CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2013 |
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.
October 12, 2012 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 |
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 19, 2012 |
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. "
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. http://www.ticketmaster.com .
April 19, 2009
"Fire, Bed & Bone" Henrietta Branford I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes history books. A dog's masters are taken to jail and the dog ventures out to help and protect his masters' family. The story takes place in 1381, so it is not exactly the best time. I believe that those who love history and dogs will love this book.