CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991 |
Most teachers stuff their classroom lesson plans into a desk drawer at the end of the school day. Barbara Cser says she stores hers in a litter box. That's because cats help her teach reading, writing and arithmetic to fourth- and fifth-graders at her Glassell Park schoolroom. The 9- and 10-year-olds are learning science by studying the animals' superior eyesight. They talk about feline symbolism in social studies. They discuss cat poetry and read cat books in language arts.
June 18, 1997 |
When you think about finding steady work in this town, you might consider the police or sanitation departments, maybe the school system. And, of course, there's always "Cats." Always, always. Just ask Ethan Fein, a graying 49-year-old who plays guitar in the 25-member orchestra. He bounced from weddings to bar mitzvahs for years. Then came Oct. 7, 1982, at the Winter Garden Theatre: opening night for "Cats," the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on a collection of cat poems T.S.
August 17, 2012 |
If American worker productivity drops in the third quarter of 2012, I'm fairly certain the cause will be traced back to this: iPet Companion, a "virtual play room" that allows anyone, anywhere, to play with criminally cute, reprehensibly distracting orphan cats waiting to be adopted in city shelters. The Los Angeles Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay Neuter Center, a Mission Hills facility owned by the city of Los Angeles and operated by the nonprofit animal welfare organization Best Friends, launched its iPet Companion virtual play room Wednesday.
November 6, 2002 |
Gussie Moran had legs that went on forever. She walked, the late designer Ted Tinling said, as if she were tiptoeing across tennis balls. She was a California girl with a California tan. She was a jock, she was beautiful, it was 1949 and Gussie Moran showed her lace panties at Wimbledon. "Gussie was," says Jack Kramer, part of Los Angeles tennis royalty, "the Anna Kournikova of her time. Gussie was a beautiful woman with a beautiful body.
August 24, 2012 |
Those evil cats . As soon as we reported on a "virtual play room" at a Los Angeles animal shelter where human admirers could manipulate remote-controlled toys and watch kitties' reactions, the feline-obsessed began lining up like it was giveaway day at Pinkberry. At one point, the number of people waiting for the virtual play room topped 70, and the queue for a two-minute turn stretched to nearly three hours. “This just goes to show I shouldn't read The Times at work,” one person wrote on the play room's chat board.
June 1, 1986
Even the most sedate tabby can be coaxed into a kittenish performance with one of these small hand-crafted toys stuffed with 100% fresh catnip. Created by Catsss Pet Products Inc., they come in colorful fabrics and a fanciful variety of shapes: from a mouse to a sardine, a bird to a bug, and even a "friendly" veterinarian doll that your cat can gallantly toss into the air.