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August 11, 1989 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
Recent discoveries of gypsy moths have prompted stepped-up monitoring for the voracious leaf-eating insects in five areas of the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Conejo valleys, but so far there are no indications of a general infestation, state and county agricultural officials said Thursday. The capture Aug. 4 of a single moth on Remick Avenue in Sun Valley prompted state agriculture officials to set out 100 additional traps in a four-square-mile area around the find.
June 1, 2000
A new find in Denmark has more than tripled the number of fossil butterflies and moths known to science. Previously, only about 700 specimens had been found and researchers thought that the insects might have been rare in ancient times. But paleontologist Jes Rust of the University of Gottingen in Germany reports in today's Nature that he discovered 1,700 fossils in sediments dating from 55 million years ago. About 1,000 of the fossils are of a single species of moth.
March 2, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
The state is well in control of gypsy moths found in Encino, agriculture officials say, thanks to California's costly experience with the Mediterranean fruit fly several years ago. A widespread system of traps set during the two-year Medfly infestation is credited for alerting the state to the moths, whose caterpillar larvae feed on leaves. Spraying will start this month in one of Encino's lush hillside neighborhoods.
September 25, 2000 | MIKE PENNER
After running millions of spectators onto trains and through metal-detector security tests, I guess it was bound to happen eventually. But today, it was made official: Our friendly Australian hosts have finally gone loopy. Today, the Australian Olympic Committee took firm, decisive steps to ban a stuffed toy wombat from the Sydney Games. The wombat, according to reliable sources, has not tested positive for diuretics or steroids or human growth hormone.
July 15, 1992 | DOUG MCCLELLAN
Ventura County has stepped up its guard against infestation from the Asian gypsy moth, whose 2-inch-long, leaf-eating caterpillars have been called "potentially the worst insect pest threat ever seen in the United States."
September 17, 2006 | Anna T. Hirsh, Anna T. Hirsh has held various entertainment industry jobs, including serving as an intern for Sofia Coppola.
I am a VIP server at a ridiculous Hollywood nightclub. Friday and Saturday nights we serve rich brats who want a great view and a night of puking. For extra cash, I also work the special events that take place at the club: premieres, awards shows and celebrity birthday parties. My brood is the famous, the wealthy and the entitled. I have discovered that celebrities are a lot like moths--fragile, mostly nocturnal and attracted to the limelight.
August 2, 1987 | KATE CALLEN, United Press International
When it comes to cholesterol, alcohol and cigarette smoke, Americans are following the advice of medical experts and moderating their intake. But when it comes to sunlight, people just can't seem to get enough, even though the link between sun exposure and skin cancer is widely known. Nearly all of the 500,000 cases of skin cancer reported nationwide each year are sun-related, which makes it one of the most preventable of all cancers.
December 22, 1995 | LARRY STEWART
On Christmas Day, Terry Donahue will be coaching his final game for UCLA. Four days later, he'll be working as a commentator at the Sun Bowl for CBS. Then, on Jan. 2, it's the big one, the Fiesta Bowl. A television career isn't something that only recently popped into Donahue's mind. The seed was planted 10 years ago.
March 23, 2007 | From Reuters
U.S. officials will be closely watching grapes, peaches and other crops in California after a moth that can damage leaves and fruit was discovered near San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday. The light brown apple moth, native to Australia, was found in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It was the first time it had been found in the contiguous United States.
April 4, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
UC Irvine scientists say they have discovered a way to make a surface capable of eliminating glare. It could be a huge relief to anyone blinded by solar panels and by extremely bright electronic displays. The discovery could also make other kinds of electronic devices more easily visible in bright sunlight, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Also, soldiers in combat areas may be less likely to have their positions given away to the enemy by reducing the glare coming off their weapons and equipment, UCI scientists said.
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