| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The membership roll in Malibu's unofficial Billionaire's Beach club is shrinking. Former Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have sold their spot to Oracle Corp. head Larry Ellison, who already owns numerous homes along Carbon...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Maybe the attraction is Silicon Beach, the swath of Los Angeles that is home to so many tech start-ups. Or maybe it's just the beach. Either way, Northern California technology titans and wannabes increasingly are sinking money into trophy homes from...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 11:32 AM
It's good to be Tim Cook.
With 2011 compensation of $378 million, the Apple chief executive ousted Oracle's Larry Ellison as the Bay Area's most highly paid CEO of a publicly traded company, according to a survey by the San Jose Mercury News.
| Aug 19, 2012
Some people are happy collecting fast cars or nice watches. But the ultimate vanity purchase may be the private island.
Billionaire Richard Branson owns several. Magician David Copperfield has a dozen. Singer Celine Dion is trying to sell hers. And...
| Apr 22, 2012
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have sold their oceanfront house in Malibu for $7.925 million. Their 2.5-acre estate in Hidden Hills remains on the market at $12.999 million.
The three-story beach house features a walled garden, five bedrooms, five bathrooms...
| Mar 5, 2013
Charlie Pasarell has long been tennis' answer to baseball's Field of Dreams. Pasarell built it, and they came.
Actually, Pasarell kept building, and the players kept coming. No singular sensation for this visionary of the sport.
Monday in New York,...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:06 AM
An estate has sold in the wealthy northern California community of Woodside for $117.5 million, making it one of the highest-priced residential sales ever in the U.S.
Woodside is known for its striking equestrian neighborhoods and billionaire Silicon...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
The number of homes statewide sold for more than $5 million reached an all-time high last year, while those selling at a million dollars or more rose to the highest level since 2007 last year, a real estate information service has reported.
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Oracle Corp. head Larry Ellison is buying yet another house along Malibu's Carbon Beach. This will be his 10th residential purchase along the coveted stretch of sand called Billionaires' Beach for its wealthy homeowners.
The seller is film and TV...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Hollywood movies still bear the 'made in America' stamp, but they aren't really made for Americans anymore....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:37 PM
With Facebook's S-1 filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission for what is set to be a blockbuster IPO in May worth at least $5 billion, Mark Zuckerberg is now firmly sitting among Silicon Valley's top CEOs, if he wasn't already. And, likely with...