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January 31, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
For a week this February, fans of Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast won't have to board a plane to soak up Italy's coastal food and style. The hotel is coming for a "visit" to Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica where the two will collaborate on creating a week of memorable Mediterranean dishes for SoCal diners. From Feb. 19 to 26, Italian chef Matteo Temperini from the Positano hotel joins Shutters' executive chef Sven Mede in the kitchen at One Pico restaurant . The Italians bring dishes such as roasted prawns with scampi bruschetta, lemon confit and local squid, and tortellini topped with black truffles and Parmesan fondue.
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OPINION
March 29, 2014
Re "The Exide wake-up call," Editorial, March 23 The editorial on the inability of the state of California to regulate the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon would be tragic if it wasn't so laced with irony. The state of California seems able to make the lives of home-builders and homeowners miserable with some really questionable mandates, laws and requirements. Yet the Exide plant (and others) apparently can get away with contaminating the environment or whatever it wants.
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HOME & GARDEN
September 7, 1996 | JOHN MORELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Q. We have shutters in our living room that were originally installed in the 1970s. They have a dark walnut stain, and we'd like to paint them white. Can they be transformed to make them look nice? W.S. Fullerton A. You'll want to be sure that all wax or finish is removed from the wood before painting, says Tom Toia of Imperial Paint in Anaheim. Clean the wood, then use a light sandpaper to score the finish. Apply a good multipurpose sealer.
AUTOS
March 12, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The strategy of Tesla Motors to sell its electric Model S sports sedan through company-owned stores took a hit this week when New Jersey required that autos sold in the state have to move through a middleman, namely a dealer. At the urging of auto dealers, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission changed a rule Tuesday to require a franchise license to sell new cars in the state. Tesla has two company owned stores in New Jersey stores -- in Short Hills and Paramus -- that were operating under different licenses.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER
After almost seven years of legal wrangling, a bankruptcy and an appeal, the original developer of Santa Monica's famed Shutters at the Beach hotel is getting his financial due. Sam Stein of Encino has settled the seaside hotel's construction defect arbitration suit against Phoenix-based Gosnell Builders Corp. for $33 million, one of the largest such settlements in recent years, according to Los Angeles attorney Lee Colton, who represented Stein.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
Question: Perhaps you can help me solve a problem. I would like to put functional louvered shutters on my bedroom window, but all the shutters I have seen allow those outside the room to see inside from one angle or another. The window faces a public area in my apartment complex. In the summertime I open the window for ventilation, but a shade or curtains--while preserving privacy--restricts the flow of air.
TRAVEL
March 24, 1996
The day before I left on a six-week solo trip through Western Europe, the Travel section published a picture page depicting Paris window shutters that had been painted in the style of famous artists or art schools ("Closing Scenes," Sept. 3, 1995). The text by Scott Kraft said the shutters were located on the 100-yard-long Rue Cavallotti, "steps from the Sacre Coeur Basilica." I took the article with me. On the day of a nationwide public sector strike in France in October, I chose to explore Paris, beginning with an early morning hike to the Basilica to view the shutters before the businesses on Rue Cavallotti opened for the day. After trekking across the city, I arrived at the foot of the hill on which the Basilica is perched.
REAL ESTATE
September 1, 1985
An early spring completion is scheduled for the $4.8-million, 135-room Country Inn at Port Hueneme being developed by Channel Island Hotel Corp. at Port Hueneme and Ventura roads in Port Hueneme. The all-suite hotel was designed by Ebbe Videriksen, A.I.A. Architect & Associates, Sherman Oaks, in a Mediterranean style, with off-white walls, slate gray shingles, light blue shutters and blue canvas awnings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1988
As I walk my dog on the streets of Beverly Hills and see our once charming bedroom community being rebuilt into a "throne room community" I think about your front-page article on home trends. Our amazing new styles can only have come out of some kind of lottery wheel arrangement, into which are thrown a variety of design elements, which are pulled out after a whirl and put into new and amazing combinations. We now see New England dormers atop Greek porticoes, with Tudor windows, Moorish towers, Sears Roebuck shutters, and the final touch, iron-paling fences with gruesome spikes and electronic gates.
