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HOME & GARDEN
December 6, 1997 | JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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BUSINESS
April 22, 1998 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1999 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2011 | By Lew Sichelman
Would you pay $51 to get a $1,699 stainless-steel refrigerator when you buy a house from a major builder in Tampa, Fla.? How about paying $30 to receive $1,000 cash back at closing when you purchase a home through Prudential Carolina Sun Real Estate in Charleston, S.C.? Or $48 for $1,200 toward the design and installation of solar panels in Metairie, La.? All of these are real-life examples of group coupons offered through HouseTipper, a collective buying platform aimed at the housing and home-and-garden sectors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
Not certain that life was worth living before antibiotics and the clothes dryer, I'm the kind of woman who thinks a new dishwasher is a more romantic gift than long-stemmed roses. That world view was reinforced recently when I drove to Tujunga to check out an exhibit at the Bolton Hall Museum on "A Woman's Life in Early Sunland-Tujunga." There to greet me was Mary Lou Pozzo, librarian and former president of the Little Landers Historical Society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The arrival of spring stirs the passions of John Lenanton, who for 26 years has guided the horticulture program at Orange Coast College. But with spring come mixed emotions for the British-born plant expert, who believes the English reverence for things that grow has been hard to instill in the "mow, blow and go" culture of Orange County.
HOME & GARDEN
August 24, 1991 | PATRICK MOTT
It must be possible to become a trade show junkie, in much the same way TV addicts are drawn irresistibly to the Home Shopping Network, but you'll need a good pair of walking shoes and the sort of laissez-faire world view that allows for encounters with people like the bug exterminator with the free taffy.
HOME & GARDEN
August 5, 2004
Is it a lamp or a bench? Or maybe a big-honking plastic golf club? Designer Ross Lovegrove's bench-lamp looks like all three. Dubbed the BdLove Lamp, it was originally designed as a series of works for public spaces. The plastic bench, which comfortably seats two, features a tall, needle-shaped light that is bound to be a conversation piece for any backyard. Priced at $1,874, it is available in beige, white, green and blue. It comes with a one-year warranty on the fixture.
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