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HOME & GARDEN
May 9, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A 40-acre equestrian estate built in the 1980s by actor Jack Klugman has come on the market in Temecula at $8,299,000. Called Hacienda de Endar and designed as a thoroughbred breeding and training facility, the property is set in Riverside County wine country and includes an 8,902-square-foot main house, guest houses, a five-hole golf course, a tennis court and a swimming pool with spa. The Spanish-style main house has four bedrooms and...
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HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills compound for sale at $9,975,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The main house, with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was built in 1949. Climbing vines and red brick accents give the home an East Coast vibe. Encompassing nearly an acre of land, the compound includes a tennis court, a swimming pool and a guesthouse. Foster, 48, began working in commercials and television as a child. The actress-producer-director won Oscars for her roles in "The Accused" (1988)
NEWS
April 18, 2011 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Horse play has been added to the activities roster at the upscale Grand Del Mar resort in northern San Diego , which recently opened an equestrian center. The 20,000-square-foot facility offers kids’ programs, lessons and trail rides. Guests can get off the beaten track and ride through the 4,100-acre Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve , which borders the resort. The preserve is made up of steep slopes, streams, flat mesas and grassy hillsides. The equestrian center has eight horses and ponies, stalls, tack and feed rooms and a riding area.
SPORTS
April 12, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Serena Williams grabbed her racket and got out on a tennis court Tuesday, which she said was her "first day back" after a series of health problems, including blood clots in her lung. The 13-time Grand Slam singles champion and former No. 1-ranked player has not played an official match since she won the title at Wimbledon in July. Shortly after claiming her fourth singles championship at the All England Club last year, Williams cut her foot on glass at a restaurant, an injury that led to two operations.
HOME & GARDEN
April 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Pro golfer Denis Watson and his wife, attorney Susan Loggans, have listed their Pacific Palisades compound for $23.5 million. Built in 1982, the renovated estate, guesthouse, tennis court, pool and spa sit on 2.5 acres adjacent to Will Rogers Historic State Park. The equestrian property has corrals and a year-round stream. There are seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Watson, 55, won three major championships during the first year of his PGA career in 1984 but was hampered by an injury sustained in 1985.
HOME & GARDEN
April 4, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Malibu property owned by actor Jack Nicholson is on the market at $4.25 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The 70-acre site includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool and a grotto-style spa. The single-story main home, built in 1966, has mountain and ocean views and is zoned for equestrian use. Its 2,313 square feet of living space include three bedrooms, two...
TRAVEL
March 26, 2011
We spent four nights at this beautiful agriturismo and winery in Umbria. It has lovely guest apartments, a golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and a restaurant in the middle of the vineyards. Rates are very reasonable for such a wonderful location, near Lake Trasimeno. It is owned by the daughter of Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of Automobili Lamborghini. Agriturismo Lamborghini & Golf Club, 1 Soderi di Panicarola, Panicale; 011-39-075-835-0029, http://english.lamborghinionline.it . Rates from about $720 to $1,187 in July and August.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Accusing the federal Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles of not doing enough to help homeless veterans, the ACLU of Southern California is calling for an investigation into the VA's stewardship of its sprawling Westside campus, which includes leasing portions of land for use as private tennis courts. In letters to VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, the U.S. Department of Justice and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the ACLU's managing attorney, Peter J. Eliasberg, said the VA was failing to abide by the terms of an 1888 deed that created the West Los Angeles veterans campus.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2010 | By Stephen Glassman and Donie Vanitzian
Question: I live in a town house with a tennis court. Children also live here and use the courts to run around in and underneath the nets, treating it as a playground. These children do not play tennis and they are not accompanied by adults. I complained to the board but was informed there is a new California law that prohibits discrimination against children. I am not discriminating against them, I just don't want damage done to the court or complex, whether caused by an adult or a child.
HOME & GARDEN
November 9, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor-composer Alan Thicke and his actress wife, Tanya, have listed their Toluca Lake compound for sale at $4.8 million or for lease at $13,500 a month, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish Colonial, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a flat acre lot with a north-south lighted tennis court, an outdoor entertaining area and a swimming pool with a poolside kitchen and covered eating area. The living and media room has a carved wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace. The master bedroom suite features a spa tub, a sauna, a balcony, a fireplace, a study and walk-in closets.
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