CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2009 |
Riverside firefighters responded twice within 12 hours to two separate blazes in a house packed with debris where more than two dozen dogs died of smoke inhalation, authorities said Wednesday. In both blazes, which broke out Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, firefighters had difficulty entering the single-story home and moving around inside because it was jammed with furniture and boxes filled with clothes and other items. "They were faced with pack-rat conditions," said Division Chief John Martinez of the Riverside Fire Department.
February 8, 2007 |
An Alsatian police dog named Edge cornered a robbery suspect in Napier, New Zealand, but the man wasn't going without a fight: He bit the dog. Predictably, the dog responded in kind. "He bit the dog first," Det. Sgt. John McGregor said. "The dog did win the fight." The man and a fellow suspect were charged with aggravated robbery of a grocery store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2010 |
Call it a canine cattle call. About 130 dogs Monday splashed and slip-slid their way through a watery audition for surfing and diving roles on a pet food company's float in the upcoming Rose Parade. Onlookers and judges got drenched by Labradors leaping into a 4-foot-deep water tank in Pacoima. Then their owners were showered when the animals climbed out of the water and wildly shook off. Contestants that just barked at the skim board instead of riding it down a watery ramp were sent to the dog house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2009
November 26, 2009 |
As any husband or wife who has picked the wrong kind of spousal Christmas present knows -- a gym membership, for example, instead of a trip to Maui -- there's a big difference between earnest and enjoyable gifts. The same can be said when selecting a film to see this holiday season: Some moviegoers actually welcome challenging stories, but many more prefer untroubled fun. It's a critical distinction as Hollywood enters the final weeks of the 2009 movie season. Over the next month, audiences will be offered stark choices between disparate filmmaking styles, with perhaps the most telling choice coming this weekend, as "The Road" premieres opposite "Old Dogs."
March 1, 2013 |
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.
January 12, 2009 |
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.
February 19, 2013 |
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.
July 4, 2013 |
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.
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.