March 21, 2010
Re: "A charitable benefit," March 14: "Some Salvation Army officers get use of expensive homes." So what? For the men and women who devote their lives to providing care for those in need, any organization employing them would be remiss if it did not ensure adequate salaries and benefits. It sounds like smart money management and real estate investing to me when the Salvation Army buys homes in pricier neighborhoods to house its personnel. James Wight Altadena :: The fact that the Salvation Army is a residential powerhouse is in one sense irrelevant.
August 17, 2008 |
Procter & Gamble Co. was among the businesses that responded to the surge in oil earlier this year. The world's largest consumer-products company charged more for Cascade dishwashing detergent, Iams pet food and Gillette razors to offset some of the jump in packaging costs. McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant company, also has raised prices as ingredient expenses surged. Inflation is running at its highest rate since 1991, having risen 5.6% over the last 12 months.
HOME & GARDEN
August 9, 2008 |
With undulating plaster walls, Jerusalem stone masonry, limestone sinks and tile, and Moroccan-style dome skylights, the new Spa Luce at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel blends ancient and modern, Mediterranean and Southern Californian.
HOME & GARDEN
August 2, 2008 |
"I DON'T believe in reincarnation, but if I did, I think I must have lived in the 1920s," says Jim DeMeo, who recently opened the period furniture gallery Casa DeMeo in Silver Lake. Living in a 1931 hacienda nearby, he has a special affection for Mexican colonial and Spanish Revival, but he also deals in Art Nouveau, Deco and Arts and Crafts designs.
June 23, 2008 |
Israel allowed dozens of trucks to deliver food, diapers and clothes to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, boosting the flow of basic goods as part of a 4-day-old truce with Hamas militants. Further increases are expected if the quiet continues, offering the prospect of relief for Gazans after a year of Israeli sanctions against the Hamas regime.
April 12, 2007 |
Consider this the ultimate spring cleaning: Lisa Perry, a 45-year-old lawyer and self-described pack rat, is selling nearly all of her belongings -- minus her dog, cat, photo albums and a stack of underwear -- on EBay. The auction -- entitled "Everything Perry Owns!!" -- began Tuesday and is set to end Sunday morning. "I am moving, changing my life, and want to purge all things from the past," Perry wrote in her listing of 41 items that were part of the package, along with "many more things ...