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  • Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day

    Free Salt & Straw ice cream at Compartes in Brentwood for Valentine's Day

    As if a Hallmark holiday devoted to love wasn't enough cause for celebration, Salt & Straw is handing out free ice cream. The Salt & Straw ice cream truck will be giving away free mini scoops at Compartes Chocolatier in Brentwood on Valentine's Day. The scoop shop collaborated with Jonathan Grahm...

  • New superfood cafes opening in L.A. area — with DIY porridge

    New superfood cafes opening in L.A. area — with DIY porridge

    In sunny Southern California, nothing says the holidays like a new superfood cafe. Beaming, an organic, superfood cafe from San Diego, is opening locations in Brentwood on Monday, and in Santa Monica on Dec. 15. The cafe is known for its cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies and plant-based...

  • Oktoberfest on tap at Rockenwagner, Lucques, Bar Bouchon and in Ojai

    Oktoberfest on tap at Rockenwagner, Lucques, Bar Bouchon and in Ojai

    Still haven’t firmed up your Oktoberfest plans? Here are some more options. Cafe Rockenwagner’s annual party is in full swing, featuring an updated German menu, stein-hoisting contests, and cookie decorating. It runs through Oct. 26. Appetizers include red cabbage fritters, an “Obatza” plate with...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • TV giant Fred Silverman does some reprogramming on the Westside

    TV giant Fred Silverman does some reprogramming on the Westside

    Fred Silverman made an indelible mark on American television with such 1970s hits as “All in the Family,” “The Waltons” and “Charlie’s Angels.” Now the TV producer and exec is trying for another sort of hit, listing his Westside compound for sale at $30 million. Set on more than 2.5 park-like acres...

  • After close shave, 'Bearded Bandit' suspect is busted

    After close shave, 'Bearded Bandit' suspect is busted

    A serial bank robbery suspect in Northern California known as the “Bearded Bandit” was caught by police Wednesday night after a passerby spotted him shopping for razors, local media reported. Kenneth Ellis was arrested without most of his well-groomed whiskers and a freshly shaved head after a...

  • Home of the Day: East Coast charm in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: East Coast charm in Brentwood

    The East Coast charm of shingles and shutters defines this classic, Cape Cod-inspired family home in the Brentwood Park area. The three-story property offers large, traditionally designed rooms, five fireplaces, custom molding and lots of natural light. A year-round outdoor entertaining area with...

  • Filmmaker Scott Cooper ready to part with his Midcentury home in Brentwood
    Filmmaker Scott Cooper ready to part with his Midcentury home in Brentwood

    Talk about a restful place to get away from one's work life. Writer-director-producer Scott Cooper, who gained fame for his work on “Crazy Heart,” has put his Brentwood house up for sale at $3.695 million.

    Three walls of glass in the main living areas of the single-story contemporary, built in...

  • Datebook: The art of Robert Mapplethorpe, photographs in Play-Doh, and zipper paintings
    Datebook: The art of Robert Mapplethorpe, photographs in Play-Doh, and zipper paintings

    A photographer’s legendary erotic portfolios. A Los Angeles painter's early works -- crafted from zippers. And an artist who uses lingerie to reflect contemporary attitudes in pop culture. Plus, the painted works of a noted poet, a group show that explores form and abstraction and famous photography...

  • Where to go for Easter brunch in and around Los Angeles
    Where to go for Easter brunch in and around Los Angeles

    If you're planning on having Easter brunch out this year (no one will blame you), here's a guide to restaurants offering brunch, and even a few Easter egg hunts, in and around the L.A. area. Because even if your family's tradition includes roast leg of lamb, crab eggs Benedict and bottomless mimosas,...

  • 'Wolverine' director James Mangold sells his Tudor-style home in Brentwood
    'Wolverine' director James Mangold sells his Tudor-style home in Brentwood

    Director and screenwriter James Mangold has sold his house in Brentwood's Mandeville Canyon area for $3.15 million.

    The Brittany Tudor-style home was built in 1964 and designed by local architect Gerard R. Coldcord. Known for building comfortable family homes in interpretations of a variety of...

  • Developer should lose building permits over illegally chopped trees, L.A. officials say
    Developer should lose building permits over illegally chopped trees, L.A. officials say

    Los Angeles officials cracked down on a Brentwood developer Monday, saying he should be barred for the next five years from building on a site where three trees were illegally chopped down.

    Nazario Sauceda, director of the city's Bureau of Street Services, issued a four-page letter saying Sullivan...

  • 'Law & Order: SVU' cop Peter Gallagher shaves a titch off his Brentwood estate's list price
    'Law & Order: SVU' cop Peter Gallagher shaves a titch off his Brentwood estate's list price

    Actor Peter Gallagher of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” has reduced the price on his gated estate in Brentwood to $5.795 million. He listed the house a month ago at $5.995 million.

