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August 29, 1994
Delores Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael Jackson's brother Tito, accidentally drowned in a swimming pool while visiting the Ladera Heights home of her boyfriend, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Sunday. Jackson, 39, had been swimming with her boyfriend, Donald Bohana, 58, at his home on Holt Avenue about 4 a.m. Saturday. Bohana got out of the pool and left briefly. When he returned, he found Jackson at the bottom of the pool, Sheriff's Deputy Rich Erickson said.
April 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree.
May 13, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Tiffany Kelly
At least two children in a pool in La Cañada Flintridge got the scare of a lifetime Monday afternoon when a bear lumbered over the backyard fence, sending them scurrying indoors. Paradise Canyon Elementary School was put on lockdown as television news footage from overhead helicopters showed the bear moving from yard to yard. The animal was spotted about 2 p.m. near Viro Road and Crown Avenue, said Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station. Flintridge Prep was also put on lockdown, an official there said.
April 14, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Wayne Gretzky, the ice hockey legend, has put an estate up for sale in Westlake Village at $10.5 million. Set in a gated community, the 8,711-square-foot house, built in 2006, is entered through a courtyard with fountain. Double doors open to spacious rooms with vaulted and beamed ceilings, elaborate crown molding, built-ins, several fireplaces, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The acre site includes a dining and barbecue center and a swimming pool with a spa. A wall opens in the gym to face the swimming pool.
August 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 16-month-old boy drowned Wednesday in a backyard swimming pool. The toddler was pulled from the water about 6:20 p.m. by family members at the home on Murietta Avenue, fire officials said. The names of the toddler and his family were not released.
March 24, 2013 | Katrina Woznicki
Between the brouhaha of the winter holidays and the end of the school year is that coveted halfway point known as spring break. To gear up for that last lap of the academic year, grab the kids and significant others and go recharge at some posh pools. Many Southern California hotels have cerulean gems that allow you to escape from it all without traveling too far or breaking the bank. Seeking pools outside Los Angeles? We have some destinations that may surprise you, but first, perch-worthy pools close to home.
March 28, 2002
Ventura County elections officials today will conduct a recount of ballots cast by Fillmore voters in the March 5 election to verify that a tax proposal to support a new community pool did fail. Measure Q would have assessed $15 a year on property owners to pay for maintaining a swimming pool to be built near Fillmore High School. The city's old pool was shut down last year for health and safety reasons.
October 25, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
On the recommendation of an engineering firm, the Ventura Unified High School District will build a swimming pool to replace the pool that was closed last spring after it was discovered to be leaking up to 2,000 gallons of water a day. Under a proposal by district staff, the new pool, estimated to cost $600,000, would be built using $500,000 in developer fees and $100,000 in "certificates of participation," which are loans from investors.
October 15, 1987
Construction is expected to start in February on this city's first swimming pool. After months of unsuccessful attempts to raise money for a pool, city officials have been informed that two bills recently signed by Gov. Deukmejian contain money for the Cudahy project. A Senate bill sponsored by Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-Santa Clara) included $250,000, and an Assembly bill by Assemblyman Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) carried $50,000, City Manager Gerald Caton said.
March 21, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A 4-year-old boy who wandered away from his family's Castaic home Friday afternoon died after being found in a nearby swimming pool, sheriff's officials said. Travis Stratton walked away from the home in the 32500 block of  Old Road, near Lake Hughes Road, about 1 p.m., according to tweets from the Los Angeles County sheriff's Santa Clarita Valley station. Deputies conducted a search that ended a few hours later when the boy was found in the pool. Travis was pronounced dead at a hospital, the station said.
March 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Venus Williams has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.7 million. The midcentury post-and-beam house, built in 1955, features a foyer, a den, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Tax records show the house has 1,528 square feet of living space. The swimming pool, lawn and deck have canyon views. There are also mountain views from the nearly half-acre site, which is set off a gated driveway. Williams, 33, is a former Women's Tennis Assn. No. 1-ranked singles player.
February 1, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
MOSCOW - Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here - well, we never got off the ground. And so, as icy gales scoured the city, I strolled near the Moskva River until I faced a vast, low-hovering cloud, lighted from within, scented with chlorine and cigarettes. Occasionally, a near-naked Muscovite would emerge, dripping, and wander off to look for a towel and his pants.
January 25, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The marital home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian came on the market in Tarzana at $5.499 million this month and was in escrow in 10 days. Odom and Kardashian bought the house in 2009 - the year they were married - for $3.95 million. She filed for a divorce in December and resumed using her maiden name. The Mediterranean-style villa sits on three-quarters of an acre in gated Mulholland Park. Entered through a two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase, the 8,000-square-foot home features custom closets, mosaic tile details, a den, a home theater, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
December 7, 2013 | By Kari Howard
Every day, the stories I edit bring songs to mind. But this week, two of the stories also brought films to mind. When I started reading Monday's Great Read about two young men's project to map every swimming pool in the L.A. Basin, I immediately pictured Burt Lancaster swimming his way through a string of backyard pools in the unnerving 1968 movie “The Swimmer.” Lancaster, one of the bravest actors of his generation, is haunting as a...
December 2, 2013 | By Bob Pool
A recent survey of every swimming pool in the Los Angeles Basin found that Beverly Hills has the most pools and Watts has none. The digital analysis called the " Big Atlas of L.A. Pools " fills 6,000 pages in 74 printed volumes. It concludes that the typical swimming pool in Los Angeles is oval-shaped and measures 16 feet, 4 inches by 33 feet, 6 inches, though there are numerous oddly shaped pools squeezed into backyards. FULL STORY: Mappers spot all the pools in L.A. Basin The atlas found that Beverly Hills has 2,481 - the highest per capita in the region.
October 13, 2013 | LAUREN BEALE
Mark Wahlberg has sold his home in the 90210 ZIP Code for $12.995 million -- $1 million less than the actor-producer was asking when he listed it two years ago. The contemporary Mediterranean estate, built in 1985, has been updated throughout its 11,500 square feet of living space. In addition to the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom main house, the property features a guesthouse and a detached gym with a boxing ring where the actor trained for his starring role in "The Fighter" (2010)
September 20, 2013
The Dodgers' celebrating by jumping in the Diamondbacks' pool was insulting and tacky. I loved every minute of it! Paul Zimmelman Marina del Rey :: I waited all year for the Dodgers to retaliate for the Diamondbacks hitting Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke. Jumping in their pool after clinching the West did it 10 times over. Vincent Martinez Arcadia :: Regarding the Diamondbacks' players and fans upset about Dodgers celebrating in their pool after clinching the division: You have a swimming pool in your ballpark.
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