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REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
Completion is scheduled this month for a $3 million, 27,000-square-foot mixed-used building at 12735 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. The developer of the two-story structure is the Piken Co., the architect is Leidenfrost-Horowitz AIA and the general contractor is T Viole Construction Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1990
Councilman Joel Wachs recently proposed that a Studio City street be renamed in honor of the late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov. A grand gesture in the name of world freedom and perestroika. Instead of the community rallying around Joel, his proposal has caused many Studio City merchants and certainly a number of surrounding neighborhood residents to say, if you are interested in doing something for our community, give us what we desperately need to improve the conditions in Studio City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1991
THE PROGRAM: The Los Angeles Police Department has assigned 31 officers to full-time community relations duty in the San Fernando Valley. The officers, who in the past spent only a few hours a month on such duty, now work full-time with neighborhood organizations and individuals.
REAL ESTATE
September 28, 2003 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
It's not a castle in the air, but it has the appearance of a castle, high on a hill with views of the mountains and Studio City. The home was built in 1995 by its current owners. They spent nearly six years working on it. Now that their children are growing up and moving out, the nine-bedroom and 13-bathroom house is too big for the couple. About this house: The San Fernando Valley home exudes luxury, from its hand-painted ceilings and imported crystal chandeliers to its inlaid stone floors.
FOOD
April 17, 2002 | DAVID KARP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The world of tomatoes was on display Sunday at the Studio City farmers market. David and Colin Irwin, who call the greenhouse in their Silver Lake backyard Ferncroft Farms, offered 16 organic heirloom tomato plants, including black-fruited Tula from Russia, red Marmande from France and Amana Orange from Iowa. In addition, Virginia Guevara of Santa Maria had an attractive display that included picture-perfect leeks, fava beans, sugar snap peas, tender, sweet carrots and small heads of broccoli.
HOME & GARDEN
April 8, 2004 | Adamo DiGregorio and David A. Keeps, Special to The Times
Studio CITY may not seem like a hub of great design, but on the short stretch west of Laurel Canyon -- just past Pier 1 and Banana Republic -- Ventura Boulevard is home base for the house-proud. In sharp contrast to the spare and silent showrooms on the other side of the hill in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, the decorating businesses of Studio City feel just like home.
NEWS
November 17, 2000
Regarding "Bamboo May Be Trendy, but It's Not Beloved by All" (Nov. 9): We owned a home in Studio City that was next to the former home of an actor who became infatuated with the "tropical look" when filming the original "Mutiny on the Bounty," or so the story went. Subsequent owners did nothing to discourage his bamboo plantings which, of course, invaded neighboring yards. We would come home on summer evenings to find shoots as tall as a foot that had grown up through my backyard grass since the night before.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has put her house in Studio City back on the market at $7.995 million — slightly more than 20% off the $10 million asked last fall. The estate features a 7,600-square-foot French chateau renovated and expanded by DioGuardi and her husband, home builder Mike McCuddy. Among the house's features are a 23-foot-tall stone fireplace, beamed walnut ceilings and herringbone walnut floors. The five-bedroom, 61/2-bathroom manse sits on about 3 acres with a studio, an 50-foot-long infinity pool and a hot tub. DioGuardi, 41, gained recognition as a judge on "American Idol" for two seasons starting in 2009, but her real claim to fame is the hundreds of songs she has written for pop stars including Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and "Idol" winner Kris Allen, among others.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Ethan Suplee has sold his Studio City house for $1.6 million. Once home to Jane Fonda , the country English-style residence of 3,787 square feet was built in 1951 and sits on nearly an acre of wooded grounds with a detached office/guesthouse, a gym and a swimming pool. There are three fireplaces, seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. Suplee, 36, appeared in the action-adventure film "Unstoppable" (2010) and starred in "My Name Is Earl" (2005-09). He starred last year with Mariel Hemingway in "Rise of the Zombies" and appeared in the series "Men at Work" and "Raising Hope.
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