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January 8, 2012 | By Martin Eichner
Question: When I moved into my apartment, I knew the refrigerator was old. One weekend I filled it with food for a family barbecue and it broke down. I was at work all day and didn't realize this until a number of hours later. I called my property manager but it was the weekend and a new unit wasn't installed for two more days. By then, the food was ruined. I have asked the manager to pay the cost of the lost food, but she has refused. I was thinking about deducting the cost from next month's rent, but I don't want to get into trouble.
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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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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...
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...
SPORTS
November 9, 1985
Commissioner Pete Rozelle would do well to alert all NFL officials in Chicago Bear games to keep a sharp eye out for flagrant rule violation that the Bears have been committing all season and getting away with. Every time William (the Refrigerator) Perry goes into the game, the Bears are playing with 12 men. Or is it 13? LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1996
The proposed Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza marquee adjacent to the freeway will end a popular guessing game by answering the two questions most on the minds of passing motorists: "What the heck is that ugly building?" and "Who is responsible for it?" And given that the so-called copper "curtain" is widely thought to resemble the backside of a refrigerator, perhaps Frigidaire would like to sign on as a sponsor. HELENA MACARTEA Agoura
FOOD
November 17, 2011
This is the bird everyone has been talking about. Inspired by the famous roast chicken by Judy Rodgers, chef at San Francisco's beloved Zuni Café, it's as simple as can be. No more pale, under-seasoned birds. No more finding room in the refrigerator for huge pails of brine. Salt it, bag it and forget it (well, give it a rub once a day just to be sure the salt is evenly distributed). The resulting turkey is moist, gloriously browned and perfectly seasoned all the way to the bone. Begin the brining the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving and give it several hours in the refrigerator uncovered at the end to thoroughly dry the skin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1992
The body of a 29-year-old man was found partly encased in concrete inside a refrigerator at a public storage yard in Hollywood, authorities said Saturday. Using fingerprints, investigators at the Los Angeles County Coroner's office were able to identify the dead man but declined to release his name pending notification of relatives. Coroner's officials and Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives were trying to determine the cause of death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2001
A Long Beach man who admitted killing his live-in girlfriend, then stuffing her body inside a refrigerator, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison, authorities said. Edwin Marquis, 51, was convicted last month in Long Beach Superior Court of the first-degree murder of Francine Harpel, 45. He had confessed the crime to a 911 operator last year.
FOOD
March 19, 2008
Subtler than smoked salmon, gravlax has a velvety texture and a delicate taste, particularly when it's scented with notes of anise and licorice the way Amy Scattergood prepared it for a story on brunches. Just take skin-on salmon fillets, spread them with equal parts sugar and kosher salt. Add some sliced fennel and a sprinkling of aquavit -- a Scandinavian spirit similar to vodka that is typically flavored with caraway. Stack the fillets, wrap them in cheesecloth, add weights on top and put the whole thing in the refrigerator.
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.
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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 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?
NEWS
September 1, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
At one time, Thompsons were the No. 1 table grape, raisin grape and wine grape in California. In a way, that very ubiquity became the Thompson's downfall. After so long at the top of the heap, they became generic. In some cases, that was justified: A Thompson Seedless picked green is about as innocuous as a grape can be. But given a chance to ripen, a Thompson can become a pretty danged good piece of fruit. Choose them when they're really ripe and you'll be surprised at how floral and sophisticated their flavor can be. How to choose: Thompsons don't start to get really delicious until the color turns golden, almost amber.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1988
On behalf of impressionable children and music lovers everywhere (Calendar Letters, Feb. 21, 14 and 7): Next time you have Joe Strummer in a refrigerator, just close him in. FRED KEPLER Hollywood
NEWS
October 9, 1985 | Associated Press
A man who complained about the way his refrigerator had been repaired was shot by the repairman, who also put a bullet in the refrigerator, police said. Jeff Wesley, a police spokesman, said Billy Duplechain, 38, was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he shot Jimmy Honeysuckle once in the stomach Monday. Honeysuckle, 49, was hospitalized in stable condition.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" co-creator Kevin Eastman has listed a house in West Los Angeles for $1.69 million. The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2005, features high ceilings, archways, a bar with a wine refrigerator, four bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. French doors open to an enclosed front patio, a front-facing balcony and the backyard. Behind the house sits a saltwater pool, a flagstone deck, a pool house/office and lawn. The cobblestone driveway is gated. The comic book writer and artist's Ninja Turtles, created with collaborator Peter Laird, became a cartoon series starting in the late '80s.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2012 | By Martin Eichner
Question: When I moved into my apartment, I knew the refrigerator was old. One weekend I filled it with food for a family barbecue and it broke down. I was at work all day and didn't realize this until a number of hours later. I called my property manager but it was the weekend and a new unit wasn't installed for two more days. By then, the food was ruined. I have asked the manager to pay the cost of the lost food, but she has refused. I was thinking about deducting the cost from next month's rent, but I don't want to get into trouble.
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