August 3, 2010
California lawmakers should reject a bill that would give families of murdered children the power to keep autopsy reports sealed from public view. Although the desire to shield traumatized parents from further pain is understandable, SB 982 would undermine public oversight of the criminal justice system and in the end would do little to protect families. The bill, by Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta), is one of several legislative responses to the recent high-profile killings of teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois.
May 23, 2012 |
Israeli archaeologists digging near the city of Jerusalem have discovered an ancient clay bulla, about 2,700 years old, bearing the name Bethlehem. The artifact is the only known ancient reference to the city of Jesus' birth found outside the Bible, experts said. The find shows not only that the city existed, but that it probably also had a thriving commercial trade. A bulla is a piece of clay used to make an impression in wax, sealing a document. The wax was intended to show the integrity of the document once it reached its final destination.
HOME & GARDEN
June 20, 2011 |
Update: "Project Runway" host and executive producer Heidi Klum and her husband, singer-songwriter Seal, have sold their Beverly Hills Post Office-area estate for $7 million. It came on the market in May at $6.9 million and was in escrow within two weeks. The more than 9,000-square-foot house sits behind gates on more than 4 acres. Features include a glass-enclosed wine vault in the dining room, a wood-paneled library, six bedrooms and 91/2 bathrooms. A tennis court and swimming pool are among the outdoor amenities.
January 7, 2014
Re "The cross and the county seal," Editorial, Jan. 3 The Times misses the mark. The purpose of a municipal seal is to reflect the culture and history of a region and its people. In Los Angeles County, our history began with the founding of the San Gabriel Mission in 1771. The mission was recognized as an important icon to the region and hence added to the seal in 2004. However, the current rendering of the mission on the seal is artistically and architecturally inaccurate.
April 25, 1989 |
A seal of approval for computers that interconnect easily with other makes--the COS Mark--was announced Tuesday by an influential group of computer makers and users. Big computer buyers led by General Motors Corp. and the federal government demanded such a program because of dissatisfaction with the existing cacophony in communications between computers.
March 19, 2006
Wednesday is International Day of the Seal. It has been sanctioned by Congress, so you know it's important. Although it's easy to find web-footed mammals in Southern California, there's a problem: They're boring. "They don't do much," says Omar De La Rosa, bartender at Luau Larry's, a Catalina Island establishment infamous for the Wiki Wacker cocktail. "They kind of look like people who have spent too much time here."