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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1999 | Alex Katz, (949) 574-4206
Someone has been taking the geese and ducks out of Village Pond Park, and neighbors are demanding that the animals be returned. Residents around the park said the ducks and white geese, whose honks have echoed in the neighborhood for years, started disappearing in April. Dozens of birds have gone missing since then, neighbors said. The City Council received a petition signed by about 40 residents Tuesday asking the city to protect the animals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the person who recently dropped a frying pan in the mailbox, the postal service is awaiting your call. Ditto for the two cans of horse hoof polish, the pair of wooden drumsticks, the gold Elgin watch, the silver shower-curtain hooks, the shopping bag full of Asian food, the dirty tennis shoes and the plastic baby bottle packed with little white jelly beans.
NATIONAL
December 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
About 150 pounds of commercial plastic explosives have disappeared from a private storage site along with 2,500 blasting caps and 20,000 feet of explosive detonation cord, authorities in Albuquerque said. "In the hands of the wrong person, this material can be very, very destructive," Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White said at a news conference. Wayne Dixie, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives, said the material was enough to level a building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the life of her, Johnnie Smith has never quite been able to fathom how people who ride buses around the Southland can be so darned forgetful. Maybe those teeth-rattling potholes are shaking loose a few brain screws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vincent Craig's last wish was to have his ashes scattered off the New England coast. But after agreeing to donate his body to UC Irvine's medical school for research, that request vanished in the bureaucracy. Now, his family says, they have no ashes--and no closure. "I can't put my hands on anything to say goodbye to him," said Helen Veronica Craig, the widow. "To me, I feel like he's around somewhere."
NEWS
December 6, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
So far, the most heartwarming, "It's a Wonderful Life"-like story of the holiday season has been that of Jessica Velasquez, the 13-year-old who found an envelope containing $240 of someone else's money at a Hawthorne bank. She has spent more than two months tirelessly trying to find the rightful owner. If nobody claims it after 90 days, Jessica gets to keep the money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS
Caltrans announced a $2,000 reward Friday for the return of an instrument containing radioactive material that may have fallen from one of its trucks recently somewhere in the Santa Clarita or northern San Fernando valleys. The instrument, a portable compaction control gauge, was lost Oct. 5, according to the agency. A small amount of radioactive material in the instrument is used to measure the density and moisture of compacted material, such as freeway embankments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1998
Caltrans announced a $2,000 reward Friday for the return of an instrument containing radioactive material that may have fallen from one of its trucks. The instrument, a "portable compaction control gauge," was lost Oct. 5 somewhere in the Santa Clarita or northern San Fernando valleys. A small amount of radioactive material in it is used to measure the density and moisture of compacted material, such as freeway embankments.
NATIONAL
December 27, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The stranded travelers are gone from Denver's airport, but piles of misdirected luggage remain, lost in the rush to get passengers through the snowbound airport. "We had bags that came without passengers, and passengers that came without bags," Frontier Airlines spokesman Joe Hodas said. Some passengers left their luggage behind in a rush to catch a standby flight or chose to leave the airport rather than wait for delayed bags, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Berlin opera house that dropped a production featuring the severed head of Muhammad over security fears suffered an embarrassing setback shortly before the disputed show resumes: It lost the offending prop. The head of the Islamic prophet as well as those of Jesus, Buddha and Neptune that were used in the 3-year-old production of Mozart's "Idomeneo" have gone missing, Deutsche Oper Berlin spokesman Alexander Busche said Friday.
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