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February 8, 2013 | By Christy Hobart
The job started with a water leak - and ended in the total remodel of the 1,800-square-foot Malibu town house. Jackie Gould, who had lived in the beachfront home since 1976, called Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, the husband-and-wife principals of the Santa Monica architecture firm Minarc, and asked them to help with a little repair work related to the leak. "Mold-proof me," she remembered saying. But it wasn't so easy. "The place was basically taken over by mold - the whole building, including the furniture," Thorsteinsson said.
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April 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels, Richard Simon and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A teenager charged in a high school stabbing rampage "just doesn't fit the mold" of someone who could be harboring such rage, his lawyer said Thursday as the boy's classmates fought to recover from life-threatening wounds and thanked the friends who came to their aid. At a hospital news conference, one of the wounded, Brett Hurt, summed up the actions of his friend Gracey Evans, who was with him Wednesday as the assailant plunged...
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2010 | By Alie Ward
It's not easy to bring up slippery plasmodia and foul-smelling toadstools in art world cocktail party conversation. Such is the dilemma of a fungi enthusiast. But this weekend, Machine Project launches a two-week mycological affair that brazenly celebrates mushrooms, molds and other members of the oft-maligned fungus kingdom. "The stranger it was, the more excited he got about the project," says mushroom hunter and FungiFest co-curator David Fenster, about pitching the exhibit to Machine Project director Mark Allen.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Emmylou Harris never fit any mold. From the beginning of her recording career in country music four decades ago up until today, the singer and songwriter has chosen songs without regard to boundaries or convention. That same open-minded, artistic drive is at work today as she talks about the inspiration for reissuing her watershed 1995 album, "Wrecking Ball. " "This album's obviously very special to me," said Harris, 67, whose tour in support of the reissue stops April 3 at the Wiltern Theatre.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
A 14-year-old hamburger -- seemingly perfectly preserved, looking like it just hopped off the grill -- has left McDonald's with a lot of explaining to do. The fast-food chain says the apparent lack of mold or disintegration is actually no big deal, and suggests that the burger's pristine appearance -- assuming it's not a prank -- is likely the result of dehydration, and not funky preservatives. The hamburger has been in the headlines of late, most recently on "The Doctors.
NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | By Alana Semuels, Richard Simon and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A teenager charged in a high school stabbing rampage "just doesn't fit the mold" of someone who could be harboring such rage, his lawyer said Thursday as the boy's classmates fought to recover from life-threatening wounds and thanked the friends who came to their aid. At a hospital news conference, one of the wounded, Brett Hurt, summed up the actions of his friend Gracey Evans, who was with him Wednesday as the assailant plunged...
NEWS
December 11, 2011 | By Seema Mehta
Texas Rep. Ron Paul slammed Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying they were inconsistent politicians who represent the status quo. “They come from the same mold,” he said on “Meet the Press.” “They're about the same. They're both on the defensive, they're both explaining themselves … Why should we have a nominee that is going to spend most of the their time explaining themselves and deciding what position they were on and when?” ( Watch video below. ) “I think if you are consistent it speaks for itself,” Paul said.
HOME & GARDEN
July 17, 2003
Leaky plumbing, roofs and windows and improper property drainage can result in rot and mold when water gets where it's not supposed to be ("Just a Patch or a Plague?" by Janet Eastman [July 10]). This is often the result of improper construction and building code violations. It is not the fault of homeowners, but blaming them has become a convenient cop-out for builders and insurance companies that well know the difference between a little mold in the shower and mold inside walls from construction defects.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Fears that mold has infiltrated Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master, are groundless, officials said Tuesday. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, where the roughly 1,120-page Codex is housed, said a microbiologic analysis of the document excludes "a biological onslaught." Some scholars warned last year that the Codex, which contains drawings and writings from 1478 to 1519 on topics ranging from flying machines to weapons, mathematics and botany, had been infiltrated by mold.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2010 | By Gregory Karp
The glob a Florida woman found in her daughter's Capri Sun juice pouch was not human tissue. It wasn't a frog, a cow eyeball or anything else quite as gross. It was mold, formed after air got into a damaged package, and it wasn't harmful, according to Kraft Foods Inc., maker of the drink. The unpleasant finding by Melissa Wiegand Brown went viral after she posted photographs of the oval, skin-like mass on her Facebook page, representing the power of the Internet. Reports of the monster mold spread via blogs and began to dominate Kraft's Facebook page, where some posters expressed not just horror at the photos but also outrage at what they perceived to be the company's slow response to the Memorial Day weekend issue.
