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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Rumor , a hotel just a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, is admittedly going to the dogs with its Yappy Hour, a cocktail party to which guests are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends. Judi Perez, an executive with the Siegel Group, the hotel's parent company, got the idea while lamenting the fact she couldn't bring her dogs when heading out for a drink. For the last two years, she has invited both people and their pets to join her at the once-a-month bash.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2009 | Mark Silva
Never mind the economy, or Gaza, or Iran. The real news out of Sunday's ABC interview with President-elect Barack Obama is the answer to the question that Obama's daughters, Sasha and Malia, planted with George Stephanopoulos: What kind of dog, and when? It'll probably either be a Labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound, Obama replied -- revealing that he still had a little homework to do. The Portuguese water dog is a pedigreed pup.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The last time former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Garvey made big news, he was leading a group he had put together to buy the team when it was up for sale last year. We all know how that turned out. A group led by Magic Johnson bought the Dodgers. Meanwhile, Garvey continues his career juggling several activities, including serving as a motivational speaker and as head of Garvey Productions, which produces shows and informercials. And on Feb. 22, Garvey will go to the dogs.
SPORTS
July 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Joey Chestnut, the California king of eating contests, has won the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest for an unprecedented seventh year in a row by finishing off a record 69 wieners and buns in 10 minutes on Thursday at Coney Island, N.Y. The 29-year-old from San Jose had set the record with 68 hot dogs in 2009 and tied it last year. You can see his technique in ESPN's Sports Science video above. Chestnut eclipsed the record of six victories by former rival Takeru Kobayashi.
NATIONAL
July 17, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau
Wanted, to serve their country: a few (thousand) good dogs. As it guards the borders and hunts for terrorists, the Department of Homeland Security relies on an elite squad of about 2,000 canines to sniff for bombs, drugs and smuggled cash. Now the department is moving to expand its four-legged force by 3,000 — about 600 dogs a year over the next five years — according to a recent bid solicitation aimed at small breeders across the country. Males and females ages 12 months to 36 months are eligible.
OPINION
May 16, 2011
The Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound aren't the only members of the mission to be cloaked in mystery. The military dog the commandos took along is too. The government won't even release his — or her — breed, although most military dogs are German shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Labradors or Lab mixes. We do know the canine was included in the very private meeting President Obama held on May 6 at Ft. Campbell, Ky., with the assault team. Dogs have been rescuing us from calamities for centuries.
SPORTS
March 1, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Lynette Blue says she thinks her prized pet was deliberately poisoned while competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show earlier this month, causing it to die several days later. "The timeline adds up. There's no other scenario we can come up with other than poison," Blue told the Associated Press. Blue said her dog, a 3-year-old Samoyed named Cruz, died on Feb. 16, four days after competing, and that certain symptoms were consistent with dogs who ingest rat or mouse poison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2012 | By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
In a cavernous warehouse on a recent weekday, Rose Parade volunteers were busy painting and clipping flowers as they rushed to complete their float in time for New Year's Day festivities. But all activity paused when the star of the decorated stage arrived. With a Marine corporal in tow, Lucca, a German shepherd-Malinois mix, hopped curiously toward a group of excited children. Her head dipped from the weight of her body, no longer supported by her amputated left leg. It's been nine months since Lucca lost her paw to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2009 | Michael Ordona
Disney's family comedy "Old Dogs" stars Robin Williams and John Travolta as aging bachelors, lifelong friends and business partners who have to take care of a pair of kids, perhaps at the peril of the biggest deal they've ever made. Is this light family comedy a surprising place to find the likes of . . . Seth Green? "I don't know, I don't know what people think of me! If you look at my filmography, I'm all over the place," says the Seth Green of "Can't Hardly Wait" and "Rat Race."
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