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Man found guilty in notorious series of arson attacks across L.A.

During the holiday season between Christmas and New Year’s five years ago, a serial arsonist terrorized neighborhoods in Los Angeles. At least 50 fires were set in carports, garages and driveways, mostly at night. Some spread to homes and apartment buildings, causing at least $3 million in damage....

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  • Brendan Collins to open Birch in Hollywood

    Brendan Collins to open Birch in Hollywood

    If you've been spending your nights eating chicken liver toast and downing pints at Waterloo & City, mourning its closing, cheer up. Although that Culver City restaurant will have its last service on Friday, chef Brendan Collins will be opening his new restaurant soon enough. Quite soon, really....

  • Events: Charm City cake classes, Wirsthaus World Cup, wine tasting at Andaz

    Events: Charm City cake classes, Wirsthaus World Cup, wine tasting at Andaz

    Duff Goldman’s West Coast cake shop, Charm City Cakes West, is holding cake-decorating classes led by the bakery’s team of professional decorators. The first class is at 11 a.m. Saturday and will teach students ages 14 and up how to make cakes with a quilted monogram design. Each class has a different...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • 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...

  • Home of the Week: Dressed to the nines in Hollywood Hills West

    Home of the Week: Dressed to the nines in Hollywood Hills West

    Resting on a knoll above the Sunset Strip, this contemporary showplace is visually dramatic, with offset wings and walls of glass designed to offer city-to-ocean views from multiple perspectives.  Designed for entertaining, the multilevel house features such amenities as a 10-person theater, a...

  • 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...

  • Celebrity architect unveils colorful Malibu creation

    Celebrity architect unveils colorful Malibu creation

    Architect to the stars Richard Landry has put his traffic-stopping beach house in Malibu on the market at $11.995 million. The three-story home was compartmentalized and the interior spaces dark when he bought the property five years ago for $3.95 million. Landry reworked the house to create open-plan...

  • No suspect found after intense manhunt in Hollywood neighborhood

    No suspect found after intense manhunt in Hollywood neighborhood

    Hollywood got an unusual wake-up call Wednesday, when Los Angeles police officers swarmed the neighborhood in a predawn manhunt that ended with no sign of the man they were looking for.A police helicopter buzzed over the apartments and houses along Franklin Avenue, circling in the cloudy sky. Officers...

  • Wes Craven's last home in Hollywood Hills sells for above the asking price

    Wes Craven's last home in Hollywood Hills sells for above the asking price

    The Hollywood Hills home of late horror filmmaker Wes Craven proved to be one in-demand property. Listed for sale in April by his widow, producer and production manager Iya Labunka, the Midcentury compound went pending in about a week and sold for $3.525 million —  $230,000 above the asking price....

  • Home of the Day: Ivy & elegance in Hollywood Hills West
    Home of the Day: Ivy & elegance in Hollywood Hills West

    Calling all location scouts: Manicured, ivy-covered walls adorn the front of this traditional Georgian-style estate in the heart of Los Angeles. Featuring a marble fireplace in the formal living room, this glamorous address offers more than just a pretty face.

    The gourmet kitchen boasts professional...

  • Atticus Ross lists rustic Laurel Canyon home with a pair recording studios for sale
    Atticus Ross lists rustic Laurel Canyon home with a pair recording studios for sale

    Oscar-winning composer and music producer Atticus Ross and his wife, composer Claudia Sarne, are looking to drum up interest for their longtime home in Hollywood Hills West. They’ve put the rustic three-story, which features a pair of recording studios, among other things, up for sale at $1.695...

  • Home of the Day: Finessing a French accent
    Home of the Day: Finessing a French accent

    Flowering vines twine above the garden entrance to this Hollywood Hills West home inspired by the south of France. Provencal interpretation is evident in a range of details: French doors that line upper and lower decks, classic hand-hewn beams and a living-room fireplace lined with 200-year-old...

