October 21, 2007

No More Malibu Castle Kashan

Looks like a fire has destroyed Castle Kashan in Malibu:

"Flames consumed the landmark Castle Kashan, a stately fortress-like home with turrets and arched windows, as about a dozen residents watched from across a street. Chunks of brick fell from the exterior of the burning building overlooking the coast."

If you have taken the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to Malibu, you have probably noticed this castle house in the distance off to the right. In recent years it has been rented out for special events. www.malibucastlekashan.com

For a video of a drive up the coast on PCH, take a look at A drive on PCH from Santa Monica to Malibu on YouTube


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January 23, 2007

Nice new website for Langer's Deli in Los Angeles

When I put together my Los Angeles Restaurants page, I made it a point to always seek out a restaurant's official website. It was surprising how often a restaurant simply wasn't on the web. If this was the case, I would link to an interesting restaurant review instead. One of my favorite "Classic Los Angeles" restaurants that was without a website was Langer's Deli in Downtown L.A., near MacArthur Park. Well, no longer, as I have stumbled onto their new website, and it certainly makes me hungry! You can see their menu, and most importantly, you can see a picture of their mouth watering pastrami sandwich. I recommend the #19, the Pastrami, Swiss Cheese and Cole Slaw with Russian Style Dressing. Langer's is really a lunch and breakfast establishment, open from 8am to 4pm Monday-Saturday (closed Sunday). As MacArthur Park is probably the fake ID headquarters of the country, don't be surprised when you are propositioned for a fake ID card during the short walk across the street from the parking lot to the restaurant. I guess it all adds to the character of the experience. So, treat yourself to lunch at Langer's and enjoy!

Langer's Deli
704 S. Alvarado
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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August 27, 2006

A Day at the Getty Center in Brentwood

Here is an ultimateLA video of a day at the Getty Center in Brentwood. While the art is nice, I think that everyone knows that the real attraction is just taking in the views and atmosphere from such an architecturally interesting building.

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June 13, 2006

THE MISSION WESTWOOD - new apartment building in Los Angeles

The Mission Westwood Apartments
1350 S. Midvale Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Looks like The Mission Westwood apartments are ready for rent. This new building is located a couple blocks south of Wilshire Blvd and a block west of Westwood Blvd. As far as big-block apartment buildings go, it looks like they did a pretty nice job. Westwood is of course a great location, but what I like specifically about this property is that it is a very short walk to Border's bookstore, the Equinox gym, and Novel Cafe. For more rental ideas, be sure to check out Los Angeles Apartments.

Los Angeles on the Net - www.ultimateLA.com

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May 23, 2006

Coming soon, a new Century City Mall with condos?

Artist Rendering of The New Century City Plan

I came across an interesting website today, www.thenewcenturyplan.com. This site outlines the proposal of Westfield (the owners of the Century City Mall in Los Angeles) to renovate the property. Here are the major elements of the plan from their website:

*Remove two aging office buildings at 1801 Avenue of the Stars and 1930 Century Park West and integrate those properties into the New Century, creating a unique combination of state-of-the-art new retail and parking together with a new mixed use condominium tower on Avenue of the Stars
*Increase new shopping and dining options by approximately 40% to 50% and create more parking and amenities throughout the center
*Reduce current office space by approximately two-thirds
*Add 260 luxury condominiums to provide a new choice for Angelenos to live and play where they work

It looks to me like the "sales pitch" for this project is still in the very early stages. It will be interesting to watch. To learn a little more about the history of Century City, here is some background from Wikipedia.

We have added the link to this proposed Century City Mall redevelopment to Los Angeles Real Estate.

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