By Staff report | PUBLISHED: August 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm | UPDATED: August 10, 2018 at 2:56 pm KTGY Architecture + Planning in Irvine was responsible for the complex redesign of the Anaheim White House’s new exterior and expansive porch. (Courtesy of KTGY) One of the more complicated pieces of the remodel puzzle was keeping the Anaheim White House’s big porch open to the elements. KTGY found folding clear panels that could be pulled back during good weather and closed during the bad. (Courtesy of KTGY) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe restored porch of the Anaheim White House, built in 1909, includes dining space and folding, clear doors. (Courtesy of KTGY) A devastating fire in February 2017 ruined much of the Anaheim White House. In its restoration, KTGY was able to maximize the use of the 1909 building’s vast porch. This is the second story of the building, with a patio atop the porch. (Courtesy of KTGY) An exterior building for special events was … [Read more...] about Real estate news: How an Irvine architectural firm helped restore Anaheim White House’s exterior to 1909 glory
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According to a breaking report by Vanity Fair Magazine, Chief of Staff John Kelly’s days at the White House might be numbered and Ivanka Trump is playing a central role in finding a replacement. Special correspondent for Vanity Fair Gabriel Sherman said two prominent Republicans in close touch with the White House told him that in recent times Donald Trump had discussed choosing a successor for Kelly and that the president asked a close friend what he thought about David Urban. Urban helped engineer Trump’s victory in Pennsylvania and is a veteran lobbyist and political operative in Washington. “Ivanka is also playing a central role in the search, quietly field-testing ideas with people. ‘Ivanka is the most worried about it. She’s trying to figure who replaces Kelly,’ a person who’s spoken with her said,” Sherman wrote. President Donald Trump introduces his daughter Ivanka to speak during a visit to H&K Equipment Company in … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump Looking For John Kelly’s Replacement In White House, Reports Say
WASHINGTON — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 12:12 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports the House effort to avert a government shutdown and fund a popular children's health insurance program for six years. "The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House," White House spokesman Raj Shah says in a statement. "Congress needs to do its job and provide full funding of our troops and military with a two-year budget caps deal. However, as the deal is negotiated, the President wants to ensure our military and national security are funded. He will not let it be held hostage by Democrats." Trump cast his support for the measure into doubt earlier Thursday with a tweet that criticized the length of the CHIP reauthorization. "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" Trump tweeted. ____ 12:09 p.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's confident that the … [Read more...] about The Latest: White House says Trump supports budget deal
Former White House social secretaries Lea Berman, left, and Jeremy Bernard, co-authors of “Treating People Well” at a book party at the Kuwaiti embassy. (Tony Powell) Jeremy Bernard recalls sitting in Los Angeles traffic, a passenger in the car of an increasingly upset driver. His friend was leaning on the horn, blasting out annoyance and impatience in short, angry bursts. “I hate to be preachy, but take a breath,” Bernard told his friend. Honking will only make a bad situation worse. The driver was nonplused. “I don’t even think of it anymore,” he responded. Honking was the natural reaction to stupid drivers. Why shouldn’t he honk? And there, in a tiny nutshell, was the problem Bernard has been wrestling with for the past two years. “It really takes an effort to behave well, because it’s so easy to behave badly,” he says. Bernard and Lea Berman, both former White House social secretaries, are co-authors of the new … [Read more...] about We live in uncivil times. Two former White House social secretaries offer a cure.
A master suite hidden behind a bookcase, an antique bar in the basement and a spring-fed pond are among the whimsical features of The White House, a former bed-and-breakfast built in 1902.The home at 2311 Newport Gap Pike in The Cedars wasn’t always called The White House. That august name was borne of a casual exchange shortly after Sandy and Ulrich Semke purchased the property in 1996:A delivery man arrived, looking for “the white house.” “I’m the white house,” Sandy responded, and the name stuck. DELAWARE SPACES: Other featured homesThe Semkes bought the house from Arthur and Ruth Baum, who purchased it in 1959 from the widow of James Morford. He was Delaware’s attorney general from 1939 to 1943. Theybought the home in 1940. Morford installed a spring-fed, cement pond for swimming at the same time he expanded the home and amended its architectural style from Victorian to Colonial Revival, according to a 1994 News Journal story.The original … [Read more...] about Delaware’s White House: hidden master suite, antique bar