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For Sale: 360 N. Rockingham, one of the best-known addresses in the world during the O.J. Period of the late 20th century. Shown by appointment only, to pre-qualified buyers. And to everyone else over national television. After five weeks of renovation, an Orange County contractor will wrap up work today at O.J.
April 14, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Wayne Gretzky, the ice hockey legend, has put an estate up for sale in Westlake Village at $10.5 million. Set in a gated community, the 8,711-square-foot house, built in 2006, is entered through a courtyard with fountain. Double doors open to spacious rooms with vaulted and beamed ceilings, elaborate crown molding, built-ins, several fireplaces, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The acre site includes a dining and barbecue center and a swimming pool with a spa. A wall opens in the gym to face the swimming pool.
December 10, 2000
I've never laughed so much at a newspaper article as I did at Ellen Switkes' "Read the Fine Print Before You Buy," Dec. 3. I laughed, I howled and tears came to my eyes. I have put off remodeling my bathroom for eight years--more out of cost than inconvenience. However, I found her article downright hilarious and I believed every word of it too. It was just too funny not to be true. Ellen Switkes is the Erma Bombeck of bathroom remodeling. Every word was a delight to read. KATHY NAGY Burbank
April 4, 2014 | Mike Hiserman
A capacity crowd will be ready for some baseball as the Dodgers play their home opener Friday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants. Whether the Dodgers were ready for all of those fans will be determined by what happens before, during and after the game. Along with spending for the product on the field -- the richest collection of talent in baseball history -- the Dodgers have invested more than $150 million the last two seasons on the ballpark itself, upgrading the infrastructure and adding some fan-friendly features.
August 9, 1992
The remodeling of Woo's house in Silver Lake (two houses up from mine) is a long way from "mansionization"; he is simply taking what was essentially a sort of stand-alone garage apartment with a tiny yard, and building it into what looks to be a nice but unobtrusive house with no damaging effect on the long-settled neighborhood. CHARLES PALMER, Los Angeles
January 16, 2005 | From Times wire reports
Homeowners and rental property owners spent a record $233 billion in 2003 on remodeling, according to a new report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. The latest report in the Improving America's Housing series, "The Changing Structure of the Home Remodeling Industry," noted that baby boomers still account for more than half of all the spending.
February 11, 2010
Hundreds of home improvement specialists will offer products and advice to home improvers at the 34th Annual Home Remodeling & Decorating Show . The show will feature an Eco-Expo with environmentally friendly products. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. $7.75. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sun. (818) 557-2950.
Owners of the Mission Promenade and the Moonrose have been honored by the City Council with the 1996 Community Pride Awards. Owned by developers Steve Nordeck and Richard J. O'Neill, the Mission Promenade won for outstanding building design. The shopping mall at Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano was converted from Depression-era buildings, including the town's first City Hall, newspaper office and post office.
April 26, 2010 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Spring cleaning is turning into spring remodeling this year for many homeowners. Home improvement projects are starting to make a comeback after frugal consumers pulled the plug on remodeling and renovation work during the downturn. With the economy showing signs of stabilizing and retailers and contractors continuing to offer good deals, many Southern Californians are sprucing up their homes' appearance and value by repainting their bathrooms, installing new floors and carpets, and upgrading their kitchens.
December 29, 1995
New officials at Stoner Park in West Los Angeles announced this week that they are planning to renovate the aging city park and add recreational programs in hopes of attracting more community members. The large park, in the Sawtelle area, has been neglected, said Bob Albert, the park's new recreation director. Graffiti, unkempt buildings and a scarcity of community programs have kept residents away, he said.
January 18, 2014 | By Carren Jao
It was a broken kitchen hood that started it all. First the hood, then the refrigerator, then the air-conditioning system. But rather than replace everything, ABC-Disney executive Jana Winograde and her husband, actor Todd Sandler, saw an opportunity to rethink the home in which they had been living for nine years. Daughters Dylan, 9, and Riley, 11, needed a space of their own. "Our kids were getting older," Winograde said. "They really had nowhere to be with their friends that was separate except their bedrooms.
