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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.

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