February 28, 2010 |
A house that seems to emerge from the boulders around it, blending seamlessly into the desert landscape, sits on a secluded San Bernardino County lot near Joshua Tree National Park. The park, with its granite boulders and rock outcroppings, offered the inspiration for landscape architect W. Garett Carlson's unusual home design. Built with sustainability in mind, faux boulder formations shelter the west side of the house, providing shade from the afternoon sun, and corrugated steel siding acts as additional insulation.
February 14, 2010
12602 Magnolia Drive, 92555 Listed for: $290,000 Size: Six bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,447 square feet Lot size: 0.2 acres (8,712 square feet) Features: Built in 2006, the two-story has an open-plan kitchen with center island, a family-room fireplace and a three-car attached garage. MLS ID: K10006205 13543 Altivo St., 92555 Listed for: $299,900 Size: Six bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 3,570 square feet Lot size: 0.23 acres (10,019 square feet)
January 10, 2010
Homage to Frank Lloyd Wright Location: 9544 Oak Pass Road, Beverly Hills 90210 Size: Three bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in just under 3,000 square feet Published on: Feb. 1 Listed then for: $3,875,000 Leased for: $11,500 a month in May A Montecito classic, revived Location: 1284 Mesa Road, Montecito 93108 Size: Six bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms in 8,500 square feet on a 1.4-acre...
May 5, 2012 |
There are frequent fliers, and then there are people like Steven Rothstein and Jacques Vroom. Both men bought tickets that gave them unlimited first-class travel for life on American Airlines. It was almost like owning a fleet of private jets. Passes in hand, Rothstein and Vroom flew for business. They flew for pleasure. They flew just because they liked being on planes. They bypassed long lines, booked backup itineraries in case the weather turned, and never worried about cancellation fees.
August 12, 2010 |
This is Beverly Hills?, I wondered, oh so many years ago when a friend took me to lunch in a sweet little house with a fireplace on South Beverly Drive. Chez Mimi later moved to Santa Monica, and Urth Caffé now dispenses soy lattes and iced green tea from that rose-covered cottage. Back then (and now), South Beverly Drive didn't seem fancy at all, more like a small-town Main Street where you'd find shops selling nightgowns and one-piece swimming suits, baseball cards and birthday gifts.
October 10, 2013 |
With the iPhone 5c still widely available, the deals from retailers keep coming. First, Best Buy announced this month a promotion that gave a $50 gift card to customers who bought the iPhone 5c at one of its stores. That gift card could be used at the time of the sale to cut the price of the 16GB iPhone 5c from $99.99 to $49.99. Then Wal-Mart tried to top that by cutting the price of the iPhone 5c to $45 with a two-year contract. Wal-Mart had already been selling the device for $79. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 Now, Best Buy is firing back in the iPhone 5c discounting arms race. On Thursday, Best Buy announced a new smartphone trade-in deal that runs from Oct. 13 to -19. Customers are guaranteed $100 trade-in when they bring in any working smartphone (not just an iPhone)
July 25, 2013 |
"Good news - you've been accepted!" the letter says. "Get up to 75% off when you use these free cards at your favorite pharmacy!" Enclosed are two plastic cards from National Prescription Savings Network that include personal "member identification numbers" and the pledge that "you will not be turned down for a pre-existing condition. " The cards are "pre-activated and ready to use immediately," the letter says. "They entitle you - and every member of your family - to discounts on every FDA-approved prescription medication sold at pharmacies everywhere in the United States.
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September 12, 2004 |
Televangelist Paul Crouch, founder of the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, has waged a fierce legal battle to prevent a former employee from publicizing allegations that he and Crouch had a sexual encounter eight years ago. Crouch, 70, is the president of Trinity Broadcasting Network, based in Orange County, whose Christian programming reaches millions of viewers around the world via satellite, cable and broadcast stations.
March 25, 1990 |
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful," wrote 19th-Century tastemaker William Morris. This good advice was easier to follow when labor was cheap. Today's homeowner--eager to restore an old house, add distinction to a bland one or create a neoclassic--soon learns that period architectural details are hard to find and cost a small fortune to duplicate.
February 14, 1993 |
It was just another tragedy in family court. A young crack mother, desperate to conceal her pregnancy, had locked herself in a tenement bathroom and given birth to a three-pound boy. As she pushed, he fell to the floor and broke his skull. The mother abandoned him, like she had two previous babies. All were born addicted to crack. "Can we do anything about this woman?" asks Judge Judith Sheindlin, her voice taut with anger.