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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2000
A 6-week-old girl died Saturday night after she was mauled by the family's dog, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The attack occurred in the girl's home in the 15500 block of Fellowship Street in Valinda, an unincorporated area between La Puente and West Covina, Deputy Cruz Solis said. An uncle baby-sitting the newborn left the child on a bed unattended while he went to the kitchen to prepare a bottle for her, Solis said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A San Pedro man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison after prosecutors say he was caught on camera climbing a backyard fence and sexually assaulting a neighboring family's dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of cruelty to an animal and first-degree burglary, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. In a statement, prosecutors said that from August to November 2013, a family reported their dog would continuously yelp at night.
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OPINION
March 7, 2014
Re "A heartbreaking'rescue,'" Column, March 4 I am familiar with Karma Rescue from volunteer work. The organization does good work and puts a lot of time and energy into rescue and even rehabilitation. The situation involving Raffiki and the family of the grief-stricken 4-year-old who lost the dog has nothing to do with elitism. A secure yard is generally a must, as is spaying or neutering. Before condemning Karma for rescuing the dog and placing her with another family, we should ask how Raffiki got out of the yard in the first place, why she wasn't fixed and why she wasn't microchipped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 14-year-old Manhattan Beach girl who went missing over the weekend was found in San Diego after police released photos of the man she was last seen with. Leah Kritzer was found around 5:45 p.m. Thursday after someone called the San Diego Police Department to say that the missing girl was at her home.   San Diego authorities determined that Kritzer was with a 24-year-old man who told them that he drove to Manhattan Beach on Sunday after meeting the girl through an online dating website, where she had allegedly posed as a 19-year-old woman.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Debbie Hulleman's dog Pepper has been known to gnaw on lipstick and munch on shampoo bottles. But Pepper got Hulleman into a real mess after gobbling nearly $750. "This is probably the worst," Hulleman said Thursday, recalling how she poked through vomit and dog piles in the yard. Hulleman had asked her mother in Oakdale, Minn., to take care of Pepper and her other dog last month while she and her husband went on vacation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
A 7-month-old girl was attacked by the family dog Tuesday night and remains hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said. The shar-pei bit the girl in the head about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at the family's home in Fullerton. She was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange with head lacerations; police say she is scheduled to be released Thursday. It is not clear why the dog attacked, said Fullerton Police Sgt. Joe Klein, who added that the dog was usually kept in another room.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Let's call it the least shocking plot twist of the year: Brian Griffin, the intelligent dog on Fox's long-running animated comedy "Family Guy" returned to the show on Sunday, ending three weeks of fan mourning. The episode, "Christmas Guy," revealed that Stewie, the diabolical genius baby of the Griffin family, used his time machine to go back in time and push Brian out of the way of the speeding car that claimed his life three weeks ago. But wait, didn't the series make a point of showing how Stewie had destroyed his time machine, thereby preventing that solution?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1987 | CHARLES SOLOMON
On Sept. 20, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will honor either "Cathy" or "Garfield Goes Hollywood" as the best animated program of the 1986-87 prime-time TV season. Regardless of which wins, the Emmy will go to the wrong show. The best animated program of 1986-87 was the "Family Dog" episode of "Amazing Stories," which wasn't even considered, due to a questionable interpretation of the Academy's regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1991 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A one-month-old Lancaster girl died Wednesday after the family dog bit her on the head, apparently out of jealousy, authorities said. Ashley Simmons died about 8 a.m. at Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center, hospital officials said. The family dog, a male 9-year-old Alaskan Malamute named "Juneau," attacked the girl early Wednesday as she lay in her mother's bed in the family home, authorities said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1987 | CHARLES SOLOMON
"When was the last time you saw an animated show on prime time that didn't focus on a holiday?" asks Brad Bird, the writer and director of "Family Dog," an animated episode of "Amazing Stories" that airs at 8:30 tonight on NBC (Channels 4, 36 and 39). Over the last two decades, prime-time animated specials have degenerated into formulaic programs centered around holiday themes or comic-strip characters.
OPINION
March 7, 2014
Re "A heartbreaking'rescue,'" Column, March 4 I am familiar with Karma Rescue from volunteer work. The organization does good work and puts a lot of time and energy into rescue and even rehabilitation. The situation involving Raffiki and the family of the grief-stricken 4-year-old who lost the dog has nothing to do with elitism. A secure yard is generally a must, as is spaying or neutering. Before condemning Karma for rescuing the dog and placing her with another family, we should ask how Raffiki got out of the yard in the first place, why she wasn't fixed and why she wasn't microchipped.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Let's call it the least shocking plot twist of the year: Brian Griffin, the intelligent dog on Fox