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Beyond the multiplex

Sure, your go-to movie house is great. But maybe it’s time to mix it up a little. From the sleek Billy Wilder in Westwood to the Mighty Wurlitzer at El Segundo’s Old Town Music Hall, LA’s lesser-known cinema jewels are worth the ticket.

Posted 1 year ago
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China Formalizes Restrictions on Capital Outflow

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Chinese investment in U.S. property -- including lodging, real estate, and real estate investment trusts (REITs) -- has risen from $2.3 billion in 2013 to $33.1 billion in 2017. In California, nonresident Chinese buyers of residential real estate comprise more than 50 percent...

Posted 1 year ago
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$17M gift will transform Valley Performing Arts Center

Get ready for even more excitement onstage in the Valley. The region’s award-winning cultural centerpiece, the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge, has just received one of the most generous contributions to an arts organization in Los Angeles history from the Nazarian Family...

Posted 1 year ago
Properties »  

Wallace Neff‘s most important client? It wasn’t a star.

In 1927, the architect known as the father of the “California style” that defined Southern California’s Golden Age designed a home for his parents in the heart of Pasadena. The gemlike villa that helped launch his reputation still glows today.See the stunning property video.The Edwin D. Neff...

Posted 1 year ago
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Legendary winemaker Béatrice Cointreau selling noted Malibu vineyard

After devoting her 20th-generation Old World winemaking expertise to making Malibu’s Admirable Family Vineyards a renowned success, legendary winemaker Béatrice Cointreau is selling the property to return to Europe and focus on her just-launched French Champagne.See the property here.Cointreau,...

Posted 1 year ago
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Reinventing the food court

In a few short months, Arcadia’s Westfield Santa Anita has not only debuted two upscale restaurants from mainland China, but added a culinary thrill zone filled with Asian taste sensations, from a lavish raw seafood bar and a famous dumpling house to highly addictive steamed cheesecake. Go … but...

Posted 1 year ago
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Tracking the South Park boom takes a map

And here it is: an overview of all 27 (27!) projects now sprouting in Downtown’s burgeoning South Park neighborhood this minute, from multiple-tower high rises to the historic Morrison Hotel redo. (Don’t even bookmark this page — it’ll be out of date in a matter of weeks.)

Posted 1 year ago
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Where Hollywood deals cross the table

It’s been true for decades: In this town, an over-the-tablecloth handshake can be all it takes to get a major project off the ground. The Hollywood Reporter created this rundown of the top 25 places blockbusters get launched over lunch these days. If you’re aiming to seal a power deal, these are...

Posted 1 year ago
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How millenials are re-seeing the kitchen

Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study had a surprising look at how the newest generation of homeowners is making its mark on the way kitchens look today. From colors and styles to must-have amenities, differences are definitely emerging.

Posted 1 year ago