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September 9, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer
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.
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.
February 2, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
February 13, 2013 | By Marissa Gluck
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.
July 28, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
"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.
October 14, 2008 | Rachel B. Levin, Special to The Times
Since its designation as a theater and arts district in 1992, North Hollywood, a.k.a. NoHo, has been the unofficial center of live performance in Los Angeles. Like its New York counterpart SoHo, the urban village bisected by Magnolia and Lankershim boulevards was built on a bohemian spirit that nurtured independent theaters (now numbering 22), indie art galleries, vintage shops, tattoo parlors and sidewalk cafes. But the arrival of the Red and Orange Metro lines has brought a wave of development to the neighborhood.
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.
September 5, 2013 | By Nika Soon-Shiong
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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