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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1985 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
Air samples taken from older Orange County homes built with heating ducts lined with potentially dangerous asbestos show no health hazard to occupants, an environmental health specialist at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine said Friday. "The test results were basically negative," said Dr. William Nicholson, an asbestos expert who directed the study. "Where the monitoring devices picked up signs (of asbestos), the amounts were very slight . . .
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REAL ESTATE
November 13, 2005
American home heating expenses are expected to rise during the 2005-06 winter season. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts a 48% increase in natural-gas costs, 32% in heating oil, 30% in propane and 5% in electricity. A free 10-minute home energy audit is available through the American Homeowners Foundation to help identify practical steps to reduce energy costs. To receive the audit, write via e-mail to ahf@americanhome owners.
REAL ESTATE
December 22, 1991
A recent Times article cites a study that implicates certain landscape trees as a significant source of hydrocarbons; and, hence, air pollution. One such popular tree, the liquidambar, was said to be a prime offender. No mention was made, however, that this particular tree is deciduous so that for the considerable period it is dormant (leafless), it emits no hydrocarbons. More important, deciduous trees, when strategically located near dwellings, provide shade during the summer and allow for passive heating by the sun in the winter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1991
How exciting to read that Topanga Mall is spending another $45 million for renovations. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't they just finished a renovation job? What a joy to know that we can now spend all day at the mall, thus saving on heating, air conditioning and water usage in our homes. When is the Laundromat coming? JACK MASON Woodland Hills
BUSINESS
February 14, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Business: Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Superior Sheet Metal & Duct makes pipe and fittings for commercial heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. Owner: Sue Loftin Manager: Casey Crowder Employees: 10 full time Revenue: $1 million in 2010 Goal: Develop a more focused sales strategy || Related article: Business Makeover: Sheet metal shop needs aggressive, low-cost sales strategy
FOOD
March 21, 1985 | MINNIE BERNARDINO, Times Staff Writer
Pity the old toaster . . . stuck in a corner, abused, smeared with finger marks all over . . . crumbs here and there. Remember when you first bought it and proudly displayed it in its shining glory? There's hardly any time for cleaning up when one is gulping down a quick breakfast and rushing for the day's chores. Aren't there times when you want to hide the bulk in the closet? But what will we do without this convenient appliance . . .
REAL ESTATE
March 6, 1988
Villa Pacifica, a luxury retirement rental community for people 60 years and over, has been completed at 18421 Lemon Drive in Yorba Linda. The developer is Pacific Scene Inc. of San Diego. The $4,375,000 gate-guarded project features 84 one- and two-bedroom apartments with private patios and balconies, washer and dryer hookups, heating and cooling systems and a full-service recreation building with library and fireplace and large heated pool and spa.
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