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May 15, 1987 | Associated Press
An Atlas rocket thundered into orbit this morning carrying a classified cargo which space policy specialists say probably is a cluster of Navy ocean surveillance satellites. The Air Force confirmed the launch at 8:45 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 3 of the Western Space and Missile Center here but declined to identify the cargo.
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BUSINESS
April 26, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000. The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign. "It was one big space," said decorator Heidi Toll, who worked with Navarro to design the loft. So they carved out rooms within the open-plan space by using different finishes and features.
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REAL ESTATE
May 30, 2004
Owners of the 20 loft condominiums at the Toy Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles will share about $1.3 million in a settlement stemming from a lawsuit over alleged construction defects, attorneys said last week. The 20 lofts at 215 S. Santa Fe Ave. sold out almost immediately after construction in 2001-02, with prices ranging from $200,000 to $490,000.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2014 | By Marissa Gluck
It's been more than 40 years since architects started embracing green design principles. Spurred by the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, architects began to think about building homes that were more environmentally friendly. Today, green has become standard even as the term itself reaches saturation. Green features such as solar panels, low-flow shower heads and tankless water heaters, once considered cutting-edge, are now commonplace in Southern California. Nearly a quarter of all newly built homes in the U.S. last year were green, according to industry research firm McGraw Hill Construction.
HOME & GARDEN
November 15, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Two comedians are among recent buyers of lofts at Dogtown Station in Venice. Dov Davidoff bought a single-story unit that was listed for about $900,000. Concrete and wood floors, a roof-top patio, marble surround baths and Caesarstone kitchen counter tops are among features of the 1,500-square-foot unit. The comedian/actor starred in the Comedy Central stand-up special "Filthy Operation" (2010) and has appeared in the movie "Invincible" (2006) and the TV series "Raines" (2007)
REAL ESTATE
March 28, 2004 | From Times wire reports
Downtown L.A.'s makeover received a lift with the opening of Historic Gas Co. Lofts in three buildings that were once headquarters of the Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. and, later, the Southern California Gas Co. The 251 loft apartments, approved for occupancy, are part of South Village, a $220-million, 350,000-square-foot project that will include a Ralphs store, the first supermarket built downtown in over 50 years.
TRAVEL
March 20, 2011
We stayed one week in this gorgeous, modern apartment hotel in Berlin. Our "mini-loft" was a home away from home, had everything we needed and was uncluttered and relaxing. Very centrally located, and there was a fantastic neighborhood and city guide, with walks and restaurant recommendations. Miniloft Apartment Hotel, 5 Hessische Strasse, Berlin; 011-49-30-847-1090, http://www.miniloft.com . Mini-lofts from about $145 a night. Elizabeth Nolan Alamitos
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2008 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
When Laurel Canyon native Noah Stone went looking for a place to call his own last year, his thoughts first turned to Silver Lake and Atwater Village. But then Stone, 35, remembered an ad he had seen in Dwell magazine about a new part of downtown near the corner of Industrial and Mateo streets, where a couple of old industrial buildings had been converted into lofts. There, he found the Biscuit Co.
REAL ESTATE
February 17, 2008 | Diane Wedner, Times Staff Writer
A three-story Abbot Kinney Boulevard work-live space is about as cool as real estate gets in red-hot Venice. This brand-new, three-unit complex of artists' lofts -- an Elaine Carhartt painted-tile mural depicting the area's favorite pastimes spans the facade -- offers a street-level work studio with living quarters above it. The lofts are geared to those who want to incorporate the neighborhood's trendy cafes, art galleries, clubs and clothing boutiques into their domestic lives.
HOME & GARDEN
July 19, 2007 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
Swing by Hollywood's best-known intersection and you just may find a surprise: residents. New owners at the Lofts @ Hollywood and Vine, a 60-unit condo conversion of the former Equitable building, have begun moving into the 1929 landmark. Residents have their first official meet-and-greet tonight in four "designer lofts," where they're bound to find ideas worth borrowing.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction fame has listed his Hollywood loft for sale at $949,000. The 1,570-square-foot, open-plan space features a crushed-vinyl entry, 15-foot ceilings, a stainless-steel and black-quartz kitchen, blackout curtains and views of the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign. Offered in the sale is Navarro's white vinyl upholstered platform bed, which was custom designed for the room by Heidi Toll. There is a black-and-red designer bathroom. The loft is in the Broadway Hollywood building, built in 1926.
