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October 4, 2012 | By Jon Bardin
The duck-billed dinosaurs called hadrosaurids sported hundreds of bewilderingly complex teeth that were optimized for grinding away at the fibrous plants they ate, according to a new study. The hadrosaurids' teeth are made of six distinct materials, according to the report, published Thursday by the journal Science. That makes the teeth far more complex than humans', which are primarily made of two materials, enamel and orthodentine. They are even more complex than the teeth of horses and buffalo, which are made of four materials and also evolved to grind away at plant matter. The hadrosaurids have what scientists call a "dental battery," meaning they have hundreds of teeth that work together when they eat, with new teeth "erupting" into the mouth all the time.
April 26, 2014 | By Steve Padilla
As one online commentator put it, "This is like discovering a UFO for gaming. " The writer was referring to the dusty scene captured in a YouTube video shot in the New Mexico desert, where makers of a film documentary began digging in a landfill in search of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," a failed Atari video game made more than a generation ago. "E.T. " was a great film, but the game was a bomb, flop, fiasco. On the bright side, its complete failure did produce a video game urban legend on a par with more mainstream legends like Bigfoot and the Jersey Devil.
January 29, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Hundreds of law enforcement personnel are expected to turn out Wednesday for a funeral for a Bay Area Rapid Transit police sergeant who was mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow officer during a probation search earlier this month. The incident occurred the afternoon of Jan. 21 as  members of BART's detective unit were conducting a probation search at a sprawling apartment complex in the eastern Alameda County bedroom community of Dublin. Det. Sgt. Tom Smith was shot by  a field training officer for the force who apparently mistook him for a hostile suspect while emerging from a room, according to a report by the  San Francisco Chronicle,  which cited unnamed law enforcement sources.
April 23, 2014 | Chris Erskine
On scratchy radios they listen to Vin Scully for a mere three innings, salvaging what they can of this aberrant young season, brimming with equal amounts promise and poison. "Come on," insists frustrated Dodgers fan Gary Mandell. "We are talking about a legendary announcer…. It's like taking the brushes away from Rembrandt. " There is the sense that maybe we shouldn't make a fuss at all, that the worst thing to do to this Dodgers front office right now is nothing. What if you blacked out 70% of your TV market in a cable standoff, and no one cared?
September 28, 2010 | By Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
A landslide swept a village in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca while residents slept and engulfed at least 100 homes, trapping and possibly killing at least 400 people, state authorities said (link in Spanish). Some estimates put the number of victims much higher. The landslide hit the town of Santa Maria Tlahuitoltepec, in mountains to the east of Oaxaca City, at around 4 a.m. local time, Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa network. Rescuers and news media scrambling to get to the remote area were being hampered by spotty communications and poor roads.
August 24, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50 th anniversary of the March on Washington. The events began about 9 a.m. with a march along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards to Leimert Park Plaza, near 43 rd Street and Degnan Boulevard in the historic center of the city's black cultural arts district. A rally in the plaza featured actor Keith David portraying the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering the famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
December 23, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Firefighters battled through the night to contain a raging fire that swept through a market in the Afghan capital. No injuries were reported, but the blaze destroyed hundreds of stores and millions of dollars worth of merchandise, Afghan police and firefighters said at the scene.  Dealers at the neighboring currency exchange, the city's largest, said they evacuated cash, computer equipment and records from their shops as...
June 28, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The devastating fire near Colorado Springs, Colo., continued to grow Thursday, even as the city began to assess the damage thus far; the threat to Boulder, Colo., from a separate fire, meanwhile, began to recede. “We now know hundreds of homes have been destroyed,” Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach said at a Thursday morning news conference about the Waldo Canyon fire . He said he expected to soon get a fuller accounting of the blaze's destruction, which some published sources have put at 300 homes.
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Kudos to Bill Hughes for the wonderful article in the Feb. 15 Mature Traveler column on our tour company and our new "Stay-Put Tours." The hundreds of phone calls and letters asking for information have overwhelmed us. Most all of the inquiries commented on the comprehensiveness of Bill's article. But the inquiry that really knocked our socks off was the phone call from a reader in Sydney, Australia, asking for a tour brochure after reading the Mature Traveler. The reach of the Sunday Times Travel Section is unbelievable!
