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February 14, 1988
I am rarely astonished by the opinions expressed by readers of Calendar, but the letters about Joe Strummer in the refrigerator were a rare exception. I fail to see how this is yet another example of media irresponsibility that can only lead to children damaging themselves. Eleanor Puls apparently thinks that children old enough to actually identify Strummer are still immature enough to immediately run to the family fridge and lock themselves in. Bill Turner feels that letting children see this is equivalent to educating them in the evils of the world (which they ultimately will have to deal with anyway)
October 21, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Stainless steel is supposed to be, well, stainless, isn't it? That was John's question after he noticed rust stains on the refrigerator he'd purchased from Sears. John also had purchased an extended warranty, so he contacted Sears and explained the problem. Sears' response: Your warranty doesn't cover cosmetic problems, only technical ones, so those stains on your stainless steel are your problem. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions John could take the matter to small-claims court, but I wouldn't bother.
June 1, 2012 | By Patrick Pacheco, Special to the Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Seeing as he grew up in the county of Surrey in southeast England and was called one of Britain's rising stage actors at an early age, you might expect that Andrew Garfield has Sir Laurence Olivier as one of his role models. But his adolescent hero was an entirely different kind of star: Muggsy Bogues, the short, quick, ball-stealing guard for the Charlotte Hornets NBA team in the 1980s and '90s. "I never wanted to be an actor, I wanted to be the next Muggsy," recalls the 28-year-old Garfield.
August 27, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
OK, here's a new one for your vocabulary: wine sleeve. As in the OXO Steel Wine Sleeve for keeping an already chilled bottle of wine cool.  The brushed stainless steel wine sleeve is simple and sleek, and its double-walled construction does the trick in holding that wine at the same temperature for an hour or two. A soft internal “moat” catches any drips. If you keep a wine on ice, it will get colder and colder. It's all too easy to lose track and find that you've gone overboard with the chilling.
June 25, 1986
William Perry reportedly weighs 330 pounds, but Clyde Emrich, weight coach of the Chicago Bears, told the Orlando Sentinel that the Fridge is in good shape as far as body fat is concerned. He said that Perry has 20% body fat and that he would be perfect at 18%. In measuring body fat, the body is submerged in a tub of water. Emrich was asked where they found a tub big enough for Perry. "Lake Michigan," he said.
June 29, 2008 | Mary Umberger, Chicago Tribune
We ask a lot of our refrigerators. That once-humble big white box still may be big and it still may be white, but manufacturers are trying hard to make it anything but humble, arming it with an array of capabilities, including spitting out three types of ice on command and alerting you that it's ailing, even if you're out of town. Manufacturers who displayed their wares recently at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago said they were packing the next generation of refrigerators with all manner of techno-wizardry and just plain novelty because they had to. Your good old fridge is probably good (though it probably is, indeed, old)
March 1, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
For more than four years, photographer Mark Menjivar photographed the contents of strangers' refrigerators for his exhibit "You Are What You Eat," which has traveled to museums and universities across the country. In a short article by Mark Wilson at the Fast Company website, Menjivar said, "One person likened me asking to photograph their fridge to me asking them to pose nude for the camera. " Quick. Go open your refrigerator door and just look. What do you see? No straightening, editing, culling allowed.
November 27, 1994
Regarding the letter from Rosemary C. Watson about "the pencil guy" (Nov. 13): This troubles her? Now that's scary! I love the little guy. I even cut him out and put him on my fridge. Please don't change him. DEB DAWSON Thousand Oaks
July 14, 2012 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As the host of TLC's "Freaky Eaters," JJ Virgin is known for helping people overcome bizarre eating habits - consuming only cheesy fries, for instance, or putting tartar sauce on everything from cupcakes to Jell-O. A nutrition and fitness expert, Virgin also works with private clients to fine-tune their lives and get healthy. She recently spoke to us about one of her favorite weight loss tricks that doesn't involve dieting or exercise: reorganizing the fridge. What is the biggest mistake people make in organizing their fridge?
February 6, 2002
The bells of empathy must surely ring loud in the land for Emily Green's "Making the Perfect Kitchen" (Jan. 19). For lo, these many years have I clipped Food section recipes (jumbled together in shoe boxes behind the telephone directories), but never before have I been moved to preserve for posterity a cookbook critique. I may even frame it (if I can find room on my ancient fridge door). BARBARA LEE MINGRONE Sherman Oaks
July 8, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
In weather like this and pretty much all summer, red wine benefits from a slight chill before serving. If your house is warm and your bottle of wine is room temperature, it probably should be chilled down in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or so before serving. Why? Red wines fall apart and don't taste like themselves when they're too warm. Don't believe me? Try this experiment. Pour out a glass of red. Re-cork the bottle and chill it down in an ice bucket or the refrigerator - not as cold as white wine, obviously, but just a few degrees cooler than room temperature.
