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July 13, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Makaha Inc., a casual clothing maker that had stopped manufacturing in recent months, is going into the plastics business. The company disclosed in a securities filing Monday that it plans to spend $4 million to buy a Mexican plastics manufacturing plant on the border near Mexicali, which will make plastic household goods. The products will be marketed in the United States and Latin America.
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May 6, 2013 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - It has been six months since Donna Graziano packed a barbecue into her car, drove 15 miles from her Brooklyn home to Staten Island, and began cooking for residents of a neighborhood ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Her one-woman effort in a seaside park expanded into an aid hub that has drawn donations of food, generators, clothes, diapers and household goods, and has become the go-to center for locals seeking advice on everything from emergency aid to mold removal. Now, the city's parks department says it is time for Graziano's Cedar Grove Community Hub to dismantle its five tents so that the park and nearby beach can welcome summer visitors and begin a major dune reinforcement project.
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WORLD
July 6, 2010 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked Monday on a fence-mending trip to the U.S., his government released a list of thousands of items that will continue to be banned or restricted from entering the Gaza Strip, including such basics as fertilizer and cement. Announcement of the new list was intended to demonstrate that Israel was easing its three-year land blockade of the territory that allowed the import of fewer than 200 items, chiefly basic food and humanitarian goods.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Atlas Van Lines Rejects Rate Increase: The fifth-largest transporter of household goods and special commodities announced that it will not participate in a 2% general rate increase scheduled to begin Nov. 7. The increase was filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission by the Household Goods Carriers Bureau on behalf of its moving-industry members. "For too long, our industry has increased its prices every year and then increased its discounts by commensurate amounts," said Norman D.
NEWS
March 12, 1986
Dock workers in San Francisco finally began unloading South African cargo from a merchant ship after police broke up an anti-apartheid demonstration, arresting 57 of the 150 protestors on suspicion of blocking access to the pier. The cargo--auto windshields, canned foods, household goods, steel plates and coils--arrived at Pier 80 over the weekend aboard the Dutch-registered Nedlloyd Kembla.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1999
* Costco Wholesale Corp. posted a 22% increase in its fiscal fourth- quarter profit from operations to $183.2 million, or 79 cents a share, from the like period of '98. The results for the three months ended Aug. 29 beat forecasts by 3 cents, driven by higher sales of low-price PCs and by food and household goods. Revenue jumped 14% to $8.81 billion; sales at stores open at least a year climbed 12%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1988
A nine-day exhibit of goods and services from the People's Republic of China was opened at Shrine Exposition Hall on Friday by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and Chinese officials. Damon Lawrence, the mayor's adviser on international trade, called it "the most important exhibition of products ever brought to Los Angeles from China." The exhibits range from shipbuilding to household goods and toys.
BUSINESS
March 2, 1985 | Associated Press
Consumers who use installment credit gained added protection from abusive debt collections under a federal regulation that took effect Friday. The new Federal Trade Commission rule--the product of a decade of debate and drafting--bans creditors from requiring consumers to give up certain rights, limits the use of wage assignments for repayment and gives increased protection to household goods in the event of a loan default.
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
Nine days before Christmas, fire destroyed a warehouse jammed with donated clothes, household goods and furniture that were to be distributed by one of the city's largest charities. More than 100 firefighters and 30 trucks were sent to the four-building Society of St. Vincent de Paul complex after the blaze was reported Friday night. Crews finally extinguished the fire Saturday afternoon, more than 17 hours after it broke out.
BUSINESS
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.
WORLD
June 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2006 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
On this day, Todd Wicker needed to do something more than simply remember a storm that devastated his home. So he met his mother and older sister Tuesday at a small warehouse on the corner of 98th and Main streets in South Los Angeles to connect with a place they left nearly a year ago.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2001 | DAVID HO, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Internet shopping and services have become a leading source of consumer complaints, joining grievances about auto repair and telemarketing, a survey has found. Problems with auto sales and household goods shared the top spot in the annual list of consumer complaints released Monday by the National Assn. of Consumer Agency Administrators and the Consumer Federation of America. Those categories ranked second and third, respectively, in 1999 and have been in the top five since 1997.
NEWS
November 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
In the Maryland suburbs, a shadowy unlicensed company bilked customers out of $3,495 for computer training it never gave. In New Jersey, a dentist calling himself the "Cavity Buster" pressured patients to wire money to his bank account. Those were among the worst scams reported Tuesday in a national survey. Home improvement services and auto sales sparked the most complaints from consumers, but gripes about household goods outpaced those about auto repairs, two consumer groups said.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1999
* Costco Wholesale Corp. posted a 22% increase in its fiscal fourth- quarter profit from operations to $183.2 million, or 79 cents a share, from the like period of '98. The results for the three months ended Aug. 29 beat forecasts by 3 cents, driven by higher sales of low-price PCs and by food and household goods. Revenue jumped 14% to $8.81 billion; sales at stores open at least a year climbed 12%.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
At the beginning of the 18th Century, pharmacist Johann Friedrich Boettger, reputedly also an alchemist, was instructed by Augustus the Strong, king of Poland and elector of Saxony, to convert base metals into gold. Like others before him, Boettger failed, but he discovered something in the process: how to turn this region's pale clay into fine porcelain, of such quality that it quickly became known as "white gold."
NEWS
August 14, 1999 | JOBY WARRICK, THE WASHINGTON POST
It was one of the most secretive missions at a factory that was all about secrecy: Nuclear warheads, retired from service and destined for the junkyard, were trucked at night to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to be dismantled, hacked into unrecognizable pieces and buried. Workers used hammers and acetylene torches to strip away bits of gold and other metals from the warheads' corrosion-proof plating and circuitry. Useless parts were dumped into trenches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1999
Elected officials and product safety groups joined Tuesday to urge that consumers check their homes for hazardous items that have been recalled but continue to cause injuries, even death, in homes. "Unintentional and unavoidable injuries kill more children over the age of 1 than any disease known to mankind," county Supervisor Mike Antonovich said as he and colleagues launched a product recall roundup campaign.
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