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February 17, 2013
This 15th-floor condominium in the Remington blends contemporary and traditional elements. The kitchen, with professional-grade stainless steel appliances, opens to a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, while hardwood floors and crown molding lend sophistication to the interiors. Location: 10727 Wilshire Blvd., #1505, Westwood 90024 Asking price: $3.495 million Year built: 2001 Unit size: Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,592 square feet Features: Private elevator, oversized walk-in closet, fireplace, two balconies, washer and dryer, valet parking, community swimming pool Website: http://www.Remington1505.com About the area: Last year, 331 condos single-family homes sold in the 90024 ZIP Code at a median price of $527,000, according to DataQuick.
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BUSINESS
October 21, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Stainless steel is supposed to be, well, stainless, isn't it? That was John's question after he noticed rust stains on the refrigerator he'd purchased from Sears. John also had purchased an extended warranty, so he contacted Sears and explained the problem. Sears' response: Your warranty doesn't cover cosmetic problems, only technical ones, so those stains on your stainless steel are your problem. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions John could take the matter to small-claims court, but I wouldn't bother.
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BUSINESS
October 21, 2013 | By David Lazarus
Stainless steel is supposed to be, well, stainless, isn't it? That was John's question after he noticed rust stains on the refrigerator he'd purchased from Sears. John also had purchased an extended warranty, so he contacted Sears and explained the problem. Sears' response: Your warranty doesn't cover cosmetic problems, only technical ones, so those stains on your stainless steel are your problem. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions John could take the matter to small-claims court, but I wouldn't bother.
OPINION
April 25, 2013
Re "Change allowing knives on planes is delayed," Business, April 23 On many airlines, metal knives are given to premium passengers during meal service. Back when I was traveling on business, those knives were stainless steel, with three-inch blades and serrated cutting edges. They were potentially more deadly than my Swiss Army pocketknife. I once had two-inch gaming darts confiscated at an airport. Then I got on the plane and was issued a knife for my meal. Talk about the death of common sense in this country.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Starbucks is now offering a gift card for $450 -- $400 to fill the card with store credit and $50 toward the sleek, stainless steel card itself. The limited-edition Starbucks Metal Card is available through membership-based e-commerce site Gilt.com starting at 9 a.m. PST on Friday. The fancy card, which is reloadable, comes with automatic My Starbucks Rewards Gold membership, which involves occasional freebies. Current rewards program members will have access to a Thursday pre-sale for the 5,000 steel cards available.
HOME & GARDEN
June 29, 1996 | JOHN MORELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Q We inherited an antique knife and fork set that has silver handles and what we believe are steel blades and tines. The silver was easy to polish, but the steel portions have stains that don't come out. Any ideas? C.F. San Clemente * A When stainless steel becomes stained over time, about the only way to clean it is to place it in an acid wash, which can only be done professionally, says Connie Pushckor of Antique Metal Finishing in Long Beach.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1985 | Associated Press
Stainless steel sheet and strip imports rose to a record level in August in spite of the Administration's import restraint program, a trade group said Thursday. The Specialty Steel Industry of the United States said the Commerce Department's figures show that imports of the products climbed to 13,424 tons in August from 10,490 tons in the previous month. Imports averaged 8,702 tons a month during the first seven months of the year.
FOOD
May 5, 1988 | MINNIE BERNARDINO, Times Staff Writer
Meet the new "chop suey bowls." The modern woks are clean looking, shiny, long-lasting and some like them that way. They are crafted from stainless steel, joining the hot line of carbon steel and lightweight aluminum woks. However, the new generation is "mixed breed" stainless steel. Made of high-grade stainless, some woks are interspersed with carbon steel and others with aluminum, to achieve the high heat conductivity and recovery of these metals.
HOME & GARDEN
April 27, 2006 | Katherine E. Nelson, Special to The Times
FOR anyone searching for life beyond stainless steel, the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference that closed this week in Chicago offered a glimmer of hope from manufacturers whose new products were tweaks on old-fangled materials: copper, bronze and, perhaps most interestingly, glass. Tempered glass appeared in appliances from Dacor, cabinets from Cucine Lube USA and translucent custom countertops from ThinkGlass.
OPINION
January 16, 2009 | JOEL STEIN
In the clear recessionary morning, all that stuff we've been binge buying suddenly looks gaudy and ridiculous. It's been a 25-year blur of fluorescent Frankie Sez shirts, logo handbags, Hummers and ring tones. We need to have one giant national garage sale and invite the world. If there are pictures of you with any of the things listed below on Facebook, immediately remove them.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2013
This 15th-floor condominium in the Remington blends contemporary and traditional elements. The kitchen, with professional-grade stainless steel appliances, opens to a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, while hardwood floors and crown molding lend sophistication to the interiors. Location: 10727 Wilshire Blvd., #1505, Westwood 90024 Asking price: $3.495 million Year built: 2001 Unit size: Three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,592 square feet Features: Private elevator, oversized walk-in closet, fireplace, two balconies, washer and dryer, valet parking, community swimming pool Website: http://www.Remington1505.com About the area: Last year, 331 condos single-family homes sold in the 90024 ZIP Code at a median price of $527,000, according to DataQuick.
