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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
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SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
It was a game within a game for the Denver Broncos offense -- and Peyton Manning didn't even know about it. The trio of Broncos running backs were feeling so comfortable in Monday night's 37-21 victory over Oakland, they played a game of rock, paper, scissors to decide who got to blast into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown. "We were just messing around on the sideline," running back Ronnie Hillman explained. "Just something to do. Have fun. " The play in question came in the fourth quarter after Hillman tore off a 19-yard run that looked to be a touchdown.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
A 69-year-old Palm Springs woman was accused of attempting to cut off her husband's penis with a pair of large scissors over the weekend. Her effort failed although the husband was treated for a non-life-threatening wound in the genital area and released from a local hospital, police said. Virginia Valdez was charged with mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and felony domestic violence in the alleged attack Saturday evening, according to Palm Springs police. She was released Sunday on $100,000 bond and faces a court hearing next month, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
San Diego police shot and killed a man who lunged at officers with scissors early Friday after a traffic stop for suspected drunk driving, officials said. Pedro Lopez, 49, was pulled over shortly after midnight and was sitting on a curb when he tried to attack the officers, detectives said.
HOME & GARDEN
February 10, 2001 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
WHAT IS IT? A pair of scissors marked "Solingen" on the back, that has images of a king and a queen on the shanks of its handles. WHAT'S THE LEGEND? "I think these scissors were made in Italy," said Gwen Forehand of Ontario. "They were given to my employer many years ago when she was a young woman by her immigrant Italian aunt. They feel wonderful when you pick them up because they're so perfectly balanced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1995 | J.E. MITCHELL
A 6-year-old Camarillo kindergartner held a teacher and her assistant at bay with a pair of scissors during a brief classroom rampage sparked in protest of his being ordered to the principal's office, authorities said. The Dec. 19 incident, which was reported to authorities Wednesday, occurred at El Descanso School, according to Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Keith Lazz.
NEWS
February 19, 1996 | Associated Press
Just weeks after an attacker plunged a pair of scissors into her skull, a woman has astounded doctors by returning to work. Other than a scar over her left eye and another behind her right ear, Tamecka Grate says, she has virtually no permanent damage. The attacker jammed the scissors 4 inches into her head. X-rays showed the blades missed her spinal cord, brain and major blood vessels. Doctors removed the scissors 13 hours later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1995
An 18-year-old who got into a dispute with another driver on the freeway was stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors so fiercely they had to be surgically removed, police said Friday. Ricardo Delgado, 32, of Santa Ana was booked at Orange County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Barry Politt of Garden Grove was taken to UCI Medical Center, where the scissors were removed from his head. Police said he was in stable condition. The incident began about 5:40 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2011 | Steve Chawkins
If life imitated art, it would be a simple matter to follow the dotted line and snip a 200-foot dam near Ojai off the face of the earth. For years, an alliance of environmentalists, fishermen, surfers and officials from every level of government has called for demolishing the obsolete structure. Now, an anonymous band of artists has weighed in, apparently rappelling down the dam's face to paint a huge pair of scissors and a long dotted line. The carefully planned work popped up last week and is, no doubt, Ventura County's most environmentally correct graffiti by a dam site.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and his partner, filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, have bought the Ulm House in Los Feliz for $1.92 million. The seller was painter Beatrice Findlay. The Streamline Moderne-style home, attributed to architect William Kesling and built in 1937, features a rounded glass-block illuminated stairwell, walls of windows, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,309 square feet of living space. Shears, who turns 35 on Oct. 3, is the lead male singer of the pop band.
SCIENCE
March 14, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
What if we chose the pope by rock, paper, scissors? To scholars such as Iain McLean, that's a real mathematical and sociological question, and it isn't as far from the choosing of a pope as you might think. McLean, a professor of politics at Oxford, isn't Catholic, but he's intrigued by the choice of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope. His interest in such matters is such that he once paired with a Catholic colleague, Josep Colomer, a political scientist at Barcelona University, to analyze the history of papal nomination.s "Electing Popes: Approval Balloting and Qualified-Majority Rule" is a primer of sorts on Social Choice Theory.
