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  • 10 new and notable restaurants in Santa Monica

    10 new and notable restaurants in Santa Monica

    If you're attempting to keep up with the restaurant scene in L.A., lately you may have found yourself eating a lot of dinners west of the 405 Freeway. That's because more and more of the ciy's restaurants are opening in Santa Monica, where the board shorts are plentiful and so is the avocado toast....

  • Lobster rolls and 'HoJo-style' clams at Catch & Release

    Lobster rolls and 'HoJo-style' clams at Catch & Release

    The life of a certain kind of restaurant, one is given to understand, can be nasty, brutish and short. A bakery-cafe concept, reborn as an Asian fusion restaurant, may already be out of business in its new incarnation as a Mexican-leaning nose-to-tail beer garden. Your great-aunt's favorite pasta...

  • Late-night dining survival guide: 11 places to eat after last call

    Late-night dining survival guide: 11 places to eat after last call

    Eating after you've had a drink or two is one the finer pleasures in life. That is, after all, why before-dinner cocktails were invented and why so many restaurants direct you to the bar before you're seated. And while a five-course dinner is perfectly lovely after an aperitif, let us also consider...

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  • Home of the Day: Midcentury modern in Beverly Crest with photogenic qualities

    Home of the Day: Midcentury modern in Beverly Crest with photogenic qualities

    This midcentury post-and-beam has the style and photogenic qualities that would make it instantly popular on social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest. Designed by Bill Mack and completed in 1955, the house retains its clean lines and such period character as vintage doors and painted brick....

  • Home of the Day: Traditional Tudor style in Brentwood

    Home of the Day: Traditional Tudor style in Brentwood

    Surrounded by mature trees in Brentwood, this classic Tudor-style home encompasses two large lots, making it an established property with room to grow. Various patios, gardens and outdoor living spaces fill grounds of more than an acre. Inside, the 1970s house features such design details as coffered...

  • Home of the Day: Custom art, contemporary design in Venice Beach

    Home of the Day: Custom art, contemporary design in Venice Beach

    Architect Rebecca Binder worked with local artists Nancy Monk and Randy West to create custom panels with a contemporary feel for the exterior of this two-story condo in Venice. Organic design material and an open floor plan are other examples of an attitude of free-spirited creativity. Address:...

  • Home of the Day: Midcentury modern with movie star good looks

    Home of the Day: Midcentury modern with movie star good looks

    Actor Brendan Fraser lived in this handsome midcentury home in Beverly Hills when "George of the Jungle" and "The Mummy" were debuting in theaters. Today, the property continues to reflect the former owner's artistic interests and flair for Hollywood glamour. Recent renovations include the addition...

  • Reinterpreting a classic in Beverly Crest

    Reinterpreting a classic in Beverly Crest

    The Feldman house, designed by modernist Gregory Ain for his psychiatrist in 1953, was among the last major works of an architect known for his modest yet singular style. These days, the Beverly Crest estate sports a larger look, thanks to a renovation and expansion that blended classic bones with...

  • 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...

  • The virtual open house is available 24/7
    The virtual open house is available 24/7

    Open houses aren’t confined to Sunday afternoons anymore. In fact, these open houses don’t even require stepping through the front door. 

    Real estate marketing has caught an early virtual-reality buzz, with some homes bought sight-unseen after property walk-throughs done while lounging in bed.

    ...

  • My Favorite Room: Maura Tierney finds a simple serenity in Venice
    My Favorite Room: Maura Tierney finds a simple serenity in Venice

    Actress Maura Tierney doesn’t spend as much time as she’d like to in Southern California now that she’s doing more theater work and filming television shows in New York.

    Tierney, who is known for her roles in “ER,” “NewsRadio” and “The Affair” (for which she won a Golden Globe Award this year),...

  • Home of the Day: 007 digs in the Trousdale Estates
    Home of the Day: 007 digs in the Trousdale Estates

    Designed by the award-winning team at XTEN Architecture, this sleek modern home in Beverly Hills looks like something out of a James Bond film: sexy, sophisticated and intriguing. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls retract to blur the boundaries between the open-plan interiors and the infinity-edge swimming...

