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Mario Lopez in hot water over construction permits

June 3, 2011 |  5:38 pm

Mariolopezstory Has Mario Lopez has been a naughty neighbor? The "Extra" host has reportedly tried making renovations to his Glendale mansion without the proper permits, a problem magnified by the fact that it is also a historic site.

That city's Neighborhood Serviceds Department issued Lopez a notice saying that he violated zoning codes when he tried to remodel his pool cabana, including a 500-square-foot addition and a bathroom extension, without permits.

The action by the department, which opened a code enforcement case against him, includes halting all work until the proper paperwork is filed. He has until June 27 to make it right or the work he's already done could be torn down.

The $1.94-million pad located on the 300 block of Kempton Road is listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources because of its rich history. The house was built in 1929 by armored-car inventor Peter Damm, who called it "Lorelei."

For more, read the full story here.


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Photo: Mario Lopez. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA