May 30, 2001 |
Sports fans can have their cakes and eat them too with these whimsical sport-themed, cake-topper candles from Gloria's Cake and Candy Supplies. There are baseball-shaped candles ($3.29), soccer ball and football candles. And for you couch-potato fans, there are candles shaped like televisions and beer cans. It's best to go to Gloria's before baking your cake because the store also sells molds, dyes, spangles and every sort of sugary gewgaw imaginable. Gloria's, 3755 Sawtelle Blvd.
April 5, 1985 |
Ethel Simkins' 107th birthday party was such a hot time it brought the Fire Department to her nursing home after the candles on her cake set off the alarm. Peoria Fire Department officials said the alarm at the Buehler Home went off Thursday because of the heat generated by the 107 candles on Simkins' birthday cake. No one was evacuated from the home.
April 27, 2000 |
The popularity of candles as home decorations, aromatherapy and gifts has a downside: They can be dangerous. Home fires sparked by burning candles are on the rise. Forget romance and decoration for now. Think about safety, because candle makers are not required to warn consumers about the potential hazards of their products. "Think of it as a flame," and take necessary precautions, said Capt. Steve Valenzuela, spokesman for the County of Los Angeles Fire Department.
November 25, 1999 |
The Irish government said Wednesday that it plans to deliver a candle to every home in the country, to be lighted as the last rays of 1999 fade on New Year's Eve. "The idea is that shortly after 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve, everybody in the country will light their candles in what we see as a very simple, very symbolic, secular ceremony to mark the end of the millennium," Tom Rowley of the government-appointed National Millennium Committee said.
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December 25, 2013 |
Since 1968, come rain or shine, Joan Sue Betson's yard on Galaxy Drive in Newport Beach has been a Christmas Eve beacon. In old photos, hundreds of candles can be seen glowing inside brown paper bags side by side on a retaining wall in front of the sprawling Spanish-style home and lining the driveway. Rows of the homemade luminarias shine from window sills and light the porch. "It used to be quite an event to walk out here every year," said neighbor John Senick, who has lived behind the house for about seven years, in an interview with Times Community News.
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December 4, 1995
Q: How do trick birthday candles that will not blow out work? A: According to scientists at San Francisco's Exploratorium, small particles of gunpowder are woven into the wick. When the candle is lit, you'll notice that the wick occasionally shoots off little sparks as it burns. When you blow the candle out, the wick continues to glow for a few seconds. The glowing wick is hot enough to ignite the gunpowder, which reignites the wick.
HOME & GARDEN
September 13, 2007 |
ANYONE who scrambled for candles during the power outages last week found an early bounty in stores: autumnal tea lights, pillars and wax bowls poised to light the way into a new season. New candles this fall are noteworthy for more than their warm color palette. Shapes and finishes are more refined. New apple floaters from Illuminations and pumpkins from Pottery Barn are remarkably lifelike. Burn times are getting longer too.