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  • Augustine Wine Bar chef Evan Algorri on his NYC history and cravings

    Augustine Wine Bar chef Evan Algorri on his NYC history and cravings

    Evan Algorri, chef at the new Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, really only saw two choices when he graduated from Chico State. Go to law school or go to culinary school. So he quit his job at a law firm in downtown L.A. and moved to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute. "I think...

  • Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks

    Augustine, a new wine bar by the Bar Covell team, opens in Sherman Oaks

    Looking for a bottle of 1874 Chateau Lafite? Augustine, a new wine bar on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, has one.  The bar and restaurant, by Dustin Lancaster (Bar Covell, L&E Oyster Bar, El Condor), Matthew Kaner and Dave Gibbs, opened Wednesday. Like Bar Covell in Los Feliz, Augustine specializes...

  • Celebrate Repeal Day with $1 cocktails and free moonshine

    Celebrate Repeal Day with $1 cocktails and free moonshine

    Friday is Repeal Day, a time to shake up a couple of martinis and celebrate the end of Prohibition. For those who may need to brush up on their history, on Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages....

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  • Hot Property | Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen

    Hot Property | Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen

    The three-bedroom residence on a promontory in Sherman Oaks was renovated by actors and celebrity home flippers Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen.

  • Peek inside chef Ludo Lefebvre's kid-friendly kitchen

    Peek inside chef Ludo Lefebvre's kid-friendly kitchen

    How's this for kitchen karma: Los Angeles celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre designed his home kitchen with his kids in mind, and now the 5-year-old twins set the table, load the dishwasher and help with dinner prep. As brand ambassador for appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel, the French restaurateur...

  • Post-and-beam classic in Sherman Oaks stays true to form

    Post-and-beam classic in Sherman Oaks stays true to form

    This post-and-beam in Sherman Oaks Estates, a shining example of the modernist form, was restored and updated in keeping with architect Richard Dorman's original footprint. Clean lines and classic midcentury details form the crux of the home, built in 1959. Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass blur...

  • My Favorite Room: For Amanda Pays, house-flipping is personal

    My Favorite Room: For Amanda Pays, house-flipping is personal

    Amanda Pays likes the art of buying homes, fixing them up and flipping them. The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Tina McGee in the early 1990s television show "The Flash" and a reprise of that role in 2014 on the CW network. Pays, who's also an interior designer, and husband-actor Corbin...

  • Joe Jonas snags a modern Farmhouse-style home in Sherman Oaks for $3.7 million

    Joe Jonas snags a modern Farmhouse-style home in Sherman Oaks for $3.7 million

    It looks like Joe Jonas won’t be cutting a rent check anytime soon. After leasing a Midcentury Modern-style home earlier this year to the tune of $40,000 a month, the actor-singer of Joe Jonas and DNCE fame has signed on the dotted line for a newly built home in the Sherman Oaks area for $3.7 million....

  • Hot Property | Joe Jonas

    Hot Property | Joe Jonas

    The newly built modern Farmhouse sits behind gates in Sherman Oaks with a guesthouse and a black-bottom swimming pool.

  • Sum 41's Deryck Whibley lists Sherman Oaks home as he trades spaces
    Sum 41's Deryck Whibley lists Sherman Oaks home as he trades spaces

    As Deryck Whibley makes his way back on the comeback tour, don’t expect a reunion between him and his Sherman Oaks home. The punk rocker of Sum 41 fame has put his longtime digs up for sale at $2.799 million.

    It’s not a huge surprise that Whibley is selling: In January, he splashed out $2.8 million...

  • Hot Property | Deryck Whibley
    Hot Property | Deryck Whibley

    The singer-guitarist's two-story Spanish-style house in Sherman Oaks is listed for sale at $2.799 million.

  • Jesse Fitzgerald shows the value of playing high school soccer

    Sherman Oaks Notre Dame Coach Patrick Thomsen and lots of other soccer coaches will always appreciate the dedication and contributions made this season by Notre Dame senior Jesse Fitzgerald.

    It's pretty clear how much respect he has earned. He's the player who refused to leave his high school team...

  • Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green part with a Sherman Oaks house
    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green part with a Sherman Oaks house

    In the latest move to uncouple their real estate holdings, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have sold a Sherman Oaks home for $1.25 million.

    The actors, who separated in 2015, sold their home in Toluca Lake earlier this year.

    The Valley house is a one-story, rebuilt in 2007, that blends traditional...

  • Baseball: The Muno family is divided
    Baseball: The Muno family is divided

    Trouble is brewing for the Muno family on Tuesday in Santa Barbara.

    JJ Muno, a former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame baseball player who's batting .333 for UC Santa Barbara, faces UCLA.

    UCLA is home to his sister, volleyball standout Zano Muno, whose boyfriend is UCLA catcher Jake Hirabayashi.

    "Blood...

  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home
    'Big Bang Theory's' Johnny Galecki ready to say goodbye to old home

    It's in with the new and out with a bang for Johnny Galecki.

    "The Big Bang Theory" star, who bought a pedigreed home from action film star Jason Statham last year, has put his old house in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $1.995 million.