    Old-growth sycamores and mature palms shelter the Midcentury Modern house set on more than half an acre. The...

  • Hot Property | Peter Gallagher
    Hot Property | Peter Gallagher

    The gated home in Brentwood sits among tall palms and mature trees on more than half an acre.

  • Officer tried to report knife found on O.J. Simpson's property years ago, attorney says
    Officer tried to report knife found on O.J. Simpson's property years ago, attorney says

    The retired Los Angeles police officer given a knife found by a construction worker at O.J. Simpson's former estate called the LAPD to report it years ago, his attorney said Friday.

    When the department showed no interest, retired officer George Maycott put it in his toolbox for more than a decade,...

  • Knife find 'a joke' says man who demolished O.J. Simpson's former home
    Knife find 'a joke' says man who demolished O.J. Simpson's former home

    Everyone wanted a piece of the O.J. Simpson story back in the 1990s, Mike Weber remembers.

    “He evoked a lot of emotion in a lot of people. He’s definitely a figure in history – not a good one,” said Weber, owner of Weber-Madgwick Inc., the construction company that razed Simpson’s old home in 1998...

  • Officer tried to report knife found on O.J. Simpson's property years ago, attorney says
    Officer tried to report knife found on O.J. Simpson's property years ago, attorney says

    The retired Los Angeles police officer given a knife found by a construction worker at O.J. Simpson's former estate called the LAPD to report it years ago, his attorney said Friday.

    When the department showed no interest, retired officer George Maycott put it in his toolbox for more than a decade,...

  • Knife find is 'a joke,' says the man who demolished O.J. Simpson's former home
    Knife find is 'a joke,' says the man who demolished O.J. Simpson's former home

    Everyone wanted a piece of the O.J. Simpson story back in the 1990s, Mike Weber remembers.

    “He evoked a lot of emotion in a lot of people. He’s definitely a figure in history -- not a good one,” said Weber, owner of Weber-Madgwick Inc., the construction company that razed Simpson’s old home in...

  • Home of the Day: Ranch dressing in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Ranch dressing in Brentwood

    Los Angeles-based Nicholas/Budd Architects renovated this contemporary ranch-style home with respect for its Midcentury roots and natural setting.

    Picture windows frame views of a park-like landscape, while interior walls provide ample room to showcase carefully curated art. In spite of the home's...

  • Home of the Day: Ranch dressing in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Ranch dressing in Brentwood

    A Midcentury style ranch house offers sanctuary and style within a busy city.

  • Datebook: An artist flea market, art of the noir and the iconic woodwork of Sam Maloof
    Datebook: An artist flea market, art of the noir and the iconic woodwork of Sam Maloof

    An artist flea market. An exhibition that explores the nature of the color black. And a show devoted to the legacy of an iconic California woodworker. Plus: New paintings, art inspired by rats and a talk about the Blaxicans of Los Angeles. Here are six events not to miss this week:

    “Noir: The Romance...

  • The L.A. chocolatier that makes beautiful chocolate you can pair with booze
    The L.A. chocolatier that makes beautiful chocolate you can pair with booze

    According to Jonathan Grahm, owner of the Brentwood-based Compartés Chocolatier, "everything is better with chocolate," including alcohol.

    Grahm, who is making some of the most beautiful chocolate in Los Angeles, filled with farmers market finds and wrapped in packages that feature prints of everything...

  • Getty purchases Gentileschi's radiant 'Danaë,' now owns 2 of 3 paintings in a set
    Getty purchases Gentileschi's radiant 'Danaë,' now owns 2 of 3 paintings in a set

    Two down, one to go.

    That's a bit of wishful thinking, but the J. Paul Getty Museum's acquisition Thursday of Orazio Gentileschi's magnificent Baroque masterpiece "Danaë" excites the imagination.

    The painting is the first in a set of three commissioned from the Rome-based, Pisa-born artist in 1621...

  • Getty acquires Baroque masterpiece by Orazio Gentileschi
    Getty acquires Baroque masterpiece by Orazio Gentileschi

    On Tuesday, Sotheby’s auction house feted the J. Paul Getty Museum at a private dinner at its New York showroom, with European Renaissance, Baroque and Old Master paintings from its next sale as an elegant backdrop.

    At Thursday’s sale, the Getty returned the gesture -- in a manner of speaking --...

  • Valentine's Day restaurant specials
    Valentine's Day restaurant specials

    Depending on who you're married to or dating, Valentine's Day can either be the biggest deal ever, or just another day of the year. Either way, the two of you have to eat something. If you're looking to go out on one of the busiest restaurant evenings of the year, Godspeed. Here are some restaurants...

  • Home of the Day: Tudor style on the Westside
    Home of the Day: Tudor style on the Westside

    Set on close to half an acre in Brentwood, this Tudor-style house invites entertaining with a den with a wet bar, a wood-paneled library and formal living and dining rooms topped with box-beam ceilings. French doors open to reveal a wide terrace balcony overlooking a covered patio and a fenced...

