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Home of the Day: Sultan of style in Hancock Park

Old World details merge effortlessly with modern upgrades in this renovated 1924 estate once owned by Ahmad Shah, the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia. Redone with style and attention to detail, the two-story Mediterranean features hand-painted coffered ceilings, a stone fireplace and preserved finishes....

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  • Six Koreatown restaurants with great banchan

    Six Koreatown restaurants with great banchan

    Choosing restaurants that have the best banchan is almost as difficult as deciding whose mom makes the best kimchi. It all depends on personal preferences, tastes and biases. The little side dishes that come out at every Korean restaurant are called mit banchan (which loosely translates to "bottom"...

  • Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Calendar not yet completely full for the next couple of weeks? Good. To fill in those blanks, here are some possibilities tailored for food and wine lovers. Champagne & Alsace tasting  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine shop Héritage Fine Wines hosts a tasting of Champagne...

  • Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Where to celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday

    Each November, on the third Thursday of the month, the French giddily celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. That’s when the fresh, fruity Gamay from the new vintage is rushed from the vineyards into shops and wine bars in Paris and elsewhere across France. On that day, it’s almost obligatory to pick up...

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  • Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

    Cuban artist Jose Fors: A deft command of metaphor and material

    In his first show here in more than a decade, Havana-based artist Jose Manuel Fors strikes a powerful, plangent note. A wall-length installation, several sculptures and a group of collages all use photographs that Fors has made or found, cut into tiny tiles less than an inch per side. The physical...

  • Consort lets its interior design imagination run wild on Melrose Avenue

    Consort lets its interior design imagination run wild on Melrose Avenue

    A certain area of Melrose Avenue long ago cemented its reputation as an interior design district, but a newcomer is helping to bring fresh energy to the street farther east. Consort is the creation of Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, New York City transplants who started putting down L.A. roots...

  • Where to pick up some great bread for the holidays

    Where to pick up some great bread for the holidays

    Unless you're the sort of person who copes with holiday stress by baking, you may not want to get up super early on Thanksgiving to bake your own bread. Rolls or quick bread maybe, but burnished sourdough boules? Not so much. Which is why bread can be a very good thing to pick up while you're doing...

  • Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Built for members of the Von der Ahe family of the Vons supermarket chain in 1954, the three-story home overlooking Wilshire Country Club has been remade in a style similar to the contemporary farmhouses popping up in Northern California wine country. Gallery walls, light oak floors and vaulted...

  • Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Home of the Day: Hancock Park residence was once owned by Von der Ahe family

    Listed for $7.149 million. the contemporary farmhouse in Hancock Park was originally built for the Von der Ahe grocery family in the 1950s.

  • Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Here's where to celebrate Thursday

    Every year on the third Thursday of November, millions of bottles of a fresh, fruity Gamay from Beaujolais are poured to celebrate the new vintage. Banners all over France — and the world — proclaim “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!” French restaurants, of course, get into the spirit of things...

  • Where to get Peruvian ceviche and yuca fries on Melrose Avenue
    Where to get Peruvian ceviche and yuca fries on Melrose Avenue

    Name of restaurant: Inti

    Concept: A casual Peruvian restaurant hidden in a mini-mall on a nondescript stretch of Melrose Avenue you've driven by a thousand times. Avela Luna, who is originally from Lima, has been running this joint for the last decade.

    What dish represents the restaurant:  The...

  • Former Marlborough School teacher to plead to sex abuse of minors
    Former Marlborough School teacher to plead to sex abuse of minors

    A former Marlborough School teacher charged with sexually abusing two students more than a decade ago is expected to plead to four criminal counts next week as part of a deal with prosecutors, his attorney and the victims’ attorney said Wednesday.

    Joseph Thomas Koetters faces multiple charges that...

  • 'I don't get excited about clothes': Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge brings a realistic, bleak edge to his work
    'I don't get excited about clothes': Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge brings a realistic, bleak edge to his work

    Miles Aldridge is a fashion photographer with an eye for the tragedy behind the glamour. The women in his pictures are extravagantly beautiful and impeccably dressed but often reside within scenes of domestic bliss minus the bliss.

    His work is like a series of vivid single-frame movie melodramas:...

  • Todd Carpenter on art, neuroscience and seeing the light
    Todd Carpenter on art, neuroscience and seeing the light

    Like many painters, Todd Carpenter is drawn to light. His densely wooded forests, polluted factories and apocalyptic-looking cityscapes — all rendered in muted gray tones or stark black and white — depict slices of sunlight between crowded tree trunks, glimmering tufts of smoke rising from industrial...