    The 1950s bungalow sits on more than a third of an...

  • Baseball: With temperature in the 80s, Mission League coaches discuss El Niño strategy
    Baseball: With temperature in the 80s, Mission League coaches discuss El Niño strategy

    It could have been a scene straight out of The Three Stooges.

    The temperature in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday was 89 degrees. Predictions of rain, mud slides and waterspouts from El Niño have yet to materialize. In a room on the campus of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High, six baseball coaches from...

  • Baseball: Hunter Greene makes winter debut on mound for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame

    The search is on for a pitcher who might be able to beat defending Southern Section Division 1 champion Huntington Beach this season.

    One candidate is 6-foot-3 junior Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He has been shut down for much of the winter, resting his arm. But he made his debut on...

  • Baseball: Freshman Cole Dale could be important pitcher for Sherman Oaks Notre Dame

    It's going to be a whole new baseball experience this spring in the Mission League playing the same team three times in a week, putting pressure on pitching staffs to come up with three solid starting pitchers.

    And Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, which returns junior standout Hunter Greene, along with...

  • Home of the Day: French villa for lease in a celebrity neighborhood
    Home of the Day: French villa for lease in a celebrity neighborhood

    This French-inspired villa on approximately half an acre in guard-gated Mulholland Estates sits a few doors down from the homes of Charlie Sheen and other notables. A two-story chandelier-topped foyer with a sweeping staircase sets the stage for the 6,758-foot-home. Arched windows, gray hues and...

  • Home of the Day: French villa for lease in a celebrity neighborhood
    Home of the Day: French villa for lease in a celebrity neighborhood

    The French villa-inspired home on approximately half an acre in Mulholland Estates features a grand foyer, a wine cellar and a home gym.

  • Hot Property | Andre Iguodala
    Hot Property | Andre Iguodala

    The gated Mediterranean-style house in Sherman Oaks has five bedrooms in close to 4,000 square feet of space.

  • The Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala lists his L.A.-area home for $1.75 million
    The Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala lists his L.A.-area home for $1.75 million

    Looking to make an off-court pass of sorts, Golden State Warriors sixth man Andre Iguodala has put his home in Sherman Oaks area up for sale at $1.75 million.

    The fenced and gated Mediterranean, built in 2007, features dark wood and mosaic tile floors, arched doorways and vaulted ceilings — a feature...

  • Files missing from ex-councilman's office are an issue in lawsuit over Sherman Oaks development
    Files missing from ex-councilman's office are an issue in lawsuit over Sherman Oaks development

    When Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge left office, he left nothing behind.

    Documents kept by LaBonge and his staff members were nowhere to be found, his successor, David Ryu, said after taking office last year. And at a July hearing, Renee Weitzer -- a former LaBonge planning staffer now...

  • Sherman Oaks Notre Dame unveils new weight training facility

    The first steps you take walking into the new Donahue Family Fitness Center attached to the gym at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High, you want to say, "Wow."

    Then there's the smell from $300,000 worth of new equipment.

    "It does smell like a new car," strength and conditioning coach Nick Garcia said.

    ...

  • Lacrosse still struggling to become official sport in Southern Section

    Lacrosse is still short of having enough schools playing the sport in the Southern Section to hold section-sponsored playoffs and championships.

    With 582 schools, 20% or 116 schools need to be participating.

    As of Wednesday, Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said there were 84 boys' teams...

  • Boys' basketball: Notre Dame's Chibueze Jacobs has learned he's not going into boxing

    Sherman Oaks Notre Dame won't have standout 6-foot-4 senior Chibueze Jacobs available for tonight's game against St. Francis.

    He's resting his swollen hand after his attempt at demonstrating his boxing technique failed miserably.

    Last week, after a 58-55 loss to Chaminade in which Jacobs scored...

  • Sarah Palin seeks candidate for loaded desert retreat
    Sarah Palin seeks candidate for loaded desert retreat

    Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has listed her gated estate in Scottsdale, Ariz., for sale at $2.499 million.

    The nearly 8,000-square-foot home, built in 2001, is set at the end of a wraparound driveway. The main house is a blend of Santa Barbara, Tuscan and Spanish...

  • Sylvester Stallone puts La Quinta home into the ring
    Sylvester Stallone puts La Quinta home into the ring

    Sylvester Stallone has put his desert home in a gated La Quinta community into the ring for $4.199 million.

    Set on nearly half an acre, the 2008 villa combines Spanish and Mediterranean elements. Details include interior wood shutters, wood ceilings and granite slab counters.

    A great room, an entertainment...

  • Soccer: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame defeats Birmingham to win Valley Classic

    Sherman Oaks Notre Dame won the Valley Classic in soccer on Wednesday night, defeating Birmingham, 4-0.

    Max Markel had two goals and Joao Gonzalez and Jesse Fitzgerald each added goals.

    Fitzgerald, headed to Washington, ended the tournament with 12 goals.

    For the latest on high school sports, follow ...

  • Boys' basketball: Notre Dame's Chance Goring is playing in England this week
    Boys' basketball: Notre Dame's Chance Goring is playing in England this week

    Chance Goring, a 6-foot-3 junior at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, isn't playing with the Knights this week in San Diego.