  • Home of the Day: A refined touch in Beverly Hills
    Home of the Day: A refined touch in Beverly Hills

    Tucked behind wrought-iron gates, this Mediterranean estate in Beverly Hills makes a great opening statement with a rounded foyer and sweeping wrought iron staircase. Further inside, living spaces by designer Maya Williams feature an elegant touch with glittering chandeliers, stone surfaces and...

  • UCLA sells landmark Japanese garden for $12.5 million
    UCLA sells landmark Japanese garden for $12.5 million

    Ending a long-running legal dispute, UCLA announced Friday that it has sold a landmark Japanese garden and home in Bel-Air for $12.5 million to real estate developer Mark Gabay.

    Under terms of the sale between Gabay and the UC regents, the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden must be maintained in its...

  • Slain UCLA professor William Klug, father of two, praised as 'great man' by students
    Slain UCLA professor William Klug, father of two, praised as 'great man' by students

    William “Bill” Klug, a UCLA professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was insatiably curious about the way complex things worked — cancer cells, the HIV virus, the tissue in a beating heart.

    Klug was said to be brilliant. He was said to be kind. 

    “If you asked who is the nicest professor...

  • Home of the Day: Contemporary canyon retreat in Santa Monica
    Home of the Day: Contemporary canyon retreat in Santa Monica

    Tucked into the Santa Monica Canyon hillside, this renovated two-story maximizes square footage with an indoor-outdoor floor plan, high ceilings and abundant natural light. A floating staircase, gourmet kitchen and luxury master bath are hallmarks of the home's contemporary design.

    Address: 420...

  • After day of fear, UCLA students grapple with resuming classes, feeling 'normal' again
    After day of fear, UCLA students grapple with resuming classes, feeling 'normal' again

    UCLA quickly announced plans to hold most classes as scheduled on Thursday, the day after a murder-suicide in which two people died. But as thousands of rattled UCLA students gathered their belongings — and bearings — after a terrifying morning of hiding in restrooms, texting loved ones and attempting...

  • How students coped during UCLA lockdown
    How students coped during UCLA lockdown

    They hunkered down in classrooms, bathrooms and dormitories. They shoved makeshift barricades against classroom doors and armed themselves with crude weapons. They texted frantic family members and friends and took to social media. They avoided windows and doors. They whispered.  

    The alert had...

  • 'It's crazy.' Student survived Isla Vista rampage, and now UCLA violence
    'It's crazy.' Student survived Isla Vista rampage, and now UCLA violence

    The routine seemed all too familiar to Jeremy Peschard. The alerts rolled in about an active shooter; buildings were quickly locked to protect the students inside; officers swarmed the campus. 

    He had seen it all before just two years ago during the shooting rampage in Isla Vista near UCSB. 

    Peschard,...

  • News of UCLA shooting arrives as L.A. City Council discusses gun violence
    News of UCLA shooting arrives as L.A. City Council discusses gun violence

    Wednesday’s murder-suicide shooting at UCLA took place on the same day that the Los Angeles City Council was staging a ceremony commemorating National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

    One activist who attended the City Hall event said it was the second time in the past year that council members have...

  • Anxious parents watch and worry over UCLA shooting
    Anxious parents watch and worry over UCLA shooting

    Once is too much. Twice is implausible.

    That’s what television producer Mary Zilba thought Wednesday morning when she heard about the shooting at UCLA.

    Zilba was one of the parents of UCLA students who watched in fear on television as their children’s school became the scene of yet another shooting...

  • 'It was such a madhouse': The frantic search at UCLA after murder-suicide
    'It was such a madhouse': The frantic search at UCLA after murder-suicide

    Police used a tried and true method to sweep the UCLA campus after a fatal shooting Wednesday.

    Police said two men died in a murder suicide, but officials still methodically moved through the campus to clear classrooms.

    Alex Baquero, 31, was installing some equipment at Boelter Hall when he started...

