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  • Restaurants with wine in kegs

    Restaurants with wine in kegs

    Some places where you can try wines on tap: Bäco Mercat This popular downtown L.A. restaurant has just one wine on tap, but it's a terrific one: Alta Maria 2013 "Carbonic" Pinot Noir made in the style of Beaujolais, $13 a glass. Bäco Mercat, 408 S. Main St., Los Angeles, (213) 687-8808, www.bacomercat.com...

  • Love & Salt to open in Manhattan Beach, WildCraft reopens, Cascabel to open

    Love & Salt to open in Manhattan Beach, WildCraft reopens, Cascabel to open

    WildCraft, formerly WildCraft Sourdough Pizza, has reopened in Culver City. The restaurant has a new extended menu, a full-service bar and a new chef, Bryant Wigger, joining existing chef Tin Vuong. The restaurant is the latest by the Blackhouse Hospitality Group, which also owns Little Sister,...

  • Ciao Fabio! Firenze Osteria to close Thursday

    Ciao Fabio! Firenze Osteria to close Thursday

    Fabio Vivani's Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood/Toluca Lake will close Thursday as it undergoes a complete transformation with a new owner. Firenze plans to reopen in late fall. Vivani, the charismatic Tuscan-born chef who was a star on Season 5 of Bravo's "Top Chef," is planning on staying in...

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  • Hot Property | Alfonso Ribeiro

    Hot Property | Alfonso Ribeiro

    The 1940s Traditional in Toluca Lake has vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms and a detached studio.

  • Oprah Winfrey scores ski home in Telluride

    Oprah Winfrey scores ski home in Telluride

    Oprah Winfrey has dropped $14 million on a high-tech ski home in Telluride, Colo. — well within construction supervision range of the 60-plus acres she bought last year for $11 million. The media mogul's new place was purchased from tech entrepreneur Bob Wall, who served as chief executive for...

  • Oprah Winfrey lands a tech-happy ski home in Telluride

    Oprah Winfrey lands a tech-happy ski home in Telluride

    Oprah Winfrey has dropped $14 million on a high-tech ski home in Telluride, Colo. — well within construction supervision range of the 60-plus acres she bought last year for $11 million. The media mogul's new place was purchased from tech entrepreneur Bob Wall, who served as chief executive for...

  • Former home of jazz trumpeter Manny Klein for sale in Toluca Lake retains musical vibe

    Former home of jazz trumpeter Manny Klein for sale in Toluca Lake retains musical vibe

    A Toluca Lake compound that once belonged to jazz trumpeter Manny Klein is for sale at $2.795 million. The property previously sold for $1.315 million two years ago and fetched $410,000 back in 1997. Stunning photos, celebrity homes: Get the free weekly Hot Property newsletter >> The 1939 brick...

  • Musician Dave Stewart sells Toluca Lake home to 'House of Cards' producer Dana Brunetti

    Musician Dave Stewart sells Toluca Lake home to 'House of Cards' producer Dana Brunetti

    Singer-songwriter Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame has sold his Toluca Lake home to “House of Cards” executive producer Dana Brunetti for $3.85 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1929, was once home to Toluca Lake's original architect, Park French. His movie star clients included Mary Pickford,...

  • Singer-songwriter Sia picks up a live-work compound in Toluca Lake

    Singer-songwriter Sia picks up a live-work compound in Toluca Lake

    Australian singer-songwriter Sia has added to her real estate portfolio with the purchase of a Toluca Lake compound for $5.15 million. There’s live-work potential here with both a main house and a 4,500-square-foot guesthouse that had been in use as a recording studio. The seller was a trust for...

  • Former Eurythmics frontman Dave Stewart lists his 1920s Toluca Lake home for sale
    Former Eurythmics frontman Dave Stewart lists his 1920s Toluca Lake home for sale

    Musician David A. Stewart, the former frontman of Eurythmics, has listed his Toluca Lake home for sale at $4.25 million.

    The Spanish-style house was built in 1929 and was home to Toluca Lake's original architect Park French, who designed homes for such movie stars as Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks...

  • Singer Chris Brown can't catch a break at his new home in Tarzana
    Singer Chris Brown can't catch a break at his new home in Tarzana

    Perhaps singer Chris Brown should consider getting out of real estate altogether and opt for hotel living.

    He bought a gated contemporary in June for $4.35 million, public records reveal, and in July multiple media sites reported a break-in — despite the property's 16 security cameras and alarm...

  • Bob Hope estate saga awaits a punchline
    Bob Hope estate saga awaits a punchline

    The Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake is now priced at $12 million — nearly half the previous $23 million asking price — and $15.5 million less than what it came on the market for in 2013.

    The English Traditional-style house was designed by Robert Finkelhor and built for the Hopes in 1939....

  • Fire in Toluca Lake destroys one building and damages a second structure
    Fire in Toluca Lake destroys one building and damages a second structure

    Three people, including a firefighter, were injured in a fire Friday that destroyed a two-story apartment building and damaged a second building in the Toluca Lake area.