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By David Keeps
For Academy Award winners and presenters, the Architectural Digest green room is a backstage oasis of pampering calm, a place where the stars can perch on bar stools without rumpling their clothes and steady themselves with a cup of coffee or a cocktail. “And there has always been a place for people to smoke,” said David Rockwell, who was the original architect of the Dolby Theatre in 2001 (when it was known as the Kodak) and created sets for the 2009 Oscar broadcast. “It was the loading dock.” Tapped by Architectural Digest to create this year's green room, Rockwell has transformed that loading dock into a California garden room that adjoins the green room, a first for the Academy Awards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By Tim Traeger
A mixed-use project featuring a five-screen Laemmle theater in Glendale appears to be moving forward with the City Council's recent approval of a development agreement. The four-story project will include 42 apartments above 6,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level. In a 4-1 vote in December, the City Council approved a multi-agency agreement between the city, L.A. County and the Glendale Community College District to move the Laemmle Lofts project closer to approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
Officials are investigating whether the auto mechanic shop that caught fire early Monday was an illegal residential dwelling. Fire crews received a report of a fire at a commercial building in the 4300 block of East Compton Boulevard at about 2 a.m. When they arrived, they found the shop with a converted loft engulfed in flames.   A family of six was living in the loft space above the shop, authorities said. Four family members escaped the blaze, but hours later, a cadaver dog was still searching the rummage looking for a 42-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter who went missing in the fire.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2013 | Cale Ottens
A few apartment building owners in Los Angeles and throughout California are once again converting to condos, but not at the torrid pace of 2007, when condo conversion peaked before the Great Recession. The work-live units at Universal Lofts in Studio City, across the 101 Freeway from Universal Studios, were built in 2008 as condominiums. But with the 2007-09 recession underway, developers turned them into apartments. Now the owners are back with plans for condos. This complex is one of the first to return to the once popular trend, said Shalom Ronin, managing principal at Decal Capital, which arranged the refinancing deal.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013
The loft-like entry to this hillside contemporary overlooks an interior waterfall. A catwalk hallway and a spiral staircase lend an industrial vibe to the Hollywood Hills West house. Location: 7270 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.85 million Year built: 2003 House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,600 square feet Lot size: 20,000 square feet Features: City and canyon views, spiral and main staircases, kitchen island, step-down dining room, two fireplaces, media room with wet bar, deck, garden/yard, two-car garage.
REAL ESTATE
January 12, 1986
Sales have begun on the first phase of 90 condominiums at GLENFED Development Corp.'s 180-unit Beachport Village in Playa del Rey, located at 8500 Falmouth Ave. Seven floor plans are offered, including two-story town-house designs and five plans with or without lofts and spiral staircases. Sizes range from 765 to 1,415 square feet with one, two or 2 1/2 baths. The units are priced from $110,900 to $173,900 and homeowners' monthly fees range from $116 to $131 depending upon the floor plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
In a victory for Woodland Hills residents, Los Angeles building officials Tuesday ordered occupancy permits for a $7.5-million hilltop condominium project withheld until a continuing controversy over its construction is settled. The city's Building and Safety Commission said the final permits for the nearly completed West Hills Condominiums development will not be issued until city officials resolve questions about the project's height and shape. Neighboring homeowners have complained that city inspectors mistakenly allowed the project to be built a few feet too tall and a few yards too close to its rear property line.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-director-producer Vincent Gallo has listed a loft for sale in downtown L.A. at $1.295 million. The 2,610-square-foot loft in the former National Biscuit Co. building features three levels, two patio/garden spaces, an exposed brick wall, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a swimming pool, a gym and gated parking. PHOTOS: The five tallest buildings in L.A. Gallo starred in such independent films as "The Legend of Kaspar Hauser" (2012)
BUSINESS
February 6, 2013 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Former film and television producer Leonard Hill was having lunch at Church & State bistro, on the ground floor of the Biscuit Company Lofts, when he spotted an old colleague. Screenwriter Wendy Kout, who had worked with Hill years before, was visiting a friend who had moved into a loft in the arts district in downtown Los Angeles. Kout had created the ABC show "Anything But Love," starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis. After its four-season run ended in 1992, she became a playwright.
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