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December 21, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Zoe Saldana, known for her roles as Neytiri in "Avatar" and as Uhura in the new "Star Trek" movies, has been exploring a few new worlds of her own this year. This summer she married Italian artist Marco Perego, and in September she put her contemporary-style home in Los Feliz on the market. Now the home has sold for $1.149 million. The 2,800 square feet of living space include an updated kitchen, a fireplace, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The open plan living/dining/sitting area has views of the surrounding hills.
December 3, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Newlywed Zoe Saldana, known for her roles as Neytiri in “Avatar” and as Uhura in the new “Star Trek” movies, has sold her house in Los Feliz for $1.149 million. The actress married Italian artist Marco Perego this summer and then in September put her 1955 contemporary-style house on the market. The 2,800 square feet of living space includes an updated kitchen, a fireplace, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The open plan living/dining/sitting area has views of the surrounding hills.
November 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Keeping it in the entertainment industry, Aziz Ansari of "Parks and Recreation" has bought a house in Los Feliz for $2,686,950 from director Andrew Douglas . Designed by Buff & Hensman and built in 1968, the Mid-Century Modern post-and-beam home features an inner courtyard that leads to a two-story central hall, 20-foot-high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and walls of glass. A living room/dining area and den/study sit on either side of the kitchen, which has ample space for making "sandoozles" (Ansari slang for sandwiches)
November 29, 2013 | By Doug Smith
Of all the memories of the 1960s, nothing stirs as much fondness as the magic of AM radio pouring out the rough-cut exuberance of doo-wop, the English invasion, surf music and anti-war ballads. We all had our favorite call signs: KRLA, "Color Radio" KFWB, 93/KHJ. And then, there was KGFJ, the station that carried the rich sounds of rhythm and blues. I was reminded of all that recently when I heard from Master Blaster, the ambassador of soul who brought singers like James Brown to the mix of counterculture, psychedelic, anti-war and hurdy-gurdy sounds that paced that chaotic time.
November 25, 2013 | By Brittany Levine
At a Monday morning Mass for his slain father, Assemblyman Mike Gatto fought back tears as he described the deep pain and sadness that have filled his family's days since his father was found shot to death in his Silver Lake home earlier this month. “Our hearts are broken. We are struggling mightily to understand the dark nature of some human souls,” Mike Gatto said, before hundreds gathered at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Los Feliz. Joseph Gatto , 78, was found dead on Nov. 13. His home had been ransacked and he was found dead from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the incident is ongoing, the Glendale News-Press reported.
November 18, 2013 | By Kate Mather
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.
November 17, 2013 | By Scott Gold
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 | By Lauren Beale
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 | By Hugh Hart
"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.
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