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HOME & GARDEN
January 2, 2010 | Chris Erskine
It's difficult to sum up the Celtic drama that was our holidays. First, the whole place smelled of hot sauce and scrambled eggs for almost two weeks. What's with that? I finally had to crack open a window. The crowning moment probably came a few days before Christmas when the little girl called an impromptu family meeting. This stunned everybody, for we haven't had a family meeting in about seven years. The last time was just before the little guy was born, to announce we were still fertile and to tell the kids "let that be a lesson to you how a few moments of animal behavior can forever alter your life" -- that kind of stuff.
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HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009
To update a vintage house the same way David Ritch did: Simplify surfaces A restrained materials palette, including oak for flooring and cabinet finishes, unifies the interiors. Use built-ins Closets, bookshelves and tables are incorporated into the architecture. "You don't have to buy furniture if you build it into the room," Ritch says. Capture unused spaces The designer added 120 square feet by using the ceiling volume as a loft.
HOME & GARDEN
December 3, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Producer Marshall Herskovitz has sold his home in a Brentwood equestrian area for $4.6 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The one-story ranch-style house, built in 1948, was designed for entertaining and opens to covered patios and an expansive backyard. The flat lot of more than half an acre includes a swimming pool and spa. The 2,655-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Herskovitz, 57, recently purchased an equestrian home in Calabasas for $4.1 million.
HOME & GARDEN
January 30, 2010
Wood, steel, glass. Ho-hum. Materials deployed for the exterior of homes are growing increasingly adventurous. We asked Material ConneXion, an international consulting service that advises designers, companies and government agencies on design and construction, to explain some of the newest products to be used in residential projects. Emerging exterior materials include: La Terre finishing plaster : This plaster incorporates waste materials, including ground recycled concrete from old construction.
HOME & GARDEN
December 26, 2009
Landscape designer Ruben Flores saved Laguna Nursery when he purchased the 50-year-old plant emporium two years ago. A fixture on South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, the 1 1/2 -acre retail operation was slated to be replaced with commercial storage units when Flores bought the business and brought back its original name. Today the nursery is part home decor gallery, filled with plants as well as antiques, chandeliers, salvaged architectural pieces, contemporary sculpture and garden fountains.
HOME & GARDEN
October 9, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Producer Marshall Herskovitz has purchased an equestrian property in Calabasas for $4.1 million. The ranch has a Mediterranean-style house with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 7,000 square feet, a seven-stall barn, two arenas, pastureland and a separate caretaker apartment. The remodeled home's family room opens to a wrap-around veranda overlooking the swimming pool area. An outdoor living area has a hacienda-style fireplace and barbecue. There are mature oak trees and a creek.
REAL ESTATE
May 21, 2000
The Bluff Park Neighborhood Assn. and Long Beach Heritage will present home-and-garden tours in the Bluff Park Historical District of Long Beach on June 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. The second annual tour will highlight the "treasures of Bluff Park," including a Victorian Queen Anne home and a 1912 bungalow, as well as Spanish Revival and Colonial Revival homes. Advance tickets are available for $18. For information, call the Long Beach Heritage office at (562) 493-7019.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Amazon.com Inc. shares surged 20% after the largest Internet retailer said it would announce additions to its product line, raising confidence in the company's ability to add sales and stem its losses. The company said it would hold a news conference today in New York to make "a significant announcement . . . that will impact the competitive landscape of online shopping." The statement, given without specifics, pushed Amazon.com shares up $13.06 to close at $78 in heavy trading on Nasdaq.
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