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February 16, 2013 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
NORTH POLE, Alaska - In Krystal Francesco's neighborhood, known here as the "rectangle of death," the air pollution recently was so thick she could hardly see across the street. Wood stoves were cranking all over town - it was 40 below zero - and she had to take her daughter to the emergency room. "She's crying because she can't breathe, and I can just see her stomach rapidly going in and out. Sometimes, she's coughing to the point of throwing up," Francesco said of her 2½-year-old daughter, Kalli, who uses two different inhalers.
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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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BUSINESS
September 6, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once the environmentalist's home companion, a non-petroleum source of heat, the wood stove went on to become an ecological embarrassment. As the nation's hills and valleys filled with eye-stinging blue smoke each winter, communities around the country adopted air pollution controls to restrict stove use. Now an efficient new generation of wood-burning heaters has come to market.
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Just when I've sworn off buying any more kitchen gadgets, along comes another must-have. And it's just in time for grilling season. I've tried all kinds of grilling and baking gloves and mitts over the years and these heat-proof gloves from Trudeau are the best I've found. While most oven-proof mitts are made from bulky quilted fabric that is only a little more flexible than a body cast, these are made from heat-resistant armaid fiber, the same stuff that is used by firefighters.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Several types of outdoor stoves are being recalled, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the stoves' manufacturers or importers. About 15,000 Personal Cooking Systems and Group Cooking Systems, made in the U.S. by Jetboil Inc. of Manchester, N.H., are being recalled because a tight valve attached to the stove's fuel source can allow gas to leak, posing a fire hazard. The recalled models include Personal Cooking Systems in black (PBL075-BLK) and camo (PBL075-CAMO)
HOME & GARDEN
December 4, 2003
Your article on vintage stoves was good ("They Light Up a Place," Nov. 27). I like to keep an information file on old stoves that are being rejuvenated with the idea that maybe, one day, I'll put one of these in my kitchen. However, the placement of the article created a problem. Instead of putting the two-page story in the center of the paper, you placed it on two separate pages, each of which must be cut out. How does that serve your readers? Mary Kay Crouch Fountain Valley
NEWS
February 20, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The old schoolhouse in this Calaveras County hamlet has not had any students in 25 years, but it is home to a former mail carrier and nearly 100 of his potbellied friends. Richard Lenfestey, 53, has filled the two-room Paloma school with turn-of-the-century cast iron stoves. The Paloma school had been vacant nine years, a victim of the elements and vandals, when Lenfestey bought it in 1972 for $5,250 from the local school district. Then he and his stoves moved in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1992 | MILES CORWIN
This is art: Six stoves are lined up on a dirt field in Valencia. A violinist wanders about playing discordant, disjointed music. A man operating a 14-ton crane drops a 3,000-pound wrecking ball on the stoves, picks up the stoves and drops them on each other, swings the stoves and catapults them through the air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1986
Laguna Beach residents can get rid of large items of trash, including old refrigerators, couches, carpets or stoves, during a special trash pickup this week. The items can be disposed of through Friday on the normal pickup days, and city-contracted trucks will haul them away. No exceptionally large items such as junk cars will be accepted. Lawn clippings must be bundled and tied and everything must be placed by the curb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a man who stole appliances and caused a fatal accident an hour later when a stove fell off his truck. Cole Allen Wilkins of Long Beach was convicted under the "felony-murder rule," which says a defendant may be convicted of first-degree murder if someone dies while the suspect is committing a felony, such as a burglary or rape. Intention to kill is not required for conviction.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2013 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
NORTH POLE, Alaska - In Krystal Francesco's neighborhood, known here as the "rectangle of death," the air pollution recently was so thick she could hardly see across the street. Wood stoves were cranking all over town - it was 40 below zero - and she had to take her daughter to the emergency room. "She's crying because she can't breathe, and I can just see her stomach rapidly going in and out. Sometimes, she's coughing to the point of throwing up," Francesco said of her 2½-year-old daughter, Kalli, who uses two different inhalers.
