| Aug 15, 2010
Brooke Berman makes a left off Sunset Boulevard onto Larrabee and begins to recount, warmly, a home she once occupied in West Hollywood.
"This was one of the best apartments I've had in L.A.," she says as we approach a place a few blocks from Book Soup,...
| Mar 25, 2012
It's a dry heat – a boulder-studded, wind-raked Mojave heat, in which rock stars lie low, artists think big, marines train, weird plants jut toward the sun like beseeching biblical figures, and climbers cling to granite walls like insects stuck to...
| Dec 25, 2011
Question: In these tough financial times I think a lot of people (myself included) are considering renting out part of their home, if not already doing so. I haven't been successful in trying to look up what the law says about renting a room or part of...
| May 22, 2011
If your family budget is running on fumes, getting free fuel for the car is mighty appealing. But before you book your summer vacation hotel, check under the shiny hood of its offer to pay $10 or even $75 of your gas costs. Nothing is really free, and...
| Jul 31, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice; (310) 452-1111 or (800) 786-7789, http://www.hotelerwin.com. 119 rooms in a lodging that was redone in 2009 by the trendy Joie de Vivre chain. One block from the beach and boardwalk. Rooftop bar. No...
| Nov 15, 2008
For years, Murat Ekici's housekeeping business was a success, dispatching crews of workers to scrub the toilets and vacuum the floors of Hollywood stars. But in such uncertain economic times, even Hollywood stars have tightened their wallets. Many of them...
| Oct 4, 2008
Whenever I walk into a hospital emergency room, I still look for Nurse Hathaway -- the one who goes the extra mile for her patients, even when someone who looks like George Clooney is distracting her at the moment.
Actress Julianna Margulies may have...
| Mar 28, 2009
Should've bagged the whole thing when they told me I'd have to waltz. Who waltzes anymore? Prussian diplomats? Is there even a Prussia anymore? No, because while everyone was waltzing, mean dudes with muskets were coming over the parapets.
| Mar 21, 2009
The Home section talked with four household employees -- a nanny, a housekeeper, a gardener and a day laborer -- to see how the recession was affecting their work and their lives. Here are their stories. Because of embarrassment or immigration status, all...
| Feb 6, 2009
Such a deal
Re “For the Navy, top-deck digs,” Feb. 2
I'm all in favor of providing above-average living accommodations -- such as Pacific Beacon, the high-rise apartments at Naval Base San Diego -- to military personnel. However, I have to...
| Jul 17, 2009
Julius Shulman, whose luminous photographs of homes and buildings brought fame to a number of mid-20th century modernist architects and made him a household name in the architectural world, has died. He was 98.
Shulman, who had been in declining health,...