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October 2, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The California Highway Patrol is telling morning commuters to avoid Pacific Coast Highway near Topanga Wednesday morning after a woman was critically injured in an accident. All eastbound and westbound traffic near Coastline Drive was expected to be closed until about 7 a.m., CHP officials said, as authorities investigate the crash. Eastbound traffic on PCH was being diverted north on Topanga Canyon Road, with westbound PCH traffic diverted onto Sunset Boulevard. “Just avoid it,” said CHP Officer Jennifer Cassidy.
October 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Michael Einziger of the alt-rock band Incubus has listed his Malibu retreat, with a sound studio, for $3.75 million. If you are thinking that a garage band member might live in a grungy pad, think again. This is one classy estate. Set on nearly an acre behind gates, the one-story house was built in 1956 and has been upgraded with such features as a control room and a home theater with a loft viewing lounge. About 3,700 square feet of living space include a great room with a stone fireplace, wood-beam ceilings, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
September 27, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million. The remodeled home, built in 1992 and set on an acre, has ocean views, vaulted ceilings and a library. A Victorian exterior belies the more than 6,000 square feet of contemporary interior. There are five bedrooms and six bathrooms. Hemsworth, 30, stars in the new movie "Rush. " He has starred in such films as "The Cabin in the Woods" (2012)
September 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Emilio Estevez is offering his gated compound in Malibu for $7.8 million outside of the Multiple Listing Service. The Point Dume-area property of about an acre includes vineyards, a fruit orchard and irrigated garden beds. The Mediterranean-style house features archways, hand-painted frescoes, beamed cathedral ceilings and stained glass. There are 3,731 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house, plus a guest house with a wine-tasting room. Estevez, 51, and his fiance, Sonja Magdevski, started growing grapes on the site and the endeavor has grown into a business under the Casa Dumetz wine label.
September 25, 2013 | By F. Kathleen Foley
It has been proven time and again that the schoolroom is a ripe milieu for drama. There's plenty of dramaturgical gold to be mined from memorable characters from the ideologically grandiose Jean Brodie in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” to the sexually repressed Hector in “The History Boys,” to the disastrously remote Andrew Crocker-Harris in “The Browning Version,” to name just a few. David West Read honors those predecessors in...
September 19, 2013 | By Martha Groves
The California Public Utilities Commission approved settlement agreements Thursday totaling $51.5 million with Southern California Edison and NextG Networks to resolve concerns about overloaded power poles that sparked the 2007 Malibu Canyon fire. The agreements announced earlier this year penalize the companies for wrongdoing and require the inspection of more than 60,000 poles to ensure they comply with the PUC's safety rules. SCE acknowledged a pole was overloaded and agreed to pay $37 million.
September 6, 2013
Set along the beach in Malibu Colony, the John Lautner-designed Stevens House draws inspiration for its curved shell from the shape of waves. The restored wood-and-concrete structure shelters a swimming pool that is separated from the living space by retractable glass walls. Location: 78 Malibu Colony Road, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $22 million Year built: 1968 House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 3,366 square feet Lot size: 8,702 square feet Features: Loft, media room, 37 feet of beach frontage, deck, swimming pool About the area: In the first half of the year, 135 single-family homes sold in the 90265 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.89 million, according to DataQuick.
September 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Country singing star Glen Campbell has listed a Mediterranean-style house in Malibu community for $3.395 million. Built in 2010, the Tuscan-inspired estate features a five-bedroom main house, a detached guest house, an infinity-edge swimming pool with spa and a three-car garage. The grounds encompass more than five acres. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Campbell, 77, popularized such songs as "Galveston," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and released more than 70 albums.
August 27, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen will not face assault charges for allegedly pushing and spitting on a man at Malibu's Nobu restaurant in an altercation that left the other man unconscious. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office determined that there was insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Pippen was guilty of committing a crime. Pippen was dining with his wife, his children, two brothers and his mother-in-law when Camran Shafighi asked for a photo with the basketball legend.
August 23, 2013
Designed for entertaining, this gated contemporary has an open floor plan. Sliding doors open to a patio and pool area and bring in ocean and mountain views. Location: 23915 Malibu Knolls Road, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $4.395 million Year built: 2009 Architect: Michael Barsocchini House size: Four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,502 square feet Lot size: 1.22 acres Features: Family room, media room, 12-foot doors, bar, travertine flooring, granite countertops, two-car garage, courtyard.
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