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July 29, 1995 | From Associated Press
Forest Service officials are backing off plans to spray-paint some rocks they fear don't look "natural" enough to sit along a scenic highway over the top of the Cascade Mountains. "We are not going to proceed with the painting of the rocks as originally planned," said Ron DeHart, a spokesman for the Forest Service in the Seattle area. "We decided if this is disturbing to people, let's let it go and see what it looks like in a year." Rep. Jack Metcalf (R-Wash.
December 7, 1997 | MARY MELTON
The search for just the right rocks to fill the centermost fountain at the Getty Center took landscape architects Laurie Olin and Dennis Hitchcock from the Rocky Mountains to Palm Springs. They were looking for an American stone that was compatible with the Italian travertine that so dominates the Getty's facade. One day, a guy in Columbia, Calif., the heart of the gold country, called them to say, "I've got some great rocks here." After one viewing of the ancient marble boulders, they agreed.
February 3, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
The Los Angeles City Council moved this week to protect picturesque rock formations in the Stoney Point area of Chatsworth from development. In 1991, the City Council approved a blueprint for development in Chatsworth that called for the rocks to be preserved when making planning decisions.
Once a month, small groups of men and women gather near this small Mojave Desert town to carry on the meticulous, methodical tasks of an archeological dig begun more than 25 years ago by famed fossil-finder Louis Leakey. Working out of deep, vertical pits on the slopes of a mountain and using dental picks, ball peen hammers, tiny brushes and trowels, the excavators have dug up literally tons of small rocks. In the process, they have become part of a scientific dispute.
January 5, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
For nearly seven years, rocks tossed from the nearby recreation field of John Muir Junior High School have clogged the swimming pool drain and cluttered the backyard deck and lawn of Grace and Jack Zinnato's Burbank home. Some have even gone clear over the house. But last month, when a rock--apparently launched from the field by a student--smashed through an upstairs window, the beleaguered Burbank couple had enough. "First big rocks and now small rocks," Grace Zinnato said Friday.
April 14, 1990
An Arleta man was arrested Friday for throwing softball-sized rocks from an overpass on the Golden State Freeway, hitting at least five cars and slightly injuring a teen-age boy, the California Highway Patrol reported. The man was held for CHP officers by a motorist who left the freeway and circled back to the overpass after a rock struck the roof of his truck as it passed beneath Branford Street in Arleta.
November 8, 2007 | Jessica Gelt
The indie-rock band Viva K says that opening Elf Cafe -- a tiny Echo Park vegetarian restaurant specializing in organic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine -- was a lot like making a record. "Being in a band can be a very political experience, when you have things to say to the world," says bassist/head chef Scott Zwiezen. "We're all vegetarians and we have strong feelings about cruelty to animals. Elf was a way to make a statement in a very tactile sense."
A San Ysidro man killed an illegal immigrant in self-defense because the victim was threatening him with a rock, his lawyer said Thursday as the defendant's murder trial began. Defense attorney Scott Rand said Harold Bassham, 20, confronted Humberto Reyes Miranda, 23, on April 20 after a group of six illegal immigrants crossed through his back yard. Bassham's home is one of the first that smugglers reach as they cross into the United States.
March 30, 1999 | Associated Press
A University of Alabama professor driving on Interstate 75 was killed by a 20- to 30-pound rock tossed from an overpass. Julie Catherine Laible, 32, was heading south under the Erie Road overpass, a few miles west of Tampa, when the rock crashed through her car's windshield Sunday, hitting her in the face.
April 30, 1996
Some see a magnificent eagle, wings spread as if it were taking off from a massive rock visible from the Ventura Freeway. Others see the whole rock as a giant eagle head in profile. Whichever it is, the 50-foot-high chunk of stone is the Eagle Rock, a historical landmark and namesake of the community that surrounds the formation. The rock is now officially the property of the city of Los Angeles.
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