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
If you're a gift-card giver and have a Starbucks fan on your list, here's what might be the ultimate holiday present: Starbucks' $450 stainless steel gift card. The card is $400 of Starbucks credit, with an additional $50 tacked on for the cost of the card itself. The Starbucks Metal Card will be available at the shopping website Gilt.com starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, until the supply of 5,000 cards is sold out. Starbucks is getting all kinds of fancy, first with its $7 cup of coffee, and now with its limited edition Metal Card that includes gold level membership for the Starbucks rewards program.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Starbucks is now offering a gift card for $450 -- $400 to fill the card with store credit and $50 toward the sleek, stainless steel card itself. The limited-edition Starbucks Metal Card is available through membership-based e-commerce site Gilt.com starting at 9 a.m. PST on Friday. The fancy card, which is reloadable, comes with automatic My Starbucks Rewards Gold membership, which involves occasional freebies. Current rewards program members will have access to a Thursday pre-sale for the 5,000 steel cards available.
NEWS
October 4, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila
I remember a time when a garlic press was considered an essential piece of kitchen equipment. That was about the time Charles Perry started marching in parades in a garlic suit, foodies made pilgrimages to the Gilroy Garlic Festival -- then in its infancy (and now celebrating 35 years) -- and L. John Harris penned "The Book of Garlic. " To me the garlic press has always just seemed like too much trouble. I'd rather pound my cloves with salt in a mortar and pestle. But then I'm not a gadget freak.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2012
This custom contemporary in Naples was taken down to the studs and remodeled five years ago. The three-level house features two 80-foot boat docks and views of Santa Catalina Island. Location: 5472 E. The Toledo, Long Beach 90803 Asking price: $6.75 million Year built: 1967 Year remodeled: 2008 Remodel architect: Kollin Altomare Architects House size: Five bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms, 4,418 square feet Lot size: 4,200 square feet Features: Grand foyer, circular staircase, temperature-controlled wine cellar for 1,200 bottles, office/study, bar, stainless-steel-and-glass elevator, waterfront patio with built-in barbecue and fire pit, three-car garage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2012
Harry Harrison Science fiction author's work inspired 'Soylent Green' Harry Harrison, 87, an author whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, died Wednesday in southern England, according to his friend and fellow sci-fi writer Michael Carroll. Harrison was a prolific writer whose works included tongue-in-cheek intergalactic action romps and dystopian fantasies, with detours through children's stories and shambolic crime capers. He was best known for his "The Stainless Steel Rat" series, starring the free-spirited antihero Slippery Jim DiGriz, a quick-witted con man who travels the universe swindling humans, aliens and robots alike.
NEWS
January 18, 1991 | JOHN NEEDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The throaty rumble of the engine isn't all that different from, say, a Miata's. The casual passerby might not distinguish the car from, say, a Nissan ZX. But then the doors open not out like a normal car's, but up, like the wing of a gull poised for flight, and the back of the car shows the stylized three initials: DMC. Ten years after it went on sale, seven years after the sensational drug trial of its flamboyant creator, the DeLorean motor car cruises down the highway of cult stardom.
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2005 | Susanne Hopkins, Special to The Times
A mini-backlash is brewing against stainless-steel appliances, and it's not necessarily being driven by the price of stainless steel, which has risen as much as 60% in the last year. The cheaper faux stainless appliances -- made from aluminum or even plastic painted to mimic their popular and pricey siblings -- are being sought out by people who want the high-end look without the drawbacks.
BUSINESS
September 23, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Gold may be hot this year on Wall Street, but you won't find much celebrating in the jewelry business. The lofty price of the precious metal — it hit $1,900 an ounce a few weeks ago — has caused a double-whammy for jewelers. It has cost them more to buy new items wholesale, and in turn they jacked up retail prices, often beyond the means of many would-be customers. The week's big drop in financial markets left gold under $1,650, but that's still nearly 16% higher year to date, and analysts widely expect that investors seeking the metal as a haven will drive the price back up. Just about everyone in the business, from nationwide jewelry chains to mom-and-pop independents, has had to put less emphasis on gold, a centuries-old staple.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
The e-mail from an executive at Ford Motor Co. was blunt and direct. "I do not have any interest in pursuing anything," the official wrote one of the company's parts developers in Escondido earlier this year, as the auto industry was sliding into an historic meltdown. That was how tiny KVA Stainless Inc., a 5-year-old start-up working to develop lightweight, gas-saving stainless-steel components for Ford, got dumped and how it found a new direction on the shop floor. The e-mail presented a challenge for KVA founder Ed McCrink, an 88-year-old entrepreneur whose long career included developing other steel businesses and a smoke alarm company.
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