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  • An industry town that walks on the mild side

    An industry town that walks on the mild side

    Studio City, like most San Fernando Valley developments, sprang up seemingly overnight, replacing lettuce fields with a sprawling new neighborhood on the banks of the L.A. River. Unlike other Valley tracts, Studio City brought an air of glamour to its dusty, semirural surroundings when, in 1928,...

  • Redbury Hotel in Hollywood is sold to a Paul Allen-owned company for $41 million

    Redbury Hotel in Hollywood is sold to a Paul Allen-owned company for $41 million

    Hollywood’s boutique Redbury Hotel, near the storied intersection of Hollywood and Vine, has sold for $41 million to a company owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The 57-room red hotel was designed by celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston and nightclub impresario and hotelier Sam Nazarian....

  • Beverly Hilton owner wants voters to approve 26-story condo tower

    Beverly Hilton owner wants voters to approve 26-story condo tower

    Last decade, real estate investor Beny Alagem narrowly secured voter approval to construct not only a Waldorf Astoria hotel next to the Beverly Hilton, but also two condo towers -- including an 18-story building that would be the tallest in Beverly Hills. The referendum proved a significant victory...

  • Selena Gomez and French Montana make a connection in Calabasas

    Selena Gomez and French Montana make a connection in Calabasas

    Calabasas residents, wave goodbye to one celebrity and say hello to another. Singer-actress and Justin Bieber obsession Selena Gomez has sold her home in a gated community for $3.3 million. The buyer? Rapper French Montana. Reached by a long driveway, the estate has a Mediterranean-style main house...

  • CBRE sells downtown headquarters for $330 million

    CBRE sells downtown headquarters for $330 million

    Los Angeles real estate services firm CBRE Group Inc. has sold its corporate headquarters on Bunker Hill  to a joint partnership that includes a German asset manager. A purchase price for 400 S. Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles was not disclosed, but people familiar with the deal pegged it at...

  • Holly Madison's '40s-style kitchen worthy of a centerfold

    Holly Madison's '40s-style kitchen worthy of a centerfold

    Former Playboy bunny Holly Madison doesn't miss much about living in the storied mansion. Sure, she used to be Hugh Hefner's main girlfriend. She was a star on the E! network's "Girls Next Door." And, yes, she wrote a daring tell-all book last year that shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller...

  • Nigerian oil magnate exits Bel-Air with off-market sale of trophy home

    Nigerian oil magnate exits Bel-Air with off-market sale of trophy home

    The high-end market in Los Angeles has long been a popular spot for pocket-heavy foreign buyers looking to park their money, but recent top sales saw one international investor cashing out on the Westside. Here's a look at the most expensive homes that changed hands in the last two weeks of April....

  • Keep your ego out of staging — the home is the star

    Keep your ego out of staging — the home is the star

    When Darren Schaeffer put his Beverly Hills home on the market, he kept his Cabo San Lucas-inspired furniture in vivid purples and greens and continued to display his personal photos. He didn't give a thought to home staging. "I had plenty of furniture. Why would I move my furniture out just to...

  • Facebook's new L.A. digs have frozen yogurt, yoga and no privacy

    Facebook's new L.A. digs have frozen yogurt, yoga and no privacy

      With its proximity to creative agencies and celebrities, Los Angeles has emerged as a key market for Facebook’s advertising business and pop culture cachet. But space was tight in its Playa Vista offices. When R&B star Miguel visited recently to stream video on Facebook Live, there was nowhere...

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme knocks out a sale on the Westside

    Jean-Claude Van Damme knocks out a sale on the Westside

    In a celebrity connection straight outta the Westside, actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme sold his home in Marina del Rey to rapper-actor Ice Cube for $7.25 million. The custom three-story with cityscape and ocean views came up for sale a year ago for about $10 million and was more...

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