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May 1, 2011
Location: 2260 Sunset Plaza Drive, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $10.9 million (also for lease at $55,000 per month) Previous sales price: $8 million in 2009 Size: Main house has five bedrooms and six bathrooms in about 8,000 square feet. Guesthouse has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in about 675 square feet. Lot size: 0.6 acres (26,136 square feet) Additional features: Sauna, maid's quarters, koi pond, gated entry, motor court, three-car garage.
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NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
The Sunset Strip isn't exactly the place where religious values have flourished, but back in the 1970s, it was home to the nation's first Christian nightclub. The spot was called Right On, and it was described in an Aug 19, 1971, story in The Times . It had a neon sign and was “psychedelically decorated,” but beyond that it probably didn't have much in common with its Strip neighbors. The clientele were “clean-cut, finely pressed, hair in place, mother's dream, Orange County safe, and even bushy-tailed,” reporter Alan Cartnal wrote.
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March 22, 2009 | Max Padilla
The Sunset Strip gets a touch of the avant-garde by way of Adidas, as the German sportswear giant opens a pop-up shop that will stock its Y-3 collaboration with Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, as well as debuting select pieces from its affordable, eco-friendly SLVR collection. The spring and summer collection of Y-3, now in its sixth year, will be carried in the pop-up, which opened last week for a six-month run, and at a permanent Y-3 store opening April 1 at Newport Beach's Fashion Island.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
A striking new hotel under construction on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood will be a swanky outpost of the James, an upscale boutique brand in major urban centers. The 286-room hotel at the southeast corner of Sunset and La Cienega boulevards is part of a $300-million complex under construction at the intersection. The development, known as Sunset La Cienega, will also have apartments, shops and restaurants. Developer CIM Group said it formed a partnership with Denihan Hospitality Group to build the James Los Angeles, which will be the first new ground-up hotel in West Hollywood in three decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Though it held fond memories for legions of music fans, the nondescript building that once housed the Sunset Strip's legendary Tower Records was not significant enough to preserve as a cultural resource, the West Hollywood City Council voted Monday night. The vote let an earlier decision by the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission stand. The commission said earlier this year that it would not be possible to designate the squat building at 8801 W. Sunset Blvd. as a cultural resource without some hint of what was once there.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2012 | By Liesl Bradner
Video may have killed the radio star, but it also sounded the death knell for the era of the rock 'n' roll billboards that dominated a 1.7-mile strip of Sunset Boulevard for three decades starting in the late '60s. Slick ads for fashion and TV shows have replaced those hand-painted monuments to rock gods such as the Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin that might have been relegated to the memories of a generation were it not for the foresight of a curious 16-year-old. Robert Landau was living with his father in the hills above Tower Records when he walked down to Sunset Boulevard one morning and saw a 15-foot-high replica of the Beatles strolling single file in a zebra crossing from their "Abbey Road" album cover.
FOOD
January 13, 2011 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Snap. Snap. Snap. In my mind's eye, I see a layout for a design or architecture magazine. The salvaged wood boards, some silvery and weathered, a few whitewashed, used for the restaurant's exterior. The wide barn doors leading out to the courtyard in front. Rough timbered walls and a wood-clad high-pitched ceiling. Lampshades stitched from baker's linen. Industrial sewing lamps peering out from the walls over banquettes covered in a large-scale striped herringbone. The new Eveleigh on the Sunset Strip is an anomaly in a neighborhood known more for arch French or Italian chic than anything resembling this essay on the salvaged.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2013
The wood, stone and glass Wolff House, designed by John Lautner and recently restored, is built into a hillside above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West. The Modernist home's living room, with 16-foot-tall ceilings and walls of glass, looks out on the city below. Location: 8530 Hedges Place, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $7.995 million Year built: 1961 Architect: John Lautner House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms Lot size: 9,784 square feet Features: Floating plank stairway, den/office, breakfast area, stainless-steel appliances, pool, guesthouse, Mills Act tax benefits About the area: In the first quarter, 39 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.25 million, according to DataQuick.
REAL ESTATE
March 27, 1988 | Sam Hall Kaplan
Though Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood is such a special street, I thought there might be some lessons to be learned from the urban design issues raised by a controversial project there. The project is a combined office and residential complex at No. 8981. When, two years ago, I first glanced at its plans and renderings in an issue of Progressive Architecture magazine, they looked quite promising.
NEWS
March 6, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
The Sunset Strip isn't exactly the place where religious values have flourished, but back in the 1970s, it was home to the nation's first Christian nightclub. The spot was called Right On, and it was described in an Aug 19, 1971, story in The Times . It had a neon sign and was “psychedelically decorated,” but beyond that it probably didn't have much in common with its Strip neighbors. The clientele were “clean-cut, finely pressed, hair in place, mother's dream, Orange County safe, and even bushy-tailed,” reporter Alan Cartnal wrote.
