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October 2, 2009 | Ching-Ching Ni
For 25 years, the Lucky K.T. Noodle Factory in El Monte has been making fresh rice noodles for hundreds of Asian restaurants and supermarkets in Los Angeles and around the country. But a state law requiring manufacturers to refrigerate the pasta instead of allowing it to be stored at room temperature threatens to alter a long-held Asian tradition, said factory owner Tom Thong. "The health inspectors don't understand our culture," said Thong, 53. "We've been eating it this way for thousands of years and we've never had a problem.
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BUSINESS
March 22, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston. One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device after realizing that it had been hacked. "I'm a pretty technical guy, and I thought I knew how all this stuff should be hooked up," said Gilbert, who has written several letters to his congressman and other elected officials, trying to bring the security issue to their attention.
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NEWS
February 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A University of Maryland research team has developed a substitute refrigerant and refrigerator modifications that could produce almost enough savings in energy costs to pay for phasing out chlorofluorocarbons now damaging Earth's ozone layer, the Environmental Protection Agency said. The refrigerator modification would cool the freezer and fresh-food compartments separately and, as a result, more efficiently.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
These days, even a refrigerator can fall prey to a cyber attack. That's what security firm Proofpoint is reporting Thursday after uncovering one of the first Internet of things cyber attacks, meaning it involved so-called smart appliances that are capable of connecting to the Internet the same way computers and smartphones do.  Included in the attack were smart TVs, wireless speaker systems, Internet-connected set top boxes and at least one...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1992 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the times that truly separate the haves from the have-nots--those who have air conditioning from those who have not. Those who are reading this paragraph in crisp, climate-controlled comfort versus those who are, shall we say, getting dewy. Those who can look forward to a big fat electric bill next month versus those who are itching from heat rash. It's on days like these that one goes in search of perspective.
FOOD
October 7, 2010 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
There is an old road in Japan that runs from Wakasa Bay to the city of Kyoto known as the Saba Kaido, or Mackerel Road. For centuries, the road was used to carry fresh mackerel roughly 50 miles south from the sea to the former imperial capital during the time of the Tokugawa shoguns. Because there was no refrigeration, the prized fish were salted to preserve them for the journey. It's been said that if one transported the fish in a single trip, without sleeping, the brilliant blue fish arrived in Kyoto fresh and perfectly seasoned.
FOOD
January 21, 1998
In his entertaining, informative Forklore column (Dec. 10), Charles Perry writes that lager beer "requires" refrigeration. It does? AL HIX Hollywood Perry replies: Ahem. Perhaps I should have spelled out that it's the manufacture of lager that requires refrigeration. It's perfectly OK to store lager beer in your closet, living room, bathroom or wherever (except for unpasteurized beers).
FOOD
July 14, 2012
  Total time: 25 minutes, plus freezing and 2 to 3 days refrigeration times Servings: This makes about 8 ounces soup, or 4 (1/4-cup) servings. Note: Gelatin sheets can be found at cooking and select gourmet supply stores, as well as online. Juicers can be found at most home and kitchen supply stores, as well as online (the Test Kitchen tested the recipe using a blender instead of a juicer and passing the purée through a strainer). About 2 1/3 pounds carrots .18 ounce (5 grams)
BUSINESS
June 18, 1987
Union Ice Co., Los Angeles, a marketer of retail and commercial ice, cold storage and refrigeration services, named H. G. Richard Williams president, replacing William Sayers, who retired after more than 21 years with the firm. Sayers will continue with the firm as a consultant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1989
May I present the following with reference to the article "Energy Conservation Back on Front Burner" of your Aug. 9 issue: Whereas the energy-saving possibilities published in that report are, indeed, dramatic, startling and challenging, it remains questionable whether those $11.50 bulbs and those fancy windows will find a friendly market. What may be equally, if not more, dramatic, is the horrendous waste caused by hundreds of supermarkets in their refrigeration sections, most having no partitions to retain the cold air within the assigned limits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 | Steve Lopez
If you think the best Christmas presents are completely unexpected, you-gotta-be-kidding-me surprises, here's a holiday story you might enjoy. For proper context, we need to go back to 1975 and the beginning of a long love affair. Hector Delgadillo was a banquet manager at a downtown Los Angeles hotel, and in the employee cafeteria one day, his eye was drawn to a hotel worker he recognized from his youth. Her name was Bobby Sanchez, and she worked as a hotel operator. Delgadillo was painfully shy as a kid, so much so that he'd never said hello to Sanchez, even though she had grown up across the street from him in El Sereno and they both attended Alhambra High School.
