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October 16, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Afraid that cash isn't secure even behind the thick walls of banks, more people are turning to something that has protected money since the days of Jesse James and Bonnie and Clyde: safes. The metal vaults are so popular in some parts of the country that shoppers are depleting store supplies as worries about the nation's economy spread. "What people are putting in them I have no idea," Lowe's Cos. spokeswoman Karen Cobb said.
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March 30, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO - The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back. Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue. The 2012 campaign cost the food industry $46 million to fight, five times more than the amount spent by the measure's proponents. By a 5-2 vote last week, the Health Committee approved Senate Bill 1381, by Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa)
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TRAVEL
September 6, 1987 | PETER S. GREENBERG, Greenberg is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
How safe is your hotel room from theft? It's not an easy question to answer. On one hand, hotels don't freely provide security information, and most police departments don't keep individual theft statistics for hotels in their cities. But certain facts are known.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By Dominic Gates
SEATTLE - A review of crucial systems on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner ordered immediately after two serious 787 battery failures in January 2013 has concluded that the jetliner is safe, meets design standards and is about as reliable as other Boeing aircraft were after being introduced, according to a final report published Wednesday. The review, conducted by Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co. technical experts, also validates the oversight role played by the regulatory agency, concluding that "the FAA had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues.
HOME & GARDEN
December 16, 2004 | Paul Whitefield, Times Staff Writer
Butch and Sundance blew them up. Al Capone was fond of them, although the one Geraldo found was empty. And Charlize Theron looked great cracking them in "The Italian Job." Heck, you probably even had one when you were a kid. But let's face it, safes aren't sexy. Unless, of course, a wildfire has just reduced your house to a pile of ashes, and you're looking for a copy of that homeowners policy explaining your coverage. Gee, it's probably in the safe, right, honey?
NEWS
November 9, 1998 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The safe burglar is quick, quiet and thoroughly professional. No neighbors spot his car as he pulls behind the Chinese restaurant after closing. No one notices him climb atop the roof, chop a hole and slip to a hallway. No alarms are tripped as he kicks open the office door, breaks into the safe and grabs $2,500. On a recent afternoon, after the restaurant owners discover the break-in, LAPD Det. Jim Becker arrives and studies the crime scene.
NEWS
July 15, 2002 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Hollywood version of an ace safecracker is usually a lithe and dapper fellow, a man whose exquisite ear and delicate fingertips can coax the combination from any vault, who, armed with only a hairpin or a stripped twist tie, can defuse an alarm system and pick a lock in seconds. He works silently in the dark, invisible except when his smile gleams irresistibly. A young Alec Guinness, say, or Cary Grant. Maybe George Clooney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Burglars cut a hole in the roof of a Laguna Hills jewelry store and made off with as much as $1 million in merchandise, Orange County sheriff's officials said Thursday. The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning at South Bay Jewelry, which is surrounded by restaurants and stores. The jewelry store owner and employees have so far calculated that more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry worth from $700,00 to $1 million were taken the store at 24261 Avenida De La Carlota, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2007 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Carla Hall, Times Staff Writers
Like a number of skid row's poor and "unbanked," Robert Baker trusted his cash and future dreams to a half-ton safe in downtown's bustling Union Rescue Mission. Baker, 36, had landed at the Christian mission at 5th and San Pedro streets ready to work, save money and move to Arizona to join his four children. As per mission requirements, the West Covina native squirreled away 70% of his earnings in a second-floor safe along with those of some 200 other residents.
WORLD
September 22, 2011 | By Tom Miyagawa Coulton and John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
The unmarked envelope floated into the living room of the home in northeastern Japan, riding the wave of tsunami floodwaters. Inside, the astounded resident found $40,000 in yen notes. More money has been found in wallets, paper bags, and other containers swept away from their owners and scattered across a landscape ripped apart by the March 11 earthquake. One woman found $26,000 in a purse she had spotted atop a pile of debris. One police locksmith opened the heavy door of a recovered safe to find $1.3 million in yen notes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
A 54-year-old dirt bike rider whose disappearance in the Santa Clarita Valley prompted a multiagency search early Wednesday has been found safe at his home, authorities said. Antonio Marquez was reported missing around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Santa Clarita police Sgt. Jeff Curran told KTLA-TV. He apparently returned home after crashing his dirt bike, according to a  tweet Wednesday morning from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Santa Clarita Valley Station.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Anne Colby
The safety of family members is the first concern for most people during and after a major earthquake. For many of us, family also means our family pets. Monday's magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Los Angeles was a good reminder to be prepared with an earthquake plan and emergency kits. If you're a pet owner, you should also include your animals in your disaster planning. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles offers earthquake preparedness tips for pet owners.  First, it suggests getting dogs and cats microchipped and outfitted with current ID tags to enable easy identification if they are lost or wander away during an emergency.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it might even make sense to relax some of the existing security tactics. "It may be time to reduce security," said John Mueller, a professor of political science at Ohio State University who wrote the report with Mark G. Stewart, a civil engineering professor at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos, duets and ensemble numbers especially, the voices soar on lilting melodies that strive to conjure the glory days of the American musical, that period bookended between Rodgers & Hammerstein and Kander & Ebb. The show's numbers may not evoke those easy-listening Manilow hits of the 1970s, but they have an ingratiating beauty that serves to remind that the man who made famous the Bruce Johnston lyric "I am music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | Sandy Banks
I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is. Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me. If you're also confused about the bitcoin system, here's how Wikipedia explains it: "Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009.... It is a cryptocurrency, so-called because it uses cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
Acknowledging concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings last year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday that officials have taken every precaution to ensure that the city's marathon is safe and secure. Garcetti, who was on hand at Dodger Stadium for the kickoff of the 29th annual marathon, told KTLA that the world had changed since the Boston bombings -- in which three people were killed and dozens injured -- but that city agencies and the police department had put all necessary resources into Sunday's event to make certain there would be no problems.
NEWS
May 23, 1986 | United Press International
Two jewelers held captive for 15 hours by kidnapers in the heart of Manhattan's diamond district paid their own ransom by turning over $1- million worth of gold and gems from their company safes, police said Thursday. Police sought four men who held brothers Naftali and Izzy Bochner before releasing them Wednesday at separate locations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1997
Two men forced their way into a house, tied up a 15-year-old girl who lives there and left with more than $500,000 worth of jewelry and ivory early Thursday. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said the two robbers, who were wearing dark clothes and knit caps, went to a house on Sand Canyon Road late Wednesday and asked the girl, whose parents were away, "Does Bill live here?" The girl told them that no one with that name lived at the house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - As a cold rain pelted the parking lot, the gates opened and the cars began to roll through. In an aging Nissan was a 74-year-old longtime farmworker whose landlady had booted him to raise the rent. A 65-year-old disabled woman pulled her Ford Fusion up to the small trailer, where she could at last plug in her sleep apnea machine. Then there was Patsy Perez, 55, who had learned about the fledgling "Safe Parking" program at the county fairgrounds lot after pleading to spend the night in her Volvo outside a downtown shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Burglars cut a hole in the roof of a Laguna Hills jewelry store and made off with as much as $1 million in merchandise, Orange County sheriff's officials said Thursday. The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning at South Bay Jewelry, which is surrounded by restaurants and stores. The jewelry store owner and employees have so far calculated that more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry worth from $700,00 to $1 million were taken the store at 24261 Avenida De La Carlota, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.
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