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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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  • Vice Media President Andrew Creighton picks up a breezy Midcentury in Malibu
    Vice Media President Andrew Creighton picks up a breezy Midcentury in Malibu

    Another Vice Media exec has made himself at home near Los Angeles' Westside.

    Following in the footsteps of co-founder Shane Smith, who last year made a $23-million splash in Santa Monica, Vice President Andrew Creighton has bought an oceanfront home in Malibu for $7.15 million.

    Designed by noted...

  • Hot Property | Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann
    Hot Property | Judd Apatow & Leslie Mann

    The updated 1930s beach cottage in Malibu Colony was formerly owned by "Pretty Woman" producer Laura Ziskin.

  • Former NHL All-Star Sheldon Souray cuts a $3.5-million deal in Malibu
    Former NHL All-Star Sheldon Souray cuts a $3.5-million deal in Malibu

    Former Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray has sold his home in Malibu for $3.5 million.

    The gated Spanish-style house, built in 2007, is full of character and details such as Saltillo tile floors, beamed ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers. A row of arches divides a rotunda-style living...

  • Hot Property | Sheldon Souray
    Hot Property | Sheldon Souray

    The Spanish-style home sits on more than an acre in Malibu with mature trees, rolling lawns and an infinity-edge swimming pool.

  • Home of the Day: An indoor-outdoor vibe in Calabasas
    Home of the Day: An indoor-outdoor vibe in Calabasas

    Designed by Abramson Teiger Architects, this modern home epitomizes Southern California’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle with disappearing glass doors, open-plan living areas and a saltwater swimming pool. An adjustable, metal-clad roof line can be maneuvered to capture views of the surrounding Santa...

  • Home of the Day: An indoor-outdoor vibe in Calabasas
    Home of the Day: An indoor-outdoor vibe in Calabasas

    The modern home by Abramson Teiger Architects sits on close to three acres in Calabasas.

  • 'Thor' actor Chris Hemsworth is ready to give up his realm in Malibu
    'Thor' actor Chris Hemsworth is ready to give up his realm in Malibu

    Actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife, model-actress Elsa Pataky, have put their Malibu estate on the market for $6.5 million.

    The couple, who relocated to Hemsworth’s native Australia last year, bought the house three years ago from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million.

    Set on an...

  • Hot Property | Chris Hemsworth
    Hot Property | Chris Hemsworth

    The Victorian-style home was built in 1992 and renovated in 2012.

  • Actress Julia Roberts buys another home in Malibu for $6.84 million
    Actress Julia Roberts buys another home in Malibu for $6.84 million

    Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts has purchased a home in Malibu for $6.84 million in a deal completed off-market, property records show.

    The ranch-style house on more than an acre sits directly across the street from her longtime residence in the Point Dume area.

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  • Miley Cyrus buys a scenic retreat in Malibu for about $2.5 million
    Miley Cyrus buys a scenic retreat in Malibu for about $2.5 million

    Singer-songwriter-actress Miley Cyrus, who bought a ranch with a vineyard in Hidden Hills last year, has picked up another house in Malibu for $2.525 million.

    Accessed by a bridged driveway, the contemporary two-story sits among a canopy of trees in an area just east of Paradise Cove.

    Within the...

  • Hot Property | Miley Cyrus
    Hot Property | Miley Cyrus

    Singer Miley Cyrus' contemporary retreat sits on more than two acres in Malibu with a bridged driveway, rolling lawns and a gazebo.

  • From movie stars to Myspace, Malibu estate has pedigree and more
    From movie stars to Myspace, Malibu estate has pedigree and more

    A Malibu estate with decades of Hollywood ties and six degrees of separation between the film “Grease” and the social network Myspace is on the market in Malibu at $7.9 million.

    Among previous owners of the two-story ranch-style home is actress-singer Olivia Newton-John, who sold the property to...

  • Hot Property | Sally Field & Olivia Newton-John
    Hot Property | Sally Field & Olivia Newton-John

    Set on approximately three acres in Malibu, the ranch-style house features park-like grounds, classic interiors and a celebrity pedigree.

  • Hot Property | Aaron Bruno
    Hot Property | Aaron Bruno

    The rustic retreat sits on about 10 hillside acres in Malibu.

  • AWOLNation's Aaron Bruno lands a 10-acre retreat in Malibu
    AWOLNation's Aaron Bruno lands a 10-acre retreat in Malibu

    Musician Aaron Bruno of the electronic rock band AWOLNation has bought a retreat in Malibu for $1.65 million.

    Set at the end of a long, gated driveway, the rustic home was built in 1980 and sits on three connecting parcels totaling about 10 acres.

