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April 17, 1986 | Associated Press
A man who lived in a downtown storm drain was forced to give up his subterranean home at the insistence of city officials. "We can't allow people living in those drains. What if the drain filled with water and someone drowned?" asked Zeke Gonzales, city utility supervisor. He said concern over possible liability problems also was a factor in Richard Thompson's eviction. Thompson, 54, said he wasn't too upset--"Actually, it's a little damp down there. I got cold."
September 18, 1986
A 56-year-old transient Wednesday admitted pouring a chemical mixture into a drain at an Alpha Beta market in Glendale where five people were overcome by fumes and 25 others were evacuated on Tuesday, Glendale fire officials said. Fire investigator John Orr said the homeless woman was caught Wednesday morning as she was about to pour what he described as a "homemade bug killer" into a sewer behind the market at 1122 E. Broadway.
March 9, 2007 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Orange County sheriff's officials have found a $25,000 diamond in a most unusual spot: stuck in the drain of a shower stall at the jail housing the man accused of stealing it two years ago. On Thursday they outlined the circuitous route they believe the 2-carat rock took to get there. On April 4, 2005, Bret Allen Langford, 39, allegedly walked into a Jewelry Express store at Westminster Mall and asked to see the diamond along with its document of certification.
June 2, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
A California State Parks official said Friday that the agency would postpone the start of its controversial Malibu Lagoon restoration project until Monday, in part to avoid interfering with a weekend surfing event at Surfrider Beach to benefit children with autism. The state agreed to delay the launch at the request of Skylar Peak, a Malibu surfer and newly elected councilman, said Craig Sap, the state parks' Angeles district superintendent. "We didn't want to detract from that event," Sap said.
August 13, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Bright yellow summer squash stuffed with a mixture of sauteed onions, mushrooms, cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Simple and flavorful, the dish takes just over an hour to prepare and makes for a filling light meal or a substantial side. I'd even argue the leftovers taste better reheated the next day. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
February 2, 1987
He never wavers: it didn't happen on his watch; he continues to pass the buck for taking the country down the drain. President Reagan accepts full responsibility for doing nothing wrong. VIC PETERSON Oxnard
May 24, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hospitalized for six days after undergoing emergency leg surgery, Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis returned home on Thursday. Ellis injured his left leg on Friday when Tyler Greene of the St. Louis Cardinals slid into him at second base. Ellis underwent surgery the next day to drain his leg of fluid and blood. Team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache told Manager Don Mattingly that, without treatment, Ellis was just a few  hours away from losing the lower part of his leg. A six-inch incision surgeons made in Ellis' leg wasn't immediately closed so it could continue to drain.
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