  • Home of the Day: Tudor style on the Westside
    Home of the Day: Tudor style on the Westside

    The Tudor-style house sits on close to half an acre in Brentwood with outdoor entertaining spaces and a swimming pool.

  • Hot Property | Sturges House
    Hot Property | Sturges House

    The 1939 Sturges House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is considered the architect's only Usonian-style house in California.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House in Brentwood to be auctioned
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House in Brentwood to be auctioned

    One of L.A.’s unique homes, the landmark George D. Sturges House in Brentwood Heights, is going up for auction next month.

    Set up from the street on a sloping hillside, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residence is part of the estate of actor Jack Larson and his partner, director James Bridges,...

  • Datebook: Collages of L.A., an architectural dance project, abstractions of the Internet
    Datebook: Collages of L.A., an architectural dance project, abstractions of the Internet

    The Los Angeles art world comes roaring back to life this weekend with openings and events all over town. This includes a show that examines the psychology of horse racing in Chinatown, L.A. photography in Sawtelle, meticulously rendered drawings in Hollywood and paintings/installations that evoke...

  • 'Vampire Slayer' star Alyson Hannigan lands a mini-estate in Brentwood
    'Vampire Slayer' star Alyson Hannigan lands a mini-estate in Brentwood

    Actress Alyson Hannigan of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame has bought a house in Brentwood for $7.89 million.

    The Traditional-style house is set on more than half an acre.

    The formal entry opens to a living room with crown moldings, a stacked stone fireplace and hardwood floors. An expansive formal...

  • Where to celebrate New Year's Eve with a quiet dinner, a black tie party or bottle service
    Where to celebrate New Year's Eve with a quiet dinner, a black tie party or bottle service

    If you haven't made your New Year's Eve plans yet, we've got some suggestions. The following is a list of restaurants and bars around the city open on the last night of the year, from those serving a quiet dinner with a Champagne toast, to places putting on a show. Celebrate with a Spanish masquerade...

  • Producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall sell their compound in Brentwood
    Producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall sell their compound in Brentwood

    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” producer Kathleen Kennedy and her husband, film producer Frank Marshall, have sold their gated compound in Brentwood for $8.6 million.

    The single-story hacienda, built in 1955, is set on more than half an acre and features a fountain entry off a circular driveway....

  • Kelsey Grammer's Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales
    Kelsey Grammer's Malibu digs go for $12.94 million, and other top sales

    The Malibu estate of an actor/comedian, a Los Feliz home built for a silent-film pioneer and newly built residences in Arcadia and Brentwood were among the priciest residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

    $12.94 million — Malibu

    The onetime marital home of Kelsey and Camille...

  • An exotic vibe in Pacific Palisades
    An exotic vibe in Pacific Palisades

    Rich woods, high-end finishes and irregular room shapes give this Pacific Palisades house an exotic vibe. A wide terrace with a chic, elongated fireplace takes in views of the surrounding hillsides and canyon.

    Location: 1514 San Remo Drive, Pacific Palisades 90272

    Asking price: $11.95 million

    Year...

  • NBA star LeBron James buys a $20-million estate in Brentwood
    NBA star LeBron James buys a $20-million estate in Brentwood

    NBA superstar LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has purchased an estate in Brentwood.

    The 9,440-square-foot house was not marketed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service, but public records show the property sold several weeks ago for $20,986,500.

    Built in 2011 and designed by architect...

  • Datebook: Surreal scenarios, art that mines data, light works by James Turrell
    Datebook: Surreal scenarios, art that mines data, light works by James Turrell

    An exhibition that makes art of raw data. A gathering of daguerreotypes. And new works by light-and-space master James Turrell. Plus, collages of the Rijksmuseum; the surreal, coloring-book imagery of John Bankston and the work of a post-World War II northern European group of avant-garde artists....

  • Top sales: Nerdist host Chris Hardwick buys a storied estate in Los Feliz
    Top sales: Nerdist host Chris Hardwick buys a storied estate in Los Feliz

    A storied estate in Los Feliz, a Hidden Hills Traditional and a modern Mediterranean in Arcadia were among the most expensive residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

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  • Natural beauty purveyor CAP is popping up at Jenni Kayne in Brentwood
    Natural beauty purveyor CAP is popping up at Jenni Kayne in Brentwood

    New York natural beauty and skincare purveyor CAP Beauty is popping up at Jenni Kayne's Brentwood boutique from Friday through Nov. 12.

    The pop-up will introduce customers to the retailer before CAP (the acronym stands for clean and pure) opens its first L.A.-area location in 2016.

    Jenni Kayne...

  • Brentwood Traditional on half an acre fetches $7.59 million
    Brentwood Traditional on half an acre fetches $7.59 million

    The 8,279-square-foot Traditional-style house in Brentwood came on the market in February for $7.995 million and sold last week for $7.59 million.