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  • 'Full House' actress Candace Cameron Bure finds a spot in Malibu
    'Full House' actress Candace Cameron Bure finds a spot in Malibu

    Actress Candace Cameron Bure of “Full House” fame and her husband, retired professional hockey player Valeri Bure, have bought a house in Malibu for $2.355 million.

    The split-level Midcentury home, built in 1965, features raised ceilings, hardwood floors and a living room with a stone fireplace....

  • Hot Property | Candace Cameron Bure
    Hot Property | Candace Cameron Bure

    The split-level Midcentury home, built in 1965, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

  • Actor Zen Gesner lists his ocean-view contemporary for sale
    Actor Zen Gesner lists his ocean-view contemporary for sale

    Actor Zen Gesner has listed a house for sale in the Topanga area at $2.099 million.

    Built in 1965, the ocean- and mountain-view contemporary is family friendly with an enclosed yard and an outdoor dining space.

    The tri-level floor plan includes a formal entry, a living room, a formal dining area,...

  • Camille and Kelsey Grammer's onetime home sells in Malibu's Serra Retreat
    Camille and Kelsey Grammer's onetime home sells in Malibu's Serra Retreat

    A Malibu estate that Camille and Kelsey Grammer bought shortly after they were married has sold for $12.94 million.

    Set on 4.75 acres in the gated Serra Retreat community, the estate centers on a main house with a kitchen designed by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. A library, a home theater, four...

  • In Malibu's Point Dume, Cher's onetime home asks nearly $10 million
    In Malibu's Point Dume, Cher's onetime home asks nearly $10 million

    The onetime home of superstar performer Cher is on the market in Malibu’s Point Dume area for $9.975 million.

    The singer-actress bought the property in 1990 for $4 million and, with the help of designer Ron Wilson, redesigned and expanded the house to nearly double its original size. After shopping...

  • Hot Property | Cher's former home
    Hot Property | Cher's former home

    The onetime home of singer-actress Cher is on the market in Malibu for $9.975 million.

  • Yolanda Foster of 'Beverly Hills Housewives' sells her custom mansion in Malibu
    Yolanda Foster of 'Beverly Hills Housewives' sells her custom mansion in Malibu

    Yolanda Foster of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has sold her Malibu mansion for $19.495 million, public records show.

    The 3.25-acre estate, which had been listed for as much as $27.5 million two years ago, was withdrawn from the market before closing.

    After the reality actress acquired...

  • How much house does $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What kind of house does about $750,000 buy in Los Angeles County? In East Hollywood, a Colonial Craftsman with period details. In Topanga, a tree-topped retreat. And, yes, a home in Malibu. Here’s a larger look of homes for sale at that price point.

    STUDIO CITY: A white picket fence and a blue...

  • Glass-clad house for sale in Malibu was a location for the series 'Shark'
    Glass-clad house for sale in Malibu was a location for the series 'Shark'

    The striking Malibu house that was featured on the CBS series “Shark” as the home of James Woods’ character is for sale at $1.895 million.

    Built in 2001 and designed by architect Finn Kappe, the contemporary retreat uses imported Indonesian woods, steel and expanses of glass to blend with and take...

  • Top sales: Britney Spears buys a loaded 21-acre estate for $7.4 million
    Top sales: Britney Spears buys a loaded 21-acre estate for $7.4 million

    The homes of a denim mogul, a pop music singer and a pair of retail fashion executives were among the most expensive residential real estate transactions in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $32.67 million — Beverly Crest

    Armand Marciano, cofounder of the denim brand Guess Inc., sold a three-acre...

  • Newly built Malibu contemporary fetches $11 million
    Newly built Malibu contemporary fetches $11 million

    The newly built oceanfront home in the 24000 block of Malibu Road features retractable walls of glass, an elevator and a glass-and-steel floating staircase.

  • 4 spots to howl at the moon during Sunday's lunar eclipse
    4 spots to howl at the moon during Sunday's lunar eclipse

    To get a good look at the supermoon and total lunar eclipse Sunday evening, find a dark place to watch.

    If you don't know where to go, the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority can lead the way. The agency is hosting free night hikes Sunday in Malibu, Beverly Hills,  West Hills and even...

  • Oceanfront contemporary in Malibu's Pacific Cove sells for $21 million
    Oceanfront contemporary in Malibu's Pacific Cove sells for $21 million

    A contemporary-style home in the 27000 block of Pacific Coast Highway sold last week for $21 million.

  • Kid Rock lists his Balinese-style estate in Malibu again with a couple of changes
    Kid Rock lists his Balinese-style estate in Malibu again with a couple of changes

    Musician Kid Rock has put his gated Malibu estate back on the market. This time around, he’s trying a couple of different strategies.