  • Navigating the wine list: Pizzeria Mozza
    Navigating the wine list: Pizzeria Mozza

    When Pizzeria Mozza opened just under 10 years ago, the wine list mantra was 50 wines under $50 — and all of them Italian. As sommeliers have come and gone, that policy has softened a bit. The current list, which is 37 entries at the moment, features bottles from $38 to $87 — and one of the bottles...

  • Furniture, crafts, accessories: They're on display at spacious Lawson-Fenning on Melrose
    Furniture, crafts, accessories: They're on display at spacious Lawson-Fenning on Melrose

    Since establishing their business in 1997, furniture designers and vintage retailers Grant Fenning and Glenn Lawson have successfully rounded out their retro-inspired sensibility with contemporary aesthetic impulses.

    Now the team continues to strike that balance in a new flagship store on Melrose...

  • Carolyn Ramsay leads David Ryu in fundraising for L.A. City Council race
    Carolyn Ramsay leads David Ryu in fundraising for L.A. City Council race

    Less than two weeks ahead of election day, newly released reports show that Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay has raised more money than rival David Ryu in the race to represent a district stretching from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile.Ramsay, former chief of staff to termed-out...

  • Two artists' work at Couturier Gallery negotiate chance and control
    Two artists' work at Couturier Gallery negotiate chance and control

    "Resonance," a largely engaging show at Couturier, is a double case study in the workings of chance and control, spontaneity and calculation, pairing Alison Keogh and Maritta Tapanainen.

    Keogh, based in Santa Fe, N.M., works blind for the first part of her process, flinging cups of diluted sumi...

  • Shoddy streets could trip up L.A. City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay
    Shoddy streets could trip up L.A. City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay

    If Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay stumbles in her bid to replace Councilman Tom LaBonge, it might be the concrete streets of Hancock Park that trip her up.

    Two years ago, a Times analysis found the affluent area had some of the worst roads in the city. Many residents have been...

  • Hancock Park couple accused in human trafficking case

    A Hancock Park couple was indicted Friday on human trafficking charges. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleges the two imported women from Indonesia to work at their properties, according to a news release.

    Astati Halim, 55, and, Hendra Anwar, 61, were charged with three counts...

  • L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'
    L.A. council candidate Ryu takes aim at council 'secret slush funds'

    Los Angeles City Council candidate David Ryu took aim Tuesday at what he called "secret slush funds" for Councilman Tom LaBonge, vowing that if elected he would seek reforms in how council discretionary money is spent.

    Ryu, one of two candidates vying to replace LaBonge, said he would create a...

  • Lawsuit details new misconduct allegations against Marlborough teacher
    Lawsuit details new misconduct allegations against Marlborough teacher

    A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Wednesday detailed new allegations of sexual misconduct by a former Marlborough School teacher, including a reported history of sexual abuse of students at other Los Angeles-area private schools that were apparently ignored when he was hired...

  • Barbs over developer money heat up L.A. City Council race
    Barbs over developer money heat up L.A. City Council race

    Frustration with development continues to loom large in a race to represent a Los Angeles council district that stretches from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, as one candidate pledged to swear off campaign money from developers and another pointed out her rival recently sold property to a developer.

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  • L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff
    L.A. City Council candidate O'Grady backs Ramsay over Ryu in runoff

    Los Feliz nonprofit director Tomas O’Grady, who narrowly missed making the runoff in the race to represent a City Council district spanning from Sherman Oaks to the Miracle Mile, threw his support Wednesday behind council aide Carolyn Ramsay.

    Fourteen candidates competed for the seat in the March...

  • Ex-Marlborough School teacher accused of sex abuse pleads not guilty
    Ex-Marlborough School teacher accused of sex abuse pleads not guilty

    A former English teacher at Marlborough School in Los Angeles accused of felony sex crimes involving a former student made his first court appearance Wednesday, pleading not guilty to the charges.

    Joseph Thomas Koetters, 47, who was arrested earlier this month, faces two counts each of oral copulation...

  • Broadway Financial banks on customers in underserved areas of L.A.
    Broadway Financial banks on customers in underserved areas of L.A.

    The small institution that began in 1946 as the Broadway Federal Savings & Loan Assn. holds a historic place in the Los Angeles banking community.

