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May 11, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
Take scented dryer sheets in plastic bags. In a lot of countries, people still smoke. You can wipe down your clothes and hair and remove some of the smell. They can freshen a musty hotel room. If you are seated on a plane with someone who doesn't use deodorant and thinks showering is optional, it can distract you from the body odor. After you are out of sheets, you can put your dirty laundry in the bag. Deirdre Sexton West Hollywood Keep a couple of American dollar bills handy so you will have what you need to feed into the luggage cart system.
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NEWS
February 21, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Early last year, Scott Tannen and his wife, Missy Tannen , were shopping for sheets when they experienced firsthand the confusion that comes in trying to find quality sheets. “I just wanted a beautiful, soft set of white sheets,” Missy Tannen said. “Every display was full of nebulous buzzwords like 'thread count,' and the prices seemed really high. The longer I stared at the shelves, the more confused I became. I had no confidence that I would walk out of the store with something great.” Motivated by that shopping experience, the couple founded Boll & Branch in January in an effort to offer 100% organic cotton sheets directly to consumers from Chetna Organic, an Indian cooperative that supports sustainable farming and community development.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2010
'Millard Sheets: The Early Years (1926-1944)' Where: Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St. When: Through May 30. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Price: $7 Contact: (626) 568-3665
TRAVEL
January 19, 2014 | By Jen Leo
There is no shortage of travel websites to make your life easier or your travels cheaper. But who has the time to keep track of all of them? Here's a short list of travel websites that are worth bookmarking and using for pre-trip research. All the Rooms : Would you rather stay in a four-star hotel or a private cottage with views and a hot tub? How about a B&B versus a budget-minded hostel? You might not think about all your options unless they were right in front of you. That's why the addition of All the Rooms to the accommodations booking game was so exciting last year.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Look at the new home decor collections rolling out for spring, and one theme that grows ever stronger is a hint of the handcrafted -- emphasis on "hint. " Take Coyuchi, the California-based luxury bedding and linen company. Its latest designs include crochet-trimmed sheets, 100% organic cotton finished with a machine-made edging that reads like a restrained, modern take on Grandma's hand-stitching. The delicate edging requires no special care, a spokeswoman said, and is available on sheets in minimalist white or gray.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Early last year, Scott Tannen and his wife, Missy Tannen , were shopping for sheets when they experienced firsthand the confusion that comes in trying to find quality sheets. “I just wanted a beautiful, soft set of white sheets,” Missy Tannen said. “Every display was full of nebulous buzzwords like 'thread count,' and the prices seemed really high. The longer I stared at the shelves, the more confused I became. I had no confidence that I would walk out of the store with something great.” Motivated by that shopping experience, the couple founded Boll & Branch in January in an effort to offer 100% organic cotton sheets directly to consumers from Chetna Organic, an Indian cooperative that supports sustainable farming and community development.
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
It's that time of year when a happy cook's mind turns to holiday baking. And that, of course, means lots and lots of cookies (you have entered our holiday bakeoff , right?). And that, in turn, means getting out your old cookie sheets and wondering whether you can somehow get one more season out of them. For me, the answer was finally “no”. I mean, really, having gotten 10 years out of a set of Ikea baking pans is a miracle anyway, right? Finally I faced up to the fact that these things are warped even when they're not heated.
HOME & GARDEN
May 10, 2007
LOVE the article on new bed technology ["Memory Foam Mattress? That's So Last Night," May 3]. Very informative and helpful. Too bad we didn't have it three weeks ago when we bought our expensive Simmons mattress. You should do a follow-up article about sheets. Our mattress is 17 inches thick and a California King. I purchased the appropriate sheets for deep mattresses; however, the flat sheets are not adjusted for the deep mattress, and I cannot tuck the ends under. When will the industry formulate a new size for the flat sheets?
HOME & GARDEN
May 17, 2007
RE last week's letter about Cal king sheets being too short: The Company Store (www.thecompanystore.com) carries some styles of sheets in extra-deep Cal king, flat and fitted. Frustration with ill-fitting bedding caused me to go online. NANCY OWENS Santa Monica Send letters to the Los Angeles Times, Home section, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012, or e-mail home@latimes.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
  Business owners and others who have long complained that companies are overburdened by state regulations say a proposal now moving through the Legislature shows that lawmakers have lost all touch with reality: It would require that hotels use fitted sheets. "We are now going to make it a crime in California not to use a fitted sheet? Really?" state Sen. Sam Blakeslee (R-San Luis Obispo) asked during a debate before the Senate passed the measure in June. The bill, one of nearly 900 awaiting final action in the Legislature when it returns Monday from a monthlong recess, is intended to address back injuries sustained by hotel housekeepers.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
Delinquencies on consumer loans have hit another all-time low, according to the American Bankers Assn., which says that is good news for the economy as well as for the balance sheets of the banks that are owed money. Bank credit-card delinquencies rose slightly but remained well below their historical norm. At the same time, the rate of missed payments fell on personal loans and loans for cars, mobile homes, boats and recreational vehicles. There was sharp improvement in payments on home-equity loans and lines of credit.
