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April 7, 1991 | THE RSVP STAFF
The search for mementos goes on at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which, in anticipation of its 100th anniversary in 2012, is asking for hotel-related items from its former guests and employees. So far, a former chambermaid has come up with a handwritten thank-you note from Elizabeth Taylor on hotel stationery. But some thought the call for souvenirs meant the dreaded Hotel Police were after them, and have offered to return purloined towels and ashtrays.
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January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Acorn owners Maggie Lobl, Erin Tanaka and Laura Tanaka said they wanted to open a home and garden boutique in Eagle Rock because of Colorado Boulevard's amiable vibe. “It's so friendly here,” Lobl said. “People really walk in this neighborhood and favor local indie shops.” Indeed, earlier this week, repeat visitors from the neighborhood stopped in to shop for gifts and peruse the sunny, welcoming space. Packed with terrariums, planters, books and ceramics, the former paintball supply store features a refreshing variety of accessories that won't break the bank: graphic Pehr tea towels ($13.50)
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November 13, 2013 | By Dianne de Guzman
With clever and smile-inducing greeting cards featuring titles such as " Awkward Dating Card " and the " Aaaaaahhh! You're Having a Baby! Card ," it's safe to say items from designer Emily McDowell won't suffer from being boring. McDowell's line of quirky tea towels are no different, a light way to decorate your kitchen or to give as a gift. (Or, perhaps to throw over a chair for a fun look?) Prints include cheeky recipes -- one proclaims the green smoothie as the food item of choice for Los Angeles -- as well as food photography tips.
HOME & GARDEN
December 13, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
They're versatile. They're inexpensive. And they're often handmade, by local artisans to boot. The tea towel is more than a dish rag or an eco-friendly substitute for disposable Bounty or Viva these days. It's a bit of graphic art, available in a plethora of patterns and illustrated amusements. We scoured stores and websites for a range of the designs, then asked designers for these 23 ways to use a tea towel. Share your suggestions in the comments below. PHOTOS: 27 Tea towel designs to brighten the kitchen 1. Line a bread basket.
SPORTS
August 21, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Hey, Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Ever wonder what your beloved Terrible Towel would look like if it were written in Chinese? 邁倫應對的官方可怕的毛巾,原來在匹茲堡, How about Bengali? Myron এর মোকাবেলা অফিসিয়াল রচনা গামছা, পিটসবার্গ একটি মৌলিক, Serbian? Мајрон Цопе је званично Ужасно пешкир, Питсбург Оригинал, We could do this all day, courtesy of Google Translate.
SPORTS
June 22, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
NBA superscout Marty Blake had only one complaint about his recent visit to Chicago for the league's annual predraft camp. According to Tim Povtak of the Orlando Sentinel, Blake was unable to check out of his hotel as planned because of a towel snafu. "The hospitality was wonderful," Blake said. "But the towels at the hotel were so fluffy, I couldn't close my suitcase." * Trivia time: What is the only Olympic event that allowed the killing of animals?
SPORTS
January 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
Maybe there's still some magic in Guy Lewis' signature red polka-dot towels. Houston honored its legendary coach at halftime of Saturday's game against No. 3 Memphis and then unceremoniously disposed of the Tigers in a 69-67 victory. Lewis, who had five of his teams at Houston reach the NCAA Final Four, drew a thundering ovation during the halftime ceremony when he took out one of his towels and threw it in the air as he did after victories when he coached.
NEWS
June 9, 1998 | LINTON WEEKS, WASHINGTON POST
Early early morning and you're holding your first mug of hot hot coffee. You swing open the refrigerator door and--splat!--the butter falls to the floor. The dog dashes past. Coffee sloshes on your pants. You slam the java down, knocking a jar of jelly onto someone's homework. You curse your fate and reach for the paper towels. That's when you notice the writing on the wall. Actually it's on the towel--a Sparkle two-ply. In a dopey green script: "Nothing is worth more than this day--Goethe."
SPORTS
October 10, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Even though they hold a commanding two-games-to-none lead in the National League division series, the Dodgers could have some extra incentive to complete a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals today at Busch Stadium. If the Cardinals beat the Dodgers in Game 3, they could bring back co-ace Chris Carpenter on short rest for Game 4 and have Adam Wainwright , their other co-ace, available on regular rest for Game 5. Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa acknowledged Friday that Carpenter was one option to start a potential Game 4. The other alternatives are Kyle Lohse or John Smoltz , who has a record 15 postseason victories but has struggled for most of the season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
The Orange County Rescue Mission is seeking donations for an Easter-basket giveaway that will go to poor families in Orange County motels, including several in Anaheim. The Rescue Mission is asking for such essential items as laundry detergent, towels, sheets, dish towels, soap and toothpaste. Information: (714) 258-4450.
