[HOUSE AND HOLMES] Electrickery

I don’t think there has been an automobile in our garage since the Ford Model A in 1928. Thanks to temperate California weather and our limited basement and attic storage, our garage has become...

[HOUSE & HOLMES] Plumb Outta Luck

I keep thinking that the older I get, the smarter I am getting. As I age gracefully I should be getting closer and closer to perfection, right? But the longer I attempt to fix...

City Planning Committee Approves Oxford Square HPOZ

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee yesterday approved the proposal of an historic preservation overlay zone (HPOZ) for Oxford Square. In a hearing that lasted approximately 10 minutes, the committee heard from two...

[HOUSE AND HOLMES] In Hot Water

I am constantly in hot water when it comes to fixing anything around the house, but this month I was literally out of hot water. Our water heater used to be a tank that...

REAL ESTATE] 2016 Rewind and 2017 Forecast

TRACI BATES AND LORNA HENNINGTON KELLER WILLIAMS Properties on market now are on a little longer than they had been earlier in the year. We attribute this to rising interest rates, uncertainty with the...

[HOUSE & HOLMES] Flush with Ideas

We have a toilet paper problem. The bathroom in our 1920’s era home is very pretty, but it’s also diminutive and every square inch is enveloped—the shower, bathtub, toilet, sink and storage shelves use...