November 2, 2002 |
Halloween is meant to be spent with the undead, so what better place to be than the Rolling Stones show at Staples Center? Inside the arena, there were zombies, ghouls and half-rotted corpses. But enough about Keith Richards. Some folks in the audience looked a little creaky too. (OK, maybe one more thing about Richards. Every time the Stones announce another tour, late-night comics have a field day riffing on the band's age.
May 1, 2002 |
It looks like a finely machined body part from the original Terminator, resting there on the BMW 745i's center console. Your palm fits comfortably around it. But the iDrive knob, which moves up and down in the eight key compass directions, and also spins left and right, may have your mind spinning too as you try to set temperature controls, radio stations and navigation destinations. Information conjured up with the knob is displayed on a small screen in the center of the dashboard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000
Iron Knob of Canoga Park has purchased a 10,500-square-foot facility in Van Nuys for an undisclosed sum. The company plans to move to the larger building at 16901 Roscoe Blvd. in October after improvements. Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services of Van Nuys represented both the seller, Rosco Enterprises of Van Nuys, and Iron Knob. The company manufactures ornamental ironworks.
October 2, 1998
L.A.'s first Knob d'Or film awards will be announced Oct. 11 on National Coming Out Day at the Gay and Lesbian Center's Ed Gould Plaza in Hollywood. The four finalists in each BreakOut video category--amateur and filmmaker--will be shown during the awards ceremony in the plaza's new Village theater. "The submissions we received are phenomenal," said Morgan Rumpf, executive director of Outfest, one of the competition's organizers.
HOME & GARDEN
May 17, 1997 |
They open doors to some of the finest places. Today's doorknobs can be as decorative as a fine brooch--and often as expensive. They are available in heavy brass, hand-forged iron, handblown glass, cut crystal, porcelain and Lucite. Some are new designs; others are antiques or copies of early pieces. Two trends are behind the fancy doorknob--an increase in housing restorations and a growth of the minimalist look. Ken Jordan at Renovators Supply in Conway, N.H., speaks for the restorations.
February 18, 1994 |
Charlotte, a spider-like robot named after the clever arachnid in the book "Charlotte's Web," will soon be scurrying about in the heavens helping space shuttle astronauts do their chores. The robot, about the size of a microwave oven, will do work that is better fitted for an eight-limbed mechanical spider than two-armed astronauts--things like carrying heavy payloads in shuttle experiments and shooting pictures in space.