  • Classroom by classroom, police search for UCLA shooter
    Classroom by classroom, police search for UCLA shooter

    As police search for a suspect in a shooting at the UCLA campus, they are using a tried-and-true method that has been honed in numerous similar incidents.

    According to authorities, two people were shot on campus and police are looking for a 6-foot-tall man dressed in all black. Hundreds of law...

  • 'Don't roofie someone on our watch': Man arrested in alleged attempt to drug date
    'Don't roofie someone on our watch': Man arrested in alleged attempt to drug date

    The Santa Monica Police Department on Monday identified a man accused of attempting to drug his date’s unattended drink, according to three women dining in the same California restaurant.

    Michael Hsu was arrested Thursday in connection with the incident at Fig restaurant, according to Santa Monica...

  • Man charged in alleged attempt to drug date at Santa Monica restaurant
    Man charged in alleged attempt to drug date at Santa Monica restaurant

    A Los Angeles man was charged Tuesday after he was seen apparently drugging his date’s drink at a restaurant, prosecutors said.

    Michael Hsu, 24, faces one felony count each of administering a drug and assault with the intent to commit a sex crime, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s...

  • Home of the Day: Life on a grand scale in Pacific Palisades
    Home of the Day: Life on a grand scale in Pacific Palisades

    On a hilltop overlooking the Pacific, this two-story contemporary home designed by architect Anthony Zubick is defined by its grand scale: dramatic walls of glass, soaring ceilings and Fleetwood pocket doors that facilitate seamless indoor-outdoor living. The open floor plan features a chef’s kitchen,...

  • Beverly Hills home built on the original Buster Keaton estate lists for sale
    Beverly Hills home built on the original Buster Keaton estate lists for sale

    In 1954, Dwight D. Eisenhower was in his first term as president, Willie Mays made The Catch, “Mr. Sandman” was on the radio — and a house that became a favorite hangout for Hollywood elite was built on Pamela Drive.

    The property had been part of a larger estate belonging to silent-film comic Buster...

  • Anything-goes Venice is a feast for the senses
    Anything-goes Venice is a feast for the senses

    Venice was conceived and built in the early 1900s, once part of a string of Southland coastal amusement parks that stretched from Santa Monica’s Pleasure Pier to the Pike in Long Beach. 

    It was a time so genteel that men’s and women’s bathing suits ran from ankle to neck, and attractions like ballroom...

  • Bruins QB Josh Rosen tells it like it is regarding UCLA's new Under Armour deal
    Bruins QB Josh Rosen tells it like it is regarding UCLA's new Under Armour deal

    Josh Rosen knows how things work in the NCAA. Like when a school signs the most lucrative shoe and apparel deal in college sports history, and the starting quarterback — and every other athlete on campus — won't see a dime of the money that comes from it. UCLA announced Tuesday it had inked a 15-year,...

  • Home of the Day: King of the hill in Ocean Park
    Home of the Day: King of the hill in Ocean Park

    Perched atop the highest hill in Ocean Park, this 1912 Craftsman home commands city and ocean views and boasts one of the largest lots in the area. The Arts and Crafts-style home has been thoughtfully restored to showcase original character and design while introducing updated fixtures and modern...

  • Home of the Day: Pocket listing with design pedigree
    Home of the Day: Pocket listing with design pedigree

    In a world full of wannabes, this creative, live/work loft designed by architect Frank Gehry and modern artist Charles Arnoldi is the real deal.

    The four-level space, once Arnoldi’s home, is being offered for sale with plans for a dramatic entryway developed by Seattle-based design firm  Olson...

  • 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...

  • Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea
    Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea

    The space shuttle external tank known as ET-94 never flew, but it finished a decidedly different journey, by sea, early Wednesday when it docked in Marina del Rey atop a sea barge.

    The 15-story tank began its journey last month from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana, where it was built, ...

  • Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea
    Giant space shuttle tank arrives in L.A. by sea

    The space shuttle external tank known as ET-94 never flew, but it finished a decidedly different journey, by sea, early Wednesday when it docked in Marina del Rey atop a sea barge.

