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September 28, 2008 | Diane Wedner
The International Code Council, the nation's leading building-code body, has adopted a residential fire sprinkler requirement for all new one- and two-bedroom houses and town houses, beginning in 2009. The council included a grace period of two years to implement the rule. -- Diane Wedner
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2011 | By Mark Kellam, Los Angeles Times
A handful of residents living along a busy stretch of Glendale Avenue say city officials are forcing them to take down mirrors they've attached to trees in the public right-of-way so they can better see oncoming traffic while exiting their driveways. The residents, who live north of the Ventura Freeway, say that in the absence of any speed-reduction enhancements — such as humps — the convex mirrors are one of the few safety measures they have. City officials, though, say the mirrors aren't allowed on city-owned trees.
TRAVEL
November 11, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO QUITO, ECUADOR From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Quito is offered on TACA, United, Delta, COPA, United and LACSA. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $899, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 593 (the country code for Ecuador and 2 (the area code for Quito). WHERE TO STAY Casa Gangotena, Bolivar y Cuenca, Quito; 400-8000, http://www.casagangotena.com . The newest and most elegant hotel in Quito in the heart of the Centro Historico.
FOOD
May 12, 2011
London restaurant details St. John Hotel, 1 Leicester St., London, 3301-8069, http://www.stjohnhotellondon.com . Appetizers, $12.50 to $30; main courses, $30 to $42; desserts, $7 to $13.50. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, 7201-3833, http://www.dinnerbyheston.com . Appetizers, $21 to $27; main courses, $34 to $60; dessert, $13.50 to $17. To call from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code)
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
Parliament on Wednesday banned videos and sound recordings that show excessive violence. The lawmakers unanimously approved a revision of the penal code to set unspecified jail terms or fines for violators.
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