December 9, 2012
Designed for large-scale entertaining, this gated Mediterranean has a loggia that can seat more than 50 guests and a formal dining room for as many as 40 that opens to a terrace. A wing devoted to the master bedroom suite contains a bar, dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and a gym. Location: 979 Bel Air Road, Bel-Air 90077 Asking price: $16.7 million Year built: 1990 House size: Five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, more than 10,000 square feet Lot size: 37,994 square feet Features: Stone floors, high ceilings, library, family room, den, screening room, office, service entrance, seven fireplaces, guest house, covered patio, courtyards, fountains, koi pond, swimming pool, motor court for 10 cars, three-car garage About the area: In the third quarter, 35 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.798 million, according to DataQuick.
November 21, 2012 |
Words don't mean a lot to Chino Moreno. For the singer and lyricist from the ethereal metal band Deftones, songs are all about melody and the venting of pure emotion, not poetry. “I really don't think too much about writing lyrics. I'm not like a poet,” says Moreno, calling from a Deftones tour stop in Argentina. “It's all pretty much how I feel about the sound of the music. Melody always comes first, and the words will just come. It's sort of a puzzle to put together.” Even his fellow band members aren't sure what he's singing about, although the emotional stakes seem clear.
August 26, 2012 |
Window-shopping is an imaginative and immersive experience at Koi boutique in South Pasadena. Mannequins dressed in fantastical costumes made of ordinary objects like tea bags, Slinkys and surgical gloves pop up every August and January to dazzle the eyes of passersby and draw attention to the shop's twice-a-year sales. The items Koi sells inside are just as distinctive. "People plan their vacations around our sales," in-house jewelry designer Brenda Henriques maintains. For the last eight years, Koi has been transforming its 1926 building with colorful presentations -- tassels become slippers, planters become sleeves, plastic forks become feathers in a dress and hanging fish swim through an air-conditioned current.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO — Damage done to a historic part of Balboa Park during a massive squirt-gun fight that got out of control will be repaired by next week, the city's park and recreation director promised Monday. Several thousand dollars in damage was inflicted on the lily pond and surrounding vegetation in front of the Botanical Building. Vegetation was trampled and a drainage pipe broken as revelers danced around, fired squirt guns and tossed water balloons. The event, part of a gay-themed "Pride Lite" celebration in the Hillcrest neighborhood, was advertised on the Internet, including the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News site.
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2011 |
Nick Richards of the '80s band Boys Don't Cry has listed his Malibu home for $3,195,000. Set on more than 2.5 acres, the estate includes a Mediterranean-style villa, Japanese gardens, a koi pond, a lagoon pool, a spa, waterfalls and a gated motor court. The 7,500-square-foot main house contains a ballet or yoga room, six bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. Richards was frontman of the new wave band, known for its 1986 song "I Wanna Be a Cowboy," which was used in the Bruce Willis-Daman Wayans film "The Last Boy Scout " (1991)
January 31, 2010
La Quinta Location: 936 Hot Springs Road, Montecito 93108 Asking price: $29 million Size: This 6,600-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, with another bedroom and two bathrooms in the pool house. Additional features: 75-foot swimming pool and spa; Japanese water gardens with koi pond; vegetable and herb garden; citrus orchard; two-bedroom staff quarters. Around the neighborhood: In 2009, 147 single-family homes sold in the 93108 ZIP Code, according to MDA DataQuick, at a median price of $2,050,000.