    The 15-story tank began its journey last month from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana, where it was built, ...

  • Nigerian oil magnate exits Bel-Air with off-market sale of trophy home
    Nigerian oil magnate exits Bel-Air with off-market sale of trophy home

    The high-end market in Los Angeles has long been a popular spot for pocket-heavy foreign buyers looking to park their money, but recent top sales saw one international investor cashing out on the Westside. Here's a look at the most expensive homes that changed hands in the last two weeks of April.

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  • 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...

  • Palisades swimmer pops question at City Section finals: 'Will you go to the prom?'
    Palisades swimmer pops question at City Section finals: 'Will you go to the prom?'

    Zachary Senator, one of the top swimmers at City Section power Palisades, waited until Friday's City Section swim championships to ask his girlfriend, soccer standout Kaitlyn Purcell, the big question.

    The school prom is next Saturday, so Senator got out of the pool at East Los Angeles College...

  • Hot Property | Barbara Barry
    Hot Property | Barbara Barry

    The 5,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills features soft hues, Art Deco accents and vintage furniture.

  • Home of the Day: Living outside the box in Cheviot Hills
    Home of the Day: Living outside the box in Cheviot Hills

    The backside of this two-story contemporary doesn’t just blend the boundaries between inside and out, it erases them. Taking full advantage of Southern California’s sunny climate, the newly built home features retractable glass walls that open to a landscaped yard. An open living/dining room and...

  • Why a white woman's discrimination lawsuit against the Getty is no joke and could set a precedent
    Why a white woman's discrimination lawsuit against the Getty is no joke and could set a precedent

    The case of Samantha Niemann vs. the Getty Foundation has generated all manner of headlines and Internet jabs after the white university student claimed she had been deterred from applying for an internship program geared toward underrepresented minorities.

    Boing Boing responded with a tearful...

  • Home of the Day: Spanish style with ornate dressing
    Home of the Day: Spanish style with ornate dressing

    Owned by the family behind the stitchery at Embroidery Palace in L.A., this 1927 Spanish-style home near Beverlywood offers a combination of eclectic appeal and vintage charm. 

    Ornate interiors go for baroque with a custom décor that includes crystal chandeliers, dramatic draperies and gilded finishes....

  • Home of the Day: A fresh start on the Westside
    Home of the Day: A fresh start on the Westside

    This newly constructed contemporary home in Santa Monica, with its modern styling and high-end amenities, offers first dibs on personalizing the never-owned-before property. Polished concrete floors, a gourmet kitchen and a luxurious master suite complete with spa-like bath define the interiors....

  • Man, 49, dies after being rescued from ocean at Venice Beach
    Man, 49, dies after being rescued from ocean at Venice Beach

    A 49-year-old man died Sunday after he and two other swimmers were rescued from the water near the Venice Beach pier. 

    Lifeguards received a report at 5:30 p.m. of three distressed swimmers who were about 50 yards offshore, just north of the pier, said Lidia Barillas, a spokeswoman for the Los...

  • Builder designs with women's lifestyles in mind
    Builder designs with women's lifestyles in mind

    Everyone's heard of a man cave, but what about an entire home designed for a woman?

    Builder and designer Kim Gordon has done just that. She briskly demolishes, renovates and stages homes geared toward female buyers in the white-hot Westside tech market, creating seven Venice residences since 2010.

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  • 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...

  • Still standing: L.A.-area homes that have survived crimes' infamy
    Still standing: L.A.-area homes that have survived crimes' infamy

    The City of Angels is home to many of the most glamorous residences in the world — and some of the most notorious. Here at Hot Property, we often put together lists of the most jaw-dropping Malibu mansions or the priciest home sales of the month. This time around, we're taking a look at some of...

  • Beverly Hills home of Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley is up for sale
    Beverly Hills home of Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley is up for sale

    The longtime Beverly Hills home of late entertainers Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley is on the market for $7.25 million.

    The Traditional-style home, built in 1948, changed hands a year ago for $3.6 million and has since been extensively renovated by SimoDesign. The resulting modernized house has...