  • Century City penthouse tops L.A. priciest weekly sales at $22.5 million
    Century City penthouse tops L.A. priciest weekly sales at $22.5 million

    A Westside condominium, a French-villa-inspired estate in Arcadia and the longtime Beverly Hills home of a poet-songwriter were among the most expensive residential real estate transactions in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $22.5 million — Century City

    At $22.5 million, a penthouse condominium...

  • Zoe Kravitz, Gwyneth Paltrow and other style gurus honored at InStyle Awards
    Zoe Kravitz, Gwyneth Paltrow and other style gurus honored at InStyle Awards

    A new awards show was minted Monday night in Los Angeles, the InStyle Awards.

    The setting was the spectacular Getty Center at sunset, the first time the museum has been opened for an outside fashion event. And the crowd was A-list gold, with Kim Kardashian, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate...

  • The Getty gives an assist to a Hieronymus Bosch blockbuster in the artist's hometown
    The Getty gives an assist to a Hieronymus Bosch blockbuster in the artist's hometown

    The J. Paul Getty Trust, whose grant-making wing has been the catalyst for the ongoing Pacific Standard Time series of region-wide, multi-exhibition looks at art in Southern California, dialed back the clock a bit and jumped a continent to play a part in a blockbuster art show of 2016: “Hieronymus...

  • Top sales: Palos Verdes home with shooting range fetches $7.45 million
    Top sales: Palos Verdes home with shooting range fetches $7.45 million

    The onetime home of a Broadway producer, a tennis court estate in Brentwood Park and a Palos Verdes Estates contemporary with a shooting range were among the priciest residential real estate sales in the Greater Los Angeles area in the week that ended Oct. 17.

    $10.35 million — Brentwood

    In the...

  • Brentwood Park estate with a tennis court sells for $10.35 million
    Brentwood Park estate with a tennis court sells for $10.35 million

    The Spanish Colonial-style home on North Bristol Avenue sold last week for $10.35 million.

  • A salad grows at the Getty Center: Artist Julia Sherman on the roots of her unusual project
    A salad grows at the Getty Center: Artist Julia Sherman on the roots of her unusual project

    It's no secret that a number of Getty Center visitors spend little time in the galleries and a lot of it in the photogenic gardens designed by artist Robert Irwin, meandering along the descending tree-lined walkway, through the bougainvillea arbor and around the geometric arrangement of azalea...

  • Getty acquires first photos ever taken of ancient ruins ISIS recently destroyed
    Getty acquires first photos ever taken of ancient ruins ISIS recently destroyed

    Martyrdom and historic loss are the common threads in two recent acquisitions by the J. Paul Getty Trust.

    One is a poignant, nearly 600-year-old alabaster figure of a saint who Catholic tradition says was crucified by the ancient Romans – a sculpture that the Nazis looted in 1934 from a German...

  • 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...

  • Datebook: Modern Canadian landscapes, Giant Robot Biennale, Ansel Adams at Manzanar
    Datebook: Modern Canadian landscapes, Giant Robot Biennale, Ansel Adams at Manzanar

    The paintings of a Canadian modernist. Ansel Adams’ photos of Japanese American internment camps. And a biennial that’s all about art by Asian and Asian American up-and-comers. Plus, the oddly delightful paintings of Jacques Flechemuller, a group show about spiritual and physical unions, and new...

  • Top sales: Museum-like showplace in Beverly Hills fetches $23.8 million
    Top sales: Museum-like showplace in Beverly Hills fetches $23.8 million

    A designer showplace in Beverly Hills, an ocean-view condominium in Santa Monica and the Brentwood home of a video game executive were among the most expensive real estate sales in Greater Los Angeles in the week that ended Oct. 3.

    $23.8 million — Beverly Hills

    In the 9900 block of Beverly Grove...

  • Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals
    Datebook: Weimar-era art, photos after the bomb, a show about Irvine's radicals

    Art from one of Germany’s most turbulent periods. A show about Irvine’s art radicals. And photographs of objects forever damaged by the bombing of Hiroshima. Plus: a biennial of contemporary art from the Americas, early collages by a Nigerian-born artist and the Brewery Art Walk. Here’s what we’ve...

  • Datebook: Works from cut paper, abstractions of maps, a documentary about land art
    Datebook: Works from cut paper, abstractions of maps, a documentary about land art

    Elaborate sculptures made of cut paper. Photographs that function as everything but photographs. And early color field abstractions embedded with the profiles of continents. Plus: a conversation with Frank Gehry's biographer, a pair of visiting artists in Pomona and a documentary about land art...

  • Home of the Day: Ray Kappe-designed Midcentury Modern in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Ray Kappe-designed Midcentury Modern in Brentwood

    Known as the Bernheim House, this pedigreed residence sits on a third of an acre in Crestwood Hills, a Brentwood neighborhood known for its collection of Midcentury Modern-style homes. Wood-beamed ceilings, walls of glass and a pair of brick fireplaces are among the distinguishing features of the...

