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January 30, 1989 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County coroner said Sunday that a young woman whose body was found floating in the ocean near Ventura may have been the victim of an extremely rare shark attack, possibly the first such fatality in California waters in four years. The body of the unidentified woman, believed to be a windsurfer, was spotted Saturday about six miles off Channel Islands Harbor by the crew of a sailboat, Coroner Warren Lovell said. Crew members of a Coast Guard vessel retrieved the body.
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October 10, 2008 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
For the first time ever, the Los Angeles city attorney's office has removed a former gang member from one of its numerous gang injunctions, which cover more than 11,000 people. City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo, accompanied by several council members, said Thursday that an ex-gang member had become the first to complete a new gang injunction removal petition process his office has set up. Authorities declined to identify the individual.
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May 17, 1992 | BARRY SIEGEL, Barry Siegel is a Times national correspondent. "Shades of Gray," a collection of his articles, was published by Bantam Books in March. and
AT FIRST, THOSE FEW WHO PASSED BY were not even certain what they were seeing. A trapper, checking his lines in the remote sand dunes just south of the Minidoka County Landfill, not far from the rural southeast Idaho hamlet of Rupert, thought he glimpsed a burned monkey when he peered inside the round metal cylinder. Days later, a group of teen-agers out four-wheeling dismissed it as junk--a washing machine tub--blown over from the landfill.
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December 7, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
It was small, what he came to see: just a humble metal marker in the dusty grass that read "1978." That's the year Lance Georgeson's father died, alone and unbeknownst to the family he had left long ago. And so his estranged son stood Wednesday morning -- in the acre-sized patch where Los Angeles County buries its unclaimed dead in common graves -- to finally say goodbye.
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November 24, 1991 | BOB ELSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bizarre twist in the search for the Fullerton-bound twin-engine plane with five aboard missing for 10 days, the Civil Air Patrol reported Saturday that searchers have found the wreckage of a plane that has been lost in the Mojave Desert for more than eight years. The wreckage was identified by CAP officials as a four-passenger Mooney aircraft that was lost en route from Grand Canyon Airport in Arizona to Oakland. A 12-day search that began Aug.
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January 28, 1990 | JAMES ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the body was found along a lonely stretch of Coast Highway last May, sheriff's investigators were sure that someone would eventually identify the victim. She had an unmistakable look: bleached-blond hair, a curved spine and a gaping hole in her mouth where four front teeth were missing. "It just seems like someone should be able to identify her," said Lt. Richard Olson of the Orange County Sheriff's Department. More than six months later, nobody has.
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July 6, 1992
An unidentified man's badly decomposed body was found by a hiker in a dry riverbed in Big Tujunga Canyon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Sunday. The body was found about 2:40 p.m. Saturday about 300 yards east of a bridge in Big Tujunga Canyon in Angeles National Forest, said Deputy Diane Hecht. The man, who had been dead for five to seven days, apparently was killed by a gunshot wound, said Hecht, adding that detectives had no other information on the case.
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August 30, 1987 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
A university professor was arrested at his West Hollywood apartment Saturday and accused of using a chain saw to dismember human body parts found last week along highways in Valencia and near Fresno, Sheriff's Department officials said.
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February 4, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Afternoon hikers found a body Sunday north of Ortega Highway near the border of Orange and Riverside counties, Sheriff's Department officials said. An autopsy is to be performed this morning. Authorities released no information Sunday except to say that the body was wrapped in something and was found off a dirt road in a wilderness area about 4 1/2 miles north of the highway, toward Santiago Peak. Exactly one week earlier, a passing driver on Ortega Highway found the body of a young Latina.
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August 18, 1993
The decomposing body of a man was found near the side of a road in the Big Tujunga Canyon area Tuesday by sheriff's deputies who smelled a foul odor while patrolling in the area, authorities said. Investigators do not know the identity of the adult male, or how he died, said Deputy Diane Hecht. The body was discovered in an embankment off the side of Big Tujunga Canyon Road near mile marker 3.79, Hecht said. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week, Hecht said.
