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Escape the Valley … without leaving the Valley

Where in Greater LA can you find one of the country’s finest wildlife refuges located within a major urban area? Van Nuys, where else! Inside the 225-acre Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, the San Fernando Valley floor is blissfully close to what it was before civilization moved in.

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

Groceries and gags

Shop at Whole Foods Pasadena on the first Tuesday evening of the month and you can catch 15-minute comedy standup routines at 110 & Bellevue, the store restaurant. Curtain at 7 p.m. Free, but venue seats just 35 — buy your arugula early.

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

“Turning the residue of unrest into art”

All of LA should know Noah Purifoy. But since they don’t, LACMA has just opened a major retrospective of the artist whose life and stunningly rich, superbly crafted works still shape postwar American art and the urban LA scene. Through September 27.

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

Aaron Kirman of John Aaroe Group named Southern California representative for $1M to $15M Ritz-Carlton Residences®, Kapalua, Hawaii

Nationally renowned agent Aaron Kirman, known for representing some of the country’s most significant estate and architectural properties, has formed a strategic alliance with Hawaii’s leading brokers and developers to help California buyers purchase luxury properties in the islands.Citing strong...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

Got guests? Sony Pictures’ Twilight Tour is back!

Movies have been made on this site since 1915. Now every Thursday evening through September, the historic studio opens its gates for a 90-minute tour — from the stage where the Yellow Brick Road once wound to props from Spiderman 3.

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

Selling Dave Stewart’s lovely composition in Toluca Lake

A sign on the wall by the softly weathered gate reads, “La Casa Park French, est. 1926.” It refers to a previous owner of this picturesque estate, architect Park French, who designed Toluca Lake homes for Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Norma Talmadge and later founded the Toluca Lake...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

New life for historic Crossroads of the World

Hollywood’s Streamline Moderne Crossroads of the World complex is a national historic landmark. Today it’s mostly offices — but a proposed seven-acre mixed development aims to restore the buildings, add others, and link them with a sunny paseo.

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

As seen on Curbed LA: Rudolph Schindler's Goodwin House For Sale For the Second Time Ever

Modernist master Rudolph Schindler's Goodwin House was built in 1941 and never changed owners until 2012. The residence was in fair condition then and had clearly appreciated, but was in dire need of upgrades. The new owners of the Studio City property immediately set to painstakingly restoring...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

Showcasing dream estates in Assisi and coastal Sicily

A centuries-old farmhouse in the Umbrian countryside. A rustic estate in a picturesque Sicilian fishing port. Both lovingly updated, with a careful eye to preserving their historic charm. Both magnificent family retreats or memorable bed and breakfast inns. Each the chance in a lifetime to...

Posted almost 3 years ago