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.
June 10, 2012
Completed in 2000, this 9,500-square-foot contemporary with detached guesthouse was designed as a place to entertain and display the owners' art collection. The central living area features 20-foot-high pitched ceilings and a zinc fireplace, and it opens to loft-like space. Location: 1010 Lexington Road, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $11.45 million Architect: Andrew Sussman House size: Six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 10,367 square feet Lot size: 38,220 square feet Features: Glass walls, oak floors, 1,500-bottle wine room, library, office, courtyard swimming pool, tennis court, motor court About the area: In the first quarter, 60 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.85 million, according to DataQuick.
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.
May 13, 2012
Pocket doors slide away to connect the indoors and outdoors at this sleek contemporary. Designed for entertaining, the modern house features a massive concrete fireplace, a glass-walled loft and walls of glass looking out onto the swimming pool and deck. Location: 1060 Woodland Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $6.995 million Year built: 2009 House size: Four bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms, 5,868 square feet Lot size: 20,420 square feet Features: Porcelain tile floors, walnut floors, bar, breakfast bar, office, recessed lighting, media room, service entrance, alarm system About the area: In the first quarter, 60 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.85 million, according to DataQuick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
August 8, 2012 |
It's hard to know where to look first when you walk into garden designer Jamie Schwentker's tiny bungalow in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. At the catwalk over the living and dining room? The staircase resembling stacked Japanese tansu ? The chandelier shrouded in faux butterflies and year-round Christmas lights? "I call it Late Wicked Witch," Schwentker says of the 1923 cottage's style, "which is partly a nod to the whole movie thing and partly because it looks like a fairy-tale house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.