  • Hot Property | Gary Collins & Mary Ann Mobley
    Hot Property | Gary Collins & Mary Ann Mobley

    The renovated home in Beverly Hills features a floating staircase and a glass wine closet.

  • UCLA wide receiver Ishmael Adams gets probation in plea deal over attack on Uber driver
    UCLA wide receiver Ishmael Adams gets probation in plea deal over attack on Uber driver

    UCLA wide receiver Ishmael Adams pleaded no contest Tuesday to battery after using force to rob a cellphone from an Uber driver in October, officials said.

    As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Adams was sentenced to 20 days of community labor, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and psychological...

  • Driver in wild L.A. County chase arrested again — this time on a motorcycle
    Driver in wild L.A. County chase arrested again — this time on a motorcycle

    The Ford Mustang driver and burglary suspect who shocked Los Angeles County with an epic car chase that featured spinning doughnuts on Hollywood Boulevard and the throwing of fast food at a TMZ tour bus last month has been arrested again.

    This time, Herschel Reynolds stands accused of hitting a...

  • Jean-Claude Van Damme gets $7.25 million for his trophy home in Marina del Rey
    Jean-Claude Van Damme gets $7.25 million for his trophy home in Marina del Rey

    Actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme has made a clean split from his home in Marina Del Rey, selling the canal-front property 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 recently priced at $7.949...

  • 12 rescued from sinking boat near Marina del Rey
    12 rescued from sinking boat near Marina del Rey

    Twelve people were rescued Sunday afternoon from a sinking boat off Marina del Rey, authorities said.

    The 35-foot Scarab powerboat was reported sinking about 1 1/2 miles south of Marina del Rey, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Sondra Kneen.

    The vessel was first reported to authorities just...

  • Googleplex architect thrives in the wide, open spaces
    Googleplex architect thrives in the wide, open spaces

    Architect Clive Wilkinson's most famous work became known as the Googleplex. His own home also has a moniker, at least among his friends: Club Clive.

    This is Palm Springs living in West Hollywood. A place for smaller dinner parties "and much more crazy ones," he said. This is a party house — and...

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

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

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

    $23 million — Beverly...

  • Pro photographers labor to show properties in a better light
    Pro photographers labor to show properties in a better light

    Listing your home? It pays to hire a pro photographer.

    Everyone seems to be a shutterbug these days, but grainy smartphone pics just don't cut it when it comes to producing eye-catching images that attract prospective buyers.

    "I've had clients tell me, 'I've got an iPhone 6,' and I have to stop...

  • Old and young get along famously at Big Daddy's Antiques
    Old and young get along famously at Big Daddy's Antiques

    Forget teacups and doilies — Big Daddy's Antiques has been redefining what's cool, collectible and vintage for 15 years.

    Even though the Culver City store sells old stuff, it appeals to a high-profile young clientele: Bruno Mars, Harry Styles and Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are customers, as...

  • Datebook: A key L.A. painter celebrates 90 years, Joan Snyder's first L.A. show and Austronesian art
    Datebook: A key L.A. painter celebrates 90 years, Joan Snyder's first L.A. show and Austronesian art

    An artist celebrates 90 with a new survey of work. A New York abstractionist brings key works to Los Angeles. And a downtown gallery looks at the history of an informal L.A. exhibition space. Plus: The wild sculptures and textiles of Austronesian cultures. Here are four shows to see this week:

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  • An injured Ed Moses is present 'in spirit' at his 90th birthday dinner
    An injured Ed Moses is present 'in spirit' at his 90th birthday dinner

    Ed Moses’ 90th birthday dinner, a private party for close friends and family at the William Turner Gallery on Thursday night, was a festive affair -- though one tinged with concern: Moses himself was missing.

    The artist fell in his living room a few days earlier and injured his leg. His son Andy,...

  • UCLA, bustling retail village give Westwood its staying power
    UCLA, bustling retail village give Westwood its staying power

    The first recorded name of the area that would become Westwood was "ranch of the beautiful breezes."

