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(LA Daily News)   So many bodies were piling up at the LA County coroner's office that they had to start outsourcing some of the work. Bottom line, don't die in the City of Angels   ( dailynews.com) divider line
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2017-04-17 05:55:05 PM  
They just need to sell more sticky notes
cdn3.bigcommerce.com

(yes, they really sell stuff http://www.lacoroner.com/l-a-county-coroner-body-notes/ )
 
2017-04-17 06:17:48 PM  
I did search and recovery for them.   Wish they'd have hired me, it's my dream job to work there.
 
2017-04-17 06:57:02 PM  
Put them on ice.
 
2017-04-17 07:31:13 PM  
Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.
 
2017-04-17 07:48:06 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.


Um...okay.  The less people that want to move here the better.   I love, LOVE it here, but to each their own.

I applied to work for the LA Coroners office when I graduated with my MA back in 2011.   A bunch of us from my school's program did, as we all majored in (Forensic) Anthropology.    All of us were sent rejection letters from the County's HR because they wouldn't accept anthro majors.
 
2017-04-17 08:16:05 PM  
Sounds like the perfect time to kickstarter my burial-at-sea business idea. I'll haul out bags of corpses to international waters and set them free. Please wrap them in biodegradable shrouds so the crabs can get in there.
 
2017-04-17 08:19:05 PM  
they need to set up a temporary corpse corps
 
2017-04-17 08:20:25 PM  
Or what, I'll have to lay on some table or in a cold drawer as opposed to under some dirt or be put in a fire?
 
2017-04-17 08:21:39 PM  
if i'm dead, why would i give a shiat?
 
2017-04-17 08:21:42 PM  
It's that damned Quincy, always looking into stuff too far and causing a backup in cases.
 
2017-04-17 08:22:03 PM  

raerae1980: I did search and recovery for them.   Wish they'd have hired me, it's my dream job to work there.


As soon as I saw this link, I wondered how quickly you would post in here ;)
 
2017-04-17 08:23:18 PM  
As Coroner, he must defer

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2017-04-17 08:25:59 PM  

Brawndo: raerae1980: I did search and recovery for them.   Wish they'd have hired me, it's my dream job to work there.

As soon as I saw this link, I wondered how quickly you would post in here ;)


;-)
 
2017-04-17 08:26:04 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.


I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in.  Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.
 
2017-04-17 08:27:53 PM  
alternativemovieposters.com
/lawn, etc.
 
2017-04-17 08:28:30 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in.  Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.


Are you serious?    Like, do I need to actually give a response to this?    Holy f*ck people...........
 
2017-04-17 08:29:47 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in. Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.


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2017-04-17 08:30:03 PM  

neongoats: Sounds like the perfect time to kickstarter my burial-at-sea business idea. I'll haul out bags of corpses to international waters and set them free. Please wrap them in biodegradable shrouds so the crabs can get in there.


Maybe you can build a raft. Then see if you can find the nam-shub.
 
2017-04-17 08:33:16 PM  
 
2017-04-17 08:34:30 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [alternativemovieposters.com image 700x919]
/lawn, etc.


Love that film.
 
2017-04-17 08:38:34 PM  
180 bodies were waiting to be processed. That number has now been cut in half

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2017-04-17 08:40:52 PM  

LordOfThePings: neongoats: Sounds like the perfect time to kickstarter my burial-at-sea business idea. I'll haul out bags of corpses to international waters and set them free. Please wrap them in biodegradable shrouds so the crabs can get in there.

Maybe you can build a raft. Then see if you can find the nam-shub.


Nah. It's just that the conventional way we deal with bodies in 2017 is stupid. Either we plant them in the ground filled with carcinogenic chemicals that leech into the groundwater over the next 100 years, at immense cost to grieving families, else we expend enormous amounts of energy and pollution rendering them into ash at immense cost to grieving families. Either way becoming a corpse can become a huge expense to those that survive you, and I think burial-at-sea can be an environmentally friendly solution that's also cost effective. The bonus idea is contracting your services to various coroners up and down the coast for affordable burial-at-sea of john doe's, and other kinds of unclaimed/unloved deceased.
 