    First, the price has been reduced to $12.495 million from the $12.75 million he asked for earlier this year and the $13.45 million he asked for two years ago.

    Second,...

  • Donald Sterling, Billionaires' Beach and a teardown headline L.A.'s priciest sales
    Donald Sterling, Billionaires' Beach and a teardown headline L.A.'s priciest sales

    An off-market sale in Beverly Hills, a teardown in Brentwood and two penthouse units in Westwood were among the most expensive residential real estate in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

    $18.382 million — Beverly Hills

    Former Warner Bros. Records chief Tom Whalley sold a 7,000-square-foot...

  • Activist Erin Brockovich lists her longtime Agoura Hills home for sale
    Activist Erin Brockovich lists her longtime Agoura Hills home for sale

    If the name Erin Brockovich conjures an image of actress Julia Roberts as a crusading legal clerk in the 2000 biographical movie, you’ve got a lot of company. But it’s the real environmental activist herself who has listed this Agoura Hills home for sale at $2.35 million.

    The Traditional-style...

  • Home of the Day: A modern home among the mountains in Calabasas
    Home of the Day: A modern home among the mountains in Calabasas

    The rolling slopes and peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains provide a natural canvas for indoor and outdoor living spaces at this modern residence on three acres in Calabasas. Designed by Abramson Teiger Architects, two floors of living feature free-flowing spaces, a mix of natural materials and...

  • Home of the Day: A modern home among the mountains in Calabasas
    Home of the Day: A modern home among the mountains in Calabasas

    Listed for $4.9 million, this modern-style home in Calabasas features walls of glass, indoor-outdoor living spaces and mountain views.

  • Rock-star-worthy designer digs for sale in Malibu
    Rock-star-worthy designer digs for sale in Malibu

    A Malibu getaway with designer good looks has come on the market at $7.25 million.

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    Aug. 27, 4:28 p.m.: An earlier version of this article and its headline incorrectly stated that the owner was singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan. The property is held in a trust.

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  • Top sales: Ridley Scott's former Malibu digs goes for $9.5 million
    Top sales: Ridley Scott's former Malibu digs goes for $9.5 million

    The homes of a restaurateur and merchandising executive as well as the onetime home of a film director were among the top residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

    $13.275 million — Brentwood

    A European-inspired home on nearly three quarters of an acre in Brentwood Park sold...

  • Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh sells one of his Malibu retreats
    Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh sells one of his Malibu retreats

    Shoring up his own financial house, Ryan Kavanaugh, the founder of financially troubled film studio Relativity Media, has sold the beachfront retreat in Malibu he owned through a trust for $8.75 million.

    He spent $7 million six years ago for the La Costa Beach showplace contemporary, which was...

  • Hot Property | Ryan Kavanaugh
    Hot Property | Ryan Kavanaugh

    Relativity Media founder Ryan Kavanaugh bought the custom-built home in Malibu's Point Dume from funnyman Howie Mandel in 2013 for $7 million.

  • Jonathan Frakes beams out of Beverly Hills with one of L.A.'s top sales
    Jonathan Frakes beams out of Beverly Hills with one of L.A.'s top sales

    The homes of a “Star Trek” actor, an Oscar-winning screenwriter and a tech billionaire were among the most expensive real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

    $23 million — Santa Monica

    In the 600 block of East Channel Road, the former marital home of author-screenwriter...

  • Barbie doll creator's onetime Malibu home among L.A.'s priciest sales
    Barbie doll creator's onetime Malibu home among L.A.'s priciest sales

    The homes of a former Lakers coach, a Hollywood talent manager and a late toy mogul were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $19.5 million -- Beverly Hills

    A newly built, 6,830-square-foot showplace in the Trousdale area of Beverly Hills sold for...

  • Steven Spielberg sells Malibu compound off-market for $26 million
    Steven Spielberg sells Malibu compound off-market for $26 million

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has sold his Malibu compound in an off-market deal for $26 million, property records show.

    Offered in recent years as a $125,000-a-month summer lease, the estate sits on more than an acre in the celebrity-centric Broad Beach with 144 feet of private frontage.

    ...

  • Steven Spielberg sells Malibu compound off-market for $26 million
    Steven Spielberg sells Malibu compound off-market for $26 million

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has sold his Malibu compound in an off-market deal for $26 million.

  • Home of the Day: Private elevators, terraces above Billionaire's Beach
    Home of the Day: Private elevators, terraces above Billionaire's Beach

    The eight-unit collection of homes above Malibu's Carbon Beach features private elevators, designer kitchens and rooftop terraces with panoramic ocean views.