    After a short-lived incarnation as the town of Sunset, the land was sold in 1922 to the Janss brothers, the two men who would shape Westwood as we know it today.

    They built the neighborhood from...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball turned back by Notre Dame Academy
    Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy softball turned back by Notre Dame Academy

    Softball: Tologs suffer 10-5 Sunshine League defeat, drop to 2-3 in league.

  • Laurie Anderson, Todd Haynes to share honors at Hammer Museum's Gala in the Garden
    Laurie Anderson, Todd Haynes to share honors at Hammer Museum's Gala in the Garden

    The Hammer Museum will honor multimedia artist Laurie Anderson and filmmaker Todd Haynes at its 14th annual Gala in the Garden scheduled for Oct. 8, the museum announced Thursday.

    The event serves as one of the museum's biggest fundraisers. Last year's edition pulled in $2.5 million. Proceeds support...

  • Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter list their modern beach house in Venice
    Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter list their modern beach house in Venice

    Television and film actor Don Cheadle and his partner, actress-designer Bridgid Coulter, have put their home in the Oxford Triangle area of Venice up for sale at $2.45 million.

    Originally a cozy bungalow of just 800 square feet, the home was completely transformed by Coulter, owner of the Santa...

  • Hot Property | Don Cheadle & Bridgid Coulter
    Hot Property | Don Cheadle & Bridgid Coulter

    The contemporary-style home in the Oxford Triangle area of Venice was reimagined by actress-designer Bridgid Coulter.

  • Home of the Day: Big blue in Santa Monica's Sunset Park
    Home of the Day: Big blue in Santa Monica's Sunset Park

    Located on a corner lot close to the beach, this striking cobalt-colored contemporary home features crisp interiors designed by Sally Trout and a verdant landscape with pool. Artistic modern finishes, light fixtures and designer tile complement an open-concept floor plan awash in natural light...

  • 'Jane Doe #59' was a 19-year-old from Montreal -- was she also a Manson victim?
    'Jane Doe #59' was a 19-year-old from Montreal -- was she also a Manson victim?

    A woman whose death was feared to be connected to the Manson family slayings was identified late last year as a Canadian teenager, but Los Angeles police detectives still have no concrete evidence linking the vicious stabbing death to the series of slayings carried out by Charles Manson and his...

  • Home of the Day: Natural beauty in Pacific Palisades
    Home of the Day: Natural beauty in Pacific Palisades

    Designed by Los Angeles-based architect and champion of sustainable technologies Warren Wagner, this energy-efficient home incorporates natural light and canyon views into every space. Organic materials and machined elements create a rustic yet modern aesthetic. A second-floor master suite takes...

  • Home of the Day: Geometry + class in Mar Vista
    Home of the Day: Geometry + class in Mar Vista

    This two-story in Mar Vista underwent the kind of facelift that suggests more witness protection program than a quick nip and tuck. The transformative renovation resulted in a like-new property with premium amenities and contemporary appeal. 

    Large modern windows and skylights flood the open-concept...

  • Where to have Mother's Day brunch in L.A.
    Where to have Mother's Day brunch in L.A.

    It's Mom's special day, so maybe make someone else cook and do the dishes. Here are some places offering Mother's Day specials this year. 

    208 Rodeo will have a special brunch menu available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include foie gras mousse with fruit compote, mixed berry French toast and...

  • Daniel Joseph Martinez offers a front-row seat to a famous artistic murder -- starring himself
    Daniel Joseph Martinez offers a front-row seat to a famous artistic murder -- starring himself

    Walk into Roberts & Tilton gallery in Culver City and you will stumble into a murder scene.

    A man lies dead in a bathtub. His wild-eyed assailant stands behind him, knife in hand, ready to strike again in case the deed is not done. Another figure reaches toward the murderer, futilely trying to...

  • Real estate's grande dame

    Joyce Rey has been behind the sales of mega-million-dollar properties known for historic names, not mere addresses: Pickfair, Owlwood, Greenacres, Le Belvedere.

    Since launching her career in 1974, the real estate agent's superlative deals now exceed $3 billion. Her best year to date: 2014, when...

