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Watch your step! Tarantula love lures big spiders onto L.A. County hiking paths

Watch where you’re stepping while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains this month. There may be an extra pair of legs (or four) on the path. It’s the beginning of tarantula mating season, and the males are on the prowl. According to the National Park Service, those big, furry arachnids that call...

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  • An Airstream idyll in Malibu with many happy returns

    An Airstream idyll in Malibu with many happy returns

    You know how everyone always writes "I'll be back!" — and there's always an exclamation point — in vacation rental guest books? You've just had a moment that somehow seems transformative. This is the way life is meant to be. But then the moment fades, and there are new adventures to be had and...

  • Grab a craft beer at these 4 great brewery New Year's parties

    Grab a craft beer at these 4 great brewery New Year's parties

    We’ve all been there before — waiting to finalize plans for New Year’s Eve until the last minute, and then realizing that nothing sounds all that compelling. This year, forget the fancy clubs and expensive parties, and celebrate the end of 2014 at one of L.A.’s craft breweries. More laid back than...

  • What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner: How about a growler?

    What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner: How about a growler?

    The pairing possibilities for craft brews at your Thanksgiving feast are nearly limitless. From lively pilsners to awaken the appetite to syrupy barleywines to settle you into your turkey-coma, beer offers the versatility to fit into any menu. One way to include beer at the table this Thanksgiving...

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  • Home of the Day: Malibu compound with modern giddy-up and go

    Home of the Day: Malibu compound with modern giddy-up and go

    This rural contemporary, designed by Vitus Matare & Associates, epitomizes the indoor-outdoor lifestyle associated with Southern California. Steel beams and retractable glass walls frame a pastoral setting filled with garden beds, outdoor firepits and paddocks for horses. Concrete floors and 70-year-old...

  • Jennifer Lopez and Sela Ward cut a $28-million deal on the Westside

    Jennifer Lopez and Sela Ward cut a $28-million deal on the Westside

    In “Jenny From the Block,” Jennifer Lopez said she “went from a little to a lot this year.” When it comes to real estate, it’s more like she went from a lot to even more.  The singer-actress, whose previous home in gated Hidden Hills is on the market for $12.5 million, has paid $28 million for...

  • Mitzi Gaynor's longtime home fetches more than double what she sold it for

    Mitzi Gaynor's longtime home fetches more than double what she sold it for

    Financiers, pocket-heavy foreign buyers and a movie star were among the latest movers and shakers in L.A. County’s luxury market. Here’s a look at the priciest home sales that closed toward the end of May. $22.375 million — Pacific Palisades A limited liability company with ties to financier Jason...

  • You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

    You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

    For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains. Over the decades, the Backbone Trail, stretching 67 miles between Point Mugu State Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park,...

  • CHP officer is injured in a hit-and-run crash in Topanga Canyon

    CHP officer is injured in a hit-and-run crash in Topanga Canyon

    A California Highway Patrol officer was injured Wednesday night when a driver struck her in the Santa Monica Mountains and fled the scene. The crash occurred about 9:15 p.m. along Topanga Canyon Boulevard north of Pacific Coast Highway, CHP Officer Leland Tang said. The officer was responding to...

  • Hot Property | Joey Lawrence

    Hot Property | Joey Lawrence

    The Spanish-style house sits behind gates in the Westridge community of Calabasas.

  • 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...

  • Two people and dog escape fiery boat near Leo Carrillo State Beach
    Two people and dog escape fiery boat near Leo Carrillo State Beach

    Two people and a dog escaped a boat fire that erupted Tuesday morning in the waters off Leo Carrillo State Beach, officials said.

    The blaze started around 7:30 a.m. about six miles offshore from Decker Canyon, said Lidia Barillas, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County Fire Department's Lifeguard Division.

    ...

  • Home of the Day: America's got style -- Nantucket by way of Malibu
    Home of the Day: America's got style -- Nantucket by way of Malibu

    Once owned by Howie Mandel, this Nantucket-style estate offers the classic elegance of traditional East Coast design with the quintessential Southern California combo of weather, celebrity neighbors and ocean views.

    The shingled two-story includes an office, a theater, a gym, a den and a library....

  • 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...

  • Glendale girls' lacrosse sees DII championship bid fall short

    Lacrosse: Fourth-seeded Nitros succumb to third-seeded Westlake, 8-5, in Division II title match.

  • 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...

  • Caitlyn Jenner's onetime home in Calabasas fetches $2.35 million
    Caitlyn Jenner's onetime home in Calabasas fetches $2.35 million

    A Calabasas home once owned by television personalities Caitlyn Jenner and Kris Jenner has sold for $2.351 million.