  • Jackie Chan's onetime Beverly Hills address sells for $10.875 million
    Jackie Chan's onetime Beverly Hills address sells for $10.875 million

    Homes in Beverly Hills, Malibu and Pacific Palisades topped the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $10.875 million — Beverly Hills

    In the 1700 block of Green Acres Drive, a 7,638-square-foot home once owned by martial artist and film actor Jackie...

  • Home of the Day: Reimagined Buff & Hensman in Agoura Hills
    Home of the Day: Reimagined Buff & Hensman in Agoura Hills

    Designed by Midcentury firm Buff & Hensman, this 1960s post-and-beam was reinterpreted by local architect Jay Vanos, who raised the ceilings while adding skylights and clerestory windows to the home. Clean lines, wood built-ins and cement board floors lend a polished look to 3,700 square feet of...

  • Home of the Day: Reimagined Buff & Hensman in Agoura Hills
    Home of the Day: Reimagined Buff & Hensman in Agoura Hills

    Originally designed by architectural firm Buff & Hensman, this 1960s post-and-beam in Agoura Hills was reimagined by local architect Jay Vanos.

  • Country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood again try to sell Malibu getaway
    Country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood again try to sell Malibu getaway

    Country singing stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have their Malibu getaway up for sale again at $7.5 million – the same price they were asking about this time last year.

    The single-story, ranch-style house, built in 1958, was remodeled eight years ago and features vaulted ceilings and skylights....

  • Singer Pink and retired racer Carey Hart list their Malibu getaway for sale
    Singer Pink and retired racer Carey Hart list their Malibu getaway for sale

    Three-time Grammy-winning singer Pink and her husband, retired motorcycle racer Carey Hart, have listed their Malibu retreat for sale at $13.995 million.

    Set on 1.2 acres in a gated community with private beach access, the home has ocean views and breezes. Folding glass doors and high ceilings...

  • Hot Property: Pink & Carey Hart
    Hot Property: Pink & Carey Hart

    Three-time Grammy winner Pink and her husband, retired motorcycle racer Carey Hart, have put their home in Malibu on the market for $13.995 million.

  • Pacific Palisades Traditional leads L.A.'s top sales at $14.75 million
    Pacific Palisades Traditional leads L.A.'s top sales at $14.75 million

    Several traditional-style homes around L.A.’s Westside, an oceanfront contemporary in Malibu and a recently built residence in Arcadia were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $14.75 million — Pacific Palisades

    A 10,000-square-foot home...

  • Patrol car flips over in Malibu; 2 deputies airlifted to hospital
    Patrol car flips over in Malibu; 2 deputies airlifted to hospital

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were airlifted to a  hospital Sunday after their patrol car overturned in Malibu, authorities said.

    About 6:35 p.m., the deputies were driving along Kanan Dume Road near Latigo Canyon Road when their patrol car did not handle a turn properly, struck a guardrail...

  • Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area
    Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area

    As a graduate student at California State University Northridge in the mid-1970s, the late Marge Feinberg began rabble-rousing for a "green belt" of wildlife habitats, parks and recreational areas encircling the San Fernando Valley.

    She even copyrighted the title she devised in her master's thesis...

  • Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber nailed modeling; now they try remodeling
    Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber nailed modeling; now they try remodeling

    Supermodel Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have put a Malibu house on the market for $15.45 million – more than two and a half times what they paid for the Traditional-style home less than a year ago.

    Listing details from the time of their $6-million purchase show the same amount of interior space...

  • Former Giants shortstop Royce Clayton fielding offers for Malibu home
    Former Giants shortstop Royce Clayton fielding offers for Malibu home

    Retired Major League Baseball shortstop Royce Clayton has put his home in Malibu on the market for $2.495 million.

    The ranch-style home, built in 1970 and since updated, sits behind a gated drive on more than an acre with a swimming pool and spa, a larger entertainer’s patio and generous views...

  • Former Giants shortstop Royce Clayton fielding offers for Malibu home
    Former Giants shortstop Royce Clayton fielding offers for Malibu home

    The retired baseball player is asking $2.495 million for his ranch-style house in Malibu West.

  • Splashy Beverly Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales
    Splashy Beverly Hills contemporary tops L.A.'s weekly sales

    A designer showplace in Trousdale Estates, the onetime home of music producer Jerry Goldstein and a development opportunity in Malibu were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $11,375,000, Beverly Hills

    A newly-built contemporary on more than half...

  • Patrick Dempsey ready to make a dramatic exit from Malibu
    Patrick Dempsey ready to make a dramatic exit from Malibu

    Talk about dramatic exits. Patrick Dempsey, whose popular "Grey's Anatomy" character went from McDreamy to McDead last month, is also ready to part with his oceanview estate in Malibu for $14.5 million.