BUSINESS
November 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Christina Rivera hates to see food go to waste, so she is cracking down at her Silver Lake restaurant. Rivera began weighing the trash generated by Gobi Mongolian BBQ House with an eye toward shrinking the pile of scraps, peels and other organic material. She put up signs noting that some 40% of the nation's food supply is thrown out each year. Then she did something that put some patrons into a rage: On busy all-you-can-eat nights, the restaurant now charges an extra fee for any plate with leftover food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | Sandy Banks
I have an unfamiliar refrigerator in my familiar kitchen. It's sleek, shiny and smudge-proof. So why am I missing my old one, a clunky, black, last-century model, its drawers and shelves held together with duct tape and Super Glue? The ice maker hadn't worked in years. The vegetable drawer had been terminally stuck until I bought a new one online last month. And the water hose had broken so many times over the years that I spent hundreds of dollars on repairs before I learned to fix it myself.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013 | Helene Elliott
An outdoor game between the Kings and the Ducks, to be played amid the palm trees and history of Dodger Stadium, is moving closer to reality. Details are still being negotiated, but plans call for the teams to face off in a regular-season game on Jan. 25, 2014, using the portable rink and refrigeration equipment the NHL owns and has deployed at sites such as Chicago's Wrigley Field and Boston's Fenway Park. A formal announcement is tentatively set for April 17 or 18. The NHL Players' Assn.
NEWS
March 1, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
For more than four years, photographer Mark Menjivar photographed the contents of strangers' refrigerators for his exhibit "You Are What You Eat," which has traveled to museums and universities across the country. In a short article by Mark Wilson at the Fast Company website, Menjivar said, "One person likened me asking to photograph their fridge to me asking them to pose nude for the camera. " Quick. Go open your refrigerator door and just look. What do you see? No straightening, editing, culling allowed.
NEWS
September 22, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
Never mind the name, these sweet, nutty squash are harvested in the fall. They are called "winter" because their hard shells allow them to be stored for extended periods, and in the days before refrigeration, that was a quality more worth honoring than mere harvest seasonality. The earliest winter squash are just beginning to trickle into markets -- kabocha, butternut and acorn, mostly. Right now they are still fairly small, and most will be a little short on flavor. But within the next week or two that will change, particularly for squash such as butternut and kabocha.
NEWS
September 22, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
Never mind the name, these sweet, nutty squash are harvested in the fall. They are called "winter" because their hard shells allow them to be stored for extended periods, and in the days before refrigeration, that was a quality more worth honoring than mere harvest seasonality. The earliest winter squash are just beginning to trickle into markets -- kabocha, butternut and acorn, mostly. Right now they are still fairly small, and most will be a little short on flavor. But within the next week or two that will change, particularly for squash such as butternut and kabocha.
NEWS
September 17, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
The decline of my 10-year-old refrigerator started with an unsettling wheezing sound and ended with a death rattle that would have cost $500 to fix. So I, like 10 million other Americans each year, dropped money on a new fridge and had the broken one hauled away. But I was nagged by a lingering concern: What happened to my hulking old Amana? The Pacific Sales where I bought my new Samsung offered a free haul-away service, but what did that company do with it? Where, exactly, was it hauled away to?
FOOD
July 14, 2012
  Total time: 25 minutes, plus freezing and 2 to 3 days refrigeration times Servings: This makes about 8 ounces soup, or 4 (1/4-cup) servings. Note: Gelatin sheets can be found at cooking and select gourmet supply stores, as well as online. Juicers can be found at most home and kitchen supply stores, as well as online (the Test Kitchen tested the recipe using a blender instead of a juicer and passing the purée through a strainer). About 2 1/3 pounds carrots .18 ounce (5 grams)
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