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Home of the Day: Urban glamour in Playa Vista

Designed by Robert Hidey Architects, these new three-story residences in the heart of Silicon Valley South were tailored for today’s tech professional. Contemporary-chic interiors have a loft-style vibe with free-flowing common rooms, creative office spaces and a range of environmental and smart...

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  • Ned Fox builds an open, casual atmosphere at Playa Jefferson

    Ned Fox builds an open, casual atmosphere at Playa Jefferson

    Fox pivots from constructing high-rises to joining the newest trend in commercial real estate — making so-called creative office space.

  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

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  • Loyola Marymount president to resign after five years in post
    Loyola Marymount president to resign after five years in post

    David W. Burcham, the first lay president of Loyola Marymount University, has announced that he will resign as head of the Jesuit campus in Los Angeles at the end of the school year in May.

    Burcham, 63, became the university’s president in 2010. In an interview Monday, he said that he had decided...

  • Ex-Clipper Eric Gordon lists Playa Vista townhome for sale
    Ex-Clipper Eric Gordon lists Playa Vista townhome for sale

    Eric Gordon, the former Clippers guard now with the New Orleans Pelicans, has listed his townhouse in Playa Vista for sale at $915,000.

    The tri-level unit, found near the Clippers training facility, features loft-like interiors with raised ceilings, exposed air ducts and hardwood flooring. The...

  • Ex-Clippers guard Eric Gordon lists Playa Vista townhome for sale
    Ex-Clippers guard Eric Gordon lists Playa Vista townhome for sale

    Eric Gordon, formerly of the L.A. Clippers, has priced his Playa Vista townhome at $915,000.

  • Boys' basketball: Westchester's Nick Hamilton to attend California

     Nick Hamilton, an invaluable player for the last two seasons at Westchester, will attend California and try to make the basketball team as a walk-on, he said Saturday.

    Hamilton is a straight-A student who was a top rebounder and defender for the Comets.

     

  • Ned Fox builds an open, casual atmosphere at Playa Jefferson
    Ned Fox builds an open, casual atmosphere at Playa Jefferson

    Fox pivots from constructing high-rises to joining the newest trend in commercial real estate — making so-called creative office space.

  • Shares soar on first day of trading for L.A. ad platform Rubicon
    Shares soar on first day of trading for L.A. ad platform Rubicon

    Perhaps the best ad for Los Angeles online advertising platform the Rubicon Project is that its shares shot up 37% on its first day of trading.

    Rubicon on Wednesday began offering shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RUBI, opening at a price of $17.50 a share, 17% higher than...

  • How I Made It: Carisa Bianchi, president of ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day
    How I Made It: Carisa Bianchi, president of ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day

    TBWA\Chiat\Day's Carisa Bianchi set out to become a diplomat or spy. She ended up with a lifelong career in advertising, including stints on the Energizer, Sony PlayStation and Levi's accounts.

  • Singer Josh Groban pops his Malibu retreat on the market
    Singer Josh Groban pops his Malibu retreat on the market

    Pop and classical crooner Josh Groban put the Tuscan-inspired Malibu home up for rent a few years ago at $23,000 a month. Now, he's listing it for sale at $5.475 million.

  • Burned body found in Playa Vista; police investigating
    Burned body found in Playa Vista; police investigating

    Los Angeles police are investigating the discovery of a burned body found in Playa Vista early Friday.

    Authorities said the body of an adult male was found outside about 7:15 a.m. in the 5700 block of Mesmer Avenue.

    Homicide detectives were on the scene, but few details were immediately available.

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  • Candace Parker of the Sparks lists home in Playa Vista
    Candace Parker of the Sparks lists home in Playa Vista

    Candace Parker, who plays for the L.A. Sparks, and her husband, pro basketball player Shelden Williams, have listed their home in Playa Vista at $1.499 million.

    The Mediterranean-style three-story house, built in 2007, features a den/office, a bar, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two powder...

  • Candace Parker and Shelden Williams list Playa Vista home
    Candace Parker and Shelden Williams list Playa Vista home

    Playa Vista "provided us with a great environment to raise our daughter and walk our dogs," WNBA player Candace Parker said. She and her husband, pro basketball player Shelden Williams, have priced their place at $1.499 million.

  • Wetlands group sues state agency over access to Annenberg records
    Wetlands group sues state agency over access to Annenberg records

    The Ballona Wetlands Land Trust has sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to force resolution of a months-long dispute over access to records related to the Annenberg Foundation's proposal to build an interpretive center in a portion of the Ballona Wetlands.

    The suit alleges the agency...

  • Garcetti says luring NFL team to L.A. a priority, but 'on our terms'
    Garcetti says luring NFL team to L.A. a priority, but 'on our terms'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that he remained committed to luring a professional football team to the city after nearly two decades without one, but was not counting on one to spur economic growth downtown.

    “I think having [the] NFL in Los Angeles is a priority,” Garcetti said...

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