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November 15, 1998 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three and a half years ago, the city of Los Angeles promised to bring golf to poor children. A year and a half ago, Tiger Woods' victory at the Masters tournament made the prospect of a trip to the links a righteous aspiration, even for the coolest kids. But the city's Junior Golf program remains mired in the deep rough, with only a few dozen children participating at just one-tenth of the city's eligible recreation centers.
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March 11, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
The man whose head, hands and feet were found scattered below the Hollywood sign in 2012 was probably cut apart with a saw, according to an autopsy report. Coroner's officials also wrestled with a prosecutor's question of whether Hervey Medellin 's remains were frozen before they were dumped in Griffith Park, given the lack of decomposition and time that had elapsed from when authorities believe he was killed. But ultimately a forensic anthropologist consulting on the case wrote that the theory could not be "supported or refuted" with the limited photographic evidence available.  HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim More than two years after the grisly discovery along a Bronson Canyon trail, Los Angeles police this week announced an arrest in the slaying of 66-year-old Medellin: his boyfriend, who had long been a person of interest in the case.
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OPINION
December 14, 1997
I have read with great interest the coverage and reviews of the new Getty Center, poised to open to the public on Dec. 16. As you may recall, this is the date in 1896 on which another historic gift was made to the people of Los Angeles: Griffith Park. As with the Getty, Griffith Park was a gift hesitantly embraced by a city unsure of its value; it became a visual landmark literally seen from all points of the city; it encompasses art and science (the observatory, zoo, Travel Town, Autry Museum and Greek Theatre)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
A man accused of killing his boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet below the Hollywood sign two years ago was being held in Texas with bail set at $1 million, pending an extradition hearing. Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 36, faces a single count of murder in the 2012 death of his partner, Hervey Medellin, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Campos-Martinez was arrested by LAPD's elite robbery-homicide detectives Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life in state prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inspired by Tiger Woods, city parks officials announced Wednesday that they will open a golf academy for city youths next month in Griffith Park. The Tregnan Golf Academy at Coolidge is set to open July 10, providing city children with the chance to take lessons on three practice holes and a driving range.
HEALTH
July 20, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Special to the Los Angeles Times
First-timers should start out by hiking with a group or scouting by day to learn some of the park's 53-mile network of trails; it's easy to get lost, particularly at night. Note too that the park closes at 10 p.m., so gauge your workout accordingly. For information on Griffith Park, go to http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithpk/index.htm or call (323) 913-4688. The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club leads free hikes Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. for different levels of hikers (beginner, moderate, etc.)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Griffith Park isn't just the home of Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theatre, the Los Angeles Zoo and train rides. It's also long been a favorite backdrop in films, including "The Terminator," "Back to the Future," "Transformers" and even "The Birth of a Nation. " D.W. Griffith shot battle sequences in the park for his controversial 1915 Civil War epic. But perhaps the most famous film to use Griffith Park is Nicholas Ray's 1955 teen drama "Rebel Without a Cause" starring James Dean.
OPINION
May 11, 2007
Re "Burnt park not down for the count," May 10 Fire in chaparral, the dominant -- and native -- habitat of Griffith Park, is 100% natural. As with many urban parks, Griffith has been described as our city's "lungs" -- a big, wild place where coyote and even bobcat sightings are nothing extraordinary. It also has been the canvas onto which generations of Angelenos have imparted their personal vision for the park, from the redwoods in the bird sanctuary to the tropical gardens of the vista points.
NEWS
August 11, 1988
A man's body was discovered in Griffith Park early today, Los Angeles police said. A preliminary investigation revealed that the unidentified man had been killed by another person, but no further details were available. His body was found at 5:07 a.m. at 2650 N. Vermont Ave., Sgt. J. J. Cerniglia said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
The head was discovered first, wrapped in a plastic 99 Cents Only Store bag along one of the hiking trails below the Hollywood sign. The right hand and feet were found a day later, this time in a Rite Aid bag buried in a 6-inch grave. The left hand was uncovered hours later. Now, more than two years after the grisly discovery in Griffith Park, Los Angeles police have announced an arrest in the slaying of 66-year-old Hervey Medellin: Medellin's boyfriend, who had long been a person of interest in the case.
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March 10, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
A man   arrested in the 2012 death of his boyfriend, whose head, hands and feet were scattered below the Hollywood sign, made "inconsistent and suspicious statements" to police after his partner's body parts were found, court documents showed. A search warrant affidavit filed in connection with the killing of Hervey Medellin said Medellin's partner, Gabriel Campos- Martinez , then took a polygraph test, which revealed he was "deceitful of dismembering the victim's body and having knowledge of the victim's murder.
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March 10, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The man accused of killing his boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet below the Hollywood sign two years ago has been charged with murder, prosecutors said. Gabriel Campos-Martinez, 36, faces a single count of murder in connection with the 2012 death of Hervey Medellin, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Campos-Martinez was arrested by LAPD's elite robbery-homicide detectives Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Campos-Martinez was being held on $1-million bail in Texas pending an extradition hearing.
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January 5, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
Four stranded hikers were airlifted late Sunday afternoon out of Griffith Park after being found in a "precarious position" near Vista del Valle Drive, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The hikers were uninjured but airlifted "in the interest of safety," said Brian Humphrey, an LAFD spokesman. The rescued hikers were flown to a nearby athletic field as the sun was setting, Humphrey said. The hikers were reported as stranded in a 911 call about 4:30 p.m., Humphrey said.
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November 6, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Los Angeles police are investigating a body discovered Wednesday afternoon in what was described as a rugged, remote area of Griffith Park, authorities said. Few details -- including the approximate age or sex of the deceased person -- were immediately available. The Los Angeles Fire Department said two hikers found the body, which firefighters were working to remove from "rugged canyon terrain. " An officer at the LAPD's Northeast Station, which encompasses Griffith Park, said detectives arrived on the scene about 3 p.m. ALSO: Amber Alert: Authorities eye Mexico border as search continues Woman, stabbed more than 30 times, clings to life; attacker killed Wife masterminded PTA drug-planting scheme, husband's lawyer says kate.mather@latimes.com Twitter: @katemather | Google+
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October 4, 2013 | By Martha Groves
For more than a year and a half, the solitary mountain lion known as P-22 has made himself right at home in Griffith Park within view of Hollywood's Capitol Records building. By night, he cruises the chaparral-covered canyons, dining on mule deer, raccoon and coyote. By day, while tots ride the Travel Town train and hikers hit the trails, he hunkers down amid dense vegetation. To researchers' knowledge, the 125-pound 4-year-old is the most urban mountain lion in Southern California and possibly beyond - surviving and thriving in a small patch of habitat surrounded by freeways and densely packed human beings that he reached, somewhat miraculously, by crossing the 101 and 405 freeways.
HEALTH
September 20, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
This delightful oasis, a beloved destination for my wife when she was a young girl and our daughters when she was a young mother, is one of the few local walks that can be done at midday, no matter the season, entirely in the shade. Even in September, this Griffith Park canyon is a cool, quiet retreat. 1. Begin at the intersection of Los Feliz Boulevard and Fern Dell Drive, following the path that starts behind the statue of a bear cub. Walk into the canyon, under a canopy of oak, sycamore, pine and redwood, following the paved walkway, staying always to the right as the path branches off. 2. You'll find picnic tables, barbecue grills, drinking fountains and public restrooms as you climb gently into the canyon.
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