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  • Akon asks $3.5 million for his ultra-chic Woodland Hills home

    Akon asks $3.5 million for his ultra-chic Woodland Hills home
    Akon, the R&B and hip hop singer and producer, has put his ultra-modern Woodland Hills home up for sale at $3.5 million. He renovated the now dazzlingly white house for indoor-outdoor living, creating a focal point swimming pool with a beach entry and...
  • San Diego: Stay at this resort and hop a water taxi to SeaWorld

    San Diego: Stay at this resort and hop a water taxi to SeaWorld
    SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with all kinds of splashy doings -- penguin, sloth and flamingo greeters and an Explorer's Reef where visitors can touch shark pups and rays. Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Mission Bay...
  • Penderyn Estate, former home of 'Chef Boyardee' heir, on the auction block

    Penderyn Estate, former home of 'Chef Boyardee' heir,  on the auction block
    You could call it the house that canned spaghetti built, but the Penderyn Estate in Queenstown is grander than that. The 22,500-square-foot mansion was built in 1989 for Mario Boiardi, a Mid-Atlantic businessman and son of Hector Boiardi, the New York...
  • Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises

    Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises
    Americans are, on the whole, much more squeamish about public nudity than Europeans. Even a toddler frolicking naked on a sunny beach attracts disapproving frowns. No federal law bars public nudity, but plenty of state and local rules do. Last summer, for...
  • The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues

    The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues
    Ian Toner, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client's home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to...
  • Lee Grant will appear in person at Aero Theatre

    After receiving a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her film debut in 1951's "Detective Story," Lee Grant saw her movie career come to a screeching halt when she was blacklisted during the McCarthy-era Communist witch hunts. Returning to film...
  • Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker

    Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker
    Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles' Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million in an off-market deal. Built in 1950 for real estate developer Sidney Brody and his wife, modernist art...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Pairing up

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Pairing up
    Host Cat Deeley starts the show by telling us that six dancers are in danger and two will go home at the end of the evening. It's a Broadway group number to "New York, New York" from "On the Town" - the guys are sailors, baseball players, a cop, and...
  • Test Kitchen bonus: Cooling trio of Key lime pie recipes

    Test Kitchen bonus: Cooling trio of Key lime pie recipes
    The Key lime pie was a product of a delicious culinary happenstance. In the Keys, fresh milk wasn't readily available until the 1930s, when tank trucks could begin to make regular trips with the opening of the Overseas Highway. Creative local cooks relied...
  • State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes

    State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes
    The California Coastal Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on whether a hotel renovation project in Aliso Canyon, approved by the Laguna Beach Planning Commission in May, violates coastal laws, especially regarding environmental protection....
  • Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats

    Ayurvedic medicine: History, basics, treatments and caveats
    If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s. But the...