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Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row

Built in the early 1900s for iron ore magnate Lewis J. Merritt, Manor Del Mar on Pasadena's Millionaire's Row recalls an era of unprecedented wealth and gracious living. Within the English-style exteriors are wood-clad rooms showcasing American and European Arts & Crafts details.

The play's the thing for sixth-grade thespians

So they held the school play the other night. I liked it, not just for the theme of kindness to animals but for the vision it offered of a fairer, less-contentious world.

Kobe Bryant calls the shots on his Showtime documentary 'Muse'

Ever since Kobe Bryant departed Staples Center in January with a season-ending tear in his rotator cuff, Lakers fans have braced for the worst.

A Drybar founder finds room to roam in Costa Mesa home transformation

Following stints living in New York and Los Angeles, Drybar co-founder Michael Landau and his wife, Sarah Hutnick, found themselves in a tiny condo in Corona del Mar.

Tom LaBonge's small-town style has become a target

L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style.

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.

Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds

California voters overwhelmingly oppose a tuition increase at University of California campuses, even if that forces the colleges to cut spending or accept more out-of-state students who pay higher fees, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Currant, Nev.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Saturday morning nine miles from Currant, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:41 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0 miles.

Noe Valley’s Real Food to be reborn

Eleven years, three months and two days ago, a great plague descended on 24th Street in Noe Valley. That’s when Real Food, an organic grocery, suddenly closed its doors, leaving loyal customers, suppliers and workers thrust into the cold — just before Labor Day of all days. Oh, the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth!

The Morning News: Bertha Workers Allege Drunkenness on the Job, Washington's New Shark

Any Grey Goose down there? KING 5 has the scoop on Bertha workers alleging on-the-job drunkenness. Washington State Department of Transportation Seattle Tunnel Partners Employees Accused of Being Drunk: This looks bad, bad, bad for Seattle...Show More Summary

A very streaky night

This week's story makes me hope that some of you took advantage of the Black Friday sales and bought a butt load of toilet paper and soap. Tisha and Sam had been dating for about four months.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Stanford Court hotel changes hands, joins Mark Hopkins, Fairmont

And the Stanford Court makes three. The southern California investor that acquired the Fairmont in 2012 and the Mark Hopkins in February now owns Nob Hill’s third grand dame hotel, the Stanford Court. Woodridge Capital Partners announced the purchase this morning from a New York private equity firm, giving the Los Angeles group controlling interest

The Up & Up

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Wheels On The Bus Go Round and Round

Like a giant corporate conglomerate releasing bad news after the stock market closed, Charlotte Fire Department released a statement at 5:00 on Friday announcing the abrupt retirement of imbattled Deputy Chief Jeff Dulin. The statement...Show More Summary

Concert review: The Chieftains meld Irish tradition with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When you see the ease with which Paddy Moloney switches from tin whistle to Uilleann pipes, his hands constantly in motion and his left boot-clad foot continually bumping against the stage floor, you...

Exclusive! Frank Gehry's Sketches for Seattle's New Facebook Headquarters

The Widespread Anonymous Hack of Frank Gehry's Personal E-mail Has Revealed Proposed Sketches and Notes in Gehry's Own Words THE "LIKE" BUILDING It's a thumbs-up. Pretty self-explanatory. Hope you "like" it......

All about transparency

So the city of Charlotte has new ethics rules for elected officials, which do not extend to including registration of those lobbying city government. Some quotes, all via the Charlotte Observer: • “ This is about transparency.”  — Charlotte City Councilman David Howard on then draft new ethics regulations, which didn’t include a lobbyist registration […]

Boys' basketball: Tesoro eliminates No. 1 Thousand Oaks in 2AA

The big upset on Friday night in Southern Section basketball was Tesoro knocking off No. 1-seeded Thousand Oaks, 67-62, in a 2AA quarterfinal.

Clippers give a nod to NBA's new public report on officials' calls

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the world according to Matt Barnes, the NBA should have gone even further than it did Friday when it announced it would start publicly disclosing reports on officials' calls in the last two minutes of close game...

The red flags were flying bright on this, uh, needy guy

One of these days, y’all will listen when I tell you to pay attention to the red flags. This week’s story is a prime example of these bright red flags and red lights flashing in your face telling you to STOP.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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