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January 18, 2000 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
Directors from the Rossmoor Community Services District are waiting on two more bids for restroom cleaning services at Rossmoor and Rush parks. Currently, district staff cleans restrooms once a day but residents voiced concerns over how well they were being cleaned, said General Manager Ray Griest. A company is being sought to clean the restrooms twice a day, Griest said.
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April 16, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
BOSTON -- Commuters on Boston's T subway system found National Guardsmen and police inside stations Tuesday morning. Inside a downtown-bound Red Line train, riders found their commute quieter than usual, and somber. "Everyone's down," said Leo Doolin, 49, of Dorchester, who was reading a newspaper article about the explosions. "Everybody's very quiet. " Still stunned by Monday's bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, commuters found themselves subdued and on edge -- finding suspicion where they hadn't before, in a backpack or someone wearing a long leather jacket.
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BUSINESS
July 7, 2005 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Janitors who clean offices of Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. in El Segundo, Redondo Beach and Long Beach began walking off their jobs Wednesday after contract talks ended in an impasse. It was not clear how many janitors took part in the "rolling" strike, but the union representing the workers said the contract affected about 700 janitors who work for firms that provide cleaning services to the three aerospace companies.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2005 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
Janitors who clean offices of Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co. in El Segundo, Redondo Beach and Long Beach began walking off their jobs Wednesday after contract talks ended in an impasse. It was not clear how many janitors took part in the "rolling" strike, but the union representing the workers said the contract affected about 700 janitors who work for firms that provide cleaning services to the three aerospace companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kathy Jo Kadzuiauskas' friend phoned her from Chicago, sobbing. The friend's boyfriend had killed himself with a 12-gauge shotgun, and she needed help. The police and coroner were gone, but the act left a bloody mess in the boyfriend's apartment. "Everyone assumes that the police, the sheriffs and the coroners clean it up," Kadzuiauskas said. "She was shocked to know that wasn't the case." Kadzuiauskas headed for Chicago to do the dirty work.
NATIONAL
April 16, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
BOSTON -- Commuters on Boston's T subway system found National Guardsmen and police inside stations Tuesday morning. Inside a downtown-bound Red Line train, riders found their commute quieter than usual, and somber. "Everyone's down," said Leo Doolin, 49, of Dorchester, who was reading a newspaper article about the explosions. "Everybody's very quiet. " Still stunned by Monday's bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, commuters found themselves subdued and on edge -- finding suspicion where they hadn't before, in a backpack or someone wearing a long leather jacket.
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November 13, 1986 | BONNIE McCULLOUGH, McCullough, based in Colorado, is the author of five books on home management
Question: How do I go about hiring someone to help with the housework? Answer: You have two choices: hire an individual yourself or contact one of the many professional agencies listed in the telephone book under the heading House Cleaning. There are advantages to both strategies. When you go through an agency, workers are insured and bonded. A representative will come to your home, discuss details and give you an estimate. If you have questions or complaints, you deal with the manager.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | MARILYN GARDNER, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Every other Wednesday at noon, housecleaning partners Dianne Kraus and Peggy Jackson pull up to a beige two-story house in Ithaca, N.Y. Although the owners are at work, the two women unlock the door and begin their orchestrated routine. For nearly three hours they vacuum, dust, polish and scrub, upstairs and down. "It smells so good and looks so clean when we come home," says Linda Klena, a nurse at Cornell University. She and her husband, a dean at Ithaca College, used to share the cleaning.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses and restaurants for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
