CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1990 |
Three recent house fires in Moorpark have prompted an investigation by a fireplace manufacturer and city and Ventura County officials who are concerned that thousands of area homes with prefabricated metal fireplaces might have hazardous chimney caps. An investigator for the Ventura County Fire Department said Monday that thousands of homes countywide may be affected by shrouds placed over the tops of chimneys to camouflage spark arresters and termination caps.
August 23, 1994 |
When Christopher Tower rebuilds his burned-out Laguna Beach home later this year, he plans to incorporate a beautiful wood-burning fireplace to complement the stunning Pacific Ocean view from his new living room. But in a nearby bedroom, Tower is forsaking the allure of a wood-burner for a unit that burns natural gas. The second fireplace, Tower said, "is mainly for ambience . . . a gas fireplace is easy to use and it's clean."
February 11, 1986 |
Big George's brow furrowed as he considered the question posed by the instructor: "Did you go to the moon last night?" "No," he replied, "I don't." "Didn't," corrected the teacher, Tru Hoften-Siegel, a native of the Netherlands and a master of Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and English. Big George is one of 14 Spanish-speaking workers at Fireplace Manufacturers Inc. in Santa Ana who take English lessons on their lunch break.