March 31, 2014 |
Fleur de Lys on L.A.'s Westside has changed hands for $102 million, making it the highest-priced home sale ever recorded in L.A. County. Three billionaires engaged in a bidding war for the nearly five-acre trophy estate, the winner closing in 10 days in an all-cash deal that included antique furnishings. The 50,000-square-foot residence was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein, who had the mansion custom built in 2002 with her then husband, Metro Networks founder David Saperstein.
March 31, 2014
Michael Whitley was named Assistant Managing Editor in December 2007. Whitley joined The Times in April 2003 as deputy design director for news after serving as team leader for news and projects at the Charlotte Observer. In January 2006 he was named design director for news, overseeing design for the A, California, Business and Sports sections. He previously served as projects designer at the San Diego Union-Tribune and the deputy design director for news and sports at the Copley Suburban Chicago Newspapers.
March 31, 2014 |
A new album will once again offer fans a glimpse as to what music lies inside the Michael Jackson vaults. On May 13, Sony's Epic Records will release "Xscape," a collection of eight, previously unreleased Jackson songs. The album was executive produced by Epic Records Chairman/CEO L.A. Reid, who, according to a Sony press release, curated the album and decided on its final tracklist. A host of recognizable producers worked on the Jackson songs, including the project's lead producer, Timbaland.
March 30, 2014 |
Most of "American Horror Story's" repertory company will be back for the show's fourth season later this year, but the new season, subtitled "Freak Show" will have an interesting new face: Michael Chiklis. The "Shield" star's involvement in the series was announced Friday night at the closing night of the PaleyFest TV festival, which was a tribute to the recently concluded "American Horror Story: Coven. " According to the Associated Press, Chiklis will play the ex-husband of Kathy Bates' character, who will be back next season after making her "AHS" debut in "Coven.
March 29, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them. Then he sat down in a cavernous room in the White House complex and pulled his chair close to the table, hiding the bulges. Robertson, an aide to President Obama, was meeting with top officials from federal agencies working to implement the Affordable Care Act. He was also in treatment for stage IV colorectal cancer.
March 28, 2014 |
There are NBA and college players who have struggled trying to make shots in the challenging setting of Sleep Train Arena, but 17-year-old Michael Oguine of West Hills Chaminade calmly and confidently made clutch shots on Friday night in the Division III state championship game. The 6-foot-2 junior guard finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds, making three of five shots from three-point range, in Chaminade's 71-51 victory over San Anselmo Sir Francis Drake. “He was phenomenal,” Chaminade Coach Todd Wolfson said.
March 28, 2014 |
Michael Buble and Diana Ross will be among the music world's biggest names converging on Montreal this summer for the popular Festival International de Jazz. The festival , now in its 35th year, is expected to draw 2 1/2 million people to Canada's second largest city during its 11-day run in late June and early July. This summer's lineup includes Buble (July 4 and 5), Keith Jarrett (June 28), Bobby McFerrin (June 30), Dianne Reeves (June 27) and Ross (July 3)
March 28, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- There are NBA and college players who have struggled trying to make shots in the challenging setting of Sleep Train Arena, but 17-year-old Michael Oguine of West Hills Chaminade calmly and confidently made big shots Friday night in the Division III state championship game. The 6-foot-2 junior guard scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half in Chaminade's 71-51 victory over San Anselmo Sir Francis Drake. He made three of five shots from three-point range and had 13 rebounds.
March 27, 2014 |
Cesar Chavez, the man who became the face of disenfranchised California farmworkers, was many things: courageous, controversial, quietly charismatic, politically astute, singular in his focus. "Cesar Chavez" the movie, starring Michael Peña as the Mexican American activist and America Ferrera as his wife, Helen, could use more of those qualities. Chavez was loved, hated and feared, at times by friend and foe alike, for his impassioned fight to unionize immigrant pickers and pruners beginning in the late 1960s.
March 26, 2014 |
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship last month, after two years in the job, to return to teaching at Stanford University, his alma mater. In 1994, after a neo-fascist Russian figure denounced him, someone shot a bullet through his Palo Alto office window. Now the architect of Obama's 2009 "reset" watches from a virtual window as Russia is once again on the outs with the West.