  • Home of the Day: Ray Kappe-designed Midcentury Modern in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Ray Kappe-designed Midcentury Modern in Brentwood

    This Crestwood Hills Midcentury, designed by Ray Kappe and built in 1959, features walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, two brick fireplaces and views of the Getty Center.

  • 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...

  • Prolific TV producer Norman Lear asking $55 million for his storied compound in Brentwood
    Prolific TV producer Norman Lear asking $55 million for his storied compound in Brentwood

    Legendary television producer and writer Norman Lear has put his estate in Brentwood on the market at $55 million. Perhaps “The Jeffersons” co-creator and writer has a “deee-luxe apartment” in mind next.

    The close to 10-acre knoll-top property was used to entertain political and Hollywood royalty...

  • Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko drops $5.55 million on Bel-Air home
    Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko drops $5.55 million on Bel-Air home

    Andrei Kirilenko, the former NBA All-Star and newly elected president of the Russian Basketball Federation, has bought a contemporary-style compound in Bel-Air for $5.55 million.

    The walled and gated home, designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, features sliding glass walls, multiple entertaining...

  • See inside former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko's new home in Bel-Air
    See inside former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko's new home in Bel-Air

    Former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko and his wife, Masha, have bought a contemporay-style home in Bel-Air for $5.55 million.

  • Photos: The hottest L.A. trend in fashion? Fitness clothing
    Photos: The hottest L.A. trend in fashion? Fitness clothing

    Athleisure attire has long defined the L.A. woman's uniform, dating to 2001 when Madonna helped put Juicy Couture's fitted track suits on the map as street wear, and today is an integral part of wardrobes from coast to coast. According to retail analyst the NPD Group, women's activewear sales grew...

  • How Novalima modernizes and revives Peru's African roots music
    How Novalima modernizes and revives Peru's African roots music

    Afro-Peruvian music was born of slavery and, over the centuries, has been on the verge of slipping into obscurity on many occasions — overlooked by record labels, shrugged off as marginal. Yet it has always somehow managed to stage unlikely resurgences.

    It's the sound of the African experience...

  • Film producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are the buyers of the Bea Arthur estate
    Film producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are the buyers of the Bea Arthur estate

    Producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are the buyers of the Brentwood home of late “Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur. The Spanish-style house recently sold for $14.925 million.

    The Cliff May-designed house was remodeled and expanded to 6,000 square feet since it was built in the 1920s. May,...

  • 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...

  • European-inspired estate in Brentwood Park sells for $13.275 million
    European-inspired estate in Brentwood Park sells for $13.275 million

    At $13.275 million, a European-inspired home on about three quarters of an acre in Brentwood Park was among the most expensive real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

  • Estate of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude' actress Bea Arthur sells in Brentwood
    Estate of 'Golden Girls' and 'Maude' actress Bea Arthur sells in Brentwood

    The Brentwood home of the late “Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur has sold for $14.925 million.

    Set amid oaks and sycamore trees, the 1920s Spanish-style house was designed by Cliff May. The California architect was known for his indoor-outdoor approach to living spaces and is often associated with...

  • Archer School for Girls' expansion wins unanimous approval
    Archer School for Girls' expansion wins unanimous approval

    The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-0 Tuesday to approve a $100-million expansion of Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, despite lingering concerns from residents that traffic would worsen.

    "We're elated and immensely grateful to all the people who supported the project," said Elizabeth English,...

  • Neighbors push back against private schools' plans to expand
    Neighbors push back against private schools' plans to expand

    Even as some public schools struggle to repair leaky plumbing and cracked concrete, elite private campuses throughout the Los Angeles area are embarking on big-ticket upgrades to satisfy growing demand for cutting-edge education.

    Many of these schools are in some of L.A.'s most affluent enclaves,...

  • Dragonfly at rest
    Dragonfly at rest

    Nina Agi photographed a dragonfly at rest and its similarly-oriented insect neighbor at a friend's home in Brentwood.

    Agi took this photo on July 17 with a Canon Rebel T2i.

    Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California and California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr...

  • 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...

  • Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air
    Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air

    Former top-ranked women’s tennis player Venus Williams has sold her Bel-Air home in an off-market transaction for $6.85 million.

    The buyers were real estate investor Jerome Eisenberg and wife Jackie Arthur.

    Built in 1979, the gated estate has a Tudor-inspired house, a swimming pool with a raised...

  • Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air
    Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air

    Tennis champ Venus Williams has sold her home in Bel-Air off-market for $6.85 million.

  • Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy
    Datebook: Vintage pix of Hollywood and master drawings from Italy

    The naturalistic works of a Renaissance Master. Art that is all about flatness. And an installation that explores notions of family and memory by queer artists and others. Plus: a painter gets her due in Laguna Beach, murals go up in Long Beach, and a photographer’s vintage images of Hollywood...

