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November 8, 1992 | JAKE DOHERTY
A 19th-Century Victorian house scheduled to be razed by a developer in August may now be purchased by the city following a recent City Council vote. Responding to community protests against the demolition, the council approved a motion Oct. 30 by Councilman Mike Hernandez directing the Community Redevelopment Agency to prepare a recommendation on acquiring the property at 2377 Scarff St. known as the Hodgman House, and to set aside enough money to buy the property. The house, named for Edwin C.
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HEALTH
July 19, 2013 | Charles Fleming
For the last two years, Echo Park Lake has been hidden behind chain link and plastic tarp. Now, after a makeover, the fountains are flowing, the water is clear, the lotuses are back and people are using the park. The space is the urban gem its designers imagined more than a century ago, when nearby Angelino Heights was one of the city's premier addresses. 1. Start walking from the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue, and find your way to the wide paved pathway that circles the lake.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1995 | MIMI KO
The City Council, acting as the city's Redevelopment Agency, has given developer Matthew Beard the go-ahead to turn a two-story Victorian house into a 10-unit affordable-apartment complex in an effort to save the old house from demolition. The structure, known as the Grimshaw House, is at 220 Commonwealth Ave. City officials said the house would have been destroyed had it not been for Beard's proposal because other developers are clearing the area to build a 187-unit residential hotel.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The bank-owned Santa Paula ranch that screen star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned has sold for $660,000. The property was listed in 2009 at $1.95 million but after multiple price reductions was lost to foreclosure in November at $699,283. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some of its original Victorian features, antique stained-glass windows and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
NEWS
August 11, 1988 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Glendale City Council, despite opposition from preservationists, unanimously approved a controversial plan Tuesday to restore the Victorian Goode House as part of a senior citizens' apartment development. Members of the Glendale Historical Society and preservation specialists argued during a three-hour hearing before the council that plans by developer Joe Ayvazi of the Cedar Broadway Partnership will destroy the architectural integrity of the house at 119 N. Cedar St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1993 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The small blue-gray house nestled in trees just off Ortega Highway has survived earthquakes, floods and developers who gobbled up the orange groves that once surrounded it. But now the 110-year-old Victorian cottage may be demolished by the family that grew up there but says it is crumbling and beyond repair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1987 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
'We always told them, "Give us a chance and we'll find people to come back into this neighborhood and restore the old houses." ' --David Fraunfelder Barbara Houghton stood at Bush and 12th streets in Santa Ana and marveled at the big Victorian house across the street, fresh with blue paint and every shingle in place. She remembered a house with a different appearance when she and her husband, Lee, lived down the street a few years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council on Tuesday will consider buying property for apartments for low-income senior citizens. The owner, First Lutheran Church of Fullerton, is willing to sell the 23,800-square-foot site on East Amerige Avenue for about $750,000, said Terry M. Galvin, the city's redevelopment manager. A few old houses, including a rare two-story Victorian house, and a small apartment are on the property now.
WORLD
March 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Vandals attacked the home of the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, smashing windows at the house of the ex-CEO who resigned in disgrace but with an annual pension of about $1.2 million. Three windows were smashed at Fred Goodwin's sandstone Victorian house in one of Edinburgh's upscale suburbs. The rear window of a black Mercedes-Benz S600 parked in the driveway was also broken. Goodwin was already the focus of much public anger about bank failures and wider economic problems in Britain.
MAGAZINE
May 20, 1990 | ROBIN TUCKER
THE DISCOVERY MUSEUM, located in a restored Victorian house, is a hands-on laboratory of turn-of-the-century living. Kids churn cream into butter and try on reproduction costumes of the period. It's a popular place for school groups and scout troops during the week, but you don't have to be a den mother or a teacher to get in on the activity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
David Ireland, a conceptual artist whose quiet embrace of life-as-art made him a beloved guru in the Bay Area and a highly admired freethinker in international art circles, has died. He was 78. Ireland, who had been in failing health over the last few years, died Monday of pneumonia at the Davies Campus of the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, his sister, Judy Ireland, said.
WORLD
March 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Vandals attacked the home of the former head of the Royal Bank of Scotland, smashing windows at the house of the ex-CEO who resigned in disgrace but with an annual pension of about $1.2 million. Three windows were smashed at Fred Goodwin's sandstone Victorian house in one of Edinburgh's upscale suburbs. The rear window of a black Mercedes-Benz S600 parked in the driveway was also broken. Goodwin was already the focus of much public anger about bank failures and wider economic problems in Britain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The classrooms haven't been built yet. But home work is already being parceled out at Central High School No. 2 in the West Adams district. That's where construction planners for the proposed $130-million campus are being taught that it's not easy to preserve Los Angeles' past when you're building for its future. Workers have demolished most of a century-old neighborhood of houses and businesses to make room for the 15-acre high school at Vermont Avenue and Washington Boulevard.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2002 | Jonathan Taylor, Times Staff Writer
Who knew it would be PBS that would set off an escalating game of TV one-upmanship in the historical "less modern convenience is more" category? And who knows where it'll end? The trend-ette started innocently enough in 1999 when public television -- picking up a program from Britain's Channel 4 -- launched the historical reality genre with "The 1900 House," the so-called reality show masked as an education miniseries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 51-year-old man has been charged in connection with the 1999 strangulation of Dorothy Bembridge, a founder of the Long Beach Historical Society, police said Tuesday. Daniel William Borunda had done odd jobs for Bembridge and was convicted of burglarizing her home in 1990. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed the charges against Borunda while he is being held without bail at Chino State Prison for parole violations. On Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2002 | Jonathan Taylor, Times Staff Writer
Who knew it would be PBS that would set off an escalating game of TV one-upmanship in the historical "less modern convenience is more" category? And who knows where it'll end? The trend-ette started innocently enough in 1999 when public television -- picking up a program from Britain's Channel 4 -- launched the historical reality genre with "The 1900 House," the so-called reality show masked as an education miniseries.
NEWS
September 15, 1985 | LYNDON STAMBLER, Times Staff Writer
For a few hours on Wednesday, the Janes House, the last Victorian house on Hollywood Boulevard, looked like a ramshackle castle in the air. The weathered structure, which shows its years in peeling shingles and broken railings, had been embedded at 6541 Hollywood Blvd. since the turn of the century when the street was a gravel road. But on Wednesday it was separated from its foundation, jacked up four feet above the ground and secured to a trailer.
REAL ESTATE
June 6, 1999 | RUTH RYON
Barbra Streisand, whose New Year's Eve concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas already has generated more ticket sales than any other single event in Ticketmaster's history, has sold her Holmby Hills home of 20 years for $4.9 million. The five-bedroom 9,500-square-foot house, which Streisand had on and off the market for a couple of years, was purchased by Les and Lynn Bider. He is chairman and chief executive of Warner/Chappell, a giant in the music publishing business.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1998 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, the historic Camarillo House has stood by itself on a piece of land off Mission Boulevard in Camarillo--an isolated landmark on the 67-acre Camarillo Ranch located alongside the Ventura Freeway. But the Victorian home, built in 1892, won't be lonely much longer. Centex Industrial Development, a division of Centex Corp. of Dallas, has purchased the ranch--the last remaining asset of the Carmen Camarillo Jones Estate--with plans to build a business park.
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