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December 10, 2011
How the Dog Became the Dog From Wolves to Our Best Friends Mark Derr Overlook/Duckworth: 287 pp., $26.95
April 5, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Well everyone had it wrong - you, me, the postman and the NCAA selection committee. All that teeth-gnashing over tournament seeding has produced an NCAA championship game between a No. 7 and No. 8. Let's hear it for a collective No. 15! Monday night, though, Connecticut and Kentucky will be playing for the only number that counts No.1. No. 8 Kentucky dramatically capped Saturday night with a 74-73 victory over No. 2 Wisconsin in the second NCAA semifinal game before a Final Four record crowd of 79,444 fans at AT&T Stadium.
July 14, 2010 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
When a man walked down the street today, he was introduced to a dog. For some reason he bit it.
March 30, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
An Iranian man parks his car in a guest spot behind his apartment. He heads inside the building and comes back out about an hour later to walk the dog. Across the street, parked in a rental car, private investigator Sam Nassrouie tucks away his surveillance gear - a camera pen and a hidden tape recorder that looks like an MP3 player - and retrieves his cellphone. "Your husband doesn't seem to be cheating on you," Nassrouie reassures his client, an Iranian woman, over the phone.
September 10, 2013 | By Martin Miller and Elaine Woo
If you watched television in Southern California in the 1970s and beyond, it was impossible to miss Cal Worthington, the lanky pitchman in the cowboy hat touting deals on a sprawling car lot with his "dog Spot. " "Spot," however, was anything but a dog - think lion, tiger, bull, penguin, anteater, iguana, even a whale. And Worthington, the Oklahoma transplant who rode and wrestled with the exotic creatures in one of TV's wackiest and longest-running ad campaigns, kept the gag going for decades, building a cult following along with one of the most successful car dealerships west of the Mississippi.
February 27, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
A Japanese friend sent me a link to a video this morning. I rarely stop to look at something like that, but I'd hit a snarl in what I was working on, and clicked. It made me laugh and I very much needed it at that moment. It's a link to a Japanese cooking show on the web entitled--I kid you not--" Cooking with Dog " with your host Francis. In the lesson, you learn to make oyakodon , or chicken egg drop donburi . You could really learn to make the dish from the video, which includes English subtitles and a voiceover in English.
October 12, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
After spending 18 months in federal prison in a dogfighting case, Michael Vick has decided to get a dog as a family pet. "I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," Vick said in a statement. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God's creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family.
October 31, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man who was angry that a dog had sniffed his leg proceeded to kill the dog's owner in front of the victim's teenage daughter, authorities in the Bay Area said. Dereak Turner, 24, of Vallejo, Calif., was arrested and charged with fatally shooting the man in Hayward, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . Police said Turner allegedly shot and killed 38-year-old Thomas Cunningham outside a liquor store in November 2009. Cunningham, who was with his 13-year-old daughter and two dogs when they encountered Turner on their way home from buying ice cream.
July 2, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A video showing a Hawthorne police officer fatally shooting a dog is drawing outrage on the Internet, and its owner claims he was targeted because of pending claims against the department. The shooting Sunday occurred after a standoff between police and armed robbery suspects near the intersection of 137th Street and Jefferson Avenue. Officers handcuffed bystander Leon Rosby, 52, after he walked close to the scene with an 80-pound Rottweiler on a “long leash-line," creating “an increasingly dangerous situation,” the Hawthorne Police Department said in statement.
July 19, 2012 | By Christopher Hawthorne
A Labrador retriever named Chewy attacked her owner, Jennifer McArfer of South Pasadena, and chewed off portions of McArfer's arm, shin and neck while the woman slept off four glasses of wine. "What can I say," Chewy said. "I was really hungry. "    
March 22, 2014 | Chris Foster
The warning signs were out there for UCLA. High-seeded teams were being sent home from the NCAA tournament left and right. It got the fourth-seeded Bruins' attention. They cleared one potential pratfall Friday night with a 76-59 victory over Tulsa in Viejas Arena, scratching Item No. 1 off their tournament to-do list. "We all watched the games, and we saw Duke and a couple high seeds lose," said forward Travis Wear, who was five for five from the field and scored 10 points.