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

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

    Set on more than...

  • Datebook: An artist rethinks Ed Ruscha, paintings of domestic settings, a festival of zines
    Datebook: An artist rethinks Ed Ruscha, paintings of domestic settings, a festival of zines

    A famous photographic work by Ed Ruscha gets a painterly do-over. Domestic settings that feel like they're coming alive. And a look at mass-produced architectural developments. Plus, writers celebrate Octavia Butler and Long Beach gets zine-y. Here are seven events and exhibitions to check out...

  • Home of the Day: Urban oasis in Century City
    Home of the Day: Urban oasis in Century City

    Designed to offer sanctuary in the heart of Century City, this Mediterranean-style villa is built around an open, tiled courtyard within a private, gated community. Classic architectural cues include arched doorways, wrought-iron details, wood floors and stone fireplaces. Contemporary light fixtures...

  • Actress Eva Gabor's green acreage is for sale in Holmby Hills
    Actress Eva Gabor's green acreage is for sale in Holmby Hills

    The onetime estate of the late TV actress Eva Gabor, who co-starred in the 1960s sitcom “Green Acres,” is back up for sale in Holmby Hills at $12.95 million.

    Actors Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow, Audrey Hepburn, Anita Louise and David Niven are among the Hollywood notables who called the Southern Colonial...

  • Will Santa Monica's Expo Line get you out of your car?
    Will Santa Monica's Expo Line get you out of your car?

    Each day, about 80,000 people travel to Santa Monica for work. At the same time, about 45,000 Santa Monica residents head to jobs outside the city.

    Most drive solo, often on jammed freeways.

    Even the biggest public-transportation boosters acknowledge that next month's arrival of the Expo Line —...

  • Home of the Day: Urban oasis in Century City
    Home of the Day: Urban oasis in Century City

    This three-story home in Los Angeles’ Westside community of Century City boasts proximity to shopping, dining, movie theaters, world-class golf courses and private country clubs.

  • Kogi Taqueria, the brick-and-mortar version of the Kogi truck, is now open in Palms
    Kogi Taqueria, the brick-and-mortar version of the Kogi truck, is now open in Palms

    Roy Choi is once again cooking in a mini-mall in Palms, as his highly anticipated brick-and-mortar Kogi Taqueria opened Tuesday morning. It's a homecoming of sorts for Choi and his team, as the new Kogi — the restaurant version of his four Kogi BBQ taco trucks — is about two blocks south of the...

  • Home of the Day: Lauren Conrad slept here
    Home of the Day: Lauren Conrad slept here

    Renovated by actress, author and fashion entrepreneur Lauren Conrad, this Beverly Hills penthouse is a showcase of modern style philosophy. Conrad, who sold the place in February, paired casual rusticity with high-end glamour to create a bright and restful loving space. Features of note include...

  • Owner of former home of legendary gossip columnist Rona Barrett wants to talk to a serious buyer
    Owner of former home of legendary gossip columnist Rona Barrett wants to talk to a serious buyer

    She interviewed Cher while they sat together on the singer’s bed. She chatted with actor Walter Matthau on a park bench. She grilled a young Donald Trump on why he said he wouldn’t want to be president of the United States.

    Rona Barrett, the legendary gossip columnist and television personality,...

  • Singer Anastacia is taking her longtime Beverly Hills home off her tour circuit
    Singer Anastacia is taking her longtime Beverly Hills home off her tour circuit

    Globe-trotting singer-songwriter Anastacia has listed her Beverly Hills home to the tune of $3.65 million.

    The 4,344-square-foot home is entered on the same level as the master bedroom and an office that could be used as another bedroom. The master suite has balconies that take in canyon and treetop...

  • L.A. considers providing homeless in Venice with housing, bathrooms and storage
    L.A. considers providing homeless in Venice with housing, bathrooms and storage

    Los Angeles is considering a new effort to deal with the burgeoning homeless population in Venice that includes 24-hour access to bathrooms, free storage facilities and development of supportive housing on city land.

    The measures, contained in four motions outlined by L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin,...

