January 18, 2014 |
This chic glass-walled contemporary in Hollywood Hills West has views stretching from downtown L.A. to the Channel Islands. Outside, a dining pavilion appears to float over a large koi pond. Location: 8476 Cole Crest Drive, Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $4.5 million Year built: 1983 House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 2,962 square feet Lot size: 10,779 square feet Features: Home theater, den, suspended orb fireplace in master suite, heated bathroom floor, infinity pool, spa, fire pit About the area: In the first half of 2013, 169 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.05 million, according to DataQuick.
January 17, 2014 |
Russell Johnson, the actor best known for playing the Professor on the sitcom hit "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday at age 89. The main joke about the Professor, one of the seven castaways stuck on the tropical island somewhere in the Pacific, was that he had the genius to create anything from two coconuts and bamboo, but he couldn't fix a hole in a boat. But setting aside the inability for some to just accept the show's basic premise, let's look at what magnificent inventions the Professor was able to create during the show's three seasons.
January 16, 2014 |
Actor Russell Johnson, 89, who played the brainy Professor in nearly 100 episodes of the 1960s classic TV comedy series "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday morning at his home in Washington state. He died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes, said his agent, Michael Eisenstadt. Johnson also appeared in several films, including the sci-fi movies "It Came from Outer Space" and "This Island Earth," and he did guest appearances on numerous other series. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 But he is best known for his role on "Gilligan's Island" in which he played a professor who used his scientific knowledge to deal with the various perils the hapless castaways faced.
January 13, 2014 |
Fox Broadcasting is going into business with the Lonely Island, the hugely popular comedic rap band featuring Andy Samberg and childhood friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Fox announced the development deal Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. The plan is to set up a "micro-studio" led by Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone. The goal is to attract comedy projects from promising writers that could expand into television programs for the Fox network, its sister cable channel FXX or become Web series for Hulu or other online distributors.
January 10, 2014 |
GULF ISLANDS, Canada - "I'm not ashamed to say it," Colin Griffinson says, as he scans the island-dotted Strait of Georgia, "I have wooden boat disease!" And as he spins the very big wheel of his 1943 Pacific Yellowfin, one of a string of wooden boats the Dublin, Ireland-born captain and master carpenter has bought and restored over the years, he looks like a kid playing with his favorite toy. And so do we, eight passengers cruising British Columbia's Gulf Islands aboard this floating toy box stacked with mountain bikes, mopeds, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, shotguns for skeet shooting and a water slide, with a hot tub on deck and a speed boat with wakeboards and water skis.
January 9, 2014 |
Oahu visitors can experience the music and dance Hawaiians enjoyed before the arrival of white settlers at an event on Feb. 1. “Pre-contact Hawaii: Hula Kahiko, Mele & Oli” will feature an evening of stories, ancient hula, chants and songs at the Mission Houses Museum in Honolulu 's Capitol Historic District. The site preserves two of the oldest houses in the islands, built and used by Christian missionaries who arrived in the early 1800s. The celebration gets underway with a free panel discussion from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by cultural performances.
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January 4, 2014 |
Engine failure forced a single-engine plane into the water near Santa Catalina Island on Saturday afternoon, but the two people on board were unharmed and rescued by a nearby boat, authorities said. The plane went down about 1:15 p.m. about six miles northeast of the island, said Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers. A recreational boat that was nearby responded and rescued the two people in the water, Eggers said. Neither was injured. The two passengers were taken to Catalina Island.
December 18, 2013 |
There is a new island on our planet. Its name is Niijima, and you can see one of its newest baby pictures, courtesy of NASA, above. Niijima is a volcanic island. It emerged from the Pacific Ocean one month ago, about 600 miles south of Tokyo. It is still rather small -- just 13.8 acres according to a recent report . It rises 60 to 80 feet above sea level. The picture above was taken Dec. 8 by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA's Earth Observing satellite.
December 10, 2013
The Monday blahs took the Ducks to their knees. There, Corey Perry did what he's done best this season: shoot and score. Overcoming some letdown lethargy with three goals in the final eight minutes of the second period, the Ducks beat the New York Islanders, 5-2, improving to 11-0-2 at Honda Center. Perry scored twice to extend his career-best goals streak to six games and move within two of NHL leader Alexander Ovechkin. The first came with 1.7 seconds left in the second period and followed a short-handed goal from defenseman Cam Fowler that gave the Ducks (21-7-5)
December 10, 2013 |
Small Ship Safaris has added Hawaii to its list of destinations, with nature and cultural cruises of the islands. The seven-night Hawaii Seascapes journey begins with passengers boarding the 36-passenger Safari Explorer on Molokai or at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Stops on the itinerary include Honomalino Bay on the Big Island, West Maui, Lanai and Molokai, where visitors explore Hawaiian culture and get a lesson in poi making. Other activities include snorkeling with giant manta rays and sea turtles, exploring coral gardens and cruising through the Humpback National Marine Sanctuary, one of the world's most important whale habitats.