| May 30, 2010
With Memorial Day behind us, we're now officially into the summer travel season.
To make the getting there at least part of the fun (half of the fun sounds just unreasonable), the kind folks at the American Society of Travel Agents have compiled a list...
| Apr 14, 2009
Justin and his wife, Marilyn, are banking on a flood of American visitors to the long- forbidden island.
A couple of gallons of fresh paint sit in a corner of their apartment near the seaside Malecon, awaiting the arrival of a painter. The other day they...
| Apr 26, 2009
Considering renting a spare bedroom or perhaps even an entire floor in your home to generate a little extra cash flow? As evidenced by the growing number of listings in newspapers and websites such as Craigslist, more folks than ever are doing just that....
| Jul 5, 2009
On a recent bright afternoon in Redondo Beach, rent signs baked in the sun outside half the small stucco apartment buildings along the stretch of Beryl Street between Flagler and Harkness lanes.
"I've never seen it this saturated with rentals," said...
| Jun 3, 2007
Sal D'Amico's love affair with a Spanish gypsy dancer began one spring afternoon at a downtown rummage sale nearly 30 years ago.
The dark-haired beauty, her cadence captured on a dusty canvas sprinkled with pigeon droppings, caught D'Amico's eye. So he...
| Jul 26, 2009
When my wife and I went on our honeymoon last year, some friends couldn't believe that we were posting pictures and updates to our Facebook and Twitter profiles while we were supposed to be relaxing.
But for us, and many other people, being able to...
| Aug 3, 2009
Update: Emmy-winning composer Lee Holdridge, whose four decades of credits include such early work as collaborating on the score of the 1973 movie "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," has sold his Beverly Hills home for $2,175,000.
The English Tudor-style...
| Aug 22, 2009
Actress and Playboy model Bridget Marquardt has become a first-time home buyer with the purchase of a contemporary Mediterranean in Sherman Oaks for $1,725,000.
Update: This version has been updated to include the names of the...
| Aug 30, 2009
Renting out a room in his home was both a financial necessity for Christopher Paulsen and a hedge against loneliness.
"It was like empty nest syndrome, and I thought I could use a few bucks to offset costs," said Paulsen, 48, whose youngest son left home...
| Mar 21, 2009
The Home section talked with four household employees -- a nanny, a housekeeper, a gardener and a day laborer -- to see how the recession was affecting their work and their lives. Here are their stories. Because of embarrassment or immigration status, all...
| Mar 28, 2009
Should've bagged the whole thing when they told me I'd have to waltz. Who waltzes anymore? Prussian diplomats? Is there even a Prussia anymore? No, because while everyone was waltzing, mean dudes with muskets were coming over the parapets.