2017-04-17 08:41:55 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in.  Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.


You know, somebody with some money (because let's be fair, it would take a lot) could set that up as a heat sink for the city's AC.  That should seriously improve cooling efficiency if the air is warmer than that.  The money would be because you'd have to tear up streets and install pipes.
 
2017-04-17 08:46:34 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Zeb Hesselgresser: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in. Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.

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Yeah, got a wetsuit. Used to water ski in the Poconos through October.  It ceased to be fun sometime around 33 yrs. old. New rule, 77F or I'll be at the bar.
 
2017-04-17 09:11:35 PM  
They just need to be more efficient.
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2017-04-17 09:17:41 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: ecmoRandomNumbers: 

I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in.  Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.


That's a perk, keeps the disgusting hordes away. People can swim in water much colder than 70F, just have to eat something hearty before and think to oneself 'at least I'm not gonna get frostbite'. It helps if its sunny, also helps not to have cardivascular problems. I go swimming every time I visit the Pacific, doesn't really matter where.

It's always amazing to me when I visit SF that I get the water to myself at Baker Beach right next to millions of potential swimmers, the old naked people wandering around probably helps with that though.
 
2017-04-17 09:19:42 PM  
They should ask how it's done in Chicago....
 
2017-04-17 09:28:10 PM  

jaytkay: 180 bodies were waiting to be processed. That number has now been cut in half

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No no, that would double that number.
 
2017-04-17 09:35:09 PM  

raerae1980: I did search and recovery for them.   Wish they'd have hired me, it's my dream job to work there.


Oh sure, we all need to have crushes on you even more.
 
2017-04-17 09:43:08 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: raerae1980: I did search and recovery for them.   Wish they'd have hired me, it's my dream job to work there.

Oh sure, we all need to have crushes on you even more.


*blushes*
 
2017-04-17 09:49:02 PM  
"Hello...this is SuperWalMart Encino"

"Hi...this is LA County Coroner...may we use your freezers? K thnx g bye"
 
2017-04-17 09:49:31 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in. Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F. Fark that noise.


Oh, come on. I've gone swimming at the beach there in February.

It was an entire half hour before my feet started going numb.
 
2017-04-17 09:49:35 PM  

raerae1980: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

Um...okay.  The less people that want to move here the better.   I love, LOVE it here, but to each their own.

I applied to work for the LA Coroners office when I graduated with my MA back in 2011.   A bunch of us from my school's program did, as we all majored in (Forensic) Anthropology.    All of us were sent rejection letters from the County's HR because they wouldn't accept anthro majors.


Why? What the hell were they looking for? Police with medical degrees? I bet they were looking for people from south Asia who'll work for minimum wage.

Doctors are for living people. One would think that any major with extensive anatomy courses should suffice.
 
2017-04-17 09:52:23 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: "Hello...this is SuperWalMart Encino"

"Hi...this is LA County Coroner...may we use your freezers? K thnx g bye"


"Hey, what would you need our freezer for, buuuuuddy?"

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Oak
2017-04-17 10:17:31 PM  
As a resident of L.A., I promise to try not to die any time soon.

/No warranty or guarantee, implied or express, is created or granted by this language
//I also promise to try as hard as I can to rot and stink before the city assholes get a chance to deal with my boated gassy corpse
///Because they're City of L.A. assholes
////raerae dodged a bullet
 
2017-04-17 10:31:02 PM  
So, Los Angeles would be an above-average place to commit murder or dispose of a body right now? Asking for a friend.
 
2017-04-17 11:16:10 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

I never understood why anyone wants to live next to an ocean that's too cold to swim in.  Lived in SD one summer, even in August the water was 69•F.  Fark that noise.


