May 17, 2013 |
Michael C. Hall of “Dexter” fame has bought a restored home in Los Feliz for $3.825 million. The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse have hillside and city views. Features include archways, beam ceilings, wrought iron work, French doors and wood floors. There are six bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 5,600 square feet of living space. The gated grounds contain a swimming pool. Hall, 42, has starred in the title role on “Dexter” since 2006 and was on HBO's "Six Feet Under" (2001-05)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 |
From his home in Los Feliz, David Freid watched the sunset on May 9. "I saw the crazy colors of the sunset from a window and went out to take it in in the short time it was there," Freid said. " My cat, Frank, beat me to it . She was already enjoying the sunset from the patio when I arrived. " Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
May 11, 2013
Re "Niall Ferguson's blooper," Opinion, May 7 Jonah Goldberg fails to address what is revealing about Niall Ferguson's ad hominem blooper on John Maynard Keynes' sexuality, for which the Harvard historian has given "an unqualified apology," according to the New York Times. The implication of Ferguson's remarks is that Keynes was in favor of big deficits and was not concerned about the long-term effects of his economic philosophy. That is far from the truth. Keynes considered economics to be a moral science.
May 11, 2013 |
Kate Walsh must be done tinkering. The actress has returned her gated Spanish-style estate in Los Feliz to the market at $4.75 million - the price she paid 2007. The renovated home, built in 1928, retains vintage tile in the main hall and staircase, arched windows and passageways and stenciled beamed ceilings. A formal dining room with an oval inset ceiling, a wine room, a den-media room, breakfast room, five fireplaces and four bedrooms -- one in use as a walk-in closet -- are part of the 5,940 square feet of living space in the two-story house.
May 11, 2013
It's a timeless - by L.A. standards - dispute: What's the right way to pronounce "Los Feliz"? In response to Tuesday's Column One on Anglicized versions of place names in Los Angeles reverting to their original Spanish pronunciations, more than a dozen readers weighed in, and not just on Los Feliz. Three letters responding to the article were published Friday. Several readers whose letters weren't printed offered their own ways of saying "Los Feliz" and other areas whose pronunciations are in friendly dispute.
May 10, 2013
Re "Accent on the saying power," Column One, May 7 Regarding the dispute over the proper way to pronounce neighborhood names in Los Angeles such as Los Feliz, in English there is a standard way to pronounce words from foreign languages. It is incorrect English to attempt to change the accent one is speaking in the middle of a sentence. Yet there is a deplorable tendency among some now to show off their language chops by referring to, say, Italy's former prime minister as "SEEL-vyoh Bairrr-la-SKOHNNN-ee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 |
The phone jangles in the bright white-walled computer shop off Hillhurst Avenue, and Ariel Belkin picks it up. "Los FEE-lus Hi-Tech," he says. "This is Ariel. " After the call comes his confession. Photos: It's all in the name The 30-year-old tech whiz, who also plays guitar in a band, moved to Los Feliz from the Valley a year and a half ago. Back then, he resolved to pronounce his new neighborhood as Los Fey-LEASE. The Spanish pronunciation, he says, is the "the right way. " But pretty soon he caved to the weird stares and smug corrections from locals and switched to the more common anglicized pronunciation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 |
A major construction project to install a new power circuit in Los Feliz will force road closures and limit left-hand turns in the neighborhood starting Tuesday and stretching into the fall. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will begin installation of a new underground and overhead 4.8-kilovolt circuit to alleviate other overloaded circuits that collectively serve about 5,500 customers in Los Feliz, the utility company said. The first of the project's three phases begins Tuesday, according to a statement from the DWP. As a result, no left turns will be allowed at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and Hillhurst Avenue on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Officials expect this phase to last until May. In the coming months, construction crews will install 1,750 feet of conduit and more than 6,000 feet of cables and related equipment.
March 28, 2013 |
The storied Sowden House in Los Feliz is for sale at $4.888 million. Set behind gates and obscured from the street by heavy foliage, the residence has sometimes been called the Jaws house for its Mayan temple-like façade. Typical of Lloyd Wright designs, beyond the original copper entry door are stairs and a tight hallway, creating a feeling of compression before opening up to the living spaces within. The 1927 structure is made of so-called “textile” blocks, patterned concrete blocks also favored by the architect's father, Frank Lloyd Wright.
HOME & GARDEN
March 23, 2013 |
In feng shui, there's discussion about destiny. I never understood what it was until I truly got to know Roger. We were in our 30s that summer. I was working with actors at a small theater in East Hollywood, and he was an actor on "Days of Our Lives. " I'm Japanese American, and he is African American. But the bigger difference was where we lived: I was in an apartment above a garage in Los Feliz, and Roger lived in Venice, a few blocks from the beach. That summer it was hot -- so hot that I needed to be out of Los Feliz and its oppressive heat.