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November 18, 2013 |
A funeral mass for Joseph Gatto -- the retired teacher, artist and father of a state assemblyman found shot to death last week in his Silver Lake home -- has been scheduled for Nov. 25, his son's office announced Monday. The public service is set for 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Los Feliz, Assemblyman Mike Gatto's office said. A private reception and graveside burial -- "strictly limited to family and close friends" -- will follow. Los Angeles police are continuing their investigation into Joseph Gatto's death after his daughter discovered his body slumped over a desk Wednesday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 |
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he pulled out of a driveway in Los Feliz and collided with a car. Shortly before 9 a.m., the man pulled his 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle into the 4600 block of Los Feliz Boulevard and collided with a 2012 BMW, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Doreen Wilson. The man, who has not yet been identified publicly, was pronounced dead at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center at 9:29 a.m. The driver of the BMW was treated for injuries. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident, Wilson said.
November 13, 2013 |
Nicolas Cage, besides being one of the busiest actors in film, also famously blazed a trail losing properties across the country during his financial-woes period. One in Malibu that recently resold for $6.3 million centers on a 1,080-square-foot bungalow that sits on 320 acres not far from Pacific Coast Highway. The three-parcel property has views of the mountains, ocean and nearby islands. Other features include four seasonal waterfalls, lakes, an octagonal indoor garden, a caretaker's residence, a guesthouse and horse trails.
November 10, 2013 |
"I'm proudly analog," says Adam Silverman, and the Los Angeles architect-turned-fashion-designer-turned-potter isn't kidding. Where most modern travelers might fuss over laptops, tablets or smartphones during their airplane flights, Silverman obsessed over an entirely different kind of luggage during recent trips from Fort Worth, Texas. There, to create pots honoring the 40th anniversary of the Kimbell Art Museum's Louis I. Kahn building, Silverman excavated clay from a construction site for its new Renzo Piano wing.
November 8, 2013
Re "Taking steps to stay safe," Nov. 5 Kudos to Sandy Banks for admonishing pedestrians and cyclists to take responsibility for their own safety. The observations of L.A. traffic officer Kurt Smith and reader Wayne Pederson reflect my own experiences driving around Hollywood and Los Feliz. I often find myself patiently waiting to make a left turn at a busy intersection while motorists coming from the opposite direction cruise through a yellow light slow enough to have made a safe stop, after which my turn is further delayed by a pedestrian who casually crosses the street in front of me against the red light that has now appeared.
November 6, 2013 |
Jesse Tyler Ferguson must not be too concerned about anyone discovering his recent purchase of a home in Los Feliz for $4.55 million. The “Modern Family” actor has already invited the neighbors over to get acquainted and show off the Spanish Colonial Revival house. Built in 1928, the renovated home features a two-story entry, 25-foot cathedral ceilings in the living room, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. Period details include stained glass, wall nooks, interior arches and wrought-iron work.
November 3, 2013 |
This Spanish-style home in Los Feliz underwent a top-to-bottom renovation blending original details and contemporary design. Among the versatile spaces is a fully contained guest suite with a bar, a bathroom, laundry facilities and its own entrance. Location: 4811 Bonvue Ave., Los Angeles 90027 Asking price: $3.195 million Year built: 1926 House size: Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,969 square feet Lot size: 7,012 square feet Features: Home theater, office, sunroom, fireplace, skyline views, swimming pool with spa, fenced yard, three-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 106 single-family homes sold in the 90027 ZIP Code at a median price of $983,000, according to DataQuick.
October 18, 2013 |
Michael Williams and David Collins, co-creators and executive producers of "Queer Eye," have listed their home in Los Feliz for sale at $1.95 million. The Mid-Century Modern home of about 2,800 square feet features walls of glass, vaulted ceilings and travertine floors. It has a family room, an office, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom suite overlooks the swimming pool and spa. "Queer Eye," originally titled "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," ran from 2003 to 2007, winning an Emmy in 2004 for outstanding reality program.
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September 30, 2013 |
Police are looking for any additional victims of a man they say sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in Los Feliz before committing a second attack the next day in Atwater Village. Los Angeles police say John Everett Perry, 34, lured a 15-year-old into his van in Los Feliz last Tuesday after asking the boy if he was interested in modeling. The second victim, whose age was not immediately released by police, was lured into a bathroom in Atwater where he was sexually assaulted after Perry told him he was a fashion photographer, police said.
September 24, 2013 |
Zoe Saldana, known for her roles as Neytiri in “Avatar” and as Uhura in the new “Star Trek” movies, is off the market and her house in Los Feliz is on -- at $1.199 million. The actress married Italian artist Marco Perego this summer, People magazine recently confirmed. So she may no longer need her contemporary-style home, built in 1955. Features include an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms within its 2,800 square feet of living space. Grandest pool around?