BUSINESS
December 13, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Steel girders and glass walls revealing city and ocean views create a modern setting at this house above the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills West. The sleek home, for sale furnished, features a fingerprint entry system, a linear gas fireplace with a metal hood, and a glass table that opens electronically with the touch of a remote to seat up to 10 diners. Location: 8444 Harold Way, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $4.85 million House size: Three bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,200 square feet Lot size: 6,724 square feet Features: Formal entry, den/office, living room and master bedroom fireplaces, 1,000-bottle wine cellar, 300-gallon in-wall aquarium, breakfast bar, home theater, in-law suite, heated floors, multi-camera security system About the area: In the first half of the year, 95 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.35 million, according to DataQuick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Though it held fond memories for legions of music fans, the nondescript building that once housed the Sunset Strip's legendary Tower Records was not significant enough to preserve as a cultural resource, the West Hollywood City Council voted Monday night. The vote let an earlier decision by the West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commission stand. The commission said earlier this year that it would not be possible to designate the squat building at 8801 W. Sunset Blvd. as a cultural resource without some hint of what was once there.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. -- SCIBA -- celebrated its favorite books of the last year and got to know some writers with books on the way Friday night at its 2013 Authors Feast. The event includes the SCIBA Awards, a look into its trade show, which continues today, and a dinner at which authors with upcoming books had to switch tables, speed-dating style. Bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, whose book "The October List" debuts next week, gave the keynote address.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Times Television Critic
Arsenio Hall, who was on the cover of Time magazine in 1989 ("TV's hip host grabs the post-Carson generation"), returned to the air Monday night for an indefinite run as the host of a revived "The Arsenio Hall Show. " (It should be said right off that the Tribune Co., of which this paper is a property, is a co-producer of the series.) "Leave it to the first black late-night host to take 19 years off work," said Hall, "and come back here and expect my job to still be waiting for me. " If it was not a stunning return to form -- the original show was a cultural landmark over its five-year run, the place where candidate Bill Clinton famously donned a pair of sunglasses and blew a couple of choruses of "Heartbreak Hotel" -- it was, in any case, a return.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Steve Marble
A quarter of a century after a Santa Ana strip club owner was ambushed and gunned down, a Hawaiian man has been sentenced to life in prison in what once was one of Orange County's most intriguing unsolved murders . Richard Curtis Morris Jr. was found guilty of murder earlier this year in the 1987 slaying of Jimmy Casino, who was born James Stockwell until he rebranded himself when he became the flamboyant owner of the Mustang Topless Theater in...
BUSINESS
August 14, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
A long-delayed real estate development at the heart of Sunset Strip has finally emerged as builders step on the gas along West Hollywood's famous thoroughfare up and down the boulevard. Demolition started this week on vacant structures at the busy intersection of Sunset and La Cienega boulevards to make way for an upscale hotel, apartments, shops and restaurants valued at more than $300 million. The four-building project is part of the city's plan to boost the appeal of what is already one of the region's biggest leisure attractions for locals and tourists alike.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
The L.A. County district attorney's office declined Wednesday to file criminal charges against Justin Bieber for allegedly hitting a paparazzo with his Ferrari outside The Laugh Factory comedy club. Authorities investigated whether the singer knowingly left the scene of an accident after a run-in June 17 with a photographer outside the nightclub at 8001 Sunset Blvd. Prosecutors said Bieber pulled away from the curb through a "clear path" when paparazzo Damon Walter "suddenly stepped in front of" the vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990
A power outage caused a major blackout in the Sunset Strip area of West Hollywood on Friday night, cutting electricity to nightclubs and causing a major traffic jam on Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards, authorities said. "Traffic has just come to an absolute standstill and it's giving us fits," said Sgt. Gaylord Cox, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. An explosion in an underground vault may have caused the 8:45 p.m. outage, said Melanie Savage, a Southern California Edison Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
The two victims killed Tuesday night in separate shootings have been identified. Alfred Jonny Rodriguez, 40, of Los Angeles was shot in Florence-Firestone around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, coroner's officials said. Neighborhood residents first reported hearing fireworks, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in L.A. County When detectives went to check on the reports, they found Rodriguez lying in the street on the 1900 block of East 71st Street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
The L.A. County district attorney's office declined Wednesday to file criminal charges against Justin Bieber for allegedly hitting a paparazzo with his Ferrari outside The Laugh Factory comedy club. Authorities investigated whether the singer knowingly left the scene of an accident after a run-in June 17 with a photographer outside the nightclub at 8001 Sunset Blvd. Prosecutors said Bieber pulled away from the curb through a "clear path" when paparazzo Damon Walter "suddenly stepped in front of" the vehicle.
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