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February 21, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
The above contraption may look a little funny, but it can be essential in the kitchen. Meet the heat diffuser. When you have a recipe that requires stove-top cooking over an extremely low and gentle flame, or are using a delicate cooking vessel such as a clay pot, a diffuser is perfect for softening and evenly spreading the heat. And it's great for eliminating hot spots. A heat diffuser (like the much-loved one pictured above from the Test Kitchen) is easy to use: Simply set the diffuser over the burner and place your pot or pan on top, then start cooking.
April 19, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The battle for buyers of family sedans - already the most competitive U.S. auto segment - will heat up this fall when Toyota and Hyundai launch dramatically restyled versions of their respective offerings, the Camry and the Sonata. A decade ago, the default choices in this biggest slice of the auto market were the Camry and Honda's Accord, but the competition has grown fierce in the last five years. Automakers can't afford a misstep with a new model, and they can't fall behind with a dated model.
March 4, 2012 | By Mark Medina
It's only been a week since Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade squared up in what turned out to be a pretty physical game. This time, the game actually matters. The Lakers host the Miami Heat Sunday at Staples Center, and there's certainly plenty of storylines involving the game. But the main one involves Bryant and Wade. Bryant has worn a plastic mask for the past week after Wade's hard foul in the 2011 All-Star game gave him a concussion, broken nose and whiplash on his neck.
April 18, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Don't get confused, but "July" will be coming early with the release of the crime thriller "Cold in July" on May 23. IFC Films just released a trailer for the film. The retro-flavored movie was one of many genre-twisting entries to emerge from this year's Sundance Film Festival, alongside the recent release "The Raid 2," as well as the upcoming "Life After Beth," "The One I Love" and "The Guest. " Directed by Jim Mickle, "July" is an adaptation of the 1989 crime novel by Joe R. Lonsdale.
June 9, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Miami Heat has bigger problems than the disappearance of LeBron James. The entire team has gone missing. Just when it looked like it couldn't get any worse, it did, Dwyane Wade limping in and out of the lineup as the Heat moved within a loss of Miami mourning. In the series that won't stop spitting out subplots, the Dallas Mavericks kept taking it to the Heat, this time a 112-103 victory Thursday for a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. The Mavericks are a victory away from the first championship of their 31-year existence.
September 19, 2012 | By Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times
An international group of scientists has developed a material that can turn wasted heat into electricity with unprecedented efficiency, a discovery that may one day allow for more efficient cars and buildings. The finding was reported this week in the journal Nature. The material is crucial to creating devices called thermoelectric generators, which are designed to create an electrical charge when a difference in temperature exists across them. When such a difference exists, electrons move from one side to the other and a voltage is created which can be captured and used as electricity.
June 27, 2013 | By Jean Merl
Soaring temperatures are expected to last into next week, with the mercury reaching triple digits in some Southern California areas, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Excessive-heat warnings are in effect across the area, prompting officials to open "cooling centers" and issue recommendations for avoiding heatstroke and other health problems. Officials also are bracing for increased wildfire danger in dry brush-covered mountain and foothill regions. Los Angeles County has opened 89 cooling centers for residents to escape the expected record or near-record high temperatures.
September 28, 2012
Re "Romney crosses the immigration divide," Opinion, Sept. 23 Tamar Jacoby writes that many Republicans feel Mitt Romney "went too far in the heat of the primary and are glad to see him clarifying his position" on immigration. "Clarifying"? Shouldn't that be "changing" his position? During the primaries he touted, among other things, the self-deportation of millions of immigrants, an absurd proposal. And where does the idea come from that the primaries' heat is an excuse to spout any old nonsense, however mean-spirited or offensive, and then "clarify" it into a position less repugnant or inflammatory later?
August 3, 1998 | SARAH YANG
Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweating; headache; nausea or vomiting; dizziness; exhaustion. Body temperature will be near normal. Signs of heat stroke include hot, red skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing. Body temperature can be as high as 105 degrees. If the person was sweating from heavy work or exercise, skin may be wet; otherwise, it will feel dry.
December 21, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
MIAMI AT LAKERS, 2 p.m. Wednesday. TV: Channel 7. It was supposed to be LeBron James versus Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade versus Steve Nash. Now it's going to be the Heat versus "X," leading to some potential issues in the ABC promotions department. Injuries to Bryant, Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake have left the Lakers with a largely anonymous cast of leftovers featuring emergency point guard Xavier Henry. One story line hasn't disappeared: the tight-fitting, sleeved jerseys both teams will be wearing for the Christmas afternoon game.
