Rihanna puts palatial Los Angeles mansion on the market for $15m… just over a year after purchase!

Rihanna has officially placed her sprawling Pacific Palisades, California home for sale. The 26-year-old singer bought the 11,000-square-foot retreat in December 2012 for $11.9 million, but she never really got a chance to call it home. Rihanna’s relentless schedule kept her away most of the time, and it didn’t help that fans continued to drop […]

California home sales up 15% year over year; prices rise 19%

The California housing recovery boomed forward in November, with home prices reaching levels high enough to trigger questions about whether speculators are overdoing a spending spree. The median price of all houses and condos sold in the Golden State was $291,000 last month, up 2.1% from October and 19.3% from $244,000 in November 2011, the […]

Halle Berry joining the ranks of secretive home sellers

Berry, 46, has starred in the “X-Men” movies and “Die Another Day” (2002). She won an Oscar for best actress for “Monster’s Ball” (2001). The former model and Martinez starred this year in the film “Dark Tide.” Berry also starred with Tom Hanks this year in “Cloud Atlas.” Billy Rose of the Agency in Beverly Hills has the […]

Home sales jump to highest pace in three years

Low mortgage rates and job gains are continuing to boost the housing market, with sales of existing homes at the highest level in three years and new housing construction up 21.6% in November from a year earlier. Homes were being sold last month at an annual pace of 5.04 million, the National Assn. of Realtors […]

City Offices To Close For Holidays

DOWNEY – Several city facilities will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The following facilities will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1: City Hall, the Downey City Library, Parks & Recreation, the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, Depot Transit Center, ASPIRE office, the Apollo Park gym and […]

Bank Of America Makes Dreams Come True For 43 Families

DOWNEY – When Santa Claus appeared at the Bank of America/Rancho Los Amigos Family Adoption Party last Wednesday at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, one precocious six-year-old boy raced completely around Café Amigos in the hospital’s Support Services Annex building. Nobody could catch him, because he was filled with joy. That was the prevailing […]

Toy Drive Brings In Hundreds Of Donations

DOWNEY – A toy drive at the new Stay Gallery in Downtown Downey attracted more than 400 people throughout the day and resulted in 350 new toys donated to True Lasting Connections, the non-profit organization operated by the Downey Unified School District. “They were really cool toys too, not just anything,” said Gabriel Enamorado, the […]

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