May 30, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- A compromise bill that would make California the first state in the nation to require recycling of old mattresses easily passed the state Senate. The proposal could help keep an estimated 2 million used mattresses and box springs from being dumped on city streets, vacant lots and rural lands, said supporters, who include bedding manufacturers and environmentalists. Quiz: How well do you remember 2012? The bill, SB 254, now goes to the state Assembly.
April 17, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - A key state Senate committee has blessed a compromise among bedding manufacturers, environmentalists and local governments about how best to keep about 2 million used mattresses a year from being dumped on California streets or into landfills. Still to be determined is exactly what kind of consumer fee or tax would be levied on mattress and box spring purchases, which manufacturers have estimated might be around $25. The money would create a first-in-the-nation "recovery and recycling" program that would be run by the mattress industry and overseen by California regulators.
March 25, 2012 |
The gig: Larry "Or your mattress is freeee!" Miller is the self-styled mattress impresario of Southern California. As chief executive of the Sit 'n Sleep mattress chain, Miller oversees a company with 240 employees, 28 stores and annual sales of $100 million. Miller, 62, is best known for starring in numerous TV and radio ads over the years, some of which feature his imaginary accountant Irwin, a thrifty fellow who bemoans low-price promotions and shouts, "You're killing me, Larry!"
August 23, 2012 |
It was the second-wettest day on record Wednesday in the Las Vegas area. So, naturally, there were some who wanted to ride an air mattress down a flood channel. Yes, said the National Weather Service's Andrew Gorelow, "there were three kids who decided to jump on an air mattress and ride it. " That got the attention of a police helicopter, the Las Vegas-based meteorologist told the Los Angeles Times in an interview Thursday morning. All three were shirtless, according to an Associated Press report, and waving to a TV camera crew as they rode the mattress down a flood canal in Henderson, Nev. The police helicopter reportedly caught up with them and ordered them out of the fast-moving water, which can be dangerous.
May 3, 2009
I enjoyed Valli Herman's article "Grab More Than Just the Towels" [April 19]. My wife and I recently stayed at Marriott's Grand Chateau in Las Vegas. Both of us have arthritic backs, and we were amazed at the comfort of the mattress in our room. We contacted Marriott and were told that we slept on a memory foam mattress made by Jamison and that we could purchase one through marriott. It cost $1,900. Jamison mattresses are made on the East Coast and are not easily available in California.
July 19, 2009 |
As part of a new marketing campaign, Sit 'n Sleep has launched a mattress buyback program to encourage customers to trade in their old mattresses toward the purchase of a new one. The promotion is available at all 22 Sit 'n Sleep stores and ends Aug. 23. Any old mattress will qualify, and customers do not need to bring the mattress to the store -- it just should be ready to be picked up when the new one is delivered. The Gardena company said it would use a "sliding scale" to determine the worth of the old mattress.