February 2, 2012 |
Actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo has listed his penthouse in downtown L.A. for sale at $2.599 million. Once leased to actor Nicolas Cage, the four-level loft has an open floor plan, exposed brick walls, floating-style staircases, inch-thick maple floors and an in-unit elevator. There are two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in the 4,300-square-foot space. Three outdoor and rooftop living areas, including a movie theater, have city views and add 3,100 square feet of space.
September 9, 2011 |
A Los Angeles film school has been ordered by a state agency to shut its doors for operating without a license and pay $80,000 in fines and tuition refunds to two former students. The Los Angeles Feature Film Academy pledged on its website that students would get an opportunity "to train alongside working professionals" and make "real feature films … that are released worldwide. " One student complained that instead, she spent tens of thousands of dollars on a program that was run out of the owner's loft apartment on West 5th Street near downtown Los Angeles.
February 13, 2013 |
It's unlikely that residents of Mount Washington ever envisioned a metal-clad trapezoid sitting on this bend of Cazador Street, but the design - dubbed the Big and Small House by its architect, Simon Storey - is full of surprises. The home sits on a lot once considered unbuildable because of its steep grade and diminutive size - at 2,500 square feet, about half the typical L.A. lot. Inside, however, the 900-square-foot house feels large and airy despite those space constraints. Owners Joyce Campbell and Jon Behar met Storey a decade ago, when he was a graduate student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and hired him to remodel their Mount Washington house.
September 5, 2013 |
The owners of Lili Bridals have opened a plus-size bridal salon called Della Curva on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana. Della Curva is a full-service brick and mortar bridal salon dedicated to women who wear sizes 16-30. The store offer gowns from top designers such as Allure, Sophia Tolli and Watters. Brides can consult with a professional stylist at the store and embark on a process aimed at alleviating the anxiety of finding a wedding gown. Della Curva is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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September 9, 2013 |
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family. "She was hysterical," said Michelle Lockhart, who lives across the street. "It hurt me so bad to see her out there. " Four family members - a father and three children - were able to escape the two-alarm blaze that started at 2 a.m. inside an auto mechanic's shop with a converted second-level loft in the 4300 block of East Compton Boulevard. Hours later, the smell of smoke lingered as a cadaver dog searched the charred building for a missing 42-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter. Lockhart recalled hearing a loud explosion as the fire broke out. "It shook my house a little bit," she said. "I thought it was an earthquake.
July 28, 2010 |
"Magdi, Magdi," the kid yells, running in off the street. A bottle of water flies up to the loft and Magdi Ali catches it and shouts thanks. The child disappears through the sawdust and back into the sunlight. Ali scrapes his planer, pale curls weightless as snow tumble around his sandals, his glue pot simmers on a stove. He tightens strings of copper and silk until the pluck-pling of ancient music rises from his worn hands and drifts out the door. A single note. Then it vanishes.
June 21, 2001 |
Like many people, Vince Crivello complained about his commute to work. But the Laguna Beach restaurateur and his brother, Massimo, did something about it. They moved close to work. Close, as in up a flight of stairs. Not only do they have more time for family and their business, but the brothers, who moved to Southern California 30 years ago from Italy, feel they've re-created a bit of the Old World. "In Sicily, the businesses were usually downstairs and people lived upstairs, so even at 11 p.m.
April 25, 1993
It is ironic that the "volunteer point man in the world of conspiracy research" is at the same time both victim and supporter of one of the biggest conspiracies ever perpetrated upon the American people: the one between the U.S. government and the tobacco industry. What a shame that a talented young artist is portrayed by the article as being "driven" to chain-smoke cigarettes because the artist acknowledges some of the harder realities that exist in the world today. It may be easy to talk on the phone in your hip Venice loft about conspiracy theories.
October 11, 1991 |
The bleak, industrial loft district of Los Angeles was once a sea of green vineyards--acres of them. This is difficult, but not altogether impossible, to imagine, especially for those people who happen to be sitting by the window at Cafe Vignes, where one one can see young grapevines tentatively curling around an iron railing. Of course, with a shift of a glance, the vines' little wooden planter boxes come into view, as well as the parked cars and the warehouses across the street.
March 10, 2010
SERIES The New Adventures of Old Christine: Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) tries to teach Ritchie's (Trevor Gagnon) class some street smarts but ends up stranded at a subway station after she misses the train herself. Clark Gregg and Hamish Linklater also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). America's Next Top Model: This new season premieres with a special 90-minute episode as 33 semifinalists compete for the 13 slots that will allow them to move into the New York loft together.