NEWS
August 14, 2000 | HECTOR TOBAR
At 2:10 p.m. Sunday, after months of anticipation and dread, that dark and unpredictable force called "the protesters" finally made its debut on the streets of Los Angeles. A few thousand strong, they spilled down the steps of Pershing Square, onto the sun-drenched intersection of 5th and Hill streets, past platoons of grim-faced police officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
More than 100 pot shops have shut down since Los Angeles started enforcing new rules restricting medical marijuana dispensaries, City Atty. Mike Feuer announced Monday. In addition to the rules prompting scores of closures, Feuer said city lawyers had successfully fended off a host of legal challenges. In one closely watched case, they prevented a dispensary from opening in Mar Vista, securing a permanent injunction before it could set up shop. “We have a long way to go, but we have a great start,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, who joined Feuer at a press conference.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
For a week this February, fans of Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast won't have to board a plane to soak up Italy's coastal food and style. The hotel is coming for a "visit" to Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica where the two will collaborate on creating a week of memorable Mediterranean dishes for SoCal diners. From Feb. 19 to 26, Italian chef Matteo Temperini from the Positano hotel joins Shutters' executive chef Sven Mede in the kitchen at One Pico restaurant . The Italians bring dishes such as roasted prawns with scampi bruschetta, lemon confit and local squid, and tortellini topped with black truffles and Parmesan fondue.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2014 | By David Pierson
Foster Farms shut down its largest poultry plant in Central California on Sunday, two days after federal inspectors lifted a suspension for cockroach infestation. The company said fresh chicken production at the Livingston facility was put on hold for several days to expand safety procedures. “On behalf of my family, I made a commitment to making this right, and we are taking every opportunity to ensure the long-term efficacy of our program at this plant,” company President Ron Foster said in a statement.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google kicked off November by killing off one of its little-used features. The Mountain View, Calif., company got rid of iGoogle, a tool that let users set up personalized home page on their Web browser. The service was essentially Google's version of the MSNBC, AOL or Yahoo home page. The decision isn't too surprising considering that these days, few set up a home page for their Web browser. Nowadays, most users set the Web browser to either bring up the last page viewed or their Facebook News Feed, for instance.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2013 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to complete production of the C-17 cargo jet and close the final assembly facility in Long Beach in 2015. The move marks the end of the last major airplane production line left in Southern California. Last Thursday, Boeing delivered its 223rd and final C-17 to the Air Force. Now, with few foreign orders to fill, company officials have decided to shutter the assembly line for good in 2015. "Ending C-17 production was a very difficult but necessary decision," said Dennis Muilenburg, chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have announced that they will offer refunds to attendees of Saturday night's shortened gig at the Fonda. Petty's set, one of six at the 1,300-capacity venue, was shut down early after fire marshals deemed the room overcrowded. In a statement released Tuesday night after the band's final gig of the residency, Petty representatives apologized. “The satisfaction of fans is of paramount importance to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the band shares the frustration of the fans in attendance that evening who deserved to experience the entire performance.” Petty offered his own apology for the incident between songs during Sunday's set. "I was up all night talking about this," he said.
TRAVEL
July 13, 1986 | SHARON DIRLAM, Times Staff Writer
To get to the island of Skopelos, you can take a small plane from Athens to the island of Skiathos and then a ferry to the next island. Or make your way to the coastal city of Volos (about five hours by bus north of Athens) and take the ferry or hydrofoil to Skiathos and then on to Skopelos. I mention this so you'll know that publicity can't spoil this charming outpost of the Sporades Islands in the far Aegean.
REAL ESTATE
March 25, 1990 | LOIS GIBSON, Gibson is a Malibu free-lance writer.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful," wrote 19th-Century tastemaker William Morris. This good advice was easier to follow when labor was cheap. Today's homeowner--eager to restore an old house, add distinction to a bland one or create a neoclassic--soon learns that period architectural details are hard to find and cost a small fortune to duplicate.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In wake of Saturday night's shortened Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers concert at the Fonda in Hollywood, the artist and band issued a statement regarding the action. The concert, the fourth of a six-gig residency at the 1,300-seat Hollywood venue, was cut off by fire marshals midway through Petty's gig after the theater was determined to be over capacity. Below is the full statement from Petty and the band, issued Sunday afternoon. Statement From Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Regarding Last Night's Early Conclusion To The Concert At The Fonda Theatre In Los Angeles First and foremost, the safety of our fans is our primary concern and the most important consideration.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before remembering to record NBC's "Hannibal. " The Skinny: For some reason my DVR didn't record "Modern Family" last night but it did capture some good discounts on QVC. You don't need me to tell you that today's headlines include a ton of coverage of Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon. Also, LucasArts is going away and new episodes of "Arrested Development" will be here for Memorial Day weekend! Daily Dose: Now the British can start living their best life too. Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey are taking the OWN Network to Britain and putting its shows on the TLC channel there.
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