    The Mediterranean in gated Calabasas Park came to market on June 1, the very same day Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, revealed her new name on the cover of Vanity Fair. Property...

  • Why a Malibu cave made famous by a Jim Morrison rumor is closing
    Why a Malibu cave made famous by a Jim Morrison rumor is closing

    Lindsey Templeton hiked down the dirt trail, through the thicket of purple sage and past the manzanita trees shrouding the cavern just a few hundred feet ahead. 

    Signs marking the path’s closure had been removed, thrown in the bushes nearby. Trash hung in the trees, littered the ground and sat...

  • Home of the Day: Malibu hacienda, margaritas optional
    Home of the Day: Malibu hacienda, margaritas optional

    An exterior draped in bright bougainvillea sets the stage for this Spanish-style estate in the canyons of Malibu. Set on three scenic acres, the home features such outdoor fiesta space as a swimming pool and spa, a built-in grilling station and multiple patios. Inside, the living space is rustic...

  • 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth keeps the myth alive in Malibu
    'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth keeps the myth alive in Malibu

    Bicoastal actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, who call Australia home, have swung a pair of deals in Malibu, selling their house for $7 million and buying another property nearby for $3.45 million.

    On the sale side, the couple saw a solid return on investment in the deal for their Point Dume-area...

  • Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee lists his rockin' house in Calabasas
    Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee lists his rockin' house in Calabasas

    Famed rocker Tommy Lee’s latest release may come from Calabasas. The drummer of Mötley Crüe fame has listed his home in a gated community for sale at $5.995 million.

    Lee bought the property nearly a decade ago for $5.85 million and customized the house in true rock star fashion. Rich wood floors,...

  • 'Jurassic Park' actor sentenced to 6 years in prison for lewd act with 13-year-old girl
    'Jurassic Park' actor sentenced to 6 years in prison for lewd act with 13-year-old girl

    An actor and acting coach who appeared in "Jurassic Park" was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a then-13-year-old student.

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Martin Herscovitz also ordered Cameron Thor, 56, to register as a sex offender.

    Thor was convicted...

  • Music mogul Matt Serletic lists his top-of-the-world estate in Calabasas
    Music mogul Matt Serletic lists his top-of-the-world estate in Calabasas

    Grammy-winning music executive Matt Serletic, who produced albums for Matchbox Twenty, Joe Cocker and Collective Soul, is looking for his latest hit in Calabasas. He’s put his mansion in a gated community up for sale at $6.995 million.

    The 10-plus-acre estate, built in 2005, centers on a grand...

  • Home of the Day: Malibu hacienda, margaritas optional
    Home of the Day: Malibu hacienda, margaritas optional

    Wrought iron details, hand-painted Spanish tiles, tile floors and arched doorways define this classic, hacienda-style home.

  • Hot Property | Matt Serletic
    Hot Property | Matt Serletic

    The Italianate-style estate takes in 360-degree views from its 10-plus-acre site in Calabasas.

  • Home of the Day: Getting away from it all -- in style
    Home of the Day: Getting away from it all -- in style

    If this house had a dress code it would be California black tie: sophistication and elegance worn with casual nonchalance. Sited on about seven acres overlooking the canyons in Topanga, the Mediterranean-style retreat dangles the promise of serenity. Rustic wood plank floors, exposed natural stone...

  • Home of the Day: Getting away from it all -- in Topanga
    Home of the Day: Getting away from it all -- in Topanga

    Generously sized windows and doors create a balanced sense of proportion and luxury.

  • Incubus DJ Chris Kilmore spins his Topanga home onto the market at $1.6 million
    Incubus DJ Chris Kilmore spins his Topanga home onto the market at $1.6 million

    DJ and keyboardist Chris Kilmore of the alt-rock band Incubus has listed his Topanga home, with plenty of room for vinyl, for sale at $1.599 million.

    The musician bought the gated Mediterranean more than a decade ago for $815,000 and tuned up the interiors with a mix of classic and contemporary...

  • 'Orange Is the New Black' guard Pablo Schreiber ends up with a place behind gates
    'Orange Is the New Black' guard Pablo Schreiber ends up with a place behind gates

    Pablo Schreiber, who played a corrections officer in “Orange Is the New Black,” has bought a place in a guarded and gated Topanga community for $317,000. Yes, that’s correct.

    Set in a mobile home community, the residence has 1,440 square feet of living space that include a formal dining room, a...

  • The many moods of architect Richard Landry's Malibu beach house
    The many moods of architect Richard Landry's Malibu beach house

    Architect to the stars Richard Landry has popped his traffic-stopping beach house in Malibu on the market at $11.995 million.