  • Home of the Day: Rumored Ringo Starr hangout in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Rumored Ringo Starr hangout in Brentwood

    This exotic Modernist-style home, perched on a promontory across from The Getty, is said to have hosted such musical guests as Ringo Starr and members of Fleetwood Mac in the late ‘70s. Drawing inspiration from Mid-century Modern design, free-flowing interiors feature walls of glass, beamed ceilings,...

  • Home of the Day: Rumored Ringo Starr hangout in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Rumored Ringo Starr hangout in Brentwood

    This Midcentury Modern-style home on a bluff in Brentwood is said to have hosted Fleetwood Mac and Ringo Starr in the late 1970s.

  • L.A. kids menus that don't suck: Think burrata flatbread, not pizza
    L.A. kids menus that don't suck: Think burrata flatbread, not pizza

    Your kids deserve more than dry, fried chicken strips and ketchup, a cheeseburger and watery mac 'n' cheese. And in your quest to find a kids menu that doubles as a coloring book, you shouldn't be forced to eat UFO-saucer-sized plates of red sauce spaghetti and bricks of onion rings. 

    You can be...

  • What led Christian Louboutin to open a shop at Brentwood Country Mart? The cheese
    What led Christian Louboutin to open a shop at Brentwood Country Mart? The cheese

    French footwear maestro Christian Louboutin swooped into Los Angeles on Thursday to host a dinner in celebration of his new boutique at Brentwood Country Mart.

    Reese Witherspoon, models Alessandra Ambrosio (dressed in a scandalously chic Anthony Vaccarello diagonal hem skirt), Karolina Kurkova...

  • 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...

  • Why you need to see the Getty's collection of video art from Latin America
    Why you need to see the Getty's collection of video art from Latin America

    The video begins with the opening piano chords of Claude Debussy's melancholic "Clair de Lune" as the viewer is taken inside the empty Peruvian Congress. The camera lingers on architectural details: the Classical columns, a weighty bronze bas relief, the brilliant colors of the stained glass ceiling....

  • Datebook: Pictures of animals, layered abstraction, saving L.A.'s past
    Datebook: Pictures of animals, layered abstraction, saving L.A.'s past

    A show that mines the archives for odd bits of museum history and another that unearths early photographs of animals. Plus: abstract painting, images of windshields and a talk about how L.A. does — and doesn’t — preserve its history. Here’s what we’ve got in this week’s Datebook:

    “Various Small...

  • Top sales: Two swimming pools are better than one in Bel-Air
    Top sales: Two swimming pools are better than one in Bel-Air

    The Malibu site where Castle Kashan once stood, the onetime Santa Monica home of screenwriter Larry Levin and a Bel-Air estate with two swimming pools were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $18.5 million — Bel-AirA European Villa-inspired estate...

  • Home of the Day: Bauhaus style with a glass pavilion in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Bauhaus style with a glass pavilion in Brentwood

    Known as the Kearsarge Residence, this Brentwood home by Romanian architect Haralamb Georgescu is distinguished by open space, clean lines and an overall form that is both simple and utilitarian. A two-story living room, with a back-lighted hearth and walls of glass, acts as the focal point of...

  • Home of the Day: Bauhaus style with a glass pavilion in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Bauhaus style with a glass pavilion in Brentwood

    The Brentwood home known as the Kearsarge Residence was designed by Romanian architect Haralamb Georgescu and built in 1969.

  • Bel-Air mansion with two swimming pools sells for $18.5 million
    Bel-Air mansion with two swimming pools sells for $18.5 million

    A 17,340-square-foot residence with two swimming pools in Bel-Air sold for $18.5 million, making it Los Angeles' most expensive home sale last week.

  • At $23.7 million, longtime estate of Nick Vanoff leads L.A.'s top sales
    At $23.7 million, longtime estate of Nick Vanoff leads L.A.'s top sales

    A Beverly Hills estate with television ties, a blockbuster sale in Calabasas and newly built properties in Hollywood Hills West, Pacific Palisades and Manhattan Beach were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $23.7 million -- Beverly Hills

    The longtime...

  • '300' producer gives up his high ground in Brentwood
    '300' producer gives up his high ground in Brentwood

    Film producer and executive Gianni Nunnari has sold his gated home in Brentwood for $3.85 million.

    Built in the 1950s and recently updated, the Mediterranean-style home has raised ceilings, dark hardwoods and an updated master suite with a sitting area and balcony.

    Within the 3,414 square feet...

  • '300' producer gives up his high ground in Brentwood
    '300' producer gives up his high ground in Brentwood

    The producer of "300" and "300: Rise of an Empire" had asked as much as $4.495 million for the Brentwood home earlier this year.

  • Former AEG president snags Brentwood house from Fred Couples
    Former AEG president snags Brentwood house from Fred Couples

    Former AEG President and Chief Executive Tim Leiweke was buyer of the Brentwood home sold off-market in March by professional golfer Fred Couples.