In one of the more unusual career transitions, Huntington Beach carpet cleaner Kenneth Watt has launched a side business as a personal chef. Watt, 59, said he started The Pampered Palate about a year ago, partly as a creative outlet, since he loves dabbling in brisket and mashed potatoes. While the Perma Kleen carpet-cleaning business is still Watt's main gig, his cooking should bring in $50,000 to $100,000 this year, he said. Eventually, he hopes to do more food and fewer carpets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2003 | Hilda M. Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Mike Nicholson can stomach the most gruesome of death scenes -- from victims of violent crime and suicide to decomposing corpses -- without so much as a grimace. He even brings a grim sort of humor to his work -- such as his account of a man who shot himself in a sporting goods store. "There were parts of him everywhere," Nicholson said of the 1999 suicide. "He did it at the sporting goods desk, but he made it all the way to fishing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2003 | Hilda M. Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Mike Nicholson can stomach the most gruesome of death scenes -- from victims of violent crime and suicide to decomposing corpses -- without so much as a grimace. He even brings a grim sort of humor to his work -- such as his account of a man who shot himself in a sporting goods store. "There were parts of him everywhere," Nicholson said of the 1999 suicide. "He did it at the sporting goods desk, but he made it all the way to fishing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2000 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
Directors from the Rossmoor Community Services District are waiting on two more bids for restroom cleaning services at Rossmoor and Rush parks. Currently, district staff cleans restrooms once a day but residents voiced concerns over how well they were being cleaned, said General Manager Ray Griest. A company is being sought to clean the restrooms twice a day, Griest said.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Procter & Gamble Co.'s spin cycle hits high gear this month as the company's much-touted home dry-cleaning kit reaches store shelves in California and nationwide. The maker of Tide, the No. 1 laundry detergent, is launching a media blitz to persuade consumers to do the unthinkable: use P&G's kit to clean their expensive dry-clean-only clothes at home.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses and restaurants for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
In one of the more unusual career transitions, Huntington Beach carpet cleaner Kenneth Watt has launched a side business as a personal chef. Watt, 59, said he started The Pampered Palate about a year ago, partly as a creative outlet, since he loves dabbling in brisket and mashed potatoes. While the Perma Kleen carpet-cleaning business is still Watt's main gig, his cooking should bring in $50,000 to $100,000 this year, he said. Eventually, he hopes to do more food and fewer carpets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kathy Jo Kadzuiauskas' friend phoned her from Chicago, sobbing. The friend's boyfriend had killed himself with a 12-gauge shotgun, and she needed help. The police and coroner were gone, but the act left a bloody mess in the boyfriend's apartment. "Everyone assumes that the police, the sheriffs and the coroners clean it up," Kadzuiauskas said. "She was shocked to know that wasn't the case." Kadzuiauskas headed for Chicago to do the dirty work.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1997 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest experiment to blend financial services with retailing, Wells Fargo & Co. and Starbucks Coffee Co. are joining forces to offer banking, lattes, dry-cleaning and other services under one roof. The plan, to be announced today, will initially see Seattle-based Starbucks open in seven of Wells' California branches early next year. Some of those branches will also house a dry-cleaner, a sandwich shop and copy center operated by separate companies.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Procter & Gamble Co.'s spin cycle hits high gear this month as the company's much-touted home dry-cleaning kit reaches store shelves in California and nationwide. The maker of Tide, the No. 1 laundry detergent, is launching a media blitz to persuade consumers to do the unthinkable: use P&G's kit to clean their expensive dry-clean-only clothes at home.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1992 | Ted Johnson; Special to the Times
Believe it or not, there's a shine in those concrete sidewalks, asphalt driveways and marble courtyards. Steve Artenian, owner of Superior High Pressure Cleaning Service in Santa Ana, has developed a lawn mower-like device that sprays such surfaces, quickly removing oil, grease, dirt and some kinds of graffiti. Just about the only thing it doesn't catch is gum--leave that to shoes.
NEWS
May 14, 1996 | MARILYN GARDNER, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Every other Wednesday at noon, housecleaning partners Dianne Kraus and Peggy Jackson pull up to a beige two-story house in Ithaca, N.Y. Although the owners are at work, the two women unlock the door and begin their orchestrated routine. For nearly three hours they vacuum, dust, polish and scrub, upstairs and down. "It smells so good and looks so clean when we come home," says Linda Klena, a nurse at Cornell University. She and her husband, a dean at Ithaca College, used to share the cleaning.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1992 | Ted Johnson; Special to the Times
Believe it or not, there's a shine in those concrete sidewalks, asphalt driveways and marble courtyards. Steve Artenian, owner of Superior High Pressure Cleaning Service in Santa Ana, has developed a lawn mower-like device that sprays such surfaces, quickly removing oil, grease, dirt and some kinds of graffiti. Just about the only thing it doesn't catch is gum--leave that to shoes.
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