  • L.A.'s luxury market shows signs of life
    L.A.'s luxury market shows signs of life

    After slow sales to start the year, the market for L.A.'s high-end homes may finally be picking up steam. Recent sales have included a pair of $20-million-plus deals and a high-water transaction in Venice.

    Here's a look at the most expensive homes sold in the last two weeks.

    $23 million — Beverly...

  • For Betye Saar, there's no dwelling on the past; the almost-90-year-old artist has too much future to think about
    For Betye Saar, there's no dwelling on the past; the almost-90-year-old artist has too much future to think about

    Betye Saar is an artist whose life's work has consisted of creating careful arrangements of objects. So it should come as no surprise that her Laurel Canyon studio is also a careful arrangement.

    Vintage clocks of all shapes and sizes line its walls. One table holds a graceful cluster of antique...

  • 'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec makes a profitable deal in West Hollywood
    'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec makes a profitable deal in West Hollywood

    Canadian entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec, who appears on the reality series “Shark Tank,” has sold a condo at the Sierra Towers in West Hollywood for $4.15 million.

    Chalk it up as a pretty solid return on investment for the television personality, who bought the 1,672-square-foot unit...

  • TV giant Fred Silverman changes channels on the Westside
    TV giant Fred Silverman changes channels on the Westside

    Fred Silverman made an indelible mark on American television in the 1970s, programming such hits as "All in the Family," "The Waltons" and "Charlie's Angels." Now the TV producer and exec is making a change to his own lineup, listing his Westside compound for sale at $30 million.

    Set on more than...

  • AIDS nonprofit sues L.A. over planned Hollywood towers
    AIDS nonprofit sues L.A. over planned Hollywood towers

    A nonprofit that has launched a campaign to crack down on “mega-developments” is suing the city of Los Angeles over its approval of two residential towers next to the Hollywood Palladium.

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation wants the courts to invalidate city approval of the Palladium Residences, which...

  • Construction of donated basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park halted
    Construction of donated basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park halted

    Construction of a controversial basketball court at Runyon Canyon Park will be halted, according to Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu.

    The Department of Recreation and Parks also agreed to Ryu's proposal "to have the Board of Recreation and Parks commissioners reconsider its prior approval...

  • Runyon Canyon neighbors file lawsuit to stop construction of basketball court
    Runyon Canyon neighbors file lawsuit to stop construction of basketball court

    Neighbors of Runyon Canyon Park filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week, seeking to halt construction of a basketball court at the popular recreation area.

    The suit was brought by several individuals who live near the park and a newly formed "unincorporated association" calling...

  • Bird Streets action may signal a takeoff
    Bird Streets action may signal a takeoff

    So far this year, we've seen more than 20 home sales of $10 million or more, only a slight uptick from the previous year, plus just a handful of $20-million-plus sales. Safe to say, the market for higher high-end homes in the Greater Los Angeles area has yet to cut loose in 2016.

    But that could...

  • Britney Spears looks to get in tune with a home buyer; she's asking $8.995 million
    Britney Spears looks to get in tune with a home buyer; she's asking $8.995 million

    Oops, she's at it again.

    Pop princess and Las Vegas headliner Britney Spears has put her home in the Lake Sherwood area of Thousand Oaks up for sale at $8.995 million. Not the 21-acre spread she picked up last year, but rather another property in the affluent Ventura County area.

    Built in 2010...

  • John Gilbert Getty parts with palm-topped retreat in Hollywood Hills West
    John Gilbert Getty parts with palm-topped retreat in Hollywood Hills West

    John Gilbert Getty of the J. Paul Getty oil family has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.575 million.

    Hidden from the street, behind tall palms and hedges, the single-story house has an laidback vibe with wide glass doors opening to various canopy-topped decks and patios. Lush tropical...

  • Home of the Day: Hollywood Hills West in living color
    Home of the Day: Hollywood Hills West in living color

    Sometimes more is more. Premium denim designer Adriano Goldschmied of AG Jeans and his wife, interior designer Michela Goldschmied, definitely think so.

