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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1995
A hiker on Saturday discovered what sheriff's homicide investigators believe are human skeletal remains, a sheriff's spokesman said. The hiker spotted a cluster of bones about 4 p.m. while walking near Mile Marker 14 on Little Tujunga Canyon Road north of Sunland, said Sgt. Richard Dinsmoor of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Dinsmoor said Saturday night that investigators and coroner's officials were collecting the bones and inspecting the scene.
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NATIONAL
October 28, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
In what they called a medical first in a toddler, surgeons at Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have implanted a telescoping artificial prosthesis in the arm of a 3-year-old to replace a humerus that was removed because of cancer. Nearly a year later, Mark Blinder is thriving and cancer-free. Mark, now 4, developed pain in his right arm in April of last year. By July, oncologists had diagnosed Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone tumor. Chemotherapy reduced the pain but did not eradicate the tumor.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2003 | Sasha Anawalt, Special to The Times
Made for the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library, Loretta Livingston's new dance, "Read the Bones," is a quiet, thoughtful piece inspired by Jud Fine's fountain work outside the library's Flower Street entrance. So many people enter the downtown library from the parking lot, traveling by internal staircase or elevator practically right to the library's doorstep, that they miss the fountains and the Maguire Gardens. This is a huge mistake of public planning.
HEALTH
December 4, 2006 | Jeannine Stein
Can cycling (indoor or outdoor) be a weight-bearing exercise? When I do Spinning classes in the gym, we pedal in a standing position much of the time. I have been diagnosed with osteopenia and have been told weight-bearing exercises may help slow down the loss of bone tissue. And I wonder whether cycling works in this way. LORRAINE Huntington Beach Cycling can be considered a weight-bearing exercise, but keep in mind that not all forms of cycling are created equal.
NEWS
June 17, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The entertainment industry’s hugely popular media extravaganza, Comic-Con International , has added cast members from TV hits such as "Glee" and "Bones" to the July 21-24 lineup at the San Diego Convention Center.  Attracting more than 100,000 fans annually, Comic-Con was launched as a comic book convention but has grown into an international happening that features all facets of Hollywood entertainment. And it may not be too late to snag tickets, if you're persistent.
SCIENCE
December 30, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Government researchers have discovered a recessive gene that causes about 15% of cases of a rare and sometimes fatal bone disorder best known as brittle bone disease. Osteogenesis imperfecta affects one in every 15,000 to 20,000 births. People with the disease produce either too little or defective collagen, the protein that acts as scaffolding in bone and other connective tissue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1992
A human skull and bones were unearthed Wednesday by a crew digging a trench for telephone wires. The bones were found 7 feet under the sidewalk in the 3800 block of West Commonwealth Avenue and included a complete skull, femur bones and ribs, all from the same person, Deputy Coroner Cullen Ellingburgh said. Judy Suchey, an anthropology professor at Cal State Fullerton, is scheduled to examine the bones today to determine specifics, such as height, weight and sex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1995
Human bones were found in a cardboard box off a road in the Santa Clarita Valley early Friday, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. A passing motorist spotted the box off Pico Canyon Road about three miles west of the Golden State Freeway about 12:45 a.m., Deputy George Ducoulombier said. The Los Angeles County coroner's office will determine the cause of death and seek to identify the bones, Ducoulombier said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two hikers found human bones in a remote part of a mountain range, and authorities were preparing to test them to determine the person's identity, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Authorities believe a mountain lion scattered the bones and carried some of them to a rock plateau, where the hikers found them over the weekend, said Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Morshed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1991
Authorities have called in an anthropologist to help identify a set of human bones found Monday by hikers in Griffith Park. Los Angeles Police Detective Loren Zimmerman said the bones were discovered by boys hiking in an area above Fern Dell Drive. Ralph McKay, 14, and his brother Carlos, 11, found what their companion, Alex Eapen, 15, identified as a human jawbone. Zimmerman said Eapen believed it could be identified because some teeth were still intact.
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