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2008-09-13 03:00:15

By Kristin S. Agostoni Before school started last week at Towers Elementary in Torrance, a crew hired by the city of Redondo Beach convened for a campus cleanup. With sweepers, vacuums and metal detectors, workers spread out in search of tiny lead fragments on walkways and rooftops. The gray flecks have been spotted in recent months by neighbors and state inspectors. The Redondo Police Department's 60-year-old firing range is believed to be the culprit. "We used sort of a combination of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'