    The Frank Gehry-designed Tin House sits behind wooden gates on 3.2 mountainside acres with such...

  • Mel Gibson's ex-wife Robyn Moore lists Agoura house

    An Agoura home that actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson’s then-estranged wife, Robyn Moore, bought in 2007 is on the market for $1.795 million.

    The neo-Tudor style house sits on more than three acres with amenities one might expect in homes of the Hollywood elite. There’s a swimming pool with a water...

  • Danny DeVito paces L.A.'s top home sales with off-market deal
    Danny DeVito paces L.A.'s top home sales with off-market deal

    A reimagined Midcentury home in Trousdale Estates, a Vaughan Trammell-designed contemporary in La Cañada Flintridge and the longtime home of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    1000 block of Ridgedale Dr., Beverly...

  • Home of the Day: Among oaks in the Santa Monica Mountains
    Home of the Day: Among oaks in the Santa Monica Mountains

    This oak-topped home in Monte Nido, an unincorporated community north of Malibu, has a farmhouse vibe with reclaimed redwood-paneled walls, antique chandeliers and a brick wood-burning fireplace. Imported European doors open to a relaxed setting complete with an entertainer’s deck, a hot tub and...

  • Home of the Day: Among oaks in the Santa Monica Mountains
    Home of the Day: Among oaks in the Santa Monica Mountains

    Reclaimed wood finishes and creative spaces are among the features of this tree-topped residence in Monte Nido.

  • Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu
    Sean Penn will be making a move in Malibu

    Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million.

    The gated single-story ranch-style home, built in 1960, is laid out in a U-shape with courtyard space suited to entertaining. A detached guesthouse shares the 1.4-acre site.

    Beyond the double doors...

  • Landmark estate leads L.A.'s top residential sales at $59.3 million
    Landmark estate leads L.A.'s top residential sales at $59.3 million

    A pair of estates in the Beverly Hills flats, a 1920s home in Pacific Palisades and a record-setting Wallace Neff residence in Holmby Hills were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $59,355,550 -- Holmby Hills

    The Holmby Hills residence known as...

  • Sean Penn lists Malibu home for $6.55 million
    Sean Penn lists Malibu home for $6.55 million

    Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn has listed his retreat in Malibu for sale at $6.55 million.

    The gated single-story ranch-style home, built in 1960, is laid out in a U-shape with courtyard space suited to entertaining. A detached guesthouse shares the 1.4-acre site.

    Beyond the glass double...

  • L.A. Walks: Paramount Ranch offers a real hike in the faux Old West
    L.A. Walks: Paramount Ranch offers a real hike in the faux Old West

    A working movie ranch in Agoura Hills that since 1927 has been home to the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Park Area is now a playground for hikers, bikers, equestrians and sightseers.

    1. From U.S. 101 in Agoura Hills,...

  • Irene Kassorla to join Malibu beach crowd this summer
    Irene Kassorla to join Malibu beach crowd this summer

    Psychologist Irene Kassorla, whom entertainer Merv Griffin dubbed the “shrink to the stars” due to her celebrity clientele, is leasing a furnished vacation spot in Malibu this summer that was listed at $20,000 a month.

    The contemporary condominium sits along the sand with unobstructed views of...

  • Producer Barry Katz parts with his Malibu retreat
    Producer Barry Katz parts with his Malibu retreat

    Producer Barry Katz has sold his perch above the Pacific Ocean in Malibu for $2,246,184.

    The contemporary home, built in 1979, has panoramic views of the water, canyons and mountains. Vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and clerestory windows bring a light and airy vibe to the interiors.

    The 3,074...

  • Weekend hike: Go now to savor Malibu Creek's wildflowers, rock pools
    Weekend hike: Go now to savor Malibu Creek's wildflowers, rock pools

    Spring hiking in Malibu Creek State Park offers two things in short supply in California: an abundance of wildflowers and flowing water.

    Smaller trails in the northwest corner of this Santa Monica Mountains park look downright lush -- and will make you forget the drought and the state's water woes...

  • Keeping up with the Jenners
    Keeping up with the Jenners

    Reality show costars and father-daughter combo Bruce Jenner and Kylie Jenner are no easier to keep up with than the rest of the Kardashian clan when it comes to home buying.

    First, former track and field champ Bruce Jenner bought a house in Malibu in an off-market deal for $3.575 million.

    Then...

  • Kenny Rogers' onetime estate leads most expensive sales in L.A.
    Kenny Rogers' onetime estate leads most expensive sales in L.A.

    A landmark estate once home to "The Gambler," a Richard Landry-designed mansion and a Buff & Hensman on Malibu's "Billionaire's Row" were among the top real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $46.25 million, Bel-Air

    The pedigreed estate designed by celebrated architect Paul...

