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March 29, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A county jail inmate hanged himself in his cell Wednesday, which will lead Sacramento County officials to redesign bunk beds after the year's fourth apparent suicide. Three of the four inmates used small holes in the top of the bunk beds to hold the nooses, sheriff's deputies said. Sgt. James Lewis said the holes measure about a quarter-inch in diameter and were put in the top bunks for drainage during cleaning. Wednesday's apparent suicide occurred shortly after midnight.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Alex Calderwood, a co-founder of the idiosyncratic Ace Hotel chain where hip patrons mingle amid reclaimed furnishings, died Thursday in London. He was 47. Calderwood's company announced his death on its website but gave no further details. The company's statement called him "our teacher, mentor, guru and most importantly our dear friend. " The Ace - a name chosen, Calderwood told interviewers, because it represents both the high and the low in a deck of cards - draws tourists in Seattle, Portland, Ore., New York, Palm Springs and London.
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BUSINESS
September 14, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, Robin Fields covers consumer issues for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7810 and at robin.fields@latimes.com
The California Legislature has passed a bill that bans unsafe bunk beds and punishes violators with fines of up to $1,000. The measure has gone to Gov. Gray Davis for final approval. If Davis signs the bill, California would become the second state to make voluntary furniture-industry guidelines for bunk beds into law.
TRAVEL
April 28, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
CARLSBAD, Calif. - The Legoland Hotel, which opened April 5, got plenty of little things wrong in its first weeks. But its designers got one thing enormously right, and that will make this place a screaming success: kid-centricity. "The dragon is made out of Legos!" my daughter, Grace, who is about to turn 9, said as we approached the hotel entrance a week after the opening. Inside the lobby, Grace; my wife, Mary Frances; and I found a faux fountain, a play pit full of little plastic bricks and dozens of deeply absorbed children who were collaborating on a rainbow-hued monolith, constructing pretend weapons, hollering, whispering, running, jumping and dragging their parents from one discovery to the next.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Alex Calderwood, a co-founder of the idiosyncratic Ace Hotel chain where hip patrons mingle amid reclaimed furnishings, died Thursday in London. He was 47. Calderwood's company announced his death on its website but gave no further details. The company's statement called him "our teacher, mentor, guru and most importantly our dear friend. " The Ace - a name chosen, Calderwood told interviewers, because it represents both the high and the low in a deck of cards - draws tourists in Seattle, Portland, Ore., New York, Palm Springs and London.
TRAVEL
November 24, 1985
Referring to Judith Morgan's "Her World" of Oct. 20, "It's Definitely a Dog's Life in France." My husband and I and our daughter-in-law took a sleeper from Milan to Paris. While we shared a compartment with three bunk beds, one on top of the other (fun, but too much togetherness), we observed a Frenchwoman in the next compartment talking and cooing to her little poodle: "Bonne nuit, mon petit chou," while tucking him into a blanket in his very own berth above hers (there were only two)
TRAVEL
January 22, 2012
If you go Denis Sullivan's home port is at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For information about trips, tours and classes, go to http://www.discoveryworld.org/denisSullivan.php . The schedule for the summer and fall sailing season will be available in April. Two-hour day sails are $40 a person. Two- and three-day hands-on sailing trips, primarily on Lake Michigan, are $100 to $200 a day per person. Food and dormitory-style accommodations (with bunk beds)
HOME & GARDEN
December 16, 1995 | From Associated Press
Parents of newborns can spend a year's college tuition on a nursery filled with state-of-the-art equipment and fanciful wall coverings with matching curtains and comforter. They shouldn't bother. Wee ones all too soon are out of the crib, past the terrible twos and into tastes of their own. "Kids change from one phase to another easily," Ro Logrippo says. "The child who loves teddy bears this week may prefer giraffes next week."
