February 26, 1989 |
Barbara Bush had a news flash aboard Air Force One en route to China from Japan: Millie, her Springer spaniel, is expecting puppies between March 15 and March 20. "I'm a nervous wreck," she told reporters Saturday. She said she plans to take Millie to the veterinarian next week to discuss "home delivery" in the White House. "You know where she sleeps," she added with some trepidation. (Millie sleeps in the same bed with the Bushes.
November 2, 1993 |
Big Mac is boning up for a home delivery attack. So are Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway and El Pollo Loco. As fast as you can phone or fax your request, these familiar fast-food names are starting to deliver--to the home or the office. Pizza parlors that long reigned as kings of home delivery are suddenly competing with the big names in burgers and chicken. For now, most of the big chains are watching closely while their franchisees experiment with delivery.
July 8, 2010 |
One of the hardest parts of Jim Pastor's job is convincing people that he exists: He's a milkman. "The reaction is always the same," Pastor said. "People say, 'Really? A milkman? Like in the old days?' They always have a hard time believing it." Pastor owns a Santa Ana-based delivery service that contracts with Rockview Farms, one of the largest family-owned dairies in Southern California. Each week, Pastor and his team of 14 milkmen drive their refrigerated trucks to more than 4,800 homes along routes in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
January 9, 1995
Effective today, the home-delivered price of The Times will change to $4.04 per week for daily and Sunday service. The new rate for daily-only home delivery will be $3.48 per week, and $1.80 per week for Sunday-only service. These rates will affect all subscribers. Applicable California sales taxes are included in the above rates. Also today, the single-copy price for Monday-Saturday issues of The Times will change to 50 cents.
September 6, 2005 |
Habitat for Humanity is laying the groundwork for its largest construction project yet, a blitz build of thousands of homes along the Gulf Coast for people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. Operation Home Delivery is expected to start later this month in Jackson, Miss., where volunteers will assemble housing frames and put them on trucks bound for Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, the organization said.
June 12, 2013 |
Warren Buffett, otherwise known as the Oracle of Omaha, tweeted for the third time ever this week to welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton, otherwise known as the former secretary of State and first lady of the U.S., to Twitter. "Hello @Hillaryclinton!," Buffett wrote. "Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45" By Wednesday, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway known for savvy investments had deleted the tweet, but not before rampant speculation that the number 45 was a not-so-subtle suggestion that Clinton run for president in 2016.
October 25, 2003 |
The supermarket and transit strikes are giving online grocers a boost. They know it can't last, but they're not complaining. "We're seeing a huge pickup," said Dan Frahm, president of WhyRunOut.com, which delivers for Stater Bros. Markets. The simultaneous strikes are a "double whammy," he said, and for a lot of people in the Los Angeles area, "home delivery makes sense." Frahm said WhyRunOut's business has jumped more than 30% since Oct. 11, when workers at Safeway Inc.'
October 22, 1999 |
Things to do this weekend with your money: Simplifying your life can save you time and cash, not to mention your sanity. Some streamlining tips, such as paying for home delivery, may seem to cost more initially; balance the extra fees against the value of your time to determine what makes sense for you. If you're unsure of the value of your time, check out some of the "real wage calculators" on the Internet, such as the one at http://www.inforeferral.net/calculator20.htm.
April 18, 2014 |
There's no way around it. In most cases, eating sustainably is probably going to be more expensive and less convenient than simply running down the street to your neighborhood grocery. But if you're interested in where your food comes from and how it gets from the field to your kitchen, here are some Southern California organizations that are making it easier to cook responsibly. Community Seafood: Though Southern California no longer has the thriving commercial fishing community it once did, three women, Sarah Rathbone, Kim Selkoe and Courtney Dietz, are working to connect 40 to 50 of the remaining local fishermen with home cooks in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.