  • Archie Bunker's place is for sale in Malibu
    Archie Bunker's place is for sale in Malibu

    The Malibu home of the late actor Carroll O’Connor and Nancy Fields O’Connor is for sale at $10.95 million.

    The Moorish-style home has 3,655 square feet of living space that includes a living room, a dining area, three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a sauna. High ceilings, large decks and a patio...

  • 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...

  • Bruce Jenner lands an 11-acre spread in Malibu
    Bruce Jenner lands an 11-acre spread in Malibu

    Former track and field star and television personality Bruce Jenner has bought a house in Malibu in an off-market deal for $3.575 million.

    The renovated 2010 contemporary sits on 11 acres with 360-degree canyon, mountain and ocean views. The mountaintop retreat has glass pocket doors that open...

  • Rita Moreno lists Malibu rental house at $2.6 million
    Rita Moreno lists Malibu rental house at $2.6 million

    Rita Moreno, who has the distinction of having won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony in her lengthy career, has put a Malibu retreat on the market at $2.6 million.

    The single-story bungalow, built in 1962, has sweeping ocean views from the front patio, living room and two of the three bedrooms....

  • Spend July at Rob Reiner's Malibu home for $100,000
    Spend July at Rob Reiner's Malibu home for $100,000

    Rob Reiner, whose “All in the Family” role launched his stardom in the 1970s, is the latest landlord of note to put his Malibu beach house up for lease. For $100,000 you get July, and that’s a relative bargain.

    The Cape Cod-inspired retreat, built in 1928, was offered last year at $110,000 a month...

  • John Lautner-designed home in Malibu up for summer lease
    John Lautner-designed home in Malibu up for summer lease

    The John Lautner-designed beach home in Malibu known as the Krause House is up for summer lease at $70,000 a month with a two-month minimum term.

    The three-story Lautner, built in the early 1980s, sits along 57 feet of sandy coastline. Two-story floor-to-ceiling glass windows with angular dividers...

  • Larry Ellison could be your Malibu landlord this summer
    Larry Ellison could be your Malibu landlord this summer

    Billionaire Larry Ellison is among Malibu homeowners looking for summer tenants.

    For $65,000 a month, plus a $35,000 security deposit, one can land a remodeled beach cottage complete with prestigious landlord on famed Carbon Beach. The one-story house sits along 70 feet of beach with an expansive...

  • Malibu showplace/film location listed at $8.95 million
    Malibu showplace/film location listed at $8.95 million

    If this dramatic showplace in Malibu just listed at $8.95 million looks familiar, it’s because it has appeared in more than 20 films, television shows and music videos.

    Designed by architect Ed Niles, the rock-star worthy Contemporary features walls of curved glass and steel.

    Inside are 22-foot-tall...

  • Nick Richards takes loss on house once owned by Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee
    Nick Richards takes loss on house once owned by Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee

    Nick Richards, who gain famed as frontman for the ’80s New Wave band Boys Don’t Cry, has sold a Malibu property for $2.2 million – 23% less than he originally paid.

    The home was built in 1991 for actress Pam Anderson and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, who likely fared better financially on this...

  • Solstice Canyon hike: The stats

    The stats

    Distance: 3.4 miles

    Difficulty: 4, on a scale of 1 to 5

    Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

    Details: Dogs on a leash are OK. Free parking. Metro bus line 534.

  • Solstice Canyon hike in Malibu takes in ruins of old estate
    Solstice Canyon hike in Malibu takes in ruins of old estate

    Just off the Pacific Coast Highway between Pepperdine University and Point Dume, Solstice Canyon is an unusually scenic hike to the ruins of a once-grand private estate. Along the way are magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.

    1. From the PCH, turn on Corral Canyon Road, find one of two public...

  • Jack Irons strikes again with a price cut on Malibu farmhouse
    Jack Irons strikes again with a price cut on Malibu farmhouse

    Although it may look like Grandma’s farmhouse, deep inside this Malibu home is a hippie-vibe recording studio belonging to drummer Jack Irons, a founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    Priced last year at $1.975 million, the house is now relisted at $1.899 million -- a nearly 4% discount....

  • Kid Rock puts his Malibu estate back on the block
    Kid Rock puts his Malibu estate back on the block

    Kid Rock has put his place in Malibu back on the market at $12.75 million after listing it without a sale two years ago at $13.45 million.

    The 1.5-acre Balinese-style compound, built in 2002, includes a main house, a guesthouse and a lawn-surrounded swimming pool with an outdoor shower.

    Intricately...

  • 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.

    ...

