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July 11, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves
A dead seal continues to stink up Pacific Coast Highway and its nearby Malibu beachfront as officials have spent days working out exactly what to do with it.   Caltrans spokeswoman Lauren Wonder said the agency was told Tuesday that a dead seal had been dragged onto a storm drain near the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road. Wonder said the agency was informed Wednesday that is was illegal to remove a dead animal and that they needed to first contact the California Academy of Sciences Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy.
April 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part because of their offense, which had another spectacular day Sunday in an 8-6, sweep-sealing victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game, Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe also belted home runs, and Dee Gordon swiped a career-high four bases.
July 11, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves
The dead seal stinking up Malibu has been hauled away, apparently by a private citizen in a rubber boat, officials said Thursday. Andrew Hughan of state Department of Fish and Wildlife said the seal was carted away from the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road sometime Thursday afternoon.  California Department of Transportation spokesman Patrick Chandler said a maintenance employee was told that “someone pulled up...
April 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
After years of eliminating jobs in Southern California, aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions. It is a rare and welcome development for the Southland's beleaguered aerospace industry, which has been stung by layoffs and assembly line closures for decades. "I couldn't be happier for the region," Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said. "We want to continue to carry on our aviation tradition here.
May 23, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
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.
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.
June 20, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
April 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
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."
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 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
March 17, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Did a charismatic Libyan rebel chieftain with big ambitions overreach? Trying to put a $36-million cargo of crude oil on the black market was an extraordinarily bold move by Ibrahim Jathran, a militia commander whose fighters played a role in the NATO-backed rebellion three years ago against longtime dictator Moammar Kadafi. In the early hours Monday, Jathran lost his gamble when U.S. Navy SEALs seized control of the tanker Morning Glory, which sailed a week ago from an oil port in eastern Libya.
March 17, 2014 | By Laura King, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
CAIRO - U.S. Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker that had illegally taken on a cargo of crude oil peddled by rebels in Libya who had earlier captured key oil ports, the U.S. military announced early Monday. The seaborne raid, staged off of the Cypriot coast, came at the behest of the governments of Libya and Cyprus, the Pentagon said in a statement. “No one was hurt tonight when U.S. forces … boarded and took control of the commercial tanker Morning Glory,” the statement said.
March 16, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
PEREVALNE, Ukraine - Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed by the Black Sea in its south made albeit an illegitimate but quite effective leap toward rejoining Russia, to which Crimea had belonged for over three centuries before. The referendum, declared illegal by the Interim Government in Kiev and by all the Western powers, would have hardly happened at all without the impressive assistance of Russian armed forces which have de facto occupied the breakaway peninsula since the end of February, when the  heavily armed Russian commandos captured the government and parliament buildings in the regional capital of Simferopol and installed the pro-Kremlin government, immediately asking for military and economic assistance from Russia.
February 20, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The Maersk Alabama, featured in the movie “Captain Phillips,” has left the Seychelles after authorities completed the investigation into the deaths of two Americans, one of whom was a former Navy SEAL. On Tuesday, two Americans were found dead in a cabin on the ship, berthed in Port of Victoria in the island nation of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Neither officials nor the company have said what happened. “Maersk Alabama was cleared to leave the Seychelles when the authorities completed their onboard investigation,” company spokesman Kevin N. Speers said in an e-mailed statement.
February 20, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Police found drugs and drug paraphernalia in the cabin where two ex-Navy SEALs were found dead earlier this week, according to a company spokesman. The bodies of security contractors Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, of Baton Rouge, La., and Jeffrey Reynolds, 44, were discovered in a cabin of the Maersk Alabama on Tuesday while at port in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The ship is widely known for having been hijacked by Somalian pirates in 2009, an event was dramatized in the 2013 Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips.
June 26, 1989 | From the Washington Post
To the bureaucrats in the Interior Department's environmental protection division, the fur-bearing seal of northern Canada and Alaska is a commodity with a price tag of precisely $15. Part of a computer model aimed at calculating the economic costs of environmental damage from toxic spills, the figure is supposed to reflect the market value of a seal pelt. Geese, on the other hand, have been assigned values of up to $35.74 each, a price derived from analyzing their popularity among hunters.
February 7, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Of course the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and several religious groups sued L.A. County. Why wouldn't they? County supervisors voted last month to add a Christian cross, an unmistakable symbol of one religious faith, to the county seal, an official symbol of government. Blending the Christian symbol into the government one signals an impermissible intertwining of church and state. It practically begs for a lawsuit. Now what's this going to cost us in legal fees?
February 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film "Captain Phillips," Seychelles Island police said Wednesday. According to police , Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44, were discovered dead by a colleague who went to check on Kennedy late Tuesday afternoon while the ship was moored in Port Victoria. No cause of death was given and an investigation is underway.
February 14, 2014 | By Meg James
Should Comcast Corp.'s $45-billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable be approved, the company plans to dispatch its ex-Navy SEAL. Neil Smit, Comcast Cable chief executive and a former Navy SEAL, this week was named Comcast's go-to guy: the executive who would closely oversee the integration of at least 8 million Time Warner Cable customers into Comcast, which already has nearly 22 million video subscribers. That means Smit also would be the point man overseeing upgrades to Time Warner Cable's systems in New York and Los Angeles, where 1.5 million homes have Time Warner Cable service.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll   "Neil Smit will help lead this for us, and the track record of what's been happening at Comcast Cable is something that we're very, very proud of," Comcast Corp.
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