June 27, 1986 |
Minute amounts of a cancer-causing chemical have been found in drinking water bottled in five-gallon plastic containers, studies by the bottled water industry and the state Department of Health Services have found. The concentrations of methylene chloride in the bottled water are not believed to pose an imminent health risk, state officials said Thursday. So far, only the five-gallon plastic water bottles--the type carried on home-delivery trucks--are under review.
June 12, 1990 |
On the heels of a safety-related recall, Specialized Bicycle Components said Monday that it will retrofit any of the more than 15 million bicycle water bottles it has produced over the past decade with new caps designed to prevent a choking hazard to small children. The action follows the recall Friday of 300,000 water bottles made by Specialized and sold by Taco Bell, the Irvine-based Mexican fast-food unit of PepsiCo, as part of an advertising promotion.
September 25, 2006 |
Rickety, squeaky, flimsy, bendable, breakable. The low-priced, home-model versions of elliptical machines have always earned lousy adjectives. But this season has seen the rise of several exceptions to the long-standing rule that you can't buy a quiet, solid home elliptical for less than $2,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 |
A day when the temperature is a relatively pleasant 83 degrees might not seem like the best day to launch a hot-weather safety campaign for senior citizens. But there was a large and attentive audience Wednesday when West Hollywood's acting City Public Safety Director Rich Ryan distributed free water bottles, vouchers for flashlights and safety tips printed in English and Russian for residents of an apartment house on West Knoll Drive.
February 29, 2008 |
TUCSON -- When the water bottle came flying onto the court near the USC bench in the final seconds Thursday night, the Trojans had literally withstood everything thrown their way. And then there was Arizona, which succumbed to a smothering USC defense that held the Wildcats' top two players to single digits during the Trojans' 70-58 victory at the McKale Center.
July 8, 2001 |
In an effort to re-energize its gold-plated brand, Walt Disney Co. is launching a product blitz that will put Mickey Mouse and the gang on toothbrushes, cereal boxes, juice cartons and even bottles of plain water. Though two recent studies show the Disney brand remains strong, operating income for the company's Consumer Products division has fallen by $438 million over the last three years, a nearly 50% decline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2002 |
It's the most serious of academic weeks, but at one elementary school students were bubbling with excitement about their new personalized water bottles. At another, youngsters competed for the chance to attend a pizza party with a disc jockey. And on some high school campuses, teenagers answered questions in hopes of scoring cash for the prom.
October 12, 2009 |
The current economic climate -- not to mention fears of the H1N1 flu -- may drive some fitness buffs to skip the gym this fall and stay home to sweat. In that case, gear may be in order. We asked three personal trainers to recommend their favorite pieces of inexpensive exercise apparatus ($25 or less), plus workouts to go with them. Some trainers went way below budget and offered up unconventional gear such as soup cans and water bottles. Not only are such items inexpensive, they're easily obtained (of crucial importance when traveling)
April 25, 2011 |
Serious cyclists become obsessed with flashy new miracle-material frames and high-tech componentry, but there's also plenty of innovation among the less-glamorous parts of the bike. Here's proof that essential-but-mundane products like inner tubes, pedals, water bottles and indoor training stands can have a "wow" factor too. Keep the air in there Michelin Protek Max flat-proof inner tube: Unique diamond-shaped tube covered in ridges and pimples that automatically seals when punctured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2003 |
A Placentia student who was struggling with algebra has been arrested and charged in an attempted poisoning of his math teacher, officials said. The boy, 16, put eyedrops in his teacher's water bottle Friday at El Camino Real High School to give her what he expected would be "an explosive case of diarrhea," said Placentia police Det. Corrine Loomis. The boy was not identified because of his age.