CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2013 |
In his campaign to become Los Angeles city attorney, Mike Feuer has touted himself as someone who will work cooperatively with the mayor and City Council and avoid the squabbles that have marked the incumbent's tenure. During previous stints on the council and in the Legislature, Feuer repeatedly won over colleagues to approve pioneering laws on contentious issues, including gun control. But even some supporters say Feuer's stubborn, driven approach can also be antagonizing. Former colleagues describe the 54-year-old politician as a sometimes overly zealous - albeit intelligent - advocate for liberal causes.
May 11, 2013 |
Angelini Osteria is almost everyone's favorite Italian restaurant in midtown: an informal room with well-designed trattoria cooking, a place to settle into for a plate of bombolotti or a Sunday saltimbocca, where whatever diet you happen to be on at the time will be accommodated without a fuss. Some nights, it feels as if everybody in the room knows one another, but you're in on the party too. You drink well, you eat well and you go home. A lot of chefs have come out of that kitchen, including Ori Menashe of Bestia.
May 10, 2013 |
Even seasoned drinkers have mothers. This is certainly the case with the Enabler, who despite an ongoing penchant for brooding over a stiff bourbon also enjoys the simple pleasures of taking her mother out for a scoop of gelato. With Mother's Day approaching, the Enabler's thoughts have turned to her provenance, and the many sacrifices her mother made to ensure that she was well-swaddled as a child. In her early years, the Enabler was raised on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona.
May 5, 2013 |
With a nod toward Saturday's Kentucky Derby, these are Times staff writer Kevin Baxter's rankings as the teams come out of the clubhouse turn. (Statistics through Friday's game. Last week's rankings in parentheses): Setting the pace 1; BOSTON Trying to go wire to wire behind Buchholz (6-0, 1.01), Ortiz (.465, 15 RBIs in 11 games) (4) 2; TEXAS Yu Darvish (5-1, MLB-best 58 strikeouts) has Rangers riding high in the saddle (1) 3; ST. LOUIS Cards charges though pack to division lead despite losing two closers (3)
May 1, 2013 |
The Clock Tower, a Santa Monica office building beloved by Westside creative firms, has been snapped up by Italian investors who specialize in buying trophy historic properties. Clad in white terra cotta, the 12-story Art Deco-style office high-rise on Santa Monica Boulevard near the Third Street Promenade commands some of the highest rents in Southern California. It is considered one of the choicest addresses in the burgeoning technology and entertainment business enclave known as Silicon Beach.
April 28, 2013
Set in a gated community atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula and designed for entertaining, this Spanish-style estate takes in coastline and city views. The nearly five acres of grounds include a courtyard, a putting/chipping green, a sports/basketball court, a swimming pool and two spas. Location: 8 Possum Ridge Road, Rolling Hills 90274 Asking price: $8.9 million Year built: 2009 House size: Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 7,928 square feet Lot size: 4.77 acres Features: Temperature-controlled wine/beer room with 750-bottle capacity, music room, bar, library/study, media room, gym, indoor golf simulator, multiple fireplaces, maid's quarters, detached guesthouse, three-car garage About the area: Last year, 313 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.36 million, according to DataQuick.