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December 18, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to great escapes, few places can match the Los Angeles Zoo's gorilla compound for frequency. Gorillas have stood on each others' backs to scale exhibit walls and ripped metal doors off their hinges. One clambered over a wall and swatted a visitor's rear. Last summer, a gorilla jumped across a 12-foot moat. A few weeks later, another ran down one side of a moat and up the other and caught a vine someone had forgotten to trim, swinging to freedom. Zoo Director Manuel A.
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December 18, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to great escapes, few places can match the Los Angeles Zoo's gorilla compound for frequency. Gorillas have stood on each others' backs to scale exhibit walls and ripped metal doors off their hinges. One clambered over a wall and swatted a visitor's rear. Last summer, a gorilla jumped across a 12-foot moat. A few weeks later, another ran down one side of a moat and up the other and caught a vine someone had forgotten to trim, swinging to freedom. Zoo Director Manuel A.
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September 15, 2005 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
In a rebuff to California officials and environmentalists, the Bush administration cleared the way Wednesday for completion of a 14-mile-long border fence that will run through coastal wetlands to the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff waived environmental laws for the first time since Congress gave him that authority in May. Finishing the last 3.5 miles of fence is expected to cost about $32 million.
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