    Tucked into the Outpost Estates neighborhood in Hollywood Hills West, the creative couple used a bold brush and a vibrant palette to design a...

  • Benji Madden sells his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad to drummer Chris Cester
    Benji Madden sells his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad to drummer Chris Cester

    Guitarist and singer Benji Madden of the pop-punk band Good Charlotte has handed off his Hollywood Hills West bachelor pad to another musician, drummer Chris Cester of Jet fame.

    Cester landed the secluded bungalow for $1.55 million — slightly above its $1.495-million asking price.

    The one-story...

  • Wes Craven-Steve McQueen house in Hollywood Hills is up for a cast change
    Wes Craven-Steve McQueen house in Hollywood Hills is up for a cast change

    A Hollywood Hills compound that horror filmmaker Wes Craven owned at the time of his death last year is for sale at $3.295 million. The seller is his widow, producer and production manager Iya Labunka.

    Craven and Labunka weren’t the only Hollywood forces to call the single-story MidCentury Modern...

  • Bright modern showplace in the Doheny Estates fetches $20 million
    Bright modern showplace in the Doheny Estates fetches $20 million

    A newly built home in the Doheny Estates area of Hollywood Hills West has sold for $20 million, one of the priciest transactions historically for the affluent pocket within the Bird Streets neighborhood, according to sources with knowledge of the sale.

    The 8,290-square-foot modern designed by architect...

  • Hot Property | Doheny Estates
    Hot Property | Doheny Estates

    The modern-style home in the Doheny Estates area of Hollywood Hills West features walls of glass, a 130-foot infinity-edge swimming pool and an interior reflecting pool.

  • JLo opens up and prices down in Hidden Hills
    JLo opens up and prices down in Hidden Hills

    More than a year in, Jenny From the Block's house is still on the block.

    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is now asking $12.5 million for her work-live estate in Hidden Hills, down from $14.5 million. She's also offering an updated peek inside the place, which has been on and off the market since...

  • Getting a last hike in before Runyon Canyon Park trail closes
    Getting a last hike in before Runyon Canyon Park trail closes

    Runyon Canyon Park is one of the spots many Los Angeles transplants learn about right away.The 130-acre expanse in the heart of the city has wildflowers and cacti for nature lovers and seriously steep climbs for six-pack seekers. Dogs are allowed to romp its trails off leash.It also possesses a...

  • 'Saw' director James Wan makes an off-market exit in the Bird Streets
    'Saw' director James Wan makes an off-market exit in the Bird Streets

    Hollywood filmmaker James Wan has gone off-script in a recent transaction, parting with his home in the Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West for $13.125 million in a deal that closed outside the Multiple Listing Service. Talk about your flair for the dramatic.

    Built in 1962 and since updated...

  • Hot Property | James Wan
    Hot Property | James Wan

    The 7,550-square-foot home in the Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West features a kidney-shaped swimming pool, a separate gym and a wine cellar.

  • Hot Property: Vince Vaughn sells La Cañada Flintridge home
    Hot Property: Vince Vaughn sells La Cañada Flintridge home

    He's so money.

    Fresh off his run on HBO's "True Detective" crime series, actor Vince Vaughn is keeping busy working on the upcoming war movie "Hacksaw Ridge" and taking care of some housekeeping. He just sold his La Cañada Flintridge home for $4.8 million.

    The buyer? Michael Wright, the chief executive...

  • Home of the Day: Sophisticated new home debuts above Sunset Boulevard
    Home of the Day: Sophisticated new home debuts above Sunset Boulevard

    Glass walls disappear with the push of a button at this newly constructed contemporary home  above Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Hills West. Natural elements, minimalist design and refined urban details create a sexy, screen-worthy home ready for its close-up.

    Address: 1709 Rising Glen Road, Los...

  • Celine Dion waters down her asking price on Jupiter Island
    Celine Dion waters down her asking price on Jupiter Island

    In the world of ultra-luxury features, home water parks might be more campy than covetable.

