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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.
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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
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.
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.
NEWS
November 20, 1990
Description: Brown overall, pale below, with short neck and big head. Black chin and throat contrast with white chicken-like bill with black ring. During winter the ringed bill and black throat disappear. Juveniles have striped brown neck. Length: 13-14 inches. Habitat: Wetlands, ponds, marshes and sluggish streams. Diet: Aquatic insects, brine, tadpoles and fish. Feather balls found in stomach.
NEWS
May 14, 1988 | ELLEN MELINKOFF
Today and Sunday, two parks are holding open houses, one emphasizing native plants and animals, the other, horses. Eaton Canyon County Park, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, holds its eighth annual open house today from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live gopher snakes for kids to pet as well as live rattlesnakes to observe from a safe distance, plus butterfly and insect exhibits. Bird walks are scheduled for the morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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