  • Matthew Perry parts with his contemporary retreat in Malibu
    Matthew Perry parts with his contemporary retreat in Malibu

    Actor Matthew Perry of the 2015 series “The Odd Couple” has sold his modern retreat in Malibu for $10.65 million.

    The updated contemporary, built in 1981, has views of  the coastline and Malibu Pier from its 2.5-acre hillside perch in gated Serra Retreat. The sophisticated-looking interiors feature...

  • Dexter Scott King puts his Malibu retreat up for sale
    Dexter Scott King puts his Malibu retreat up for sale

    Dexter Scott King, the second son of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has listed his dramatic contemporary house in Malibu for sale at $4.85 million.

    The ocean-view house sits behind gates on more than an acre of lushly landscaped grounds. Garden paths...

  • Baseball outfielder Brennan Boesch buys in Malibu
    Baseball outfielder Brennan Boesch buys in Malibu

    Major League Baseball outfielder Brennan Boesch, most recently of the Angels, has purchased a home in Malibu for $2.4 million.

    Sited to maximize sweeping ocean and mountain views, the split-level contemporary was built in 1980 and features rows of windows and a step-down living room with custom...

  • Former Angels outfielder Brennan Boesch buys in Malibu
    Former Angels outfielder Brennan Boesch buys in Malibu

    The onetime Tigers and Angels outfielder paid $2.4 million for the ocean-view home in Malibu's Point Dume.

  • Bruno Mars loads up on amenities in Studio City
    Bruno Mars loads up on amenities in Studio City

    Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars has purchased a tricked-out, two-acre estate in Studio City for $6.5 million.

    Set in a gated foothill community in the Fryman Canyon area, the Mediterranean-style house was built in 2000 and takes in canyon, city and mountain views.

    The recently renovated interior...

  • Jimmy Iovine buys a beach spot in Malibu for $60 million
    Jimmy Iovine buys a beach spot in Malibu for $60 million

    Mega-producer Marcy Carsey has sold her Malibu place to Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, The Times has confirmed.

    Carsey parted with the beachfront compound in an off-market deal for $60 million.  

    The who’s who in Hollywood starts with actor Richard Gere, who bought the 2.2-acre property...

  • Jensen Ackles sells in Malibu
    Jensen Ackles sells in Malibu

    Jensen Ackles of “Supernatural” fame has sold his gated home in Malibu for $6.5 million.

    The newly remodeled Mediterranean-style house contains a formal entry, living room, dining and family rooms, a den, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and nearly 6,000 square feet of living space.

    Windows in the...

  • Malibu approves sewage treatment plant

    Taking a long-anticipated step to reduce coastal pollution, the Malibu City Council has voted to approve construction of a wastewater treatment plant in the Civic Center area.

    The project's roughly $40-million first phase, which is expected to be operating by June 2017, would provide sewage treatment...

  • Producer Barry Katz readies for a scene change in Malibu
    Producer Barry Katz readies for a scene change in Malibu

    Producer Barry Katz has listed his place in Malibu at $2.5 million.

    Sited to take in panoramic views of the ocean, canyons and mountains, the airy 3,074-square-foot contemporary was built in 1979 and features vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and clerestory windows.

    An entry, living and dining rooms,...

  • Guilford Glazer dies at 93; developed Del Amo Fashion Center
    Guilford Glazer dies at 93; developed Del Amo Fashion Center

    Guilford Glazer, the developer of the Del Amo Fashion Center and a philanthropist who funded Jewish studies programs at schools including Pepperdine University and Nanjing University in China, has died. He was 93.

    Glazer's death at his Beverly Hills home Dec. 23 was announced by American Friends...

  • Chris Webber sells Malibu home at a loss
    Chris Webber sells Malibu home at a loss

    Chris Webber, the five-time NBA All-Star turned basketball analyst, has sold his home in the Big Rock area of Malibu for $3.485 million.

    Webber purchased the home in 2007 for $3.75 million, public records show. He had asked for as much as $3.995 million for the property earlier this year.

    The single-story...

  • Chris Webber sells Malibu home at a loss
    Chris Webber sells Malibu home at a loss

    The former NBA All-Star paid $3.75 million for the home, which features telescoping glass doors and a lap pool, in 2007.

  • Nick Nolte shaves price, finds a buyer for his Malibu compound
    Nick Nolte shaves price, finds a buyer for his Malibu compound

    Actor Nick Nolte, who starred this year in the miniseries “Gracepoint,” has sold his Malibu retreat for $3.9 million – less than half the $8.25 million he was asking a year ago.

    Set in the Bonsall Canyon area, the two-acre compound contains a main house, a guesthouse, a tennis court, a lagoon-style...

