CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2011 |
The loft-like offices at 5514 Wilshire Blvd. are largely the domain of the young, who work in jeans and T-shirts at flat-panel screens. They are Web branders, search engine optimizers, e-tailers of underground clothing lines. They do the virtual jobs that became jobs only recently. Ruben Pardo works in the building, too, in a job that dates to the late 19 t h century. Pardo operates one of the last manual elevators in Los Angeles. The young people are not easily impressed - but something about Pardo awes them.
September 18, 2003
Re "The Voice of Everyman in Black" (Sept. 13), on the death of Johnny Cash: Instead of going to the beach as I usually do, I decided to run through the city, from Koreatown, where I live, through Hollywood and West Hollywood and back through Beverly Hills. As I was going west on Hollywood Boulevard, I noticed a small crowd and a pile of "debris" near Vine Street. As I got closer, I realized it wasn't trash but a makeshift shrine of flowers, candles, letters, notes and carefully arranged (empty, of course)
March 19, 1993 |
Making a Difference, Piece by Piece Thousands of squares are descending on Sherman Oaks from all corners of America, and it's not a national nerd convention. It's a phenomenon called Warm Up America, a movement that helps provide comfort and comforters for the needy and homeless. Evie Rosen, who owns a small yarn shop in Wisconsin, asked the handicrafters in her state to knit or crochet squares.
February 5, 2013 |
Soap star Peter Reckell and his wife, singer Kelly Moneymaker, have sold their custom-built, eco-friendly home in Brentwood for $3.35 million. Before building the 3,345-square-foot house, the couple had their previous home on the site torn down, crated and shipped to Mexico for reuse by Habitat for Humanity. Then they designed and built a three-bedroom, four-bathroom contemporary that uses solar power. Green elements include a photovoltaic system with battery backup, Solatube skylights, recycled glass terrazzo floors with radiant heating, recycled denim and organic cotton insulation, bamboo cabinets and doors, a roof garden and a water reclamation system.
September 16, 2012 |
The male cast members of "Friends" are keeping a score of Los Angeles real estate agents in Gucci loafers. David Schwimmer, a.k.a. Ross Geller, sold his gated home in Hancock Park this summer for $8.865 million, public records show. He bought the 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean in 2001 for $5.5 million and listed it in November at $10.7 million. The restored house, set on more than an acre on a palm-tree-lined street, was built in 1926 by Koerner & Gage, an architectural firm that also contributed to the design of the dome-topped Beverly Hills City Hall.
March 8, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are putting their house in order. First, television personality Kardashian offloaded her place in the Beverly Crest area after just two years of ownership. Public records do not show a sale price. She bought the furnished estate in 2010 for about $3.5 million. The turn-key home was designed, built and decorated by Beverly Hills-based Lucien Lacasse. The Tuscan-style walled and gated house features fireplaces in the dining room, family room, living room, master bedroom and kitchen as well as outdoors.