April 22, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The cathedral was full - the choir seats filled by uniformed police officers - but it was silent as the microphone was lowered for the little boy. Ten-year-old Jonathan Navarro looked out at the hundreds of officers seated before him to mourn his uncle, LAPD Officer Christopher A. Cortijo, and began speaking directly to the fallen officer. "Uncle Chris, I will always remember you," he said. "You took your time with me and treated me with tough love. You are my hero. " Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to Cortijo, a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
April 22, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
A major manufacturer of anti-fungal products has filed suit in Los Angeles against a competitor, contending that hundreds of thousands of shoe boxes coming into U.S. ports each day could contain a chemical used in rat repellent. The chemical, known as allyl isothiocyanate, is one of the main active ingredients in packing material made by YCM Co., of Taiwan, according to a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday by competitor Micro-Pak, of Hong Kong. The two companies both make items to thwart the growth of fungus or mold, which can ruin shoes during shipment by sea. Because most shoes sold in the U.S. come from Asia aboard cargo container ships that take multi-day ocean voyages, footwear manufacturers commonly put some kind of anti-moisture packing material in shoe boxes, usually silica gel packets or anti-fungal stickers or sheets.
April 15, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
 Southern California Edison Co. plans to lay off hundreds of employees as part of a management streamlining and outsourcing of some functions such as information technology. The number of workers affected by the cuts will be "in the high hundreds," said Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), chairman of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. "It's pretty disappointing.... [The cuts] are not going to help" the California economy. Padilla was briefed by his committee consultants, who said they were told that the utility expected to cut 500 in-house employees and another 400 to 500 contract workers beginning this summer.
April 14, 2014 | Hailey Branson-Potts
In so many ways, the paths of Dr. A. Richard Grossman and firefighters crossed. When firefighters pulled badly burned people out of the flames, they took them straight to Grossman, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who pioneered the comprehensive care of burn patients. When the firefighters themselves were burned on the job, they went to him too. On Sunday, hundreds of uniformed firefighters, nurses and former patients gathered beneath the burning flame of the Los Angeles Fire Department's Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Hollywood to honor the doctor's life.
April 13, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla
For nearly two decades, Barbara Garnaus maintained a modest, delicate life balance: keeping her part-time Orange County school district job and juggling her bills and credit card debt. Now 63, living alone, she counts every dollar, has no cellphone and commutes an hour in traffic so she can keep an affordable apartment in Laguna Woods. Having good health helped. Garnaus got by without medical insurance, relying on yearly exams at a free clinic. But that changed last year: Garnaus now needs treatment for cancer, and she bought insurance under Obamacare.
April 9, 2014 | By Anh Do
When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans, many with wrenching stories of fleeing their homeland as communist forces took over the country, arrived by the busload at City Hall to tell city leaders they felt insulted and betrayed. By the time Tuesday's council meeting ended six hours later, city officials not only had dropped plans for a "friendship" pact with Nha Trang, they also had voted 3 to 2 to suspend Irvine's entire Friendship Cities Program.
February 22, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
By the time their rickety boat was rescued last week off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, nearly a hundred of the weakened passengers had lost their lives - roughly three times as many as survived. The starving people had endured nearly two months at sea, trying to flee the western state of Myanmar where hundreds were slain last year, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The Rohingya Muslims say they undertook the arduous journey out of fear for their lives. The outpouring of Rohingya from western Myanmar and Bangladesh refugee camps has made the Indian Ocean “one of the deadliest stretches of water in the world,” the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
April 26, 2010 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of people turned out Monday to pay final respects to former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, whose casket was on display in an auditorium at the department's downtown headquarters. The iconic, controversial chief, who led the LAPD for 14 years ending in 1992, died this month after a short battle with cancer. He was 83. A white hearse ferrying Gates' wooden casket arrived at the LAPD's auditorium in the morning hours, escorted by a phalanx of motorcycle officers.
April 7, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Wielding signs and slogans, several hundred demonstrators rallied Monday to support beleaguered Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy after authorities began to seize his cattle from federal land. Protesters had responded to an alert that promised: "Range war begins at the Bundy ranch at 9:30 a.m. We're going to get the job done!" Federal officials say Bundy is illegally running cattle in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area, habitat of the federally protected desert tortoise.
March 31, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Hundreds of people were being evacuated from Plymouth, Wash.,  a small town in southern Washington after an explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing facility left at least four people injured, according to the local sheriff. The blast, which brought reports of a fireball at least 30 feet high, happened around 8:20 a.m. at a facility owned by Williams, a Tulsa, Okla.-based energy company, Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane told the Los Angeles Times. At least one of those injured was a worker, said Keane, who didn't have information on the victims' conditions.
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