SPORTS
December 22, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
PHOENIX - It makes Lakers fans cringe to remember the Smush Parker era, a two-year span decidedly more goofy than golden and characterized by first-round playoff knockouts via the Phoenix Suns. But what's Parker up to these days? Can the Lakers sign him for a few weeks? Down to their fifth-string point guard, the Lakers rode the lead horse in a turnover parade Saturday against Golden State, committing 24 turnovers with only 11 assists, one of the most unbalanced assist-to-turnover ratios in team history.
SPORTS
December 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers rookie forward Ryan Kelly scored 21 points in defeat as the D-Fenders (0-2) fell to the Warriors on Saturday in Santa Cruz (4-1), 122-112. Kelly is currently on D-League assignment, playing his second game for the D-Fenders, who travel to Bakersfield on Sunday to play the Jam (1-3). Instead of sitting on the bench with the Lakers on their recent three-game road trip, Kelly had the opportunity to play over 39 valuable minutes with the D-Fenders. His time on the court with the Lakers has been limited to just two games and seven total minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
There's been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies - including George Clooney's “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell's “American Hustle” and Kenneth Branagh's “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” - were all formally given new dates. Here's a handy cheat sheet on the new dates, the old dates, and the key question(s) the switch poses. “Monuments Men,” Feb. 7 (from Dec. 18) - Will Clooney and Matt Damon pulling off art heists play better in the quiet of later winter than at Christmastime?
BUSINESS
September 27, 2013 | By Lew Sichelman
In little-noticed proceedings earlier this year, 11 people pleaded guilty in a federal court in northern Virginia to a scam that fleeced banks out of millions of dollars. According to the charging documents, the defendants were involved in overlapping conspiracies in which they would systematically alter the terms of real estate closings so lenders would send more money than they needed to. The thieves would then pocket the difference. The case shines some light on perhaps the shadiest side of mortgage fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A Beverly Hills police sergeant responding to the scene of Whitney Houston's death made "inappropriate comments" about the singer's appearance after lifting a sheet covering her naked body, according to a claim filed by a former Beverly Hills SWAT sergeant. In the claim, Sgt. Brian Weir alleges that on the day Houston died in February 2012, Det. Sgt. Terry Nutall arrived at the scene, and "for no legitimate law enforcement inquiry, investigative, or other proper and legal purpose … removed the sheet and/or other covering from the body … to an area below the pubic region.
SPORTS
January 6, 1990
I was pleasantly surprised to see Kelly Burgess' article (and statistics) "Rating the Sheets." It's something that's long overdue, and I'd like to see it become a regular thing. Of added interest was that The Times' own Bob Mieszerski (83 winners) as well as your consensus (76 wins) outperformed all the sheets (and the Racing Form's consensus). Also noteworthy is that every "card" showed a flat bet loss on $2 win bets. (The best of them recovering only $478 of the $540 bet.) Sort of wish I knew how they all did on plain "top choice" bets on doubles, triples, exactas, pick six, etc. If I were to take a chance betting on someone else's selections, it'd sure be no more than one or two combinations--surely not $54 just on a single triple, as they might "suggest."
FOOD
September 26, 2007 | By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
My old hand-cranked fresh-pasta machine came out of the cabinet the other day. And that meant it was time to make lasagna. After all these years, it still seems like magic to me: the way a few turns of a handle can turn a lumpy dough into pure silk. And how easily something so simple can turn into a dish so profound. The pasta, cut into squares and boiled briefly, gets brushed lightly with pesto and layered with some intensely flavored roasted tomatoes, a dollop of moist cheese, a few more roasted tomatoes.
SCIENCE
August 30, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
While climate scientists fret over the melting of Greenland's ice sheet, a geographer using NASA data made it disappear, revealing a canyon as long as Arizona's Grand Canyon, buried a mile below the ice. At 460 miles long, the chasm bests the Grand Canyon, but its deepest stretches -- 2,600 feet -- are only about half that of the grand gorges carved by the Colorado River. The unnamed canyon runs from roughly the center of the island north to the Petermann Glacier fjord. Evidence indicates that the canyon predates the ice sheet by at least 1 million years, according to a study published this week in the journal Science.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
All photographs serve as evidence, but not necessarily in support of the most obvious questions put to them. Often they seem more like pointers than fixed points, arrows extended in multiple directions. Front-loaded with credibility, though, photographs bear a weighty load of expectations, some reasonable, many not. As filmmaker Errol Morris has written, "Photographs attract false beliefs the way flypaper attracts flies. " "Redheaded Peckerwood" (2005-11), a potent, time-release project by Christian Patterson, is based on a specific incident, the 1958 murder of 10 people, including relatives and friends, by Charles Starkweather, 19, and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate, 14. CHEAT SHEET: Spring Arts Preview Their killing spree in Nebraska and capture three days later in Wyoming has spurred several films (most notably "Badlands")
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