HOME & GARDEN
December 12, 2009
There are farmed trees, there are fake trees and then there are living trees, those small pines and firs that are bought in pots and later planted. But this year, L.A. has another option: rental trees. Living Christmas Co. in Torrance is offering potted 2- to 7-foot-tall Christmas trees that are delivered and later picked up by a biodiesel truck. "For a lot of people, Christmas begins as soon as the tree shows up. It's awesome -- all joy," company founder Scott Martin said. But afterward, when the browning tree is lying by the curb?
September 8, 1985
I would like to correct some misinformation about the Tiffany Theater: In his review of "Fatty" ("Thin Dialogue, Gaunt Plot," Aug. 23), Dan Sullivan wrote that "given (the theater's) Sunset Strip address, the rental will be very high." Our rental costs to producers are completely competitive with other 99-seat Waiver houses in Los Angeles and are, in fact, lower than many when you take into account the services included: box office, extensive sound and lighting equipment, utilities, maintenance, etc. The waiver rule means that Equity waives rules in theaters of 99 seats or less, recognizing that such showcases have value to their membership but that such theaters are not economically viable.
March 14, 2010 |
The economy has kept domestic airline and hotel prices down, and now Packlate.com is helping keep a lid on vacation rental costs. What's hot: Prices of available properties decrease the closer you get to their dates of availability. Because Packlate specializes in last-minute bookings, travelers can watch price changes on several properties before they commit. Join the site — membership is free — and get the address of the rental too. Packlate launched in January with a focus on ski towns in the Rockies, but it plans to expand to Florida within four months.
April 8, 2013
Oscar winners and nominees battled for supremacy as new arrival "Lincoln" bested "Les Miserables" to take the top sales slot, and returning "Argo" was the No. 1 rental title over "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall," according to the tracking firm Rentrak. Here are the top discs for sale and for rental, for the weeks ending March 30 and March 31, respectively. RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES 1. “Lincoln” Disney. Week 1 2. “Les Miserables” Universal. Week 2 3. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Warner Bros. Week 2 4. “Rise of the Guardians” Paramount.
November 6, 2009
Re "Sterlings will settle rental bias case for $2.7 million," Nov. 4 Kudos to The Times for reporting on Donald T. Sterling's legal troubles. It should be common knowledge to readers that Sterling runs numerous advertisements in the newspaper touting his humanitarianism. This smacks of damage control. And shame on the many groups, such as the NAACP, that honor Sterling in light of his discriminatory practices as a landlord. Monetary donations should play no part in reputation rehabilitation.
April 16, 2010 |
DVD rentals have gone from silver lining for Hollywood's struggling home entertainment business to yet another rain cloud. Digital Entertainment Group, a trade organization for the major movie studios, released its first-quarter data Thursday with the surprising news that U.S. DVD rental revenue fell 14% from a year ago. DVD sales and rentals account for about half the profit for a movie, so any decline portends financial worries. During a very tough 2009 for home entertainment, consumers preferred to rent DVDs rather than purchase them.