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BUSINESS
February 3, 2011 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Sporting-goods chain Sport Chalet Inc. reported a narrower fiscal third-quarter loss Wednesday and said total sales increased slightly, reflecting an improvement in its online and team sales divisions. The La Canada Flintridge retailer posted a $0.9-million loss for the three months ended Dec. 26 compared with a loss of $3.8 million in the same period a year earlier. Sales rose 0.6% to $95.8 million. At stores open at least a year ? an important measure of a retailer's success because it excludes store openings and closings ?
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BUSINESS
June 6, 2010
Location: 320 Linda Vista Ave., Pasadena 91105 Asking price: $1.3 million Previously sold for: $ 1.51 million in 2007 Size: Five bedrooms and four bathrooms in more than 2,800 square feet Lot size: About 14,600 square feet Additional features: GE Monogram refrigerator, five-burner Thermador stove, two Jenn-Air convection ovens, two-car detached garage with potting shed, basement Around the...
OPINION
May 27, 2010
Hermosa's image Re "Tattoo artist's free-speech fight is getting some ink," May 24 Hypocritical much? Hermosa Beach officials fight tattoo artist Johnny Anderson's quest to open a tattoo parlor. The same city has no problem granting countless liquor licenses in its tiny downtown and embracing an adult novelties business on its busiest thoroughfare. Let Anderson in, just restrict the number of tattoo parlors — as well as other types of businesses — allowed in Hermosa Beach to keep its small-town, beachy appeal.
NEWS
February 6, 2010 | By Victoria Kim and Ruben Vives
A surprisingly fierce rainstorm overnight and Saturday morning is prompting evacuations in the La Cañada Flintridge burn area, centered at the top of Ocean View Boulevard. Several homes in the area have been damaged by mudslides, cars have been swept down Ocean View in a torrent of debris and mud has flowed nearly a mile to Foothill Boulevard. No injuries have been reported. Fire officials were expected to go door to door warning residents, and they plan to use the reverse 911 warning system to make notifications.
NEWS
February 6, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Ruben Vives, Rong-Gong Lin II and Jeff Gottlieb
Critical debris basins along the San Gabriel Mountains are near capacity or overflowing as another band of rain and thunderstorms bears down on the charred foothills this afternoon, prompting officials to order more evacuations as they brace for the possibility of more damaging mudslides. Evacuation orders are in place for about 500 homes in parts of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Acton. At least 41 houses have been damaged or destroyed in a hillside neighborhood in La Cañada Flintridge.
HOME & GARDEN
December 5, 2009 | Lisa Boone
Kids are bored at home? Out-of-town visitors need something to do? Or maybe you just need a break yourself? We've amassed 25 home- and garden- related events, classes and sales worth checking out this month: -- 35--Today and Sunday, Unique L.A. Holiday Show will include more than 300 makers of housewares, artwork, ceramics, books, clothing and jewelry. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10. California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St., Los Angeles. www.uniquelosangeles.com. 36--Today and Sunday, shop for finely crafted bowls, vases, planters, jars, ceramic jewelry, sculpture and other works by more than 25 artists at the Clayhouse Studio Members sale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2009 | Baxter Holmes
On his drive home from a football game Thursday night, Phil Markgraf noticed light rain falling on his windshield. Although torrential mudslides are feared by residents of La Canada Flintridge and other communities below hillsides charred by the Station fire, Markgraf didn't think the drizzle was enough to trigger a debris flow. Once he arrived home, however, the sprinkles turned into a downpour that "thundered" on his roof, Markgraf said. Then the phone rang. It was his neighbor Steve Brown, and he needed help.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2009
Re: David Lazarus' consumer column "After fire, burned by customer service," Oct. 18: DirectTV has some very big gaps in its customer service. It is disappointing that a company whose board of directors includes former visionaries John Malone (Liberty Media, AT&T) and Greg Maffei (Microsoft) can fall so short, second only to Paul Allen's Charter Communications. Why have we allowed the most important path of communication to become so poorly run? Kenneth A. Deans La Canada Flintridge :: The first thing to understand about "customer service" is that the term itself is a grave misnomer.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2009
Re: Dan Neil's auto column "European carmakers rev up the electro-diesel concept," Sept. 18: Last month it was the breakthrough Chevy Volt at 230 mpg. Today, it's the BMW Vision at 75 mpg . . . and "You can plug it in." Miles per gallon don't tell the whole story. We need to use a unit that takes into account the energy value of the fossil fuel component as well as the electrical energy component. Let's stick to science and not get caught up in all the hybrid marketing hype.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2009 | Alexandra Zavis, Ann M. Simmons and Rich Connell
Scorching temperatures continued to stoke wildfires across Southern California on Friday, creating anxious moments in the mountains north and east of Los Angeles where thousands of residents fled flames that skipped through canyons, edging toward one neighborhood after another. More than 2,700 firefighters and a small air force of water-dropping planes and helicopters managed to stop the blazes before they swept into hillside housing tracts. But smoky air from the fires continued to create unhealthful conditions in parts of the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys, disrupting schools, horseback riding programs and day camps near the fire areas.
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