    The fire broke out around 12:20 p.m. in the 4600 block of Riverton Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the...

  • Miley Cyrus sheds some real estate in Toluca Lake
    Miley Cyrus sheds some real estate in Toluca Lake

    Miley Cyrus has sold her family home in Toluca Lake for $6 million, property records reveal.

    The singer-songwriter-actress, who bought an equestrian ranch in Hidden Hills earlier this year, put the walled compound where she spent her teenage years on the market in January for $5.995 million. Originally...

  • Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million
    Former Neverland ranch for sale at $100 million

    The onetime Neverland ranch of the late superstar Michael Jackson outside of Santa Barbara is for sale at $100 million.

    Now dubbed Sycamore Valley Ranch, the 2,700-acre spread retains the floral clock, railroad tracks and train station that were installed during Jackson's ownership. Gone are the...

  • Jason Statham acts fast to secure Beverly Hills showplace
    Jason Statham acts fast to secure Beverly Hills showplace

    Leading man Jason Statham has bought the family home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne and her husband, real estate agent Richard Ehrlich, for $12.995 million. The Beverly Hills house was on the market for only five days before the action star clinched the deal.

    The 1980s two-story was dated and...

  • All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team
    All-Area Boys' Basketball First Team

    Isaac Etter, Junior, Guard, Bellarmine-Jefferson

    All-Camino Real League and All-CIF first-team selection made 91 three-pointers. In addition, he averaged 17.8 points, 1.9 steals and 1.6 assists per game to aid the Guards’ ascent to the CIF semifinals.

    Michael Ibarra, Senior, Guard, St. Francis

    ...

  • Tom Cruise is looking for some real estate action
    Tom Cruise is looking for some real estate action

    Actor Tom Cruise has put a home in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $12.995 million.

    Set behind gates on a knoll, the two-story European-style estate encompasses more than 2.5 acres. The main house features walls of glass that take in cityscape views, an Italian farmhouse-inspired kitchen...

  • Miley Cyrus home burglar pleads no contest, faces 2 years in prison
    Miley Cyrus home burglar pleads no contest, faces 2 years in prison

    A 22-year-old man has pleaded no contest to breaking into pop star Miley Cyrus’ home in Toluca Lake and stealing a large amount of belongings, prosecutors said.

    Rusty Edward Sellner of Newbury Park made the plea to one felony count of first-degree residential burglary.

    Prosecutors said Sellner...

  • Dr. Dre's tear-down with a view sells for $32 million
    Dr. Dre's tear-down with a view sells for $32 million

    Dr. Dre has given up what has been called the best view lot in Los Angeles to private equity firm founder Alex Soltani for $32 million.

    The Hollywood Hills West home sold in an off-market deal after a brief appearance on the Multiple Listing Service last year, when it was priced at $35 million.

    ...

  • Toluca Lake estate of Bob and Dolores Hope back up for sale
    Toluca Lake estate of Bob and Dolores Hope back up for sale

    The 5.21-acre Bob and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake has come back on the market at $23 million.

    The English traditional-style home was designed by architect Richard Finkelhor, who also worked on houses for Barbara Stanwyck, Zeppo Marx and Harpo Marx.  The home was designed for large gatherings...

  • Man pleads not guilty to burglarizing Miley Cyrus' Toluca Lake home
    Man pleads not guilty to burglarizing Miley Cyrus' Toluca Lake home

    A 22-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to breaking into pop star Miley Cyrus’ home in Toluca Lake and stealing a large amount of her belongings, prosecutors said.

    Rusty Edward Sellner of Newbury Park is charged with one felony count each of burglary, receiving stolen property and grand theft,...

  • Restaurants with wine in kegs
    Restaurants with wine in kegs

    Some places where you can try wines on tap:

    Bäco Mercat

    This popular downtown L.A. restaurant has just one wine on tap, but it's a terrific one: Alta Maria 2013 "Carbonic" Pinot Noir made in the style of Beaujolais, $13 a glass.

    Bäco Mercat, 408 S. Main St., Los Angeles, (213) 687-8808, www.bacomercat.com

    ...

  • Love & Salt to open in Manhattan Beach, WildCraft reopens, Cascabel to open
    Love & Salt to open in Manhattan Beach, WildCraft reopens, Cascabel to open

    WildCraft, formerly WildCraft Sourdough Pizza, has reopened in Culver City. The restaurant has a new extended menu, a full-service bar and a new chef, Bryant Wigger, joining existing chef Tin Vuong. The restaurant is the latest by the Blackhouse Hospitality Group, which also owns Little Sister,...

  • Ciao Fabio! Firenze Osteria to close Thursday
    Ciao Fabio! Firenze Osteria to close Thursday

    Fabio Vivani's Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood/Toluca Lake will close Thursday as it undergoes a complete transformation with a new owner. Firenze plans to reopen in late fall.

    Vivani, the charismatic Tuscan-born chef who was a star on Season 5 of Bravo's "Top Chef," is planning on staying in...