IMAGE
September 30, 2012 | By Alexandra Drosu
Kristoff Ball is known for his rock star hairstyles but he can also fix a car, drywall a house and grow a delicious tomato. Long before he gained fame styling celebrities - including Pink, Ashley Tisdale, Brad Pitt and Gwen Stefani - he learned the power of communicating with his hands, fixing VWs, playing the guitar, working construction and cutting hair in his neighborhood. "The best way to make friends is to cut their hair," Ball, 45, says of his youthful enterprise - he taught himself at age 15 and charged his neighbors $5 a cut while growing up in the dicier areas of Paramount and north Long Beach.
NATIONAL
July 5, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A day after Dan Snarr, 62, mayor of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray, Utah, put his handlebar mustache up for a vote during the annual Independence Day parade, the Los Angeles Times caught up with him to discuss the results. First of all, with which party are you affiliated? I represent the DWR party. I founded it several years ago because I'm disgusted with partisan politics in this country. It's the "Do What's Right" party. I've served since 1997, in a community of about 46,700.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
A Utah judge is under fire for embracing the whole "eye for an eye" thing: He offered to reduce a 13-year-old girl's sentence -- if her mother agreed to chop off the girl's ponytail. The mother -- Valerie Bruno, of Price, Utah --  told the Deseret News that she's filed a formal complaint against 7th District Juvenile Judge Scott Johansen. She says the judge intimidated her into agreeing to the unusual punishment. But if the court of public opinion is any indication, many are applauding the judge's unorthodox measures, which come as more jurists increasingly turn to such "shame" punishments to teach culprits a lesson.
WORLD
January 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
For more than 46 years, they've been inseparable, this quirky barber and his ramshackle excuse for a shop. People who know them both say it's hard to tell which is more eccentric. Standing just 5-foot-1, Lee Nam-yul uses a special footstool to reach everyone but the shortest customers. He likes to talk, his regulars say, but not always listen. At 63, the third-generation craftsman has old-school tastes. He owns no cellphone, no computer. He has an electric cutter he rarely uses, preferring the eight pairs of stainless-steel scissors and other simple hand tools his grandfather used in this same shop.
WORLD
January 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
For more than 46 years, they've been inseparable, this quirky barber and his ramshackle excuse for a shop. People who know them both say it's hard to tell which is more eccentric. Standing just 5-foot-1, Lee Nam-yul uses a special footstool to reach everyone but the shortest customers. He likes to talk, his regulars say, but not always listen. At 63, the third-generation craftsman has old-school tastes. He owns no cellphone, no computer. He has an electric cutter he rarely uses, preferring the eight pairs of stainless-steel scissors and other simple hand tools his grandfather used in this same shop.
TRAVEL
February 26, 2006
REGARDING "Leave the Scissors at Home Too," Letters, Feb. 19: Before the post-9/11 restrictions on scissors, I always took small needlepoint projects to work on during the flight and at my destination; scissors (about 2 inches long) are necessary for cutting the yarn or floss. Also, I would take a small eyeglass-repair kit that included a tiny screwdriver in case I had a problem with my glasses. Short scissors and screwdrivers are generally deadly or disabling if one has good upper-body strength or specialized training to use them that way. M.D. TEBBETTS Placentia
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2011 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
A 69-year-old Palm Springs woman was accused of attempting to cut off her husband's penis with a pair of large scissors over the weekend. Her effort failed although the husband was treated for a non-life-threatening wound in the genital area and released from a local hospital, police said. Virginia Valdez was charged with mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and felony domestic violence in the alleged attack Saturday evening, according to Palm Springs police. She was released Sunday on $100,000 bond and faces a court hearing next month, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2011 | Steve Chawkins
If life imitated art, it would be a simple matter to follow the dotted line and snip a 200-foot dam near Ojai off the face of the earth. For years, an alliance of environmentalists, fishermen, surfers and officials from every level of government has called for demolishing the obsolete structure. Now, an anonymous band of artists has weighed in, apparently rappelling down the dam's face to paint a huge pair of scissors and a long dotted line. The carefully planned work popped up last week and is, no doubt, Ventura County's most environmentally correct graffiti by a dam site.
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