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SCIENCE
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.
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FOOD
April 25, 1991 | JOAN DRAKE, TIMES FOOD MANAGING EDITOR
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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
HOME & GARDEN
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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 | 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1989
An 82-year-old woman died after being burned severly while cooking in her mobile home, El Cajon police said Saturday. Gladis Mae Ranel was found dead by her granddaughter, Connie Clark, 36, of Lemon Grove, who had gone to Ranel's Horseshoe Trailer Park mobile home at 4:20 p.m. Friday when she couldn't reach Ranel on the phone, police said. Ranel's clothes caught fire while she was cooking on a gas stove, officers said.
NEWS
February 27, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Flames from a small stove started the fire that killed 363 people in Egypt's worst train disaster, investigators have concluded. Investigators found several small stoves amid the charred debris of the two train cars that suffered the worst damage in the Feb. 20 fire south of Cairo, according to several Egyptian newspapers. Passengers often carry such equipment to heat food and water for tea and coffee, despite regulations banning stoves, gas cylinders and fuel.
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