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 .
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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.
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.
June 21, 2013 |
BEIJING -- For animal lovers in China, the week seemed to bring one discouraging headline after another. First, tourists in a southern resort reportedly manhandled a stranded dolphin and took photos with it rather than immediately call for help; the mammal later died. Then, customs authorities announced that they had caught two men trying to smuggle more than 200 bear paws into the country from Russia; the feet are considered a delicacy in some parts of China. On Friday, the southern city of Yulin went ahead with a dog meat festival, over the objection of activists who complained many of the table-bound canines were abducted strays and pets being slaughtered at unlicensed butcheries.
April 3, 2012 |
In the middle of several nights, Ramon Sessions woke up dazed and confused. He then searched around his Manhattan Beach residence, wondering about his pet dog's whereabouts. Sesh, his 6-month-old Staffordshire terrier, wasn't there, though. The dog remained in Cleveland for nine days with Sessions' cousin after the Cavaliers traded him to the Lakers. It turns out Sessions' arrival to the Lakers involved much more than learning the offense, playing with new teammates and getting settled in a new area.
October 9, 2013 |
President Obama's nod to the idea of a short-term increase in the debt limit has people talking about whether offering Republicans this option is smart or dumb. Smart: It relieves the pressure of near-term brinkmanship. Dumb: It just means there will be another standoff crisis in a few weeks. There's a certain small amount of value in buying time, however; the question is whether anything good happens in the interim. That question reminds me of a Jewish parable about the Polish landowner's talking dog, which I heard from the corporate conglomerator Meshulam Riklis in 1986.
October 31, 2013 |
What's your dog really saying when it wags its tail? According to Italian researchers, dogs not only communicate happiness with a wag, but they also convey anxiety and potential danger. In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, researchers described an experiment in which they observed the behavior and heart rate of 43 dogs of various breeds as they viewed a projected image of a dog wagging its tail. When the videotaped dog wagged its tail toward the right side of its body, most of the dogs remained relaxed and calm.
December 20, 2013 |
The partial collapse of the Apollo Theatre on London's West End on Thursday evening has raised questions about the future of the National Theatre's award-winning production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. " Performances of the play, which is based on the popular novel by Mark Haddon, have been canceled through at least Jan. 4. Thursday's freak incident occured during a performance of the play when part of the Apollo's ceiling collapsed and fell five stories onto audience members, resulting in seven serious injuries but no fatalities.
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August 13, 2013 |
It's not clear how the dog wound up in the middle of San Francisco Bay, but when windsurfers and a boating commuter stumbled upon the Labrador mix on Monday, she was cold and in need of help. "She was shivering and wet and very shy," said 52-year-old Lisa Grodin, whose husband, Adam Cohen, found the dog as he was commuting across the bay to their home in Berkeley about 6:45 p.m. Grodin said Tuesday that her husband saw a group of windsurfers with "their sails down around this little black dot that turned out to be a dog....