    Instead, he's playing for the England 18U national team in a tournament in Manchester.

    His father is from England, so he has a British passport.

    His teammates are enjoying his American...

  • It's out: 'Secrets and Lies' actress Natalie Martinez buys a house in Sherman Oaks
    It's out: 'Secrets and Lies' actress Natalie Martinez buys a house in Sherman Oaks

    Actress and model Natalie Emilia-Romagna Martinez of the series “Kingdom” has bought a gated home in Sherman Oaks for close to $1.04 million.

    The 1956 Traditional-style home features high ceilings, a living room with a fireplace, a breakfast nook and a family room with a fireplace.

    The spa-like...

  • ESports video streamer Azubu gets nearly $60 million in debt sale
    ESports video streamer Azubu gets nearly $60 million in debt sale

    Azubu Inc. is taking on Twitch and YouTube. Those two huge online distributors of video about video games have deep pockets. Still, investors see potential.

    Sherman Oaks-based Azubu announced Wednesday that it raised nearly $60 million in cash by selling debt to British investment firm Sapinda...

  • Notre Dame High School basketball player dies after collapsing during practice
    Notre Dame High School basketball player dies after collapsing during practice

    A Notre Dame High School student collapsed while observing basketball practice and died Monday afternoon, school officials said.

    After her collapse, Nikki Valdez, a freshman basketball player, was taken to an area hospital, where she died, said school President Brett Lowart. It is unclear what...

  • Carole King ready to part with Idaho ranch she's owned for more than 30 years

    Carole King has some earth she'd like to move in Stanley, Idaho. The singer-songwriter, who penned the early '70s hit "I Feel the Earth Move," has her Robinson Bar Ranch for sale at $9.9 million.

    Set within the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the 128-acre spread has belonged to King for more...

  • Baseball: Hunter Greene to receive anti-bullying award

    Junior baseball standout Hunter Greene of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is going to be the first teen athlete to receive the Anti-Bully Hero Award from Champions Against Bullying, an organization providing bullying prevention solutions for kids, parents and educators.

    Greene will help get out the message...

  • Actor Bret Harrison lands a new homeowner role in Sherman Oaks
    Actor Bret Harrison lands a new homeowner role in Sherman Oaks

    Bret Harrison of “The Astronaut Wives Club” has bought a home in Sherman Oaks for $1.585 million, public records show.

    The Cape Cod-inspired two-story home, built this year, has wide plank floors and wainscoting. Some 3,750 square feet of interiors include living and family rooms, a gym, a library/study,...

  • Diane Keaton puts her stamp on Pacific Palisades renovation
    Diane Keaton puts her stamp on Pacific Palisades renovation

    Serial home renovator and actress Diane Keaton has put a Pacific Palisades house on the market at $6.995 million.

    The Oscar-winning actress bought the property three years ago for $5.6 million and created a restful living space featuring subdued-tone interiors. Rustic accessories and dark wood...

  • Baseball: SoCal players headed to New York to be honored during World Series

    A group of Southern California high school baseball players who helped the USA 18U team win the gold medal at the WBSC U-18 World Cup in late summer will be honored prior to the Mets-Royals Game Four World Series matchup on Saturday at Citi Field.

    The players making the trip to New York are Kevin...

  • Terrell Owens sells his home field in Sherman Oaks for $2 million
    Terrell Owens sells his home field in Sherman Oaks for $2 million

    Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens has completed a trade in the San Fernando Valley, selling his home in Sherman Oaks for $2 million.

    The two-story Traditional-style home on a corner lot returned to the market in August for $2,198,500 and was under contract in about a month. Anita Rich of Keller...

  • Conor Lynch Foundation to hold annual 5K run on Sunday

    On Sunday, Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park will be the site for the fifth 5K run/walk/expo in honor of former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame cross country runner Conor Lynch, who died in 2010 after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while training with his cross country team.

    The Conor Lynch Foundation supports...

  • 18-year-old arrested in fatal Sherman Oaks hit-and-run

    An 18-year-old Sherman Oaks woman was arrested Monday in a hit-and-run that left a woman dead over the weekend, police said.

    Lerone Natalia Herscu is suspected of striking and killing the victim with her car around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on Moorpark Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. 

    ...

  • Tom Cruise is seeking $50 million for his Beverly Hills mansion
    Tom Cruise is seeking $50 million for his Beverly Hills mansion

    Box-office star Tom Cruise just sold a Hollywood Hills West compound for $11.4 million — but that's not even the main attraction.

    He's asking $50 million for his mansion in Beverly Hills and is quietly allowing real estate agents to show the more than 10,000-square-foot residence to select clients....

  • Terrell Owens catches a buyer following re-list of Sherman Oaks home
    Terrell Owens catches a buyer following re-list of Sherman Oaks home

    Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, who is looking to break back into the league, perhaps with the Dallas Cowboys, is now “looking for backup offers” for his home in Sherman Oaks, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

    The pending sale comes after the six-time Pro Bowl player put the Traditional-style...

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