  • 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...

  • The Women Chefs & Restaurateurs conference is this weekend
    The Women Chefs & Restaurateurs conference is this weekend

    If you're planning your food-related activities this weekend, you should know of one that's maybe a bit more worth your time than another craft beer or ramen crawl. This Sunday and Monday, the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) annual conference is being held in Los Angeles. Which means that a large...

  • Tax day 2016 specials: 66-cent martinis, $1 Old Fashioneds, $1 oysters
    Tax day 2016 specials: 66-cent martinis, $1 Old Fashioneds, $1 oysters

    Monday is tax day (it's usually April 15), in case you needed a reminder. Maybe you paid the government some money this year; maybe you got a refund. Either way, a 66-cent martini and a dozen $1 oysters sounds like a good idea. Here are some places around town offering tax day specials. 

    1933 Group:...

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Pacific Palisades
    Neighborhood Spotlight: Pacific Palisades

    If Pacific Palisades seems apart from the city, more retreat than urban neighborhood, that's because it is — and has been for nearly a century.

    Formally founded in the 1920s by a Methodist organization, Pacific Palisades in the years since has also been a place of shelter for Jewish artists and...

  • With L.A. State Historic Park as its stage, Cornerstone unfurls tales of Native American identity
    With L.A. State Historic Park as its stage, Cornerstone unfurls tales of Native American identity

    Southern California is mythologized as a land of reinvented identity, but in Cornerstone Theater Company’s “Urban Rez,” it instead becomes ground zero in a quest to reclaim identities long lost.

    The identities in question are the heritage and birthright of indigenous peoples trapped in bureaucratic...

  • Datebook: An L.A. sculptor's storied career unearthed, chronicling invisible labor, and a show of GIFs
    Datebook: An L.A. sculptor's storied career unearthed, chronicling invisible labor, and a show of GIFs

    A California sculptor has her moment. A painter who drags her canvases all over the town (literally). And a paintings exhibition that explores the contributions of labor to our society. Plus: An electronic environment that nods to ancient culture and an online exhibition consisting entirely of...

  • Roman floor mosaics with violent scenes pack a punch at Getty Villa
    Roman floor mosaics with violent scenes pack a punch at Getty Villa

    Combat. Conflict. Life or death skirmishes. Brawling.

    Judging from the admittedly small sample of nearly a dozen fragments of floor mosaics, several quite large, in a new exhibition at the Getty Villa, ancient Romans across the sprawling empire were pretty obsessed with the bloody violence necessary...

  • Last chance to see Ruben Ochoa's latest twist on his urban landscape obsession: Giving rust new life
    Last chance to see Ruben Ochoa's latest twist on his urban landscape obsession: Giving rust new life

    Ruben Ochoa has always been an artist intrigued by the base materials of the urban landscape. He has transformed humble loading pallets into alien-like forms. Created vast gridded installations out of rebar. And used concrete and soil in ways that make it seem as if the earth is collapsing.

    His...

  • Last chance to see painter Armin Boehm's fractured point of view
    Last chance to see painter Armin Boehm's fractured point of view

    The 11 big figurative paintings in Armin Boehm’s first solo show in the United States fall into two groups: still lifes of flowers and urbanites engaged in leisure activities. Imagine people hanging out in lounges, working out at the gym, doing yoga in the park.

    The trappings of stylish lifestyles...

  • Suzanne Saperstein, former owner of Fleur de Lys, buys in Beverly Hills
    Suzanne Saperstein, former owner of Fleur de Lys, buys in Beverly Hills

    Suzanne Saperstein has made another splash in the Platinum Triangle, albeit a smaller one from her last go-around.

    The socialite and former owner of the Westside manor known as Fleur de Lys has bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $9.465 million.

    With about 7,500 square feet of interiors, the...

  • Hot Property | Suzanne Saperstein
    Hot Property | Suzanne Saperstein

    The 1920s Spanish Colonial-style house in Beverly Hills sits on more than half an acre with a lighted tennis court, a tiled patio and a swimming pool and spa.

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