    The three-story home was compartmentalized and the interior spaces were dark when he bought the property five years ago for $3.95 million. Landry reworked the house to create...

  • 'American Idol' director Bruce Gowers offers up his prized estate in Malibu
    'American Idol' director Bruce Gowers offers up his prized estate in Malibu

    Director and producer Bruce Gowers, who gained fame for Queen’s ground-breaking “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video, is asking $14.95 million for his house in Malibu.

    The gated equestrian estate, known as Silver Raven Farms, encompasses close to 5 acres. A Traditional-style main house and three self-contained...

  • 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...

  • Chris Hemsworth hammers out an impressive deal for his Malibu Victorian
    Chris Hemsworth hammers out an impressive deal for his Malibu Victorian

    “Avengers” and “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth, who last month moved his hammer to a new coastal location, has sold his old house in Malibu for $7 million -- $500,000 over the asking price.

    The film superhero and his wife, model-actress Elsa Pataky, bought the house three years ago from actors Paul...

  • Actor John Cusack will give up his spot on the sand in Malibu - for the right price
    Actor John Cusack will give up his spot on the sand in Malibu - for the right price

    Get out the beach towels. Actor-producer-screenwriter John Cusack has listed his Malibu retreat for sale at $13.5 million or for lease at $75,000 a month.

    The Spanish-style home on sits along a stretch of sand and has coastline and open water views.

    An entry courtyard leads to the main level of...

  • Dick Martin and Dolly Read's longtime Malibu home lists for $9.995 million
    Dick Martin and Dolly Read's longtime Malibu home lists for $9.995 million

    The longtime Malibu home of the late comedian Dick Martin and his wife, actress-model Dolly Read, is up for sale at $9.995 million.

    The beachfront home, found along Broad Beach on the western end of Malibu, was a gathering spot for celebrities and Hollywood elite after the couple bought the place...

  • Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is ready to beat it out of Calabasas
    Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is ready to beat it out of Calabasas

    An offbeat contemporary in Calabasas owned by Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is for sale at $1.888 million.

    Resembling a mountain retreat with its vaulted wood ceilings and river stone fireplace, the 2,166-square-foot house takes in views of the surrounding hillsides and scenery from all sides....

  • It's no myth: 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth keeps a foothold in Malibu
    It's no myth: 'Thor's' Chris Hemsworth keeps a foothold in Malibu

    Some folks are bicoastal, this couple is bicontinental. Actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, who call Australia home, have picked up a gated Malibu retreat for $3.45 million.

    The 1979 Contemporary has a very different vibe from the Point Dume Victorian they listed for sale at $6.5 million. 

    ...

  • It can take superhero powers to execute a celebrity deal
    It can take superhero powers to execute a celebrity deal

    You've read about multimillion-dollar listings. But how do those deals go down?

    Olympian home deals require more than mere mortals to execute them. When brokering estates, agents have to navigate the labyrinthine teams that orbit elite clients and squeeze in meetings around their tightly packed...

  • Former Laker Derek Fisher puts his custom estate in Hidden Hills up for sale
    Former Laker Derek Fisher puts his custom estate in Hidden Hills up for sale

    Five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher is ready to make a change to his home court. He’s put his estate in gated Hidden Hills up for sale at $6.995 million.

    Offered as a pocket listing, the Traditional-style home sits on more than an acre with an outdoor kitchen, an entertainer’s patio and a swimming...

  • Hot Property | Derek Fisher
    Hot Property | Derek Fisher

    The Traditional-style home in gated Hidden Hills sits on more than an acre with a swimming pool and spa, a detached guesthouse and a two-stall horse barn.

  • Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Malibu
    Earthquake: 2.6 quake strikes near Malibu

    A shallow magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning six miles from Malibu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:11 a.m. PDT at a depth of 9.3 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Thousand Oaks, nine miles from Agoura Hills, and...

  • My Favorite Room: Leslie Shapiro Joyal
    My Favorite Room: Leslie Shapiro Joyal

    Leslie Shapiro Joyal is a modernist furniture and interior designer whose aesthetic is heavily influenced by her time working for the late, great architect Franklin Israel. Design aficionados know her for her locally sourced, minimalist pieces, but it was her turn on the first season of "Ellen's...

  • Football: Calabasas QB Tristan Gebbia commits to Nebraska

    Standout junior quarterback Tristan Gebbia of Calabasas has committed to Nebraska, Coach Casey Clausen said Monday.

    Gebbia helped lead the Coyotes to a 13-2 record, passing for 4,435 yards and 45 touchdowns.

    He's the second Calabasas player to commit to Nebraska. Receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. previously...

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