April 30, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly tried to sneak tainted bottles of orange juice into a refrigerator at a Starbucks coffee shop in San Jose. A customer reported seeing the woman remove two bottles of orange juice from her purse and place them in a refrigerated display case at the store, the Mercury News reported . When the customer alerted store staff the woman fled. After examining the bottles and detecting what they described as a “toxic smell,” store employees called 911. Police tracked 50-year-old Ramineh Behbehanian to her home about five miles away after a witness provided her license plate number.
April 23, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
In 2011, Rob Spiro, Alon Salant and their team of techies launched a San Francisco-based start-up called Good Eggs . What was initially a software system for farmers to sell directly to customers turned into an online storefront that features picked- and prepared-to-order goods from numerous local farmers and food-makers.  With a mission to “grow and sustain local food systems” and a board of advisors that includes Alice Waters and Bi-Rite founder...
April 13, 2013 | By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times
Here in California we love to brag about our abundance of wonderful seasonal ingredients and how that makes good food easy. That's more or less true, but I have to confess that I've also always had a sneaking admiration for those cooks who can whip up something from nothing. Sure, it's wonderful to be able to just pick up a sack of Ojai Pixie mandarins and a box of medjool dates and call it dessert. But you've really got to admire someone who can take a couple of wilted zucchinis, a sprouting onion and some canned tomatoes and turn that into something delicious - the real-life equivalent of the proverbial stone soup.
April 4, 2013 | By John Verive
As Los Angeles' young breweries mature and grow, many have turned to packaging as a way to reach more beer fans, and some new brewed-in-L.A. beers are about to find their way into your fridge. Apart from the machinery and the manpower required for a brewery to package its beer, there are significant logistical obstacles to overcome to get bottles into your fridge. From procuring and storing the bottles, to designing and receiving government approval for the labels, to producing enough beer to fill both kegs for draft accounts and bottles, the prospect of packaging beer can be a daunting prospect for a small brewery.
March 1, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
For more than four years, photographer Mark Menjivar photographed the contents of strangers' refrigerators for his exhibit "You Are What You Eat," which has traveled to museums and universities across the country. In a short article by Mark Wilson at the Fast Company website, Menjivar said, "One person likened me asking to photograph their fridge to me asking them to pose nude for the camera. " Quick. Go open your refrigerator door and just look. What do you see? No straightening, editing, culling allowed.
April 15, 2001
"Putting the Heat on 2-Fridge Households" (April 6) makes me feel the heat. Why do power companies pick on refrigerators the same way water districts pick on toilets whenever there is a quest to reduce usage? Let's pick on golf carts! A quick calculation shows that walking the links in the Coachella Valley instead of using a golf cart saves enough energy in one month to power 500 homes in Palm Springs. Extrapolate that across the state and the energy savings will take the word "crisis" out of Gov. Gray Davis' vocabulary.
March 13, 2003 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Around the time of her 75th birthday, my grandmother announced she was giving up men. When my brother and I asked what precipitated this -- she had always enjoyed a steady stream of "companions" -- she said that the other half of the species had lost its luster. A specific turnoff: One of her male companions died during a visit at her house. She was -- naturally -- utterly dismayed. "Such a lack of tact," she said with Old World disgust. In general, though, she was just sick of men.
December 13, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
When Mandy Patinkin woke up Thursday morning, it was because his alarm went off. It was time to ... pick up a Zipcar. "I was so worried I wouldn't wake up in time," Patinkin said. "I was renting a Zipcar because I have to head to upstate New York for an appointment with a refrigerator repairman. When the alarm went off, I saw a text from my publicist about the good news. " The Manhattan-based actor earned a supporting actor nomination for his role as the bearded moral center (a.k.a.
August 22, 2012 | By Tina Susman
A New Jersey woman decapitated her toddler son, put his head in a refrigerator and then stabbed herself to death Wednesday after dialing 911, police say. Officers who responded to Chevonne Thomas' 911 call were in her home, unaware she was sitting upstairs, when they discovered the body of 2-year-old Zahree Thomas on the first floor. When they realized someone was on the second floor, most of the officers withdrew and set up a perimeter around the house until they could find a way to safely determine who was inside.
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