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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 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.
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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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
May 18, 2006 | Lisa Boone, Times Staff Writer
LOFTS hold the promise of contemporary space with an open floor plan, but sometimes they can feel hard-edged or industrial. How can you add warmth? Rugs, art, accessories and color can soften a loft or loft-like space, says Jonathan Barnett, principal of Jonathan Barnett Interior Design in Beverly Hills (www.jonathanbarnettdesign.com). Think large, he says, just like the space. * Windows: Skyscrapers and sparkling city lights are highlights of loft living, courtesy of industrial-size windows.
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.
REAL ESTATE
September 7, 2003 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
It's an old story with a new twist: loft living in Venice. In the 1930s, it meant turning a commercial building into a residence. It was a cheap way to live in large, open spaces and was common in Venice throughout the '60s, especially among artists. In the '70s, architect Frank Gehry and artist Chuck Amoldi developed a triplex of lofts, one of which was purchased by actor Dennis Hopper. Now it's the trend in Venice to build new lofts for buyers who like light and space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2006 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
Acknowledging that the rapid gentrification of downtown, Hollywood and other parts of Los Angeles is making it harder for the poor to afford housing, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a moratorium on the conversion or demolition of low-cost residential hotels across the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2005 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
The city of Ventura is moving forward with a project to build 50 low-rent artists lofts in a reinvigorated downtown, a move officials hope will help establish the seaside community as a regional center of cultural activity. The City Council, acting as the redevelopment agency, voted Monday night to negotiate an agreement to turn over an acre on Thompson Boulevard to a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that creates modestly priced rentals for painters, poets and sculptors across the United States.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
April 19, 2007 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
THERE is no single block that neatly sums up the way downtown Los Angeles is being transformed, condo by condo and loft by loft, into a place with real residential character. Just as there are many downtowns -- South Park, Little Tokyo, the historic core, skid row -- there are many architectural responses to the idea of downtown living in this city. But three residential developments on a stretch of Industrial Street, just off 7th Street near the L.A. River, come pretty close.
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
December 2, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Jeffrey Cote was driving home from work one evening this spring when he noticed a light on inside Unit 312 of the Little Tokyo Lofts. This was the industrial loft he had bought in downtown Los Angeles for $647,000 - with no money down - at the top of the market in 2007. He thought it would be a great investment. It was also the loft he had abandoned less than two years later, after filing for bankruptcy and expecting the bank to foreclose. The loft was still in Cote's name, so the light surprised him. A few weeks later, he and his girlfriend decided to investigate.
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
It was a sea of pink Wednesday night at the Petit Ermitage rooftop bar in West Hollywood as Giuliana Rancic, Nikki Reed, Shenae Grimes and others celebrated the LOFT "Live in Pink" clothing and accessories collection. Sales from the capsule collection, slated to hit LOFT stores and LOFT.com in October, will support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. LOFT designed the collection and asked Rancic, a breast cancer survivor, to style it. Rancic's looks will be available online and in stores in October.
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