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April 20, 1996 | NORINE DRESSER, Norine Dresser is a folklorist and the author of "Multicultural Manners" (Wiley). She will take part in a panel discussion, "Minding Whose Manners: Multicultural Etiquette for the '90s," at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at UCLA
A sixteen-year-old girl brings a heart-shaped box to her Arizona high school English class. The box contains the cremated remains of the girl's mother, who died two years before. While showing the ashes to a girlfriend, the teenager inadvertently spills some of the ashes on the floor. The next day, 100 students are absent from the school. What went wrong?
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SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ah, a debate! How exciting is that? Two sides with divergent opinions, both feeling strong about their position, both confident about what should happen next. The issue? The next step in the comeback of Clayton Kershaw. And it's the team's medical staff vs. … Clayton Kershaw? “There's been a small debate going on,” said Manager Don Mattingly. Kershaw made his first rehab appearance since going on the disabled list for the first time with a strained upper back muscle on Friday, needing only 56 pitches in five innings for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Human skeletal remains were found in a neighborhood in Montebello, authorities said Tuesday night. The remains were found shortly after 4 p.m. in the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  Sheriff's homicide detectives were responding to assist Montebello police.  It was unclear how the remains were discovered and whether they were buried in a yard.  ALSO: ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
Calling hospital errors "heartbreaking," U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Friday released a report detailing how some California hospitals are reducing medical mistakes that can cause infections, incorrect administration of drugs, falls and other complications. Many medical centers are preventing errors, she said, but others still need to demonstrate they are serious about addressing the problem. According to some researchers, Boxer said, between 210,000 and 440,000 Americans die as a result of medical errors each year -- making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the nation, behind heart disease and cancer.
NATIONAL
July 6, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
He was a firefighter responding to a call about overcrowding at a Halloween party in New York City. She was there, dressed as a Dalmatian, the firehouse mascot. “I didn't really believe he was from the Fire Department,” Rani Walz said, chuckling at the memory. She and Jeffrey Walz were married two years later. But just before his sixth wedding anniversary, a call for help came and the 37-year-old lieutenant and his colleagues with Ladder 9 in the East Village raced to the World Trade Center . It was Sept.
SPORTS
October 4, 2009 | KURT STREETER
Three and 0 was a mirage. We know that now, even those who had been unwilling to admit it before. Look, Tennessee was ever memorable, just going down to Knoxville and shutting up 100,000 frothing loudmouths. But those wins over tinman teams from San Diego and Kansas? Let's put it this way, those teams, they're no Stanford. We can say as much after Stanford 24, UCLA 16. Now the Bruins fall to 3 and 1, the mirage having melted into a crisp sunny breeze on a Saturday afternoon by the Bay. But Bruins faithful, don't lose heart.
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June 20, 2009
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Sheriff's detectives in Carson are trying to determine whether remains found Saturday morning are those of a human. The discovery was made about 8 a.m. near the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street , an industrial area near the 110 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. If the remains are determined to be human, the coroner's office will determine the age, sex and identity at a later date. Anyone with information about the remains is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains Wednesday morning near the Rio Hondo bike path in Montebello, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official said. A bicyclist discovered the remains about 11:30 a.m. and called the Montebello Police Department, said sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman. The Sheriff's Department is aiding police in investigating the case. Coleman did not say whether the agencies believe the remains, which were strewn out near the trail, are a result of a homicide.
NATIONAL
April 12, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The Washington state home where Josh Powell killed himself and his two young sons -- first striking the boys with a hatchet before setting the house on fire and causing it to explode -- has been demolished and the debris removed. The home in the Graham, Wash., area was torn down Wednesday as neighbors looked on, according to the Bellingham Herald.  Many of them were likely relieved. The owner of the house, Patrick Small, who had rented it to Powell, told the Herald: “It's a hell of a sight.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Their big guys played big, the leaders led by fearless example, and the Kings, on the brink of going home for the summer, got the result they so urgently needed, a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday at Staples Center that extended their season by at least one more game. "We're alive," said winger Marian Gaborik, who played a huge part in resuscitating them by scoring their first and fifth goals. Justin Williams scored twice in a three-goal spree in the second period, and rookie Tyler Toffoli chipped in with the kind of skillful goal the Kings need from him in the short- and long-term future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A week after suffering a stroke, Roman Catholic Bishop Cirilo Flores remains in the hospital "undergoing treatment and tests," the San Diego diocese said Thursday. The bishop "expects to go home from the hospital in the near future for continued recovery," said Msgr. Steven Callahan, the diocese vicar general. Flores, 65, suffered the stroke April 16 while in his office at the Pastoral Center. "Bishop Flores is grateful for all who have been praying for his recovery to good health," Callahan said.
OPINION
April 23, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Even as the United States continues its historic move toward fairness and equity for gay people, antiquated anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in a dozen states. Theoretically, these laws were rendered unenforceable by the Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence vs. Texas, but apparently not everyone has received that message. In the Lawrence case, the court declared that state laws banning consensual same-sex relations were unconstitutional. Yet somehow, between 2011 and 2014, 12 men were arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana under the state's remaining anti-sodomy laws.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are more than three weeks into their season and Hanley Ramirez still hasn't found his rhythm. In the aftermath of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, Ramirez was batting .234. His third-inning single was only his second hit in the last week. He drove a ball to right-center field in the eighth inning, but it failed to reach the warning track. So far, Ramirez's lack of production hasn't been a significant issue.
SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins and Kevin Baxter
RIO DE JANEIRO - In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful game" that Brazilians have shaped for decades and the new status of a confident, rising global power in Latin America. Locals and foreigners will marvel at shiny new stadiums and glide across the continent-sized country on upgraded infrastructure.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Susan King
Valerie Harper is positively radiant these days. There's a sparkle in her eyes and a genuine warmth in her smile. Why not? She's defied the odds. Early last year, Harper was told she had three months to live. Harper, a non-smoker who had a cancerous tumor removed from her lung in 2009, has a rare form of lung cancer that had spread to areas around her brain.  "I was supposed to be dead a year ago," said Harper, 74. "We are all terminal, let's face it.  I did the shock and grief.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Start digging into Southern California and you never know what you'll find. The fossilized remains of an Ice Age bison were found by a Caltrans construction crew near Pala Mesa in northern San Diego County. The crew was working on a construction project at Interstate 15 and California 76. Scientists say the remains are about 200,000 years old and are the first of their kind found in Southern California. In about six weeks, after more digging, the remains -- including skull and hip bones -- will be displayed at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Authorities announced Wednesday that the remains of four people were found at a grave site Wednesday in unincorporated Victorville. A motorcyclist stumbled upon the first set of remains Monday morning in the desert area between Quarry Road and the 15 Freeway, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Coroner's officials confirmed that the remains were human and returned with homicide investigators Tuesday to continue the investigation. Now, "investigators believe they have located the remains of more than one person," the Sheriff's Department said, adding that it appears the remains have been there for some time.
WORLD
April 17, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea's southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it difficult for divers to reach the Sewol, which sank Wednesday about 12 miles off the coast with 475 passengers aboard, many of whom were high school students on a field trip. The death toll rose to 25, with some bodies floating to the water's surface.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Many players would be thrilled if even a few weeks of their career mirrored that of probable Hall of Fame member Albert Pujols, but David Freese might be following one part of the script a little too closely. Freese and Pujols have much in common. Both helped the St. Louis Cardinals win World Series titles before moving to Anaheim, Pujols signing with the Angels before 2012 and Freese arriving last off-season in a trade. Like Pujols, Freese is struggling in his first month with his new team.
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