Well I suppose that if you insist on entering the ocean but don't expend much energy while there, it might be a touch chilly.  However, I live far enough north of there that the ocean is about at least 5 degrees cooler and I like it for the moderating effect it has on the air temperatures.   I can get by with a portable AC and a ceiling fan because the temps rarely exceed 90F in the summer and my wall heater is on for maybe 3-4 months in the winter. (Essentially no insulation in this shack either.)  I don't need a lined jacket unless I travel and often no jacket at all in the winter once the sun is up.

The disadvantage is that this climate is attractive to a lot of people which drives the cost of housing way up (not SF crazy but up there).  The population is probably low enough to make it attractive for someone like ecmoRandomNumbers but the wage to housing cost ratio might put an end to that.
 
2017-04-17 11:22:26 PM  

neongoats: LordOfThePings: neongoats: Sounds like the perfect time to kickstarter my burial-at-sea business idea. I'll haul out bags of corpses to international waters and set them free. Please wrap them in biodegradable shrouds so the crabs can get in there.

Maybe you can build a raft. Then see if you can find the nam-shub.

Nah. It's just that the conventional way we deal with bodies in 2017 is stupid. Either we plant them in the ground filled with carcinogenic chemicals that leech into the groundwater over the next 100 years, at immense cost to grieving families, else we expend enormous amounts of energy and pollution rendering them into ash at immense cost to grieving families. Either way becoming a corpse can become a huge expense to those that survive you, and I think burial-at-sea can be an environmentally friendly solution that's also cost effective. The bonus idea is contracting your services to various coroners up and down the coast for affordable burial-at-sea of john doe's, and other kinds of unclaimed/unloved deceased.


I agree with your ideas but this is a culturally embedded tradition that won't change quickly without enormous forces pushing it.

Also, the problem in TFA isn't disposal of the bodies, it is doing the autopsies prior to that so hold off on your Kickstarter if you think that will offer a solution. :-(
 
2017-04-18 01:13:28 AM  

raerae1980: ecmoRandomNumbers: Even better advice: "Don't live in the City of Angels."

I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

San Diego? Yes. San Francisco? Only if I were a billionaire. I'd love to live someplace that's close to the coast, but much, much smaller than LA. And people in hell want snow cones, so it's just a fantasy right now.

Um...okay.  The less people that want to move here the better.   I love, LOVE it here, but to each their own.

I applied to work for the LA Coroners office when I graduated with my MA back in 2011.   A bunch of us from my school's program did, as we all majored in (Forensic) Anthropology.    All of us were sent rejection letters from the County's HR because they wouldn't accept anthro majors.


That sounds like horseshiat. Why wouldn't they want someone with that an understanding of anthropology and forensics?
 
2017-04-18 01:31:12 AM  
They leave dead horses that don't do good in the races at Santa Anita in the woods.  A gent at a party who works at the road crew told me how he had to cut up a dead horse.  Think about that the next time you go watch a horse race in Los Angeles.
 
2017-04-18 01:34:49 AM  

raerae1980: ecmoRandomNumbers: I love California, and LA is a fun city to visit, but I couldn't live in LA.

Um...okay.  The less people that want to move here the better.   I love, LOVE it here, but to each their own.


I like my work a lot, the variety of food is great, and I hate mosquitoes, so my little corner of LA is a decent place to live for now. The amount of LA that's front yards surrounded by chain-linked fences with plastic bags stuck in them is staggering, though.
 
2017-04-18 04:19:40 AM  
"Lol." -God
 
2017-04-18 05:37:53 AM  
LOL, the coroner came from Riverside County, went to LA County, said "fark this shiat", and went back to Riverside County.
 
2017-04-18 01:42:53 PM  
Had a friend who's brother died (alone) in Baltimore - It took 7 months to get the body released for the funeral.
 
2017-04-18 02:17:11 PM  
Now superimpose on me... someone's ugly house!
 
2017-04-18 05:15:43 PM  
Fajardo returned to his old job as Riverside County's chief forensic pathologist, where he earned $227,190 in total pay and benefits in 2012 before he came to Los Angeles County, which paid him $426,907 in 2014 on his first full year at the job.

Was this before the 20,000 of overtime?
 
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