November 20, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Like Frida Kahlo's famous La Casa Azul (“The Blue House”) in Mexico City, the sunny green kitchen of John Benson and Molly O'Brien in Silver Lake resonates with bold and unexpected color. Benson's Latin American roots -- his mother was born in Colombia and raised in Chile, and he was born in Ecuador  -- influenced architect Barbara Bestor, who said she also was reminded of Kahlo's home during the remodel. “In a Spanish house you can get away with lots of color,” Bestor said.
October 4, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Luxury watch brand Breguet took the wraps off a remodeled Beverly Hills boutique in high style Thursday night, rolling a swath of blue carpet across Via Rodeo (a nod to the signature color of the timepiece's hour and minute hands), whipping up a signature cocktail, and providing musical entertainment that included a three-story harp. The Beverly Hills store, which opened in 2006, was the brand's second U.S standalone boutique (behind New York's Madison Avenue), but it was the first to get the lighter, airier remodel that dials back the man-cave vibe and makes the postage-stamp-sized boutique feel a bit more inviting to luxury shoppers of both genders.
August 15, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Rick Ross built his career rapping about his exploits as an above-the-law drug kingpin, a front he kept up even after it was famously revealed that in a previous life the Miami MC had once worked as a Dade County corrections officer. The news might reasonably have killed his ascent. But having survived the intrusion of reality, Ross doubled down on artifice, and since then his tales of a lavish and dangerous lifestyle have made him one of hip-hop's most successful stars. When he took the stage Wednesday night at Club Nokia, Ross was clearly hoping to control his image once again in the wake of yet another damaging episode.
August 15, 2013 | By Scarlet Cheng
When Alan Pullman first drove by the Raphael Soriano house, a small Modernist gem in the Alamitos Heights section of Long Beach, he turned to his wife, Stephanie, and said: "That's my house, I'm going to live in that house. " The sleek white split-level had horizontal ribbons of metal casement windows that ran along upper and lower floors. Even with the ground-floor curtains closed, Alan Pullman, an architect, could tell the design carried the line of sight past the front windows, into the living room and through to the backyard.
July 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Perhaps coach Adam Levine of "The Voice" got tired of being "the landlord. " At any rate, the Maroon 5 frontman has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $3.55 million in an off-market deal. The remodeled Midcentury Modern-style home sits on a half-acre lot with a separate guest unit. Features include two interior fireplaces, a home theater, an exercise room, a security system, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Walls of glass open to an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool and spa. Levine, 34, is the lead singer and guitarist for the Grammy-winning pop rock band Maroon 5. He has worked with Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield and 50 Cent, among others.
May 29, 2013 | By DiAngelea Millar, Los Angeles Times
Silent slapstick filmmaker Mack Sennett moved to Los Angeles in 1913, setting up shop in what is now Echo Park, and began to make short movies starring an upstart comedian named Charlie Chaplin. Three years later, he built a set of soundstages to make movies with his movie star girlfriend, Mabel Normand. Now those Silver Lake soundstages, which became part of the Mack Sennett Studios, are getting a face-lift under new owners. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Jesse Rogg, a Grammy-nominated music producer, bought the production space for about $3.3 million this year from Stephen Collins, a former photographer who owned the property for nearly three decades.
May 21, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
The centerpiece of the modernized Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport will be named in honor of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa because of his contributions to airport development. The city's Board of Airport Commissioners decided Tuesday that the cavernous Great Hall in the center of the expanded Bradley terminal will carry Villaraigosa's name. Commissioners noted that the mayor, who leaves office June 30, played a pivotal role in settling a 2006 lawsuit brought by a coalition of cities and neighborhood groups that challenged plans to modernize the airport, the third busiest in the nation.
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