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2010-09-21 13:17:36

A utility company found a trove of animal fossils that dates back 1.4 million years at a building site it was working on. Researchers say the find could help fill in the blanks of Southern California's history. The area contains nearly 1,500 bone fragments, including a giant cat that was the ancestor of the saber-toothed tiger, ground sloths the size of a modern-day grizzly bear, two types of camels and over 1,200 bones from small rodents.  Researchers said that other finds include...

2008-07-30 21:00:36

LOS ANGELES - The Underwear Affair, an event sponsored by City of Hope in Duarte meant to raise awareness to cancers below the waist, will take place Saturday, with check-in starting at 3 p.m. and the race at 6 p.m. The starting location will be the La Brea Tar Pits, at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. A party will follow. For more information, call (323) 822-2873. (c) 2008 San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-09 21:00:15

Should city of L.A. impose a moratorium on growth? We hear all the time about Los Angeles' water shortage. The county Board of Supervisors has issued a water-supply and conservation alert, urging residents to cut water usage by 15 percent to 20percent. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared the first statewide drought in 16 years. And county officials warn that water rationing could become a reality as soon as next year. All of which makes one wonder why Los Angeles city officials...

2007-02-08 06:00:00

OTAHEITE, Trinidad _ When Ramos Ramdeo gazes at the water off this southern fishing village, he sees more than the crystal blue color, choppy waves and one of the world's richest shrimp spawning grounds. He sees his livelihood. It's the kind of livelihood that has defined fisherman Ramdeo's existence for much of his 60 years _ and the kind that does not include an aluminum smelter and other industrial plants on a man-made, 3,500-acre island offshore. That's what Prime Minister Patrick...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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