March 19, 1995 |
My Laguiole steak knives are among the most beautiful objects I own, sleek and elegant, perfectly balanced both visually and in heft. There are six of them and, being handmade, they betray minute differences from one to the next--but the basic form is the same: The blade, mirror-clear, extends just over four inches out from the handle of each one. On its business end, the blade curves gently to a sort of saber point; heading back toward its bolster, it swoops up a bit on top.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2008 |
Cars, bank notes and TVs were going up in flames one chilly winter morning in the parking lot of Universal Chung Wah Funeral Home in Alhambra. Thirteen white-clad relatives of Dam Lam, 87, formed a circle, each cradling a stack of paper models: a foot-long 747 jetliner, a black-and-gold car sitting in the courtyard of a 2-foot-tall, red-tiled paper mansion. One by one, the items were thrown into the fire licking out of a 4-by-4-foot wheeled container, charred from years of use.
December 10, 1992 |
You'd be hard-pressed to find a kitchen gadget that blends form and function as delightfully as Christmas cookie-cutters. Forms range from bells to pot-bellied Santas, and from reindeer to five-pointed stars. Their function: to produce some of the sweetest calorie-laden morsels short of grandma's fudge.
April 27, 2007 |
Hogs that ate feed containing the chemical blamed for the deaths of at least 16 pets will be destroyed and their owners compensated, U.S. government officials said Thursday. As many as 6,000 hogs now under quarantine may be affected. "It's the best course of action to humanely slaughter them," said Kenneth Peterson, assistant administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. Meat from the animals also will be destroyed, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 |
To most adults, the latest exhibit at the Discovery Museum of Orange County would appear to be nothing more than a plain white bungalow filled with old furniture. But for preschoolers, the exhibit is a way to show them just how much things have changed in the past 100 years. The cottage replicates a quaint Victorian abode, complete with an old-fashioned tea table, archaic kitchen utensils and a garden. Nowhere will the youngsters find anything resembling a television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1991 |
Nestled in the heart of central Orange sits a group of shops most people refer to as the Orange Antique Mall, but Katy Drumm, who manages one of the oldest shops there, has a different title for it--"the antique capital of Southern California." "We have more (antique) shops in a four-block walking radius than anywhere else," said Drumm, who manages Orange Circle Antique Mall.
January 23, 2012 |
Department store giant Macy'sis going to court to block Martha Stewart Living's new deal with rivalJ.C. Penney. In a suit filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court, Macy's alleged that the deal, which will bring Martha Stewart products to Penney stores by early next year, violates a previous agreement handingMacy'sexclusive rights to sell certain branded products in its stores, Bloomberg reported. J.C. Penneyspent $38.5 million last December acquiring a 16.6% share of the company founded by lifestyle guru Martha Stewart.
December 22, 2003 |
Entire families were buried alive in the mudslides that have killed at least 89 people in the eastern Philippines, said rescuers who were searching Sunday for more than 125 people who were still missing. At least 71 of those killed were in the hard-hit central province of Southern Leyte, according to the National Disaster Coordination Center. The death toll was expected to rise as reports continued to be funneled to the government.
December 8, 2011 |
Martha Stewart is headed for J.C. Penney. The company started by the lifestyle maven has made a 10-year deal with J.C. Penney Co. that will bring her products to the department store chain beginning in February 2013. Penney spent $38.5 million, or $3.50 a share, buying a 16.6% share in Stewart's Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., according to a news release put out by the two companies. Penney will also have a presence on Martha Stewart Living's board. The Stewart products will be showcased in distinct retail spaces in the stores, the companies said.