  • Malibu home of film producer Irwin Allen lists for sale
    Malibu home of film producer Irwin Allen lists for sale

    The beachfront property features a double-high living room and an ocean-facing deck.

  • Malibu home of film producer Irwin Allen lists for sale
    Malibu home of film producer Irwin Allen lists for sale

    The longtime home of film producer Irwin Allen and his wife, Sheila Mathews Allen, has come to market in Malibu at about $8 million.

    Fronting La Costa Beach, the three-story residence features a kitchen, a dining room, a family room with a wet bar and a spa room in more than 3,200 square feet of...

  • Adam Carolla catches buyer for ocean-view Malibu house
    Adam Carolla catches buyer for ocean-view Malibu house

    Comic and radio personality Adam Carolla, who stars in the recently renewed Spike TV series "Catch a Contractor," has sold his retreat in Malibu for $3.6 million.

    The 1.7-acre property, with ocean, coastline and sunset views, contains a main house, a guesthouse and a swimming pool with a spa.

    The...

  • Pat Riley lists two Malibu beach homes for rent
    Pat Riley lists two Malibu beach homes for rent

    Continuing what has become somewhat of an annual event for the Miami Heat president and Lakers coaching great, Pat Riley has listed two beachfront homes in Malibu for lease at $18,500 a month and $16,500 a month.

    Offered furnished, the bungalow-style residences reside in the same private enclave...

  • Inside Pat Riley's $18,500 a month rental in Malibu
    Inside Pat Riley's $18,500 a month rental in Malibu

    The legendary Lakers coach asks $18,500 a month to lease his beachfront home with three bedrooms and an office in 1,386 square feet.

  • Inside Pat Riley's $16,500 a month rental in Malibu
    Inside Pat Riley's $16,500 a month rental in Malibu

    The Miami Heat president is asking $16,500 a month to lease the two-story bungalow, which features an ocean-facing patio.

  • Henry Gibson's longtime home is on the market in Malibu
    Henry Gibson's longtime home is on the market in Malibu

    The longtime Malibu home of the late Henry Gibson of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” fame is for sale at $6.9 million.

    Recently remodeled, the Cape Cod-inspired house with white trim sits on a private road on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway. Views take in the coastline, the ocean and Santa...

  • Lady Gaga buys $23-million Malibu estate with stables, bowling alley
    Lady Gaga buys $23-million Malibu estate with stables, bowling alley

    Lady Gaga has shelled out $23 million to bowl in Malibu.

    Set on an ocean-view six acres, the gated Mediterranean-style villa she hooked was built in 2005 and features open-concept living and dining rooms, high ceilings with exposed beams, numerous chandeliers and, yes, a two-lane Brunswick bowling...

  • Lady Gaga drops $23 million on tricked-out Malibu mansion
    Lady Gaga drops $23 million on tricked-out Malibu mansion

    Lady Gaga has shelled out $23 million to bowl in Malibu.

    Set on an ocean-view 6 acres, the gated Mediterranean-style villa she hooked was built in 2005 and features open-concept living and dining rooms, high ceilings with exposed beams and French doors. Oh, yes, and a two-lane Brunswick bowling...

  • Joe Flanigan lists Malibu getaway on 14 acres
    Joe Flanigan lists Malibu getaway on 14 acres

    Joe Flanigan of “Stargate Atlantis” fame and actress Katherine Kousi have listed their getaway in Malibu for sale at $5.995 million.

    Set on 14 rolling acres with ocean views, the two-story home built in 1968 evokes a Spanish country house with wood ceilings, distressed plank floors and French doors....

  • Home of the Day: Chic beach house along the sand in Malibu
    Home of the Day: Chic beach house along the sand in Malibu

    This chic retreat has all the requisite elements for a Malibu beach getaway – unobstructed ocean views, a large beachfront deck and a sandy place to stroll at low tide. Abundant windows bring natural light into the airy interiors.

    Location: 20530 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265

    Asking price:...

  • Adam Carolla's place in Malibu for sale at $3.99 million
    Adam Carolla's place in Malibu for sale at $3.99 million

    Funnyman Adam Carolla has his Malibu getaway up for sale at $3.99 million.

    The 2-acre ocean-view property includes a main house, a guesthouse and a swimming pool with a spa. Vaulted ceilings, skylights and two fireplaces are among features of the 2,810 square feet of living space. There are four...

  • Les Moonves, Julie Chen sold their Malibu home for $11.125 million
    Les Moonves, Julie Chen sold their Malibu home for $11.125 million

    The price that Les Moonves, chairman and chief executive of CBS Corp., and his wife, TV personality Julie Chen, received for their La Costa Beach home when it sold in July has made its way into the real estate records.

    The sales price was $11.125 million. They had asked $12.995 million initially...

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