HOME & GARDEN
January 30, 2010
Wood, steel, glass. Ho-hum. Materials deployed for the exterior of homes are growing increasingly adventurous. We asked Material ConneXion, an international consulting service that advises designers, companies and government agencies on design and construction, to explain some of the newest products to be used in residential projects. Emerging exterior materials include: La Terre finishing plaster : This plaster incorporates waste materials, including ground recycled concrete from old construction.
May 21, 2000
The Bluff Park Neighborhood Assn. and Long Beach Heritage will present home-and-garden tours in the Bluff Park Historical District of Long Beach on June 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. The second annual tour will highlight the "treasures of Bluff Park," including a Victorian Queen Anne home and a 1912 bungalow, as well as Spanish Revival and Colonial Revival homes. Advance tickets are available for $18. For information, call the Long Beach Heritage office at (562) 493-7019.
November 9, 1999 |
Amazon.com Inc. shares surged 20% after the largest Internet retailer said it would announce additions to its product line, raising confidence in the company's ability to add sales and stem its losses. The company said it would hold a news conference today in New York to make "a significant announcement . . . that will impact the competitive landscape of online shopping." The statement, given without specifics, pushed Amazon.com shares up $13.06 to close at $78 in heavy trading on Nasdaq.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2005 |
An Orange County herbal supplement company has agreed to pay $3.58 million in fines to settle a case involving allegations that it misled consumers by promoting one of its products as a cure for cancer, AIDS and other diseases, authorities announced Tuesday.
HOME & GARDEN
October 31, 1998
Are there howling gargoyles, ghouls and griffins in your yard? Not the fly-by-night trick-or-treaters who'll be stopping by tonight; we're talking permanent spirits. At Gibson's in Fountain Valley, there is a frightful number of menacing-looking figures that are hungry to occupy space outdoors. The home-and-garden accessory store stocks more than 100 working water fountains, many decorated with creatures.
April 22, 1998 |
Competition for Southern California's lucrative home-improvement market got fiercer Tuesday with the announcement that a North Carolina-based home-and-garden chain plans to expand into the region by late 1999. The proposed move by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse is part of a $1.5-billion push to open 100 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada--most of them in the Southland--by 2003. Lowe's said it plans to open the first expansion store in late 1999 in Southern California.
March 17, 1992 |
The owner of California Homes and Lifestyles magazine has unexpectedly fired the magazine's staff and sold the publication to a group of South County investors for an undisclosed sum, the new owner said Monday. The magazine's former owner, Magazine Publishing Co. of Van Nuys, has been beset in recent years by problems, including lawsuits, interoffice disputes and a controversial name change for the magazine. Mark Adams, head of M.A.
February 16, 1999 |
Lowe's Cos. today will announce plans to break ground next month on three Southern California home-improvement stores, the first of at least 50 planned in the region during the next three years. The move launches the next big battle in Lowe's nationwide retail war with the home-and-garden supply leader, Home Depot. Lowe's said it will build its first three stores in Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula, with plans to open those stores before Christmas.
HOME & GARDEN
December 6, 1997 |
We don't have snow to mark our holiday season, but we have something else--Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera). These eye-catching cactuses--with their orchid-like flowers and flat, jointed, scallop-edged leaves--light up the outdoors and indoors every Thanksgiving through early January. Native to the jungles of Brazil, where they grow on trees, some Christmas cactuses make good hanging-basket plants, while others are upright growers.