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SCIENCE
September 13, 2003 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
Marine biologists have discovered an unusual underwater nursery nearly a mile under the ocean on the crest of the Gorda Escarpment off Northern California. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have found two different types of deep-sea creatures -- fish and octopuses -- brooding their eggs like chickens in a henhouse.
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MAGAZINE
November 10, 1996 | BARBARA THORNBURG
"I wanted to design objects with a sense of humor that are sophisticated enough to endure," says 32-year-old Sallie Trout of her collection of whimsical decorative hardware. What she's created would make even a palace guard smile. Her doorknobs and finials, hooks and drapery tiebacks come in an array of offbeat motifs, from rocket ships and coffee cups to lips, eyes and hearts. There's even a drawer pull in the shape of a melting cross. She calls it "Sinead," after the rebellious Irish singer.
SCIENCE
October 29, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko ( Saltuarius eximius ) with its giant eyes and broad leaf-shaped tail; the golden shade skink ( Saproscincus saltus ), which resembles a short snake with legs; and an elegant little frog ( Cophixalus petrophilus ) that spends most of its life in the cool moist cracks between the black granite boulders strewn across the top of the mountain range.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1994 | DEBBIE KONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusually high number of mountain lion sightings in the city--including one this week--has forced the indefinite closure of the 150-acre trail area at the William R. Mason Regional Park for the first time in decades, officials said Friday. "To be on the safe side, we decided to shut it down," said Jerry F. Lahart, the supervising park ranger. Officials began posting new red and white warning signs around the park on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal biologists clad in waders and armed with long-handled nets this week moved hundreds of red-legged frog eggs from a San Fernando Valley stream to carefully selected wetlands 10 miles away in the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range in Southern California. Five hundred eggs transported from the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve to the Santa Monica Mountains are expected to hatch any day. When they do, they will reintroduce red-legged frog tadpoles to historic haunts that are free of predatory fish, snails and crayfish that could tear them apart.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
Local artist Hal Honigsberg makes his solo debut with a series of mixed-media tableaux and a hilarious video installation that indicates that, at the very least, he is a jokester to be reckoned with. "Based on a True Story" is the collective title of a group of works that seamlessly fuse photography and painting to create surreal, trompe l'oeil scenarios of angst and alienation.
NEWS
August 2, 2001 | JINNY GUDMUNDSEN, jinny@choosingchildrenssoftware.com
If you're looking for something special to do with your kids in these waning weeks of summer, consider sending them to software camp--at home. With the right software, it's simple to create a camp atmosphere at home. To make a software camp work, you need to choose a title that can be played over several days and covers a topic that can be explored away from the computer. "JumpStart Explorers," for kids ages 5 to 8, and "Math Blaster: Cross Terrain Challenge," for kids 9 to 12, are perfect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1993 | SARA CATANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trying to balance the interests of ecological preservation and avid campers, federal officials are restricting access to two popular campgrounds in Los Padres National Forest, just in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend. With a record 45,000 visitors to the Rose Valley last year, wildlife biologists have grown concerned about the survival of native toads, frogs, turtles and snakes that live along Sespe Creek.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1985 | CATHERINE WILSON, Associated Press
Are you curious about the potential of hamsters to breed in the wild? Do you care about pocket gophers gnawing on electrical cables? Did you ever wonder about the value of acorns in the diet of steers? If so, you can find the answers in research reports from an experimental cattle range in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Central California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California's largest population of red-legged frogs, a threatened species that has found itself in the middle of legal battles between environmentalists and homebuilders, may be living along a creek north of Santa Clarita, federal biologists said Monday. Scientists originally estimated that 50 of the 5-inch-long amphibians were living along San Francisquito Creek in the Angeles National Forest.
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