    Singer Celine Dion has been seeking a buyer for her estate on Jupiter Island, Fla. — which includes a 500,000-gallon water park — for more than two years now, ever since she listed the place for $72.5 million....

  • 'American Beauty' writer Alan Ball lists his beautiful spot in Hollywood Hills for $8.5 million
    'American Beauty' writer Alan Ball lists his beautiful spot in Hollywood Hills for $8.5 million

    Screenwriter Alan Ball has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills for sale at $8.5 million, public records show, and it’s a true beauty.

    More than an acre of grounds surround the wood-clad 1954 Craftsman house and detached guesthouse. A two-story gym with a steam room, a studio/pool house, a swimming...

  • Man's body found in vehicle parked outside high school in Hollywood
    Man's body found in vehicle parked outside high school in Hollywood

    A man was found dead Tuesday morning inside a van parked outside Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood, police said.

    Police received a call about 7:30 a.m. about someone being inside a van for several days in the 1300 block of North Wilton Place, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    ...

  • Actor Vince Vaughn dons the role of landlord in Hollywood Hills West
    Actor Vince Vaughn dons the role of landlord in Hollywood Hills West

    It’s hard to keep up with actor Vince Vaughn’s real estate doings. The “True Detective” star is looking for new tenants for the Hollywood Hills West home he bought a couple of years back from “Superman Returns” actress Kate Bosworth. The asking price is $12,500 a month.

    He recently sold a house...

  • Stage and film actress Stockard Channing is taking this show out of Hollywood Hills West
    Stage and film actress Stockard Channing is taking this show out of Hollywood Hills West

    Stage and screen star Stockard Channing, who is on the current series “The Good Wife” and “The Mysteries of Laura,” has listed a Hollywood Hills West home for sale at $1.895 million.

    If that price seems modest for a veteran actress of her stature, property records peg this as an investment house....

  • Westside home of Al Martino sells in all-cash deal
    Westside home of Al Martino sells in all-cash deal

    The homes of a medical entrepreneur, a film executive and a professional matchmaker were among the most expensive real estate sold in

    Greater Los Angeles the last two weeks.

    $9.7 million — Malibu

    George Rapier, the founder and chairman of WellMed Medical Management, and his wife, Kymberly, sold...

  • Fashion designer Bob Mackie sells his simply '60s house in Hollywood Hills West
    Fashion designer Bob Mackie sells his simply '60s house in Hollywood Hills West

    Fashion-designer-to-the-stars Bob Mackie has sold his '60s style home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.137 million.

    Set on a third-acre corner lot in the Laurel Hills area, the one-story ranch house is roomy for its 1962 vintage, with 3,448 square feet of living space.

    A midcentury-vibe rock fireplace...

  • Johnny Galecki of 'Big Bang Theory' sells his Hollywood Hills home for 25% above the asking price
    Johnny Galecki of 'Big Bang Theory' sells his Hollywood Hills home for 25% above the asking price

    “The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has sold his house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.501 million. That’s 25% above his asking price of $1.995 million. Hmm … can you say bidding war?

    The hideaway sits on more than a third of an acre screened by hedges, bamboo and mature palms.  An angular...

  • Producer John Goldwyn and hotelier Jeffrey Klein sell pedigreed Hollywood Hills home
    Producer John Goldwyn and hotelier Jeffrey Klein sell pedigreed Hollywood Hills home

    Talk about a house steeped in all things Hollywood. Film and TV producer John Goldwyn and hotelier Jeffrey Klein have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $5.35 million.

    The restored house, built in 1951, was once part of a compound owned by early filmmaker George Cukor. He directed the 1940 version...

  • 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth looks to hammer out a deal
    'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth looks to hammer out a deal

    Actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mythological superhero Thor in the Marvel films, has put his mortal realm in Malibu's Point Dume on the market for $6.5 million.

    He and wife, Elsa Pataky, are selling because they moved back to Hemsworth's native Australia last year.

    Set behind gates on a full...

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