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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersFirst it was tens of millions of containers of pet food recalled because of tainted ingredients from China; then it was 1.5 million of the popular Thomas & Friends wood trains, made in China, recalled for lead paint. Two weeks ago, El Segundo-based...
Mattel's recent recall of lead-tainted toys made in China reminded me of my childhood. As a Chinese American girl growing up in the 1970s, I was fascinated by Barbie's rear end. Not only was it plump and round, like her prominent breasts, but my doll...
Tags: Entertainment, China, Fashion Shows, Toys, Hong Kong
The 213-piece Imaginarium coloring set sold at Toys R Us includes felt pens, crayons, oil pastel markers, watercolors, a mixing palette, a brush, a ruler, a pencil and a pencil sharpener. And lead -- possibly enough to permanently disable a kid. The...
The last few days much of the e-mail has been the same, but written the best in concise exasperation by Dustin Knackstedt: "The Lakers are No. 1 in the Western Conference and you are writing about NASCAR?" My mistake, and I certainly won't do that again....
POINTS WESTOK, so how did I end up standing at home plate in Dodger Stadium with a pitching wedge in my hand and a golf ball at my feet? As far as I can recall, it all began months ago with me up in the stands, sipping a cold brew and letting my jock fantasies...
PATT MORRISON's e-mail is email@example.com.IT'S TIME to kill off Barbie. She's 46 years old, and she's turned into the Norma Desmond of the doll world, mesmerized by her own glam past, running out of everything but delusion and attitude. Legions of Mattelistas have gone through Barbie boot...
Times Staff WriterSteven Ferris was walking out of a country and western bar one night when Jeanie walked in. He turned around and asked her to dance. That was nine years and four children ago. Now, the Costa Mesa couple are trying to learn the steps that will ensure...
On a conspicuous corner of Wilshire Vista, passersby slow down, stop, take a closer look, break into smiles. The house before them bursts onto the landscape with the mad exuberance of a Mardi Gras float, vibrating with life force in the midst of the...
As a new Superman movie swoops onto more than 4,200 screens across the country, the action isn't all at the multiplex. Front and center at toy stores are action figures, books, costumes and games, all adorned with the familiar red-and-yellow "S" logo....
Tags: Entertainment, Toys "R" Us, Inc., Movies, Toys, Target
Special CorrespondentCheck this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Partnership for cruise line The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), founded nearly 200 years ago to advance geographical science, is to...
From the street curb, Lori Birkeneder's house seems like any other in her Plantation neighborhood. Inside, it's a different story. Stepping into Birkeneder's home is like stepping into a Barbie world. What used to be a living room has been transformed...
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