SPORTS
August 22, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Because Doc Rivers had played one season for the Clippers, he pretty much knew where he wanted to live when he moved to Los Angeles to become their coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. He didn't know how odd the whole experience would feel as he moved things around his new condo Thursday. "It's strange to be anywhere other than Boston right now, honestly," he said. "I was in one place for nine years and I didn't have any plans of not being in that place. It kind of came so quickly.
FOOD
August 2, 2013
  Total time: 2 hours, plus resting and overnight drying time Servings: About 4 dozen 3-inch cookies Note: From Noelle Carter. Springerle molds can be found at Sur La Table and select cooking and baking supply stores, and online at cookiemold.com , houseonthehill.net , lacuisineus.com and fantes.com . Anise extract can be found at cooking and baking supply stores, as well as select Jon's Markets. 4 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon anise extract 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, loosely packed 4 cups (1 pound)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
CBS is keen on holding folks captive. This summer, townspeople were prisoners "Under the Dome. " Come fall, an ordinary family is held by force in "Hostages. "  The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced thriller stars Toni Collette as Dr. Ellen Sanders, a top Washington, D.C., surgeon who is due to cut open the president of the United States. But before scrubbing in, she and her family are taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent (Dylan McDermott) and his posse. Now the doc must decide: help in killing the president during the surgery, or say adios to her brood.  It's yet another series aiming to re-create the cable formula on broadcast.  VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview "It's something a little different and outside the model of what we normally see on network TV," said Jeffrey Nachmanoff, one of the show's executive producers, during the show's panel Monday at the Television Critics Assn.
NEWS
May 30, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Ray and Charles Eames started their experiments in molded plywood back in the 1940s, but the couple's famous molded arm and side chairs never were made in anything other than fiberglass or polypropylene because the curves of the seat couldn't be manufactured in wood. Now, 62 years after its initial release, the Eames Molded Side Chair has conquered that technological divide: The piece has just been reissued in walnut, white ash or santos polisander (a species of sustainably harvested Bolivian rosewood)
BUSINESS
May 13, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton
Many Americans are confused about the basic elements of homeowner insurance policies, according to a new study. More than four in 10 people wrongly think that the policies cover mold damage and 73% don't realize that the policies do cover personal items that are stolen from a car, according to the poll by InsuranceQuotes.com. Perhaps most dangerous for anyone in California, 51% are unaware that earthquake coverage is not covered by standard homeowner policies, the study found.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
A 14-year-old hamburger -- seemingly perfectly preserved, looking like it just hopped off the grill -- has left McDonald's with a lot of explaining to do. The fast-food chain says the apparent lack of mold or disintegration is actually no big deal, and suggests that the burger's pristine appearance -- assuming it's not a prank -- is likely the result of dehydration, and not funky preservatives. The hamburger has been in the headlines of late, most recently on "The Doctors.
SPORTS
April 20, 1989
Broke the Mold, ridden by Alex Solis, rallied in the final quarter-mile to win Wednesday's $82,550 feature race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Broke the Mold finished three-quarters of a length in front of Irish, ridden by Walter Guerra. Exemplary Leader, coupled with Broke the Mold in the wagering, was another 1 3/4 lengths back. The winner was clocked in 1:49 for 1 1/8 miles on the turf.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 2002
Regarding "Mold" by Diane Wender, Dec. 16, and other letters following the article: Some of the comments have been pretty scary. For homeowners and home buyers, don't think that as soon as you see mold, it will cost you a fortune. It may not. However, you should have it checked out by a qualified home inspector or inspection company. Being a real estate agent, more than once I have begun a transaction on a home that has mold, most recently in a condo association, and the association is taking care of the remediation.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Black particles floating in medication; rust and mold in "clean rooms" where injectable drugs are packaged, workers handling sterile products with bare hands. These were among the major violations a team of U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors uncovered recently after investigating 31 drug compounding pharmacies -- a special sweep undertaken in the wake of a deadly outbreak of meningitis spread by tainted drugs. None of the compounding pharmacies was in California. "It may surprise some people to know that, even in light of recent tragic events, some of our firms still challenge our authority to conduct full inspections of their facilities," said Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the FDA. Results of the sweep were announced late this week.
NATIONAL
March 10, 2013 | By Daniel Patrick Sheehan, Morning Call
When the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397 in Hellertown closed in 2008, the public story was that the aging building had become too expensive to maintain. In a sense, that was true, but one of the reasons it had become too expensive was because the post's treasurer had embezzled tens of thousands of dollars, diverting membership dues into his own pocket and forging signatures to cash checks. The post also owed back federal payroll taxes. The sad details of that episode don't need to be recounted.
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