May 18, 2013 |
Wanted: one rock star. Fresh on the market is a Modern-style house in Los Feliz that would be a contender in any king of cool contest. The 4,796-square-foot house stays connected to the outdoors with sleek decks and outdoor plazas. The main living areas “open up like an origami flower” to the saline swimming pool, the listing description states. Outside the lower-level suite is a garden with olive trees and a hillside spa. In keeping with the loft vibe, floors are concrete or hardwood.
February 9, 2013 |
As part of a great California olive oil boom, now at least a dozen olive oil vendors are selling at local farmers markets, up from only a couple a decade ago. Most offer a good product, but there are few who, like Michael O'Brien of Paso Gold , provide local, fresh, high-quality, certified organic oil, sold by the farmer himself in the agricultural section of the market. The combination of new varieties from Europe, high-density systems and mechanized harvest led to a surge in plantings of olives for oil, from a few hundred acres two decades ago to about 30,000 today, said Paul Vossen , a University of California farm advisor.
January 2, 2013 |
Actress Cheryl Ladd has listed her 22.5-acre estate in Santa Ynez at $3.995 million. The Italian-style villa, with 6,557 square feet of living space, sits off a circular motor court ringed with potted olive trees, Italian cypress and native landscaping. A large foyer overlooks a sunken living room. Features include stone fireplaces, a covered colonnade loggia, four bedrooms, five bathrooms and beamed and paneled ceilings. Ladd, 61, joined the cast of "Charlie's Angels" from 1977 to 1981.
December 11, 2012 |
Country singing giant Glen Campbell has sold his Mediterranean-style house in Malibu for $4.45 million. Built in 2004 and redone in 2009, the villa features a theater with a billiard room, living and family rooms, a den, four fireplaces, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 6,540 square feet of living space. It sits on less than an acre in a gated community with mature palms, olive trees and a swimming pool. Campbell, 76, traveled the nation on his final tour this year. He announced last year that he has Alzheimer's disease.
October 14, 2012 |
ATMA, Syria - The rows of olive groves that line the hillsides like silent sentinels are bursting with life, both on the laden branches and the fruit-scattered ground below, where families camp out on mattresses and in tents. The trees appear healthy. The people are desperate. "We don't have enough food, we don't have proper shelter," a mother said as she spoon-fed donated lentil soup to her infant son the other day. "What will we do with winter coming?" The hundreds living amid the olive groves on the edges of this rebel-held town hugging the Turkish-Syrian border are among the 1.5 million Syrians left homeless in the conflict but still living in Syria.
September 13, 2012 |
The self-taught filmmaker behind the documentary "5 Broken Cameras" says he uses the lens "to hold onto my memories. " For the Palestinian resident of the occupied West Bank, those memories involve not just family milestones but daily political struggle. Emad Burnat first got a camera in 2005 to film his newborn fourth son, Gibreel, and neighborhood activities in the village of Bil'in. Those activities included, with increasing frequency, demonstrations against Israel-erected barriers and the encroachment of Jewish settlements.