December 20, 2012 |
Actress-singer Shirley Jones of "The Partridge Family" and her husband, comedian Marty Ingels, have listed their Encino home for sale at $2.1 million. Described as ranch-style in the listing, the 5,400-square-foot house sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre with waterfalls, a swimming pool and gardens. Built in 1957, the home features two family rooms, an office, a game room, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. There are family room and master bedroom fireplaces. Jones, 78, made her name in musical films including "Oklahoma!"
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December 16, 2012 |
To generations of children attending summer camp in the Santa Monica Mountains, Grant Gerson was the happy-go-lucky guy in the boots and cowboy hat who brought the West alive for them. Gerson, who opened the Calamigos Star C Ranch in 1947, died Dec. 6 of natural causes at his home in rural Agoura, family members said. He was 92. A Navy veteran who served as an aquatics instructor during World War II, Gerson began his career in outdoor education when he went to work as a YMCA camp counselor before opening his own covered wagon-themed camp in Beverly Hills.
December 7, 2012 |
Trey Mason swished a pair of free throws with five seconds left and Los Angeles Loyola came from behind to slip past host Santa Monica, 83-82, in overtime Friday night in a semifinal game of the Santa Monica tournament. Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 27 points, including four three-pointers, and Mason added 17 for the Cubs (7-0), who handed Santa Monica its only other loss last week in the finals of the South Bay Classic in Torrance. "We had confidence because we've played them before and we were down 10 points in the fourth quarter the last time," Mason said.
November 28, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- The Texas attorney general moved Wednesday to seize the sprawling ranch compound owned by convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs' group, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The filing "begins the final chapter of the state's nearly five-year effort to pursue widespread criminal misconduct" at the ranch, named Yearning for Zion, Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott's office said in a statement. Investigators filed a warrant to seize the 1,600-acre ranch in West Texas under state law that allows seizure of property used to commit or facilitate criminal conduct.
November 19, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - When it comes to electing politicians, seems like Nevada voters like to keep an open mind. Just ask Lance Gilman. The owner of the infamous Mustang Ranch brothel recently became the first of his kind to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971. He won a seat as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's 148-year history. Fact is, voters didn't blink when casting their ballots for a proprietor of the world's oldest profession.
November 14, 2012
The battle between environmentalists and the developers of the sprawling Newhall Ranch property in Santa Clarita has been long and contentious, and it shows signs of only getting more so. The stakes are high for all - the developers of one of the largest residential and commercial projects in the county, the environmentalists who have fought to preserve wild open space there, the endangered creatures and flora that flourish in that habitat....
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November 12, 2012 |
As a celluloid heartthrob, Robert Taylor donned western boots and jeans to portray a gunslinger in "Billy the Kid" and a lawman in "The Hangman. " He dressed the same off-screen to ride horses on his 112-acre ranch in Mandeville Canyon. Taylor died in 1969, but the Brentwood ranch, with its 12-bedroom house, guest quarters, rolling lawns and wooded hillsides, still bears his name. The estate, extensively remodeled in the 1980s by a rock-radio mogul who turned the stables into offices and apartments while leaving the horseshoe-studded stall doors intact, is slated to be sold at auction Nov. 30. A number of parties have toured the Robert Taylor Ranch, one of the largest residential properties on the Westside and recently listed by Hilton & Hyland at just under $19 million.
November 11, 2012 |
Although a traditional-style estate may not seem to blend with Adam Levine's pop rock persona, the Maroon 5 frontman and coach on "The Voice" has bought one in the Beverly Crest area for $4.83 million. The single-level ranch house, white with long black shutters and built in 1940, is set on a secluded 3.6 acres at the end of a long brick driveway in a gated community. The main home and guesthouse have a combined six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6,539 square feet of living space.
November 5, 2012 |
Actor Tim Allen has purchased a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.4 million. The ranch-style house, built in 1963, features open plan living areas, wide-plank pine floors, a stone fireplace, a den, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,604 square feet of living space. The single-story home sits on just under a third of an acre lot with mature trees. Allen, 59, starred in "The Santa Clause" films and is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" series. He stars on "Last Man Standing" (2011-present)
October 26, 2012 |
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has bought an estate in the Beverly Crest area for $4.83 million. The house, built in 1940 in a gated community, is set on 3.6 acres at the end of a long driveway. The traditional ranch-style home and guest house have six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6,539 square feet of living space. There is a swimming pool and a tennis court. Levine, 33, is front man and guitarist for the Grammy-winning pop rock band. He has worked with Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others.