• May2016

    Police tape surrounds the Bundy Drive home of Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of former NFL great O.J. Simpson after she apparently was murdered late Sunday June 12, 1994. The bodies of the 35-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man–apparent stabbing victims–were found shortly after midnight. The City of Angels is home...

  • The remodeled Malibu beach house has been opened up to take in natural light and the ocean-front views. Architect to the stars Richard Landry has put his traffic-stopping beach house in Malibu on the market at $11.995 million. The three-story home was compartmentalized and the interior spaces dark when he...

  • “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth has sold his Victorian-style home in Malibu for $7 million. Bicoastal actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky, who call Australia home, have swung a pair of deals in Malibu, selling their house for $7 million and buying another property nearby for $3.45 million. On the sale...

  • The Italian villa-style home in the 1000 block of Summit Drive was redesigned by Juan Pablo Molyneaux. Ornate details, imported materials and a safe room lined in Kevlar are among features of the 11,000-square-foot home. After slow sales to start the year, the market for L.A.’s high-end homes may finally...

  • Real estate photographer Michael McNamara shoots a celebrity home along the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. Listing your home? It pays to hire a pro photographer. Everyone seems to be a shutterbug these days, but grainy smartphone pics just don’t cut it when it comes to producing eye-catching images that...

  • The Griffith Observatory overlooks homes in Los Feliz flats, in the 2000 North block of New Hampshire Avenue. Los Feliz is — like its name implies — a happy place to be. Angelenos have been attracted to living on the ruggedly beautiful slopes below what is now known as Mt....

  • Once the center of Japanese life in Los Angeles, the community — with a coveted location — has evolved into a hip area with universal appeal. The city of Sawtelle, a small rural settlement on the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad streetcar line, lasted less than 30 years as an independent...

  • Firm accused of discriminating against people with disabilities SAN DIEGO — A San Diego property management company has agreed to pay a $22,600 settlement after it was accused of discriminating against people with disabilities. HKT Cal, Inc. allegedly discriminated against disabled people who rely on service animals by denying them...

  • Apr2016

    What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate lost ground, landing at 3.66 percent, 7 basis points higher than last week’s 3.59 percent. The 15-year fixed moved higher as well,...

  • The Costa Mesa city council voted in November to approve a plan to replace the Costa Mesa Motor Inn with a 224-unit luxury apartment complex. The decision sparked protests and a lawsuit alleging that the plan violates state law because the new apartments do not include affordable units. Is it...