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September 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Scorpion hunting is something you shouldn't do on your own. For one thing, it's dangerous. For another, you could learn a lot more from naturalists at two Nevada wildlife refuges who will be taking visitors to see the desert critters this month. Hikes take place Saturday at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo and Sept. 14 at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Moapa. Although you've probably never heard of these remote wildlife refuges, they're less than a two-hour drive from Las Vegas.
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SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Nico Lima, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior at Camarillo, is making a huge impact in football and baseball since transferring from Crespi. In football last fall as a tight end-fullback, he caught 40 passes for 458 yards and six touchdowns. In baseball as a first baseman, he's batting .422 with 19 RBIs for the Scorpions, who are in first place in the Pacific View League.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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SCIENCE
January 25, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Not only do they hide in shoes and dark corners, waiting to sting the unwitting, but scorpions also pack a secret weapon, researchers reported. Certain species secrete a painful and paralyzing "pre-venom" in addition to the normal poison used to kill enemies and prey, a team at UC Davis found.
SCIENCE
October 24, 2013 | By Monte Morin
A venomous bark scorpion, its stinger poised to strike, confronts a furry, little grasshopper mouse somewhere in the desert. A deadly melee is about to begin and you won't believe who wins. Even though the bark scorpion possesses one of the most painful -- and potentially lethal -- stings in the animal kingdom, he's about to become lunch for a twitchy little rodent.  Thanks to evolution, the grasshopper mouse no longer feels the intense burning, and subsequent throbbing, that humans or other mice feel when injected with scorpion venom -- pain that would stop most predators dead in their tracks.  In fact, after several stings to the face, a grasshopper mouse stops briefly to groom itself, then resumes its savage attack before feasting on the overwhelmed scorpion.
SPORTS
December 13, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Borchard has all but erased Scott Cline from the Camarillo High football record book, but Cline is an ongoing presence on campus nonetheless. As baseball coach, junior varsity football coach and math teacher, Cline, 29, is the hometown hero who returned to launch a career and raise a family amid familiar surroundings and fond memories. Cline played quarterback when Camarillo won a Southern Section championship in 1984.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enrique Hernandez and two of his brothers are on the hunt, armed with 8-inch tweezers and a plastic jar. They poke boldly through the rubble in an empty lot behind their house and soon snatch the day's first trophy: a writhing, 2-inch-long scorpion. Within half an hour, they've trapped 30 of the golden arachnids, whose slender pincers belie the ferocity of their sting. This species, Centruroides suffusus, can kill a child and inflict vicious pain on adults.
SPORTS
May 8, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Hunter Virant, Camarillo High's standout left-handed pitcher, decided he needed to be a little emotional Tuesday against Oxnard in a game for first place in the Pacific View League. "I've never really gotten pumped up like that," he said. "I was yelling and trying to get everybody fired up. " A nine-inning game that featured a pitcher's duel between Virant and Oxnard's Oscar Sandoval provided plenty of tension and excitement. In the end, a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth gave Camarillo a 3-2 victory and a one-game lead with one to play.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1986
Bravo Tom Werman! Critics have been ignoring heavy metal since its conception. So what if groups like Twisted Sister, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, AC/DC, Scorpions and others have each sold over a million LPs? The critics don't like them, so they must not be worth listening to. ROY SCHAIRER Camp Pendleton
SPORTS
November 9, 1991 | ANDY GAVEL
Desert 18, Paraclete 10--Fullback Mike Williams rushed for 236 yards in 22 carries, caught two passes for 68 yards and scored all three Desert touchdowns as the Scorpions (3-6, 2-2) handed the Spirits (2-7, 0-4) their 20th consecutive league loss. With Paraclete leading, 7-0, on a 10-yard pass from Larry King to Christian Anderson, Williams jump-started the Desert offense with an 81-yard run on the Scorpions' first offensive play.
SPORTS
September 12, 1987 | CHRIS PARKER
The plan seemed foolproof. In fact, fourth-down plays for Camarillo High worked every other time the Scorpions had run them against Oxnard on Friday night. So, when Camarillo was faced with a fourth-and-four situation on Oxnard's 47-yard line late in the fourth quarter, it seemed natural that the Scorpions would gain the yards needed. But on the final fourth-down effort, with 2:30 remaining, Camarillo wide receiver Chad Roberts was stopped two yards short on an inside reverse.
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Scorpion hunting is something you shouldn't do on your own. For one thing, it's dangerous. For another, you could learn a lot more from naturalists at two Nevada wildlife refuges who will be taking visitors to see the desert critters this month. Hikes take place Saturday at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo and Sept. 14 at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Moapa. Although you've probably never heard of these remote wildlife refuges, they're less than a two-hour drive from Las Vegas.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2013
They call themselves the "world's first and only" heavy metal mariachi band. That may or may not be true. But it's likely that there aren't many out there. They are Metalachi, and they rock hard in outrageous mariachi costumes to horn-fueled renditions of Black Sabbath, Guns 'N' Roses and Scorpions tunes. Catch them live at the Levitt Pavilion during its free summer concert series. Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park, 2230 W. 6th St, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. Sun. Free. http://www.levittla.org.