SPORTS
October 6, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Four of the five managerial candidates to be interviewed by the Dodgers next week will be Terry Collins, Jerry Royster, Alan Trammell and Torey Lovullo, General Manager Paul DePodesta said Wednesday. DePodesta would not divulge the fifth candidate because he has been unable to reach him. The person is employed by another team not in the playoffs.
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January 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Police were seeking the public's help Monday in identifying a motorist who survived a crash with a Blue Line train. The crash occurred at 9:11 p.m. Saturday when a tan 1985 Toyota Corolla turned into the path of a train at Long Beach Boulevard and Burnett Street, said Officer Greg Schirmer. The car's license plate number is 5CPH259. The driver, a male Latino believed to be in his late teens, with no identification, remained hospitalized and was unable to communicate.
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July 10, 2000
Swimmers found a body described as that of a "full-term" male baby in a plastic bag floating in the surf off Long Beach, a Fire Department official said Sunday. Two people made the discovery about 2 p.m. close to shore near Junipero Avenue, said Long Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Pillsbury. The swimmers discovered the body after bringing the bag to shore and opening it. The umbilical cord was still attached, Pillsbury said. The cause of death was not immediately determined.
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June 4, 2000 | SUE FOX and GREG RISLING
A body was found Saturday floating in a small lake at Hansen Dam Recreation Area, police said. A woman spotted the man floating face down about 3 p.m. and called authorities, said Sgt. Phil Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division. No foul play is suspected, he said. The newly renovated recreation area has swimming and fishing lakes.
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May 21, 2000
A man who was shot to death in his wheelchair Friday in Beverly Hills was identified Saturday, but police have not said what the motive for the slaying might have been. Beverly Hills police said Clarence Phillip Watson, 33, of Diamond Bar was shot in a parking lot in the 800 block of Wilshire Boulevard about 9 p.m. Watson was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 10 p.m.
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November 27, 1999
Police are trying to establish the identity of a homeless man whose skull was cracked when he was struck by a car Thursday. The man, an African American in his mid-30s, was one of four people struck by a sedan that left the roadway at North Main and Alameda streets, Los Angeles police said. Police said he was listed in "severe condition with spinal and skull fractures" Friday at County-USC Medical Center. Also struck and hospitalized were Robert Lee Robinson Jr.
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December 31, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two black men, believed to be in their 30s, were stabbed, shot and killed days before their bodies were found by a jogger over the side of Soledad Canyon Road in a rural portion of Canyon Country, according to sheriff's officers. Authorities don't know the motive behind the crime and are further puzzled by a sandwich bag containing about an ounce of rock cocaine found in the underwear of one of the dead men.
NEWS
January 26, 1989
Authorities have identified the body of a woman unearthed with six others last November from the yard of the Sacramento boardinghouse run by Dorothea Montalvo Puente. The Sacramento County coroner's office identified the last of seven corpses as that of Betty Mae Palmer, 80, who apparently went to Sacramento from the Redding area in 1986. Officers said that they did not know when when was last seen alive but that she moved into the Victorian house sometime in 1986.
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November 27, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than four months after his lifeless body was found on a sidewalk a few blocks from his Long Beach home, the mystery of how 17-year-old Jamaal Horton met his demise has only deepened. But his death has had a profound impact. The popular Jordan High School athlete, whose body lay in the county morgue unidentified for nearly a month, has left a painful legacy for family and friends.
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September 6, 1999 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jimmie Horton was lying in bed when he saw a flash of red streak past his window and around a corner. There seemed to be more red flashes piercing the July 1 night sky--and close by. But Horton paid no attention. He lay there thinking about the argument he had had less than an hour before with his son, 17-year-old Jamaal. The boy was supposed to clean the bathroom, but instead he had left to hang out with friends in the neighborhood.
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