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  • L.A. Now Live: Fatal California shark attack 13th since 1950

     
    The fatal shark attack of a surfer off the Santa Barbara County coast marks the 13th fatal shark encounter in California waters since 1950, experts said. Times staff writer Wesley Lowery will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the death...
  • Beaches closed after surfer killed in shark attack

     
    Authorities ordered beaches near Vandenberg Air Force Base closed for 72 hours after a 39-year-old surfer was killed Tuesday in a shark attack....
  • Surfer killed in shark attack survived by young daughter

     
    A 39-year-old surfer killed in a shark attack off the waters of Central California is survived by a wife and a young daughter, friends said. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt was described as an avid surfer who had been......
  • For the person who has everything: This T-Rex is for sale

     
    From the don't-you-wish-you-had-a-few-spare-million department: Bonham's is holding a natural history auction in Las Vegas on Oct. 3, selling some super-cool objects-de-fossil. That's Samson, above, a female T-Rex. She hails from what is now South...
  • Dung beetle named for Charles Darwin

     
    Recently, we learned that a newly discovered hairy yellow spider had been named for David Bowie. Since the undisputed "rock star" of the field of biology would have to be Charles Darwin (no matter what Kirk Cameron may think of......
  • Milan's big showing of a Da Vinci notebook recalls L.A.'s Leonardo that got away

     
    In light of recent controversies, most folks who care about art know that it's a really big deal for a museum to even think of unloading a masterpiece. (Consider Brandeis University's attempt to sell off the collection of its Rose......
  • Pacific Asia Museum is accredited by American Assn. of Museums, joining 15 others in L.A. County

     
    The Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena has announced that it’s been accredited by the American Assn. of Museums — which means it completed an application process, including a site visit from evaluators, and was found to meet standards set by......
  • Think that sheep's milk cheese comes from a sheep? DNA doesn't lie

     
    Who says scientists with PhD.s should have all the fun? Not us, especially after a high school class project involving DNA analysis resulted in the discovery of an invasive insect species and several mislabeled food items. Enjoying that sturgeon caviar?.....
  • L.A. mayor is bullish on the arts, but funding outlook remains a bear*

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa remains bullish on the L.A. arts scene even though the city government’s balance sheet has gone to the bears and its funding for the arts appears to be in line for yet another cut. The mayor gave......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: The kingdom and Thailand attempt to settle 20-year row over stolen diamond

     
    Ever since a Thai laborer stole a set of jewels, including a rare blue diamond worth millions of dollars, from a Saudi prince in 1989, Saudi-Thai ties have been frosty and trade relations between the two countries have suffered. The......
  • Man killed in shark attack was 'really good surfer,' friend says

     
    A 39-year-old man who was killed Tuesday in a shark attack was described by friends as an avid surfer who had been coming to the waters off the Santa Barbara coast for years. Francisco Javier Solorio Jr. of Orcutt was......