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November 26, 2005
I read today that the owner of the Angels is considering moving his franchise. As a Dodger fan, may I suggest that he move up I-5 to Chavez Ravine? Everyone will be happy. Dodger fans will be rid of Frank McClown -- who should be making balloon animals at Boston Bowl wearing a big red nose with gigantic red shoes. Arte Moreno will be able to name his team "Los Angeles." And, McClown's wish that a Dodger (Mike Scioscia) run the team will come to fruition. How does a team that sells more tickets than 28 of the 29 other teams and receives solid local franchise fees for broadcast rights get stuck with an owner who believes Kansas City has a superior strategy?
October 31, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
Any World Series that goes seven games has a chance to be called "great." Murray's Law is that a World Series is like a great stew. It has to simmer awhile before you can assess its true flavor. The 1991 World Series has a lot going for it. All those one-run games, extra-inning affairs. Let me root-root-root for the home team, if they don't win it's a shame, and all that. . . . But a World Series is like a blockbuster movie. The cast of characters is all-important.
November 6, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
A big polluter could be blazing inside your kitchen, its blue flames glowing under your tea kettle or frying pan. A new study says cooking with a gas stove can expose you to unhealthy levels of air pollution. About two-thirds of Southern California households that use natural gas burners without proper ventilation breathe levels of air pollution so high that they would exceed federal health standards outdoors, scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found.
November 5, 2010 | By Emily Bryson York
Some calls to the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line stand out. Two examples: A plea for help from a nurse who arrived at a dinner party and found the assembly too intoxicated to remember how long the Thanksgiving turkey had been in the oven, and the plaintive appeal two weeks before Thanksgiving from a recently divorced man who was planning to cook his first holiday meal for his children and wanted it to be perfect. In contrast with food websites such as, which expects about 25 million visitors in November, AllRecipes.
February 7, 1990 | United Press International
Fire broke out in a mobile home in this eastern Missouri town early Tuesday, killing five members of a family and the young daughter of a neighbor who had been spending the night with them. An investigator said the fire was caused by a wood-burning stove.
January 9, 1988 | United Press International
Five people were killed when one of them apparently threw kerosene into a wood-burning stove to make it burn hotter, sending an exploding fireball through a suburban home, authorities said. A boy, 17, and a girl, 4, survived the blast Thursday.
May 4, 2006 | Christy Hobart
QUESTION: I had clipped an article a while back on refurbishing old stoves. I have an O'Keefe & Merritt that needs some work but I cannot locate the clipping. Could you provide me with a listing of repair or refurbishing businesses? CAROLINE MARTINEZ Los Angeles ANSWER: The article you read might have been the profile on Ventura-based old-stove expert, Jack Santoro and his refurbishing business, JES Enterprises, that appeared in The Times on April 12, 1999.
May 22, 1988 | From United Press International
A 32-foot powerboat was destroyed by flames when an alcohol stove exploded Saturday as the boat's owner tried to boil a pot of coffee, authorities said. Christopher Maneff dove into the water and escaped injury when the fire raged through the boat about a mile off Santa Monica Pier, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Lee Wagner. Maneff told deputies that a small alcohol stove exploded about 1:30 p.m. Maneff grabbed a fire extinguisher, but failed to snuff out the flames.
March 5, 1985
A 40-year-old North Hollywood woman died Monday, apparently from asphyxiation, when she lighted a coal stove to keep warm in her parked car, authorities said. The woman, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was discovered dead at 2 a.m. by Los Angeles sheriff's deputies, Deputy Lynda Edmonds said. The woman was slumped in the seat of her car, with the windows rolled up, in the 19800 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
May 17, 1991 | CAROL WATSON
A fire ignited by a pan of oil left on a hot stove caused $10,000 in damage to a Thousand Oaks restaurant, fire officials said Thursday. The blaze at the Mandarin Wok Chinese Restaurant in the 100 block of N. Moorpark Road began Wednesday about 10:30 p.m., Ventura County Fire Dispatcher Cece Grives said. Thirteen firefighters responded to the fire, which was extinguished by 11:20 p.m., Grives said.
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