March 21, 2014 | By Stephanie Blank
Could a cat lover from Pasadena and a dog lover from Mar Vista ever find long-lasting love? I was about to investigate this not-so-proverbial question as I zeroed in on my soon-to-be new love on my computer screen. Freshly divorced and 20 years away from the dating scene, I hesitatingly found myself searching for a match again. I'd heard horror stories from my single friends about online dating, which was an entirely new thing for me, so I did some research. was just too overwhelming, EHarmony too serious, Christian Singles too Christian, JDate too Jewish, Gluten Free Singles too flour-less and VeggieDate too meatless.
March 21, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An Anaheim police dog that was shot in the face Thursday during a probation search and officer-involved shooting is expected to survive after undergoing extensive surgery. The chain of events began Thursday at 1:45 p.m. as two Orange County probation officers went to a home in the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue, according to KTLA . The probationer they were looking for was with two men who fled as authorities approached. One of the men shot at officers multiple times, Anaheim police said.
March 21, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
An Anaheim police K-9 handler is "devastated" as he waits to see if his German shepherd will fully recover from being shot Thursday during a chase of probation suspects on the run. Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt said the dog, Bruno, slept through the night after undergoing extensive surgery after he was shot in the face by a suspect on the run. Authorities have said Bruno is expected to survive, but that the 12 to 18 hours immediately after...
March 20, 2014 | By KTLA
A man was shot dead after firing on officers and shooting a police dog in the face following a probation search in Anaheim on Thursday, authorities said. The dog, named Bruno, was in surgery Thursday night. A bullet struck his face and lodged in his chest, police said. The incident began at 1:45 p.m., when two Orange County probation officers approached a home in the 1100 block of Mayfair Avenue  to do a home check. When the officers neared the residence, they saw the probationer with two unidentified men, who ran away.
March 19, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Animal control officers found 17 dogs and a cat in “deplorable” conditions Wednesday when they searched an Alhambra home. Feces and urine littered the home in the 100 block of South Meridian Avenue, the Alhambra Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. The animals were removed by officers and transported to a shelter for evaluation, KTLA-TV reported. “The condition of the residence was deplorable with animal feces and urine everywhere,” the department said in its statement.
February 9, 2012
How is it that more rock fans aren't talking about Dr. Dog ? The Philadelphia group possesses an encyclopedia's worth of knowledge of '60s and '70s pop and rock. Its expert "Shame, Shame" was an underrated gem from 2010, and its follow-up, "Be the Void," scuffs up the edges of the group's well-crated sound for jangly instrumentation and a raucous, feel-good core that's awfully tough to resist. Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $22.50. .
March 22, 2013
"Twlight Saga" star Ashley Greene's West Hollywood condominium was gutted in a fire Friday morning. The star, her boyfriend and her brother were in the third-floor unit of Granville Towers when the fire broke out, according to KTLA News. Witnesses told the station that they saw black smoke coming from the building and ran outside. Three people were treated for smoke inhalation, KTLA said. Flames engulfed the unit in the building at 1424 Crescent Heights Blvd. about 9:30 a.m. Fifty-five firefighters responded to the two-alarm blaze, which was doused in under half an hour.
March 17, 2014 | By Judi Dash
Your dog may eagerly scamper wherever you do, especially on vacation, but his paws can become cracked and infected, especially on surfaces such as hot pavement or sand. That's where Alcott's Adventure Boots can be your dog's second best friend. These tough booties (four to a package, obviously), have thick rubber soles for protection and traction, and double Velcro closures with reflective accents for nighttime visibility. Your dog will take to these like … well, like a dog takes to boots, so you'll likely need some patience and practice to get canine cooperation.
March 11, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al Qaeda members as the self-confessed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, scanned a list of tall buildings and crossed out the World Trade Center towers weeks after hijackers had destroyed them.  Now, Badat was ready to carry out Al Qaeda's next big mission, a plan to down two U.S. jetliners using bombs hidden in shoes.
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