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February 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If ever a property had that déjà vu feeling it's the Studio City estate that just came on the market at $6.25 million. That's not because the Italianate two-story has been listed before. The villa has more film credits than many actors. Fans of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” have seen the 7,043-square-foot home standing in for the family home in countless episodes. “Melrose Place,” “Entourage” and “True Blood” viewers have glimpsed the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom place too.  “Chuck,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Chelsea Lately” have used the film location, as well as photo shoots and commercials.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
A few early birds beat Wendy Greuel to her polling place Tuesday morning at Unitarian-Universalist Church of Studio City, but the mayoral candidate was there just 30 minutes after the polls opened for today's municipal elections. Accompanied by her husband, Dean Schramm, and the couple's 9-year-old son, Thomas, Greuel tried to cast her ballot in one of the voting stalls. But the machine malfunctioned and she moved to the next stall, with Thomas by her side wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans and watching intently.
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.
REAL ESTATE
October 18, 1987
Studio City Place, a $17.5-million, two-level enclosed retail shopping mall on Ventura Boulevard between Tujunga and Vineland avenues in Studio City, is under construction. Scheduled for a fall 1988 opening, the center is reportedly 70% pre-leased. Developer Orrin Ericson, in a partnership venture of Ericson/Genova Associates and Weyerhaeuser Venture Co.
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