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March 2, 2014 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around 1560, preserving their contents in such remarkable condition that the site is often referred to as the American Pompeii. Archaeologist Richard Daugherty of Washington State University had previously conducted some minor excavations at the Ozette site, but the revelation of the longhouses provided an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about the culture of the Makah civilization.
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February 28, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
A car plowed into an Irvine lake Friday night after the vehicle missed a turn, police said, but the driver and passenger suffered no major injuries. The vehicle was headed south on Yale Avenue, which terminates at a "T-intersection" with Yale Loop Road, said Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen. About 9 p.m., the car failed to make a turn and headed into the shallow lake. Both occupants of the car, in their early 20s, got out of the vehicle themselves. One fled but was later detained by the authorities.  The Irvine residents were taken to a hospital for observation after suffering  abrasions.  ALSO: California couple's gold-coin find called greatest in U.S. history Fight over school's American flag t-shirt ban likely to continue Former NFL player Darren Sharper surrenders to police in New Orleans rape case   ron.lin@latimes.com Twitter: @ronlin | Facebook | Google+
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February 22, 2014 | By Christopher Goffard
A man was killed on a Lake Balboa street Friday night after being struck by two cars that fled the scene, police said. The victim, identified as 18-year-old Michael Alvarez, was struck around 9:35 p.m. on Victory Boulevard by a car that witnesses described as a silver, newer model sedan, said Los Angeles police Officer Olga Arriaga. Alvarez was struck again by a 1990s-model brown Honda Accord, apparently with no connection to the first car, police said. Police said Alvarez died at the scene, and both cars stopped momentarily before driving away westbound on Victory.
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February 15, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
In one of his earliest boyhood memories, Dion Neutra walked out the front door of his family's Silver Lake home and down to the water's edge. It was the early 1930s, and the wall around Silver Lake Reservoir was so low that he could fling a fishing line above it and into the water. But over the next eight decades, the architect - who trained under his father, Richard Neutra, a master of Modernism who lived and worked out of Silver Lake - watched as the water he loved began to change.
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February 11, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lake Elsinore man was in critical condition after he was attacked by two unlicensed pit bulls, officials said Tuesday night. The man was bitten about 4:15 p.m. by his roommate's dog and one of his own dogs, said John Welsh, a spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. He said the roommate signed over his dog to be euthanized.  PHOTOS: Toddler mauled to death by pit bulls The vicitm was taken to a local hospital. His name and age were not released.
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February 7, 2014 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
A teen who recently moved from Orange County died Tuesday after a snowboarding accident at a Lake Tahoe ski resort. Wyatt James Colvard, 18, who lived in Tahoe-area Kings Beach and recently moved from Fountain Valley, died of internal injuries from blunt-force trauma, according to the Douglas County sheriff's office in Nevada. Colvard was an employee of Northstar California, a sister ski resort of Heavenly Ski Resort, where he died, Northstar spokeswoman Rachael Woods told the Huntington Beach Independent . Sheriffs responded to a call of an injured skier or snowboarder at Heavenly at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
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February 6, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Cultural Heritage commissioners voted Thursday to reject a proposal that would have designated a Silver Lake home the city's 1,038th historic-cultural landmark. Neighbors and other preservationists had urged the panel to preserve the Waverly Drive residence designed by pioneering Chinese American architect Gilbert L. Leong. Last year, a Beverly Hills developer purchased the so-called Tirado house - built in 1959 for Dr. Miguel Tirado and his wife - and announced plans to build five three-story houses on the lot through the city's small-lot subdivision ordinance.
SCIENCE
February 4, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
In the northeast of China, at the Yixian and Jiufotang formations, scientists have discovered thousands of exquisitely preserved fossils of plants and birds, dinosaurs and mammals. Together they make up the Jehol Biota -- an ecosystem, preserved in ash, that dates back nearly 130 million years. Some of these fossils are so complete that researchers can determine what a dinosaur had for breakfast on the day it died. Others include impressions of an animal's muscles and skin, as well as hair, feathers and scales.  The fossils tell us that back in the lower Cretaceous period this land was humid, and dotted with conifer forests and lakes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Bob Pool
It's a mid-century modern home with a famous designer and a fabulous view. But is it a Silver Lake cultural monument? The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission will wrestle with that question Thursday when it decides whether to recommend that the Waverly Drive house become the city's 1,038th historic-cultural landmark. Such a designation would stall a plan by a Beverly Hills developer to demolish the ranch-style house designed by pioneering Chinese American architect Gilbert L. Leong and replace it with five three-story homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2014
'Stranger by the Lake' MPAA rating: Not rated. Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes, French with English subtitles. Playing: Sundance Sunset Cinemas West Hollywood; Laemmle's Playhouse 7, Pasadena; Monica 4-Plex, Santa Monica.
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