    Leiweke, who is in his final weeks as president and chief executive of Toronto-based Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, paid $5.815 million for the...

  • Former AEG president snags Brentwood house from Fred Couples
    Former AEG president snags Brentwood house from Fred Couples

    Former AEG executive Tim Leiweke  paid a little over $6 million for the furnished Brentwood home formerly owned by golfer Fred Couples.

  • Kentucky Derby 2015: Where to sip a mint julep in the L.A. area
    Kentucky Derby 2015: Where to sip a mint julep in the L.A. area

    Where will you be during the two most exciting minutes in sports Saturday? If you won't be at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, make sure you've got a clear view of the starting gate on television, and a mint julep in your hand. Wearing the most outrageous hat you own will also help set the...

  • Colbie Caillat flips into L.A.'s top real estate deals
    Colbie Caillat flips into L.A.'s top real estate deals

    The homes of a music producer, a “Star Trek” actor and a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter were among the top residential real estate sales in the Greater Los Angeles area this last week.

    $7.662 million, Beverly Hills

    This Spanish-style home in Beverly Hills came to market in January for the...

  • Jim Belushi seeks a tenant for Brentwood villa
    Jim Belushi seeks a tenant for Brentwood villa

    Actor Jim Belushi has listed a house in Brentwood for long-term lease at $16,000 a month.

    The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1928 and designed by White House decorator Michael Smith, has family and dining rooms, a study/library and a breakfast area within the 3,508 square feet of interior space....

  • Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories
    Datebook: Experimental photography, stitched portraits, night of stories

    A night of live storytelling, pictures that play with the act of picture-making, a children’s story reinvented, and stitched pieces that evoke innocent childhood games as well as sin. Plus: a longtime L.A. gallerist unveils her new space downtown, 100 walkers take to West Hollywood, and Moby talks...

  • Jason Statham, Tobey Maguire headline L.A.'s top real estate sales
    Jason Statham, Tobey Maguire headline L.A.'s top real estate sales

    Homes linked to two of Hollywood's leading men, a Beverly Hills legacy estate and a Bradbury residence with a view were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $12.995 million, Beverly Hills

    Formerly owned by Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency...

  • Tobey Maguire reels in a buyer
    Tobey Maguire reels in a buyer

    Just as Tobey Maguire's comic book character has spidery senses that kick in when danger is near, the "Spider-Man" actor may have a bit of extrasensory perception working when it comes to real estate dealings. He just sold his house in Brentwood for $10.4 million — nearly $2 million more than he...

  • 4 injured in Brentwood crash; Sunset Blvd. closed in both directions

    A collision Tuesday afternoon left two adults and two children injured and prompted the closure of Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood, authorities said.

    The two-car crash occurred shortly before 3:45 p.m. in the 13100 block of Sunset Boulevard near the base of Mandeville Canyon Road,  Los Angeles Fire...

  • Tobey Maguire turns profit on Brentwood home of 15 months
    Tobey Maguire turns profit on Brentwood home of 15 months

    Just as Tobey Maguire’s comic book character has spidey senses that kick in when danger is near, the “Spider-Man” actor may have a bit of extra sensory perception working when it comes to real estate deals. He just sold his house in Brentwood for $10.4 million -- nearly $2 million more than what...

  • Pacific Palisades Traditional leads week's most expensive sales
    Pacific Palisades Traditional leads week's most expensive sales

    A Pacific Palisades estate with celebrity ties, the onetime home of actress Bette Davis and a pair of development opportunities in Beverly Hills were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $9.835 million, Pacific Palisades

    Formerly owned by French-born...

  • New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities
    New L.A. city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities

    In what experts say reflects a shift in thinking about public health policy, Los Angeles lawmakers Tuesday adopted new planning guidelines aimed at reducing sharp health disparities across the city.

    The objectives include improving access to grocery stores and increasing life expectancy. But they...

  • 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...

  • Fred Couples sells Brentwood home off-market for about $6 million
    Fred Couples sells Brentwood home off-market for about $6 million

    Professional golfer Fred Couples has sold his home in Brentwood in an off-market deal for slightly more than $6 million.

    The gated residence, built in Spanish Colonial Revival style in 2003, is distinguished by arched doorways, hardwood and limestone flooring and a courtyard entry. Among spaces...

  • Fred Couples sells Brentwood home off-market for about $6 million
    Fred Couples sells Brentwood home off-market for about $6 million

    The professional golfer sold the Brentwood home, which was previously owned by former Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy, for about $6 million.

  • Motorcyclist killed by hit-and-run driver identified

    A motorcyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver last week in Brentwood has been identified as Ehsan Fazel of Woodland Hills, authorities said Saturday.

    Fazel, 36, who has lane-splitting, collided with a white moving van about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard near Kenter...

  • 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...