April 17, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Just kidding! No way are the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat as bad as they've looked the last six weeks, when the presumed Eastern Conference finalists resembled teams that couldn't get out of the first round of their local rec-league playoffs. Three-peat? The Heat has had trouble winning three games in a row since early March. Indiana has gone 10-13 since March 4, failing to top 100 points 17 times and stumbling its way to that regrettable 23-point first half against Atlanta.
April 11, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
Born in Berlin in 1938, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg is a contemporary of Bernd and Hilla Becher and shoots with the same typological clarity, focusing on a single architectural form and cataloging its variants. Each of the bus shelters in her photographs at Luisotti occupies the center of its frame with declarative plainness. The directness of this approach evolved out of New Objectivity photography of the 1920s and '30s (Renger-Patzsch, Blossfeldt) and into New Topographics of the '70s onward.
April 11, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
HONOLULU  - For political and emotional drama, it's hard to top this: U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the most beloved and respected figure in Hawaii state history, makes a death-bed request to name his successor in Washington. But the governor, a fellow Democrat who has clashed with Inouye, spurns the dying senator's plea and appoints his own lieutenant governor to the seat. The result, playing out more than a year later,  is a closely fought and emotionally wrought primary battle between the novice senator, Brian Schatz, and Inouye's choice, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa:  a Democrat-on-Democrat fight tinged with ethnic and generational tension and haunted, inevitably, by the ghost of Inouye and his last wish.
April 8, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Forget April showers. Southern California will continue to experience warmer-than-normal temperatures for the next few days, with highs reaching the 90s in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, downtown L.A. is expected to hit 85 degrees Tuesday, with Pasadena, Palmdale and other locations getting into the low 90s. It will be even hotter in inland cities such as Palm Springs. Coastal cities will be in the mid-70s. The heat spike should end later this week.
April 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
After weeks of cooler temperatures, and even spurts of rain, Los Angeles will experience a warm-up this week with temperatures as high as 15 degrees above normal, forecasters said. A “very large” high-pressure system will bring temperatures into the upper 80s along with off-shore winds from the northeast, National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Seto said. Downtown, for example, will warm to about 87 degrees on Monday before a cooling trend begins after Wednesday.   Temperatures are “really on the climb,” Seto said.
April 3, 2014 | By Jay Jones
As the weather in Las Vegas heats up, resort pools are beginning to open for the season and new venues are sure to bring some extra sizzle to the city this summer. Drai's Beach Club  launches Memorial Day weekend atop the Cromwell .  This is the re-imagined resort opening next month at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, kitty corner from Bellagio . It's the former Bill's Gamblin' Hall. Perched on the 11 th floor, with splendid views of those famous fountains and other sites along the Strip, Drai's is hoping to become a place to see and be seen.
April 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon on Monday, while Sharon Cherop was victorious in the women's race. Both runners are from Kenya, and both of them posted the slowest winning times since 1985. Both the slow times and the Kenyan sweep came as no surprise. Temperatures rose into the 80s during the race, leading to the slower paces for Korir, the 19th Kenyan men's winner in 22 years, and Cherop, the third Kenyan women's winner in the last five years. Last year, Geoffrey Mutai, also from Kenya, ran the fastest marathon in history (2 hours, three minutes, 2 seconds)
November 16, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Miami point guard Mario Chalmers will miss the Heat's game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday after the NBA upheld his suspension for a forearm shiver to the head of Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, league officials announced Saturday afternoon. Chalmers was called for a Flagrant Foul 2 in the fourth quarter of the Heat's 110-104 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night when he fought through a screen by Dallas center Samuel Dalembert and then threw a forearm that connected with Nowitzki's head.
April 1, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
There's a new tone in the latest report on climate change from the United Nations' expert organization on the subject. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn't just forecast the usual sweeping changes that are likely to occur as the planet warms, the kinds of warnings the public has heard (and often ignored) for decades. The report released Sunday goes further by pointing out alarming signs of what is happening already. In a rational world, it would be more than enough to propel world leaders into action.
March 27, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- From the cab of his old pickup, Cliven Bundy watched the trucks congregate on the horizon near his ranch some 80 miles north of here. His ongoing range war with the federal government, Bundy said, has heated up yet again. Officials say Bundy is illegally running cattle in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area, a habitat of the protected desert tortoise. Last year, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that if the 68-year-old veteran rancher did not remove his cattle, they could be seized by the Bureau of Land Management.
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