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February 19, 2010 |
One day last week officer Al Polehonki took his police cruiser out for a garden tour of Los Feliz. He was looking for a toxic plant called angel's trumpet, a plant common in Southern California that is known for its large, flared flowers that Polehonki described as looking "like lilies with long necks." Each time he spotted the plant in front of a house, he got out, knocked on the door and asked whoever answered: Do you know that kids pick these flowers and chew them to get high?
April 10, 2013 |
Miranda Kerr isn't getting her Victoria's Secret Angel wings clipped any time soon, despite reports circulating Wednesday. Kerr's $1-million, three-year contract with the lingerie company reportedly "was not renewed" because of her "difficult reputation" and because she "wasn't a big seller," Us Weekly said . However, Victoria's Secret officials deflated those rumors. And we're still scratching our halos over what actually comprises said "difficult reputation"... PHOTOS: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 "Miranda Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business - and easily one of the most popular," president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek said in a statement via People.
September 20, 2009 |
I heard this anecdote somewhere: Though there were 10 people in his group (including himself and guides), a mountain climber counted 11 people as the climbing party made its ascent. At base camp, he counted again and found there were 10. Who was that 11th person? What the climber experienced is familiar terrain in the Bible (where there are plenty of unexpected encounters with strangers who mysteriously vanish), and it's probably an experience familiar to anyone who has felt an unexplained, consoling "presence" -- there's no better word for it -- during a time of great need: at a dying family member's bedside or during a crisis.
April 17, 1989
Bert Blyleven, who beat the Oakland Athletics, 7-1, on a four-hitter last Tuesday, is The Times' Orange County edition Angel of the Week. En route to his first victory as an Angel, Blyleven took a two-hit shutout into the ninth inning. He struck out five. The Times will donate $200 in Blyleven's name to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2012 |
Brandon Ty Garner died on the day he was born: July 1, 2011. He came into the world at 24 weeks, 5 days. His lungs hadn't developed. He lived for six hours. Very few people ever saw him. Nearly a year and a half later, his parents remain swaddled in grief. They visit his grave twice a week, even though it's an hour's drive from their Menifee home, and decorate it for each holiday he cannot share with them. Full coverage: City Beat Recently they put up a small Christmas tree, full of colorful lights and ornaments.
July 11, 2009 |
On the same day they lost the heart of their order, No. 3 hitter Torii Hunter and cleanup batter Vladimir Guerrero, to the disabled list, the Angels showed they still have a pulse. Facing a club that had won 13 of 15 games, the Angels rode three-run home runs by Kendry Morales and No. 9 batter Erick Aybar to a 10-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night.