  • 1950s rancher in Beverly Hills headlines top sales in L.A.
    1950s rancher in Beverly Hills headlines top sales in L.A.

    An above-ask sale in Beverly Hills, a Midcentury Modern home designed by Paul Laszlo, and a pedigreed English Revival-style residence in San Marino were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $9.3 million, Beverly Hills

    Tall palms dot the sky above...

  • Restored Tudor in Pacific Palisades has a country touch
    Restored Tudor in Pacific Palisades has a country touch

    This restored Tudor, designed by renowned architect Gerard Colcord, evokes a French farmhouse with its fieldstone veneer, country kitchen, exposed wood beams, peg and groove floors and Gothic-arched doors. A swimming pool, spa and outdoor kitchen were added within the last decade to the Pacific...

  • Baltaire steakhouse opens in Brentwood with steaks and tableside Dover sole
    Baltaire steakhouse opens in Brentwood with steaks and tableside Dover sole

    Baltaire, an ultra-luxe new steakhouse by the team behind Coral Tree Cafe, Red Room Food & Wine Bar and Comoncy coffee boutique, is now open in Brentwood. Think dark wood, plush leather armchairs, white marble countertops and a lounge with a fireplace. 

    Executive chef Travis Strickland, who has...

  • Poppy Montgomery gives up hacienda-style house in Brentwood
    Poppy Montgomery gives up hacienda-style house in Brentwood

    Actress Poppy Montgomery has sold her house in Brentwood for $3.856 million.

    The hacienda-style home, built in 1950 and updated, is accessed through a walled and gated courtyard with a fountain.

    Inside, vaulted wood-beam ceilings, three fireplaces and wrought-iron railings adorn the 3,089 square...

  • Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills
    Channing Tatum executes a takedown in Beverly Hills

    Actor Channing Tatum, fresh on the heels of his starring role in "Foxcatcher," and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, have pinned down a house in Beverly Hills for $6 million.

    The Cape Cod-inspired home, built in 1950, is clad in dark shingles and accented with white trim. Set on more than an acre, the...

  • Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups
    Datebook: J.M.W. Turner's late work, African portraiture, lowbrow pin-ups

    The painted dramas of Mr. Turner. A play about Tokyo Rose. And the architectural images of an award-winning photographer. Plus: an influential African portraitist, two exhibitions about Afrofuturism and a show inspired by objects at an estate sale. Here’s what’s happening in the Southland this...

  • Week's top sales includes Harold Zook-designed home in Pasadena
    Week's top sales includes Harold Zook-designed home in Pasadena

    A pedigreed Midcentury Modern home in Pasadena, a glassy Nichols Canyon contemporary and a Westside residence offered for the first time in decades were among the top sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

    $13.77 million, Brentwood

    This 10,300-square-foot residence in Brentwood Park entered...

  • Michael Strahan sells home in Brentwood for $21.5 million
    Michael Strahan sells home in Brentwood for $21.5 million

    Retired football player turned talk show host Michael Strahan has sold his Brentwood home in an off-market deal for $21.5 million, public records show.

    The East Coast-inspired Traditional, designed by Winston Brock Chappell and built in 2013, sits on an acre lot with a 59-foot swimming pool, an...

  • Michael Strahan sells Brentwood home for $21.5 million
    Michael Strahan sells Brentwood home for $21.5 million

    The football player turned talk show host has sold his home in Brentwood in an off-market deal for $21.5 million.

  • John McVie buys Raymond Chandler haunt in Brentwood
    John McVie buys Raymond Chandler haunt in Brentwood

    Turns out the buyer of the Brentwood property that was briefly home to novelist-screenwriter Raymond Chandler was bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac fame.

    The Spanish-style house sold last year for $2.535 million -- close to 6% above the $2.395-million asking price.

    Built in 1927, the 2,150-square-foot...

  • Mount Saint Mary's College becomes Mount Saint Mary's University
    Mount Saint Mary's College becomes Mount Saint Mary's University

    Mount Saint Mary’s is a college no more.

    More precisely, the Catholic-affiliated school with two campuses in Los Angeles is now a university.

    The 3,100-student school changed its name recently to better reflect its substantial graduate-degree programs in addition to its undergraduate enrollments,...

  • Police investigating sexual assault near UCLA campus
    Police investigating sexual assault near UCLA campus

    Police at UCLA are investigating the sexual assault of a student that reportedly took place last weekend. 

    According to the UCLA Police Department, a female student said she was assaulted between 11:15 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday, while she was "incapacitated."

    Citing police logs, the Daily...

  • Home of the Day: Mixing styles in Brentwood
    Home of the Day: Mixing styles in Brentwood

    This modern home in Brentwood draws from classic and contemporary styles with a mix of warming wood treatments, concrete slab flooring and walls of glass. The master suite, complete with a freestanding soaking tub and tiled rain shower, takes in views of the surrounding cityscape from a private...

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