May 7, 1989 |
Children of all ages love sand. Here are instructions for an easy-to-build wood sandbox that will provide them with years of fun. A hammer, saw and screwdriver are all you'll need. The base for the box is made of patio blocks, available at building product or home centers. The box itself has no bottom, so that rainwater can drain out. Get at least 21 8-by-16-by-2-inch blocks for the base. A lid allows the box to serve as a low play table and also acts as a barrier to pets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2008 |
The 57 Freeway was strewn with broken concrete, nails and metal for several hours during the evening rush hour Monday after a tractor-trailer overturned and spilled its contents near Orangewood Avenue in the southbound lanes. Though several vehicles were involved, authorities said, it was unclear what caused the 4:50 p.m. accident or whether there were any injuries. "It looks like they were hauling broken-up cement from a workplace," a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. "There were nails and gravel in the lanes."
April 27, 1986 |
Beatrice Kay has held the hands of many famous movie stars and gazed into their eyes. She will never tell you who they are, for Kay is very, very discreet. She has been manicurist at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios since . . . well, that's something else that Kay isn't telling. In her living room she has a blown-up photograph that shows Clark Gable sitting in a barber's chair at MGM, having his nails tended by a raven-haired lady who looks very much as Beatrice Kay must have looked when younger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1986 |
The late mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner knew a good pipe wrench when he saw one, and he appreciated a good hardware store, too. In the 1940s Gardner would frequently drive 100 miles to and from his Temecula ranch to the San Diego Hardware Co., in the Gaslamp Quarter, to buy hardware items.
September 3, 2005
Physioc: "Hud, give us the Halo defensive setup." Hudler: "OK, Fizz. From first to third we have Ersty, AK, OC and Q. In the outfield from left to right, GA, Figgie and Vladdy. Bengie is behind the dish and Wash on the hill. Sweet! Nails!" And to think that K-Rod is in the pen, D-Mac is out with the hip problem, Izzy is sitting on the bench next to Hatch, and Percy went to Detroit. I guess Frodo and Pippin aren't ready for the bigs. BRIAN FRANK Camarillo
April 18, 1992 |
Religious devotees were nailed to crosses, and flagellants marched through streets beating their backs bloody in Good Friday rituals marking the crucifixion of Christ. The Roman Catholic Church, which claims the allegiance of 85% of the 62 million Filipinos, frowns on crucifixions and flagellations. But the rituals remain popular in this area about 30 miles north of Manila. About a dozen zealots endured crucifixions in several communities.
HOME & GARDEN
September 6, 1997 |
Maintaining an old house's original wood clapboards is one of the major components of a successful restoration. It's usually not difficult. In most cases, you should be able to make spot repairs or replace damaged boards for the end result of a unified period exterior. Splits A common problem with lots of old clapboard is that it tends to split and crack over time.
HOME & GARDEN
June 18, 1994 |
Q. I was recently frustrated in painting a bedroom. I was careful, but after the paint dried I found that I had missed a number of spots. After I put the furniture back in place, I found even more. Before I paint another room, I want to find out if there's a trick that professionals use to make sure they don't have to keep touching up a job. N.Y. Anaheim A.
May 12, 1985 |
Early American settlers brought along pinches of seeds to produce the spices and herbs used by their various cultures in food preparation. The fertile soils and plentiful rainfall in the East were perfect for the weedy plants that produced the aromatic yields. There were, however, some products that could not be grown by the settlers--pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar. These precious imports were valuable possessions, and great care was taken when they were stored.