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Design in overdrive

Construction on the New Petersen Automotive Museum starts this month, and they’ve released a sneak peek at the cutting-edge interior under the traffic-stopping hood. See how Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is reinventing the automobile museum for California car culture here.

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'Dark Knight' cinematographer lists gated compound

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister has listed his compound in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $4.695 million with Mimi Starrett of John Aaroe Group | Beverly Hills.

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Great news for landmark architecture

For a company that admires and cares about architectural treasures as much as we do, learning of a new Getty Foundation initiative to preserve landmark 20th century designs around the world was exciting and inspiring. We’re doubly thrilled that two of the ten designs cho...

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Landscapes and plants in drought: Finding the best options for your garden

Long bloom time, hummingbirds love them...and they aren't thirsty! Check out great options for a drought-conscious garden from the LA Times: click here to read.

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Rooms with a brew

Los Angeles Confidential is declaring Downtown LA the West Coast’s hottest new coffee capital. After reading their report on “roasters reviving historic Arts District buildings, installing gleaming new machinery, and brewing up cups of pure caffeinated ambrosia,” we’re de...

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Danny Granger sells Hollywood Hills home for $3.8 million

Congratulations to Kevin Jobe, JAG | Sunset Strip, on successfully representing the buyer of the home of former LA Clippers forward Danny Granger. Read more on latimes.com Hot Property here.

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Exquisitely remodeled 1925 gem "one of Altadena's most impressive estates"

Called “one of Altadena’s most impressive estates” by Altadena Heritage, this 1925 Neoclassical Revival masterpiece, completely remodeled in 2014, is a highlight of one of Altadena’s historic estate streets, Rubio. Beyond lavish wrought iron gates, the home’s covered log...

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All-Day Jazz

The finale of this year’s Angel City Jazz Festival is going to be a knockout: an all day event at Barnsdall Park in Hollywood on Sunday, September 28, from 2 to 10 p.m. Acts on two stages, one outdoors and the other in the Gallery Theatre. Plus great food, beer and wine, ...

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Space to breathe

There’s the bungalow. And then, there’s the Beverly Hills bungalow. Think less rustic cottage. More bungalow resort. The heart of a true tranquil hideaway, lavishly wrapped in million-dollar amenities. To feel it, simply step into this just-completed contemporary, tucked ...

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Come Together

Forget everything you think you know about tribute bands. Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke calls The Fab Faux "the greatest Beatles cover band — without the wigs," while legendary rock critic Dave Marsh raves, “Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things...