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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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