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February 7, 2013 | By Leslie Van Buskirk
The “Friends” gang might have painted the walls a cheery yellow and brought in lots of candy-colored furniture. The “Gossip Girl” brats would have made fun of anyone poor enough to live there, and Carrie probably would have been too horrified to allow her “Sex and the City” Manolos to touch the scratched floors. But the unrenovated Brooklyn brownstone where TV's modern-day Sherlock Holmes rests his head and solves some of the Big Apple's twistiest crimes hits some amusing -- and timely -- decorating notes.
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NEWS
April 21, 1994 | SCOTT SANDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Betty Grable slept there. And, as legend has it, so did Mickey Rooney, Harry James and dozens of other stars from the 1940s, '50s and '60s. The Cockatoo Inn in Hawthorne used to be a gathering place for the elite of Los Angeles. Today, the hotel is trying to rebound after two decades of decline that drove away much of its clientele.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1987
Gov. George Deukmejian has appointed a Van Nuys real-estate broker to the 51st District Agriculture Assn., which administers the San Fernando Valley Fair, the governor's office announced. Helen R. Gabriel, 67, a Republican, was appointed to fill the seat of John A. Steel of Sylmar, who resigned. Gabriel has been in the real-estate business in the Valley since 1959, according to the governor's office. Her term will expire in 1989.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2000
The Orange-based real-estate services company said net income for the third quarter totaled $817,000, or 11 cents a share, 10% higher than the $743,000, or 10 cents a share, for the year-earlier figure. Revenue rose slightly to $21.6 million from $21.5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2008 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
Long before merchants from India, El Salvador, Hong Kong and elsewhere hawked their wares in the Toy District of downtown Los Angeles, the neighborhood was filled with the colorful sights and fragrant smells of old Greece. There were Mediterranean delicacies at the city's first Greek restaurant, Marathon Cafe on 4th Street, and fine olive oil from the Kalamata Importing Co. a few doors down. A block away, Dan Stathatos Sr.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Totaled together, the first two "Chronicles of Narnia" films grossed nearly $1.2 billion around the world, making it one of the most successful box-office franchises in recent years. So why would Disney, which co-financed and co-produced the films with Phil Anschutz's Walden Media, walk away from such a valuable property? The back story is messy, involving an ugly dispute between Disney and Anschutz, a true battle of the titans.
SPORTS
January 13, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The three sat together in pews at Calvary C.M.E. Methodist Church in Pasadena Friday during the funeral service, trying to comfort one another and erase feelings of guilt created by their friend's death. These were three of Alan Wiggins' closest friends growing up in Pasadena, staying together from Little League to Elliott Junior High to the Senior Babe Ruth League to being teammates at Muir High.
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