BUSINESS
July 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Bernard Madoff's life of luxury is a thing of the past. The disgraced financier, blamed for what is believed to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history, arrived at a federal prison in North Carolina to begin a 150-year sentence in a cell with two bunk beds, a toilet and a sink. Madoff -- also known now as prisoner No. 61727-054 -- arrived somewhat under cover at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh. A prison official said he would be treated like any other inmate.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2010 | By Jen Leo
What's hot: Get video tours of the hostel's living room, computer hub, bunk beds, kitchen and more before you decide which hostel is right for you. The videos help the properties come to life — as opposed to seeing only property photos. Some videos also offer local tips and attractions. Keep your eye out for the Wi-Fi logo if that's important to you. What's not: You have to leave the website to book the hostel after you fall in love with the property on the video. But that does give you the opportunity to book it on a website that you may already know, such as Hostels.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Families looking to skip the trudge-around-the theme-park summer vacation might be tempted by a farm stay instead. On April 8, Feather Down Farm Days USA will open its first California farm experience to guests at Chaffin Family Orchards, a fifth-generation family-run farm near Oroville, Calif. The stay is the first in the state for Feather Down Farm Days USA , which has organized farm stays in Illinois and New York as well as in Europe. The Chaffin Family Orchard includes 2,000 acres of olive, stone fruit and citrus orchards as well as cattle, goats, sheep and chickens.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013 | By Irene Lechowitzky
It's edgy, it's cool - and it's official: San Diego's North Park made Forbes' list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods in September, joining such spots as L.A.'s Silver Lake and San Francisco's Mission District. North Park has all the ingredients for the cool school: It's culturally diverse and has art galleries, boutiques, trendy bars with handcrafted cocktails and local brews, and foodie-approved eateries. If you're hip to this scene, check it out. The bed The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (2223 El Cajon Blvd.; [619]
TRAVEL
January 22, 2012
If you go Denis Sullivan's home port is at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For information about trips, tours and classes, go to http://www.discoveryworld.org/denisSullivan.php . The schedule for the summer and fall sailing season will be available in April. Two-hour day sails are $40 a person. Two- and three-day hands-on sailing trips, primarily on Lake Michigan, are $100 to $200 a day per person. Food and dormitory-style accommodations (with bunk beds)
TRAVEL
April 11, 2010 | By Jen Leo
What's hot: Get video tours of the hostel's living room, computer hub, bunk beds, kitchen and more before you decide which hostel is right for you. The videos help the properties come to life — as opposed to seeing only property photos. Some videos also offer local tips and attractions. Keep your eye out for the Wi-Fi logo if that's important to you. What's not: You have to leave the website to book the hostel after you fall in love with the property on the video. But that does give you the opportunity to book it on a website that you may already know, such as Hostels.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Bernard Madoff's life of luxury is a thing of the past. The disgraced financier, blamed for what is believed to be the largest Ponzi scheme in history, arrived at a federal prison in North Carolina to begin a 150-year sentence in a cell with two bunk beds, a toilet and a sink. Madoff -- also known now as prisoner No. 61727-054 -- arrived somewhat under cover at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh. A prison official said he would be treated like any other inmate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2009 | Richard Winton
A man left paralyzed below the chest after he fell from the top of a jail bunk bed when a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy used a stun gun on him sued the Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, alleging that his civil rights had been violated. According to the federal lawsuit, Blake Dupree, 22, said he was standing on his bunk about four to seven feet above the concrete jail floor with his hands raised in a defensive posture when he was stunned with a Taser, which delivers a 50,000-volt shock.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Families looking to skip the trudge-around-the theme-park summer vacation might be tempted by a farm stay instead. On April 8, Feather Down Farm Days USA will open its first California farm experience to guests at Chaffin Family Orchards, a fifth-generation family-run farm near Oroville, Calif. The stay is the first in the state for Feather Down Farm Days USA , which has organized farm stays in Illinois and New York as well as in Europe. The Chaffin Family Orchard includes 2,000 acres of olive, stone fruit and citrus orchards as well as cattle, goats, sheep and chickens.
HOME & GARDEN
November 15, 2008 | Craig Nakano and David A. Keeps, Nakano and Keeps are Times staff writers.
Given all the comparisons between the current economic crisis and the Great Depression, it's fitting that the nation's housing woes have helped to revive another piece of history. Welcome back the bunk bed. The first inklings of its renaissance are emerging from furniture designers and retailers, who report that parents are buying bunk beds as a way to squeeze more children into modestly sized homes. IKEA has seen U.S. demand grow 10% in just the last year, a spokeswoman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A county jail inmate hanged himself in his cell Wednesday, which will lead Sacramento County officials to redesign bunk beds after the year's fourth apparent suicide. Three of the four inmates used small holes in the top of the bunk beds to hold the nooses, sheriff's deputies said. Sgt. James Lewis said the holes measure about a quarter-inch in diameter and were put in the top bunks for drainage during cleaning. Wednesday's apparent suicide occurred shortly after midnight.
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