HEALTH
February 9, 2013 | Melinda Fulmer
Think of the scorpion reach as one of your favorite hip-opening yoga moves on steroids. It's challenging, but it leaves you feeling strong and limber and ready for anything. Fitness expert Mike Fitch uses it as a dynamic warm-up in his new Animal Flow body-weight resistance class at Equinox gyms. -- What it does The total body exercise stretches your hips, spine and legs as it strengthens your shoulders and tones your abdominal muscles. -- What to do Start in an elevated plank position with your body in one long straight line.
SPORTS
May 8, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Hunter Virant, Camarillo High's standout left-handed pitcher, decided he needed to be a little emotional Tuesday against Oxnard in a game for first place in the Pacific View League. "I've never really gotten pumped up like that," he said. "I was yelling and trying to get everybody fired up. " A nine-inning game that featured a pitcher's duel between Virant and Oxnard's Oscar Sandoval provided plenty of tension and excitement. In the end, a bases-loaded walk in the top of the ninth gave Camarillo a 3-2 victory and a one-game lead with one to play.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Even in territory as well-traversed as California, biologists can discover new creatures. The latest? A species of scorpion in Death Valley National Park. Wernerius inyoensis is tiny — just over half an inch long — and may live underground. Matthew Graham, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discovered it during a nighttime search of the park, using a special ultraviolet light that made the animal glow in the dark. Scorpions have chemicals in their exoskeletons that fluoresce under UV light.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Darkness cloaked the desert, pierced only by a canopy of stars that provided a glittering backdrop for 20 college students treading cautiously over the cracked, dry landscape. But a soft hiss stopped them in their tracks. Mudassar Haq heard the rattlesnake and shouted to alert the others as classmate Thomas Parker shined a flashlight on a large sidewinder slithering away under a tuft of salt grass. "I immediately knew what it was, that's something you don't think twice about," said Haq, 20, a Cal State Fullerton junior.
SPORTS
October 2, 1987 | JOHN ORTEGA and GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY and Thousand Oaks 20, Simi Valley 36; Thousand Oaks 19, Camarillo 40; Simi Valley 24, Camarillo 33--Jena Haggenmiller of Thousand Oaks ran 18:59 over the three-mile course as the Lancers (4-0) remained undefeated in the Marmonte League. and L. A. Baptist 20, Western Christian 41--Gina Johnson placed second (20:43) and Kirsten Berger was third (20:45) to lead the Knights (3-0). and BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY and L. A. Baptist 19, Western Christian 40--Wes Smith ran 15:48 over the 2.8-mile course to lead L. A. Baptist (3-0) to an Alpha League win. Knight runners, including third-place Dean Thompson (16:33), took four of the top five spots. and GIRLS VOLLEYBALL and Agoura d. Calabasas, 15-9, 15-3, 13-15, 15-11--Led by Dorothy Brown, Shannon Mathew and Wendy Bennett, Agoura (5-2) won its first Frontier League match., Ralph Nichols
Abe Valdez led undefeated Camarillo (6-0, 4-0) to impressive victories over Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley in a Marmonte League double-dual cross-country meet Thursday at Cal Lutheran. Valdez, a sophomore transfer from Rio Mesa, ran the three-mile course in 15 minutes, 59 seconds, nine seconds ahead of Tom Bibbs of Simi Valley. Although two of Camarillo's top runners missed the team bus, the Scorpions easily defeated Thousand Oaks, 26-32, and Simi Valley, 19-44.
SPORTS
April 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Nico Lima, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound junior at Camarillo, is making a huge impact in football and baseball since transferring from Crespi. In football last fall as a tight end-fullback, he caught 40 passes for 458 yards and six touchdowns. In baseball as a first baseman, he's batting .422 with 19 RBIs for the Scorpions, who are in first place in the Pacific View League.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NEWS
June 30, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Traveling is full of creatures great and small. On Wednesday, it was turtles on a JFK runway. On Thursday, it was reports of a scorpion aboard an Alaska Airlines flight this month. An Oregon man said he was stung by a striped bark scorpion on a flight between Seattle and Anchorage.  "I picked my hand up and said, 'Oh, my God -- that's a scorpion,'" Jeff Ellis told KPTV , which also put up a slideshow of photos of the incident. Ellis said he was trying to sleep on a June 17 flight when he felt something crawling up his sleeve.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
It's awards season and the Golden Globes are right around the corner. On Sunday, the Beverly Hilton will sparkle with stars and become impossible to infiltrate, unless you somehow have a room. But fret not, the hotel's iconic Trader Vic's tiki lounge has shared the recipe for its Scorpion cocktail. So why not mix up a few of these formidably strong libations while you watch the Globes? Consisting of tart lemon juice and sweet orange juice, and spiked liberally with light rum and brandy, the drink will transport you to the Polynesian tropics (where perhaps you'll find Jon Hamm lounging in a loincloth.
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