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March 25, 2005 | From Associated Press
Octopuses, known for using camouflage to avoid predators, have been observed apparently trying to sneak away by walking on two arms while pretending to be a bunch of algae. Two kinds of octopus were seen to use different ways of walking along the sea floor, researchers report in today's issue of the journal Science. The movements were discovered by Christine L. Huffard of UC Berkeley, who was studying underwater videotapes of the animals as part of a robotics project.
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September 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- With the spring and summer 2014 men's and women's collection, shown Sunday, Mark   McNairy   gleefully pushed the now ubiquitous camouflage trend to the brink of extinction. The inspiration: Climb inside   McNairy's brainpan at your own risk, but based on the last look of the show -- which included a T-shirt printed with: "Hey hey, my my, camouflage will never die" -- he was either defiantly   embracing camo   culture or laying it on extra thick and hoping for an accidental overdose.
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September 9, 2012 | By Vincent Boucher, Los Angeles Times
If you think camouflage is just the stuff of old beat-up military uniforms and cheap thermals lying around dusty army-navy shops, you're missing out on the biggest hiding-in-plain-sight trend in cutting-edge menswear this fall. Camo, as fashion folk say, has been re-colored, overdyed, abstracted, digitalized, blown up, downscaled, juxtaposed and, yes, fetishized on designer runways and in luxury-accessory showrooms the last few seasons and shows no sign of letting up. It's getting a boost from young celebrities - crooner Justin Bieber wore a Dolce & Gabbana camo tee on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet in July, while co-host Kevin McHale of "Glee" was clad in camo skinny jeans from Naked & Famous Denim.
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January 19, 2013 | By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times
Once a go-to piece for military brats, the classic army jacket has become a stylish wardrobe staple for wear far beyond the base. The faded green outerwear was reworked on the runways at Dries Van Noten and Junya Watanabe back in fall of 2010 and the fresh new looks have gained in popularity for mainstream consumption. The utilitarian style, sometimes awash in camouflage, has gone glam with playful studs, feminine shapes and mixed materials. The Current Elliot Infantry jacket, $268 at Saks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1997
Kudos to that wonderful Moorpark City Council for enhancing our ridgeline vista with that beautiful rust-colored reservoir between Los Angeles Avenue and Tierra Rejada. Now, council members, your homework assignment is to read and comprehend the meaning of the following words: Aesthetic, blend and camouflage. KERMIT HEID Moorpark
NEWS
September 10, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK -- With the spring and summer 2014 men's and women's collection, shown Sunday, Mark   McNairy   gleefully pushed the now ubiquitous camouflage trend to the brink of extinction. The inspiration: Climb inside   McNairy's brainpan at your own risk, but based on the last look of the show -- which included a T-shirt printed with: "Hey hey, my my, camouflage will never die" -- he was either defiantly   embracing camo   culture or laying it on extra thick and hoping for an accidental overdose.
WORLD
April 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Nepalese police detained more than 500 Tibetan exiles decrying a crackdown in their homeland in a protest near the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu, police said. Officers in blue camouflage uniforms chased down red-robed Buddhist monks and nuns and other Tibetans. In neighboring India, runners carried the Olympic flame along a route through central New Delhi guarded by about 15,000 police officers who kept away Tibetan exiles and other anti-China protesters.
REAL ESTATE
November 7, 1999
Kathy Price-Robinson's article, "A Room With a View," Oct. 31, was wonderful to read. I am a trompe l'oeil artist and it's always great to see new ways to use this form of art. While remodeling is one aspect, we can camouflage electrical panels, bad paint jobs, exposed pipes or vents or any other eyesores inside or outside the home. Thanks for keeping us artists working. LINDA KLEIN Northridge
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January 19, 2013 | By Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times
Once a go-to piece for military brats, the classic army jacket has become a stylish wardrobe staple for wear far beyond the base. The faded green outerwear was reworked on the runways at Dries Van Noten and Junya Watanabe back in fall of 2010 and the fresh new looks have gained in popularity for mainstream consumption. The utilitarian style, sometimes awash in camouflage, has gone glam with playful studs, feminine shapes and mixed materials. The Current Elliot Infantry jacket, $268 at Saks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000
Re "Removal of Trees in Libbey Park," Ventura County letters, March 22. In reading these letters my husband and I got some good laughs. One says the man who strapped himself to the oak was a vision of "two of God's creatures" becoming as one. The second has a problem with playground equipment of any kind, which the trees used to "mercifully camouflage." The last was the juiciest, because it likened the "execution" of the trees to those "who cannot defend themselves." I wonder if they feel that bad when they murder their grass with a lawn mower.