    It was one of just a handful of African American-owned lending institutions that were opened to serve the financial needs of minorities who had largely...

  • Ex-Marlborough School teacher arrested on sex charges involving student
    Ex-Marlborough School teacher arrested on sex charges involving student

    A former English teacher at Marlborough School, a private all-girls high school in Hancock Park, was arrested Wednesday on felony charges of sex crimes involving a former student at the school, authorities said.

    Joseph Thomas Koetters, 47, was arrested Wednesday morning and released hours later...

  • Girls school's handling of sex allegations under fire after teacher arrest
    Girls school's handling of sex allegations under fire after teacher arrest

    Problems at one of Los Angeles' premier private schools surfaced in June, when a former student wrote an online essay accusing a popular English teacher of inappropriate conduct.

    Since then, more former students of Marlborough School have come forward with allegations about the teacher. An internal...

  • An art gallery in Los Angeles modeled on the Unabomber cabin
    An art gallery in Los Angeles modeled on the Unabomber cabin

    Los Angeles is a region with plenty of unusual exhibition spaces. Pasadena's Side Street Projects operates out of a mobile trailer. The Finley displays art in a Los Feliz foyer visible from the street. A professor at Culver City's Otis College of Art and Design has a gallery in a small box. And...

  • Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack
    Candidates vying for Tom LaBonge's seat try to break out of the pack

    The campaign in an eclectic, recently redrawn City Council district that stretches from the Miracle Mile to Sherman Oaks is shaping up as Los Angeles' most unpredictable election this year.

    Fourteen candidates are vying to replace 4th District Councilman Tom LaBonge, who will soon be termed out...

  • Datebook: Cuba photography, a fictional TED talk, Chicano portraiture
    Datebook: Cuba photography, a fictional TED talk, Chicano portraiture

    It is a busy start to the art season in Los Angeles, with openings all over the sprawling, concrete-covered mass (mess?) we call home. This includes wry video by Liz Magic Laser, the blobby forms of Alma Allen, David Stork’s dreamy images of Cuba in the '90s and Roberto Chavez’s brilliantly colored...

  • Marlborough School chief resigns in wake of investigation of teacher

    An investigation into alleged sexual harassment of students by a former teacher at an elite private all-girls high school in Hancock Park found a “pattern of misconduct” by the teacher and “mistakes in judgment” by top school officials, leading to the resignation of the school's chief administrator.

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  • DeLoss McGraw: Dream-like escapism full of mystery
    DeLoss McGraw: Dream-like escapism full of mystery

    Painter and illustrator DeLoss McGraw’s exhibition at Couturier Gallery features an enigmatic series of recent small gouaches and a selection of other, older works, including a few sculptures. It is a pleasant if largely unremarkable portrait of a sincere and whimsical artist.

    McGraw’s work is...

  • Rolex robbery
    Rolex robbery

    Surveillance video captured a brazen daytime robbery of a woman in Hancock Park.

  • Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park
    Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park

    This sleek, modern residence in Hancock Park is obscured from the street by the facade of a 1924 Spanish-style bungalow. Bridging old and new, interiors offer a mixture of contemporary styles while maintaining select period details of the original home. Outdoors, a spa lined in yellow and red tiles...

  • Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park
    Home of the Day: Contemporary chameleon in Hancock Park

    This modern home in Hancock Park is hidden behind the bones of the original 1920s Spanish-style bungalow.

  • Wildness of haute couture inspires Cathleen Naundorf's Polaroids
    Wildness of haute couture inspires Cathleen Naundorf's Polaroids

    It was more than beauty and elegant design that drew photographer Cathleen Naundorf deep into the haute couture archives of Chanel, Dior and Gaultier. There was a wildness to the pieces that she rarely saw in the larger fashion world.

    "Haute couture is still the last freedom for designers," says...

  • YouTube's '@SummerBreak': reality TV for the social-media generation
    YouTube's '@SummerBreak': reality TV for the social-media generation

    It's a sweltering 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop, a crisp, white apron over his bro tank and a camera crew over his shoulder. He and his friends Jacob and...

  • City Beat: It's a jumble at Nick Metropolis
    City Beat: It's a jumble at Nick Metropolis

    It's hard not to be just a little bit curious when you drive by the cacophony of clutter on the corner of La Brea and 1st.  What's the deal with the Ronald McDonald figure? The bow-tied wooden butler smiling at cars? The sign that says Virgil's Autobody?  For 22 years, Nick Metropolis has been...

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