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Dianne de Guzman
With clever and smile-inducing greeting cards featuring titles such as " Awkward Dating Card " and the " Aaaaaahhh! You're Having a Baby! Card ," it's safe to say items from designer Emily McDowell won't suffer from being boring. McDowell's line of quirky tea towels are no different, a light way to decorate your kitchen or to give as a gift. (Or, perhaps to throw over a chair for a fun look?) Prints include cheeky recipes -- one proclaims the green smoothie as the food item of choice for Los Angeles -- as well as food photography tips.
SPORTS
October 9, 2013 | By Bill Plaschke
The silly swimming pool incident isn't even dry yet and, still, the Arizona Diamondbacks recklessly insist on jumping back into the deep end with the Dodgers.  This time, it's Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers essentially saying that his pitchers should have thrown at the Dodgers this past season, and intimated they will be punished if they don't retaliate next year. Towers told Arizona Sports 620 on Tuesday that he was so angry when the Dodgers were playfully eating bananas in their dugout during a Sept.
SPORTS
July 29, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
A lot has happened to the Lakers since General Manager Mitch Kupchak last spoke to reporters. Dwight Howard left for Houston despite the Lakers' very public campaign to keep him. Metta World Peace was waived via the amnesty provision and quickly joined New York. Chris Kaman, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar and Wesley Johnson were all signed as free agents. It leaves the Lakers … where, exactly? But first, the obvious question for Kupchak, who spoke Monday to The Times in his first interview in more than a month: How disappointed was he to lose Howard in free agency to the "little town" of Houston, as Shaquille O'Neal derisively called it?
SPORTS
June 11, 2013 | By Shandel Richardson
SAN ANTONIO - Spurs guard Patty Mills has heard all the jokes. The Internet makes it almost impossible to avoid them. He's aware some call him M.L. Carr, Mark Madsen or other NBA players known for their antics on the bench instead of production on the court. And Mills has no problem being the towel-waving 12th man during the NBA Finals. Actually, he is enjoying the experience. "They're great guys and I've gotten to know them on a personal basis," Mills said.
NEWS
April 30, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Sisters of Los Angeles , the line of haute-modern gifts and souvenirs celebrating local pride, has unveiled some new products for the summer season that are too good to pass up. Following on the heels of SOLA's popular Los Angeles and Malibu drink glasses, friendship bracelets, T-shirts and key chains, the company is now offering beach towels ($39.95) just in time for the warm weather. Also new are glass candles ($14.95*) inspired by traditional Mexican seven-day candles, which I will be buying by the armload for festive outdoor entertaining.
SPORTS
April 25, 2013 | T.J. Simers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - I've put my life on the line to be here in this rathole with our Clippers. And so I expect more than what I got from them Thursday in a rather flat 12-point loss to Memphis in Game 3. The Clippers played a step slow, as if hesitant to go on the attack, even though that's just a way of life here if you want to survive. True story, and I shouldn't be trashed for reporting the facts: They just put up billboards at the Memphis city limits that read: "Danger: Enter at Your Own Risk.
TRAVEL
May 6, 2012 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times
Question: Many hotels, both in the U.S. and abroad, piously announce that they are helping to preserve the environment and reduce water usage by offering guests the option of not having towels and sheets changed daily. We are instructed to hang up the towels if we are willing to not have them changed. Many hotels do not provide sufficient towel racks, making it difficult to hang up the towels. If we do manage to hang up the towels, they are changed anyway. I routinely complain to the front desk, though I always sense that the staff has no idea and no interest in my complaint.
TRAVEL
April 22, 1990
Regarding Peter Greenberg's article, "Some Perks Make Visitors Feel Right at Home," on March 18. I don't need cookies (ugh) or flowers on my pillow in my hotel room. I like a clean, quiet, tastefully furnished room and decent towels. I want to pay for the room and the service, not the unneeded amenities. LYNN SPEAR MERLES Costa Mesa
HEALTH
December 1, 2012 | By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
It's tricky, deciding to give someone a present to improve them in some way, but here are some for accomplished or budding yogis, serious exercisers or for those who just need a little emotional or physical pampering. CHIEF JOSEPH TERRY JACQUARD BATHROBE Relaxing is an important part of keeping healthy, so here's a comfy, thick, unisex cotton terry robe in a classic pattern honoring the Nez Perce chief, from Pendleton Woolen Mills in a pattern designed in the 1920s. $178, (800)
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
Black Sheep Heap is a small design house focusing on projects that promote sustainability. As a member of Green Business Network, the company aims to encourage social and environmental change through their products. In addition to custom graphic design and screen-printing, the Brooklyn-based company produces their own line of hand-printed, organic apparel and recycled bags using water-based, nontoxic inks. The brand's line of unisex t-shirts, onesies and bags sport victory garden-like graphics with catchy taglines that read “Beet the System,” “Avant Gardener” and “Yes We Can.” The t-shirts and bags make great gifts for the avid gardener, food preserver or food activist in your life.
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