HOME & GARDEN
August 20, 2011 |
"The Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood's latest quest is to find a buyer for the Santa Monica house he recently put up for sale at $1.85 million. The Spanish-style home, built in 1924, is described in the listing as an "opportunity to remodel … or to build a new home. " There are no circular doors, but a Queen Anne Victorian entrance opens into a round foyer with a British brewery cast-iron tile floor. Including a guesthouse with an office attached to the two-car garage, the property has a total of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,130 square feet of living space.
August 18, 2011 |
The Lakers were in a foul mood after getting eliminated from the playoffs in a shocking sweep by Dallas in May, but some players remembered to make financial considerations before scattering for the off-season. Kobe Bryant insisted on giving some of the team's playoff bonus to two members of the Lakers' video department whose contracts were not renewed after the season. Chris Bodaken and Patrick O'Keefe split about $65,000 of the Lakers' playoff bonus. Bodaken started with the Lakers as a ball boy in 1986 and spent the last 10 seasons as their director of video services.
July 22, 2011 |
His demeanor always has been quiet, low-key and professional, always the loyal Lakers employee for 24 years, the last 10 as the team's assistant general manager. Now Ronnie Lester is speaking out — and not just for himself, but also for other longtime Lakers employees who must find jobs after the team parted ways with them because of the NBA lockout. Some were told their contracts would not be renewed and some were laid off. All told, about 20 Lakers employees are, or soon will be, looking for jobs, including some of Phil Jackson's former coaching staff.
HOME & GARDEN
June 7, 2011 |
Update: Lakers Assistant General Manager Ronnie Lester has sold his Manhattan Beach home for $1.65 million. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2002, has a two-story-tall living room, a formal dining room and a family room that opens to the kitchen and back lawn. Including a guest suite and a master suite with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, the house has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms in the nearly 4,300 square feet. Lester, 52, played for the Lakers in 1985 and 1986.
HOME & GARDEN
March 9, 2011 |
Lakers assistant general manager Ronnie Lester has listed his Manhattan Beach home for sale at $1,699,000. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2002, has a main floor guest suite, a two-story-tall living room, a formal dining room and a family room that opens to the kitchen and back lawn. Including a master suite with a vaulted ceiling and a fireplace, the house has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms in the nearly 4,300 square feet. Lester, 52, played for the Lakers in 1985 and 1986 He purchased the property in 2002 for $1.3 million, according to public records.
July 7, 2010 |
Across the NBA landscape, news conferences are being assembled and lavish parties planned as the big-name free agents (finally) publicize their decisions. But in El Segundo, the Lakers quietly wait for one name: Derek Fisher . The weeklong free-agent moratorium ended Wednesday night, meaning NBA teams could officially sign players to contracts, which the Lakers will do with Steve Blake , giving them exactly one ballhandling guard on their roster. Their next priority is to sign Fisher, and then Shannon Brown , more or less keeping their backcourt intact from last season, with Jordan Farmar the obvious omission.