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September 9, 2012 | By Vincent Boucher, Los Angeles Times
If you think camouflage is just the stuff of old beat-up military uniforms and cheap thermals lying around dusty army-navy shops, you're missing out on the biggest hiding-in-plain-sight trend in cutting-edge menswear this fall. Camo, as fashion folk say, has been re-colored, overdyed, abstracted, digitalized, blown up, downscaled, juxtaposed and, yes, fetishized on designer runways and in luxury-accessory showrooms the last few seasons and shows no sign of letting up. It's getting a boost from young celebrities - crooner Justin Bieber wore a Dolce & Gabbana camo tee on the Teen Choice Awards red carpet in July, while co-host Kevin McHale of "Glee" was clad in camo skinny jeans from Naked & Famous Denim.
SCIENCE
August 23, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
Chemists have developed a new type of military camouflage face paint that could help protect from the heat of explosions and fires. The makeup could also be used by firefighters entering burning buildings to ward off heat. Soldiers use camouflage face paint to help them blend in to their environment and hide from enemies. But the paints are typically mineral oil-based or mineral spirit-based and provide no protection from the heat of a blast. In fact, the paint can melt or burn, increasing damage to the soldier's skin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2010 | Sandy Banks
For months after she moved into Belmont Village, Meril Graf couldn't unlock the door to her penthouse apartment without crying. When she got inside, "all I would do was nap," she said. When her children tried to talk up the place ? maid service, gourmet meals and endless social amenities ? she listened, stone-faced, "with tears running down my cheeks. " "I didn't want to be here," Graf recalled. "I didn't want this to be happening to me. " We were sitting on the sofa in her elegant, sunny living room, with a wall of windows looking out over Wilshire Boulevard six floors below.
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September 19, 2010 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
For men, next spring's wardrobe choices will look a lot like the current ones — a sea of khaki, more camouflage accents (camo print flip-flops and neckties, anyone?) and the continued presence of work wear. But there were some bright spots — literally and figuratively — in the collections for spring and summer 2011 that designers showed during New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up at the end of last week. Citrus punch Bright hues are nothing new to the spring color palette, but the abundance of vibrant yellows and oranges throughout the collections (for men and women)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2010 | Steve Lopez
The mysterious gray, hairless animal was first spotted last summer lurking in backyard gardens, sacked out on a chaise lounge and strolling down narrow lanes. Was it a chupacabra? A strange dog? The missing link? Soon, all of Laurel Canyon was abuzz. For several weeks starting in August, they tracked the animal, with residents communicating by walkie-talkie because cellphones don't work in the canyon. But the creature, which turned out to be a sick coyote, was too wily.
SPORTS
October 14, 2009 | BILL SHAIKIN, ON BASEBALL
His buddies had taken over all the television sets. It was game day in the NFL, and Michael Turner was scrambling to keep up with his Angels. His only option was his computer. He was hunched over the screen, reading that Vladimir Guerrero had put the ball in play, watching an arc that represented the ball flying from home plate toward center field. "I started yelling, 'Drop, drop, drop!' " Turner said. "Finally, it did." Guerrero had gotten the game-winning hit. The Angels had vanquished the Boston Red Sox. Turner could go to sleep with a smile on his face.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1988
It's about time the function of the ACLU was clearly defined, and that's exactly what you did. I was disappointed with Dukakis in his debate with Bush when he missed the opportunity to go into a little more detail about the ACLU, and clear up this matter once and for all. Bush has used the ACLU superficially with his rhetoric about it defending child pornographers, and tax exemptions for churches. These emotionally charged issues easily camouflage the deeper meaning of the intention of the ACLU, which is to defend everyone's individual rights.
HOME & GARDEN
September 12, 2009 | Lisa Boone
Japanese fashion designer A Bathing Ape's update of the classic Eames fiberglass shell chair has been all over the design blogs lately. The seats come in pink, blue and green and are underscored with the designer's streetwear camouflage pattern. But try to learn more details -- like how you buy one -- and details are scarce. Representatives at A Bathing Ape's Melrose Avenue store, Bape, said they had no word on when -- or if -- the chair will be available in the United States (though they did say it should retail for "somewhere around $500")
HOME & GARDEN
September 12, 2009 | Lisa Boone
Japanese fashion designer A Bathing Ape's update of the classic Eames fiberglass shell chair has been all over the design blogs lately. The seats come in pink, blue and green and are underscored with the designer's streetwear camouflage pattern. But try to learn more details -- like how you buy one -- and details are scarce. Representatives at A Bathing Ape's Melrose Avenue store, Bape, said they had no word on when -- or if -- the chair will be available in the United States (though they did say it should retail for "somewhere around $500")
WORLD
April 18, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Nepalese police detained more than 500 Tibetan exiles decrying a crackdown in their homeland in a protest near the Chinese Embassy in Katmandu, police said. Officers in blue camouflage uniforms chased down red-robed Buddhist monks and nuns and other Tibetans. In neighboring India, runners carried the Olympic flame along a route through central New Delhi guarded by about 15,000 police officers who kept away Tibetan exiles and other anti-China protesters.
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