NEWS
January 22, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Sometimes nothing beats smoking a nice cut of meat outdoors on a lazy, hot day -- that is, as long as the weather cooperates. But the great outdoors can get a little testy, especially during these winter months. Even in Southern California. Next time you're hankering for a smoked rack of ribs, consider smoking in the great indoors, right on your stove top. Stove-top smoking is certainly not a new concept: Scatter some wood chips in a roasting pan, put the meat on a rack to sit above it. Loosely cover the pan with foil, and heat.
SPORTS
July 25, 2012 | Chris Erskine
Hanging with my homies at a Galaxy game — or are they hooligans? That's what I'm here to find out. To be specific, I am with the L.A.-based fan club of Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League, a boisterous but likable bunch of chaps with British accents and David Letterman hairlines. Most are transplants from across the pond, which leaves you thankful — after a few beers — that there is indeed a pond (I now think of it as more of a moat). Thanks to transplants like them, and the global spread of pro sports in general, U.S. interest in the Premier League seems to grow every year.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2011 | By Spencer Soper, Morning Call
When Peter Kupec was a boy, his mother cooked on a coal stove in the kitchen, which heated the whole house. Now 80, Kupec still uses coal to heat his Lansford home in Pennsylvania's anthracite region, which is estimated to have billions of tons of coal deposits to fuel industry and warm living rooms for centuries. So he was surprised when he called a dealer a few weeks ago to buy two tons of coal. "They said 'My God, I don't know when we can deliver it,'" Kupec said. "It might be six to eight weeks.
FOOD
December 8, 2011 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
A quick look at my home kitchen and you might think I was an avowed minimalist. One pot, a few saucepans and a cherished cast-iron skillet. A cupboard of bakeware and bowls and counter space for just a few appliances. All the gadgets that can fit in one small drawer. A few chosen knives. Noble? I wish. A would-be cookware junkie, I'm saved from bingeing on tools and equipment only by the postage-stamp size of my cooking space. To make it in my kitchen, an item has to be essential.
NEWS
August 20, 1987 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Question: I understand that the now-famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline of 1948 in the Chicago Tribune has brought collectors offers of up to $1,000 for editions in top condition. In 1980, there was a blooper related to the Republican National Convention when it appeared for a while that ex-President Gerald R. Ford would accept the No. 2 spot on a national ticket headed by Ronald Reagan. The Chicago Sun-Times bannered, "It's Reagan, Ford," when, in fact, it became Reagan and George Bush.
NEWS
January 15, 1991 | TED CILWICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last summer, a federal judge, acting on a filing by respiratory therapist Susan West, banned woodcutting for domestic use in a 516,000-acre section of the Wenatchee National Forest until the U.S. Forest Service studies the health effects of woodsmoke. It was the most dramatic event so far in a campaign, led by West and others, to bring attention to health hazards of burning wood for heat.
SPORTS
November 1, 2011 | KEVIN BAXTER
Now that the games are over, let the gamesmanship begin. That, of course, would be the ritual mating dance of baseball free agency, which officially began Sunday, less than 26 hours after the St. Louis Cardinals capped one of the most exciting postseasons in recent memory by outlasting the Texas Rangers in the World Series. More than 148 players have either willingly entered the marketplace or been cast there against their will, from likely Hall of Famers Albert Pujols, Jim Thome and David Ortiz and National League batting champion Jose Reyes to journeymen such as Greg Dobbs, Sergio Mitre and Miguel Batista.
SPORTS
September 24, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Teams spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the free-agent market last year on players who didn't produce. (Sorry, no refunds, no exchanges.) And they'll spend millions more this winter. So with the hot stove already beginning to warm up, Times staff writer Kevin Baxter takes a look at the top 10 free agents expected to be available this winter and the top 10 flops in 2011 (statistics through Friday): The class of 2012 Albert Pujols, St. Louis: A Gold Glove first baseman, Pujols has averaged .329, 40 home runs, 121 runs batted in and 117 runs over 11 seasons.
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