  • Michael C. Hall continues his serial home buying, selling spree
    Michael C. Hall continues his serial home buying, selling spree

    Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions.

    The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse...

  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski add to their portfolio
    Emily Blunt and John Krasinski add to their portfolio

    Emily Blunt has been quite busy — she'll be tearing up the big screen this year — but apparently she still had time to go house shopping. She and husband John Krasinski have spent $2.575 million for a home in Hollywood Hills West.

    Built in 1965, the house sits on more than a third of an acre with...

  • Jason Priestley sells in Toluca Lake
    Jason Priestley sells in Toluca Lake

    Actor Jason Priestley has sold his 1990s Mediterranean-style house in Toluca Lake for $2 million.

  • Councilman gives 103-year-old a birthday gift that screams 'L.A.'
    Councilman gives 103-year-old a birthday gift that screams 'L.A.'

    Councilman Tom LaBonge marks Leon Saliba's birthday in a way that also celebrates the fabric of the city.

  • A Tudor along the water of Toluca Lake
    A Tudor along the water of Toluca Lake

    The five-bedroom, six-bathroom Tudor along Toluca Lake features an elegant formal entry and library that reflect architect Paul Revere Williams' traditional style.

  • Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home
    Simon Cowell looking to sell Beverly Hills home

    The 'X Factor' judge bought the Hal Levitt-designed showcase from AEG's Randy Phillips two years ago. He's asking $20 million.

  • Bob Hope estate in Toluca Lake is on the market
    Bob Hope estate in Toluca Lake is on the market

    The Bob Hope and Dolores Hope estate in Toluca Lake is for sale at $27.5 million.

    The compound is made up of four parcels totaling 5.15 acres of land and includes a 14,876 main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a two-bedroom staff quarters and offices.

    Built in 1939 for the Hopes, the original traditional...

  • Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat
    Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat

    The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four.

    Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of staff, said she would fill out the paperwork...

  • Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge
    Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge

    Two longtime political aides took the first step Tuesday toward running in the March 2015 election for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge.

    Teddy Davis, who spent more than a year as a spokesman for former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, informed the city's Ethics Commission...

  • Peter Facinelli and ex-wife Jennie Garth sell Toluca Lake home
    Peter Facinelli and ex-wife Jennie Garth sell Toluca Lake home

    The buyer of the Paul Williams-designed traditional house is Bill Prady, co-creator of 'The Big Bang Theory.'

  • Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth sell Toluca Lake house
    Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth sell Toluca Lake house

    This post has been corrected. Please see the note at the bottom for details.

    "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is “The Big Bang Theory” co-creator Bill Prady.

    The Paul Williams traditional house,...

  • Rapper 50 Cent ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend, guns
    Rapper 50 Cent ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend, guns

    Rapper 50 Cent entered a not-guilty plea Monday to charges involving the mother of one of his children and was ordered by a judge to stay away from the victim and not possess any firearms

    The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was ordered to stay away from Daphne Narvaez, not threaten her...

  • Rapper 50 Cent's arraignment on domestic violence charge postponed
    Rapper 50 Cent's arraignment on domestic violence charge postponed

    Rapper 50 Cent’s arraignment on domestic violence and vandalism charges has been postponed until Aug. 5, the Los Angeles city attorney said Monday.

    Defense attorneys for the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, requested the delay so they can arrange for Jackson to appear in court, among...

  • 50 Cent fled after 911 alleging domestic abuse, LAPD says
    50 Cent fled after 911 alleging domestic abuse, LAPD says

    Rapper 50 Cent fled the Toluca Lake condo of his former girlfriend after someone called 911 to report he was attacking her, police said.

    Los Angeles Police Lt. Alan Hamilton said officers responded to a 911 call from the complex and found considerable damage to the upscale apartment and evidence...

  • 50 Cent allegedly smashed door, chandeliers, TV at woman's home
    50 Cent allegedly smashed door, chandeliers, TV at woman's home

    The rapper 50 Cent — charged Wednesday with domestic violence involving his former girlfriend — allegedly destroyed a door, chandeliers and a television during a rampage at her home last month, prosecutors said.

    Curtis Jackson allegedly began destroying the woman's property during an argument June...

  • 50 Cent charged with assaulting and injuring ex-girlfriend
    50 Cent charged with assaulting and injuring ex-girlfriend

    The rapper 50 Cent was charged Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident in which authorities say his former girlfriend and the mother of his child was injured.

    Born Curtis Jackson, the rapper allegedly began destroying the woman's property during an argument June 23. When she locked...

  • Fabio cooks, Marcus Samuelsson talks, and beer floats
    Fabio cooks, Marcus Samuelsson talks, and beer floats

    Food and community: Apolis, a “socially motivated lifestyle brand that empowers communities,” will be hosting a summer speaking series with the first event scheduled June 18. Marcus Samuelsson, author of “Yes, Chef,” and Rohan Anderson, author of “Whole Larder Love,” will be leading a conversation...

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