for nearly a decade. The grand foyer serves as the entrance to the house, with dual marble staircases, a circular hand-painted ceiling and a 35-foot-tall ceiling. There are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, including a 1,000-square-foot master suite with a sitting room and a balcony overlooking the mosaic-bottom swimming pool.
March 29, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Rita Rudner is applying her comedic talent to the sale of her Dana Point beach house, and the result is a spot-on parody of a home marketing video. Her husband, director-writer Martin Bergman , featured the Monarch Bay home in the 2011 film "Thanks," in which Rudner acted. Now Rudner may have her own hit on her hands with the YouTube parody . In the farcical four-plus minutes, she promises to include one free facial tissue with the purchase of the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house, which is priced at $8.975 million.
March 29, 2013
This Spanish-style contemporary sits on a bluff overlooking a Malibu surfing beach. The single-story house is in MariSol , an 80-acre community of 17 estates. Location: 11768 Ellice St., Malibu 90265 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 2013 Architect: Barry Berkus House size: Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 7,088 square feet Lot size: 1 acre Features: Covered courtyard of 2,500 square feet, 60-foot-long great room with 16-foot ceilings, home theater, office, gym, wine room, two wet bars, five fireplaces, twin master suites, security system, 50-foot-long infinity pool, spa, parking for 10 cars, stone perimeter walls, garden fountains, patios About the area: Last year, 259 single-family homes sold in the 90265 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.035 million, according to DataQuick.
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