February 5, 1987 |
There's something missing in many American kitchens that always has been an essential cooking tool in the kitchens in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and countless other parts of the world. Remember the pressure cooker? Is it finally slowly being rediscovered? Again? "It's a cycle, and the cycle has turned with more women in the work field . . .
March 10, 1987 |
San Diego Gas & Electric plans to eventually close an uneconomical, underground steam system that has supplied steam to as many as 100 downtown buildings during the past 46 years. The steam loop, which sends wisps of steam up through manhole covers throughout downtown, now serves 41 customers, including Home Federal Savings & Loan, the Westgate Hotel, the San Diego County Courthouse and the City Concourse, most of which use it to heat air and water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989 |
In the last seconds before everything degenerated into tourists' shrieks, mariachi bands and great hisses of steam that made words impossible, two of the great old locomotives of the past met Friday afternoon on railroad tracks northeast of downtown. One coming from the west, the other from the east, the two steam locomotives traveled side by side Friday for the last half-mile of railroad tracks into Union Station to kick off the terminal's 50th anniversary celebration. The locomotives had thundered through mountain and desert to get to Union Station, where a crowd of about 1,000 railroad buffs, spectators and workers cheered as the two pampered survivors of the age of steam came to rest.
May 9, 2010 |
Let's face it. When it comes to a spa visit, men frequently get the short end of the loofah. No amount of salt crystals and elbow grease can scrub away the fact that the spa experience is predominantly tailored to pamper, knead, wax and unwind women. But there are some local places where guys can comfortably cool their calloused heels, seek out some steam and solitude, and kick back for a few hours without feeling like a square peg in a round hole. Here are a few worth exploration: Beverly Hot Springs If the possibilities emanating from naturally heated, mineral-rich waters bubbling up from 2,200 feet below the surface of Los Angeles, a bubbling man-made rock waterfall and the warming sun streaming through a skylight into a hushed grotto just off Beverly Boulevard in East Hollywood don't nudge you toward Nirvana, you'll probably never get there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO — California's largest oil company failed to warn employees of the dangers in an oil field where a worker was sucked underground and boiled to death last year, state authorities found — and then they fined the firm $350. The small regulatory penalty, levied after a first investigation cleared Chevron, has angered labor leaders and reignited a debate over the risks of the extraction technique that led to the worker's death. The method, in which a rush of steam heats the ground and loosens oil deposits, yields much of California's crude.
September 15, 2009 |
A U.S. Open tennis tournament that had something for everybody this year offered up one more juicy tidbit on its last day Monday. Roger Federer lost. That hasn't happened here in six years and 40 matches. He's like USC with a lead at halftime, Tiger with a five-foot putt. But the man who played in all four Grand Slam tournament finals this year, winning the French Open and Wimbledon and extending his men's record for most major titles to 15, ran up against a new sheriff in town.