October 31, 1991 |
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 |
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.
February 7, 1990 |
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 |
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.
HOME & GARDEN
May 4, 2006 |
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 2, 1987 |
Some objects were made to be restored: Stearman biplanes, '57 Chevys, wood-hulled sailboats, Victorian homes and the Wiltern Theater. But old stoves? Cast iron, overweight, ill-tempered, smelly and frequently explosive stoves? "Why not?" asks Winsor Williams. He seems surprised by any suggestion that a vintage O'Keefe & Merritt doesn't share the classicism of, say, an antique Daimler & Benz. "Old stoves are just like old cars and old clothes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1988 |
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.
April 25, 1991 |
Most camp stoves (multi-burner portable stoves, not the single-burner stoves used by backpackers) are made by two companies, Coleman Outdoor Products Inc. and Century Primus. Even the house-brand stoves carried by department stores are usually made by these companies. As a result, camp stoves differ little in purchase price or overall performance, so you should choose a model on the basis of economy, convenience and/or environmental considerations. FUEL: Coleman gives the following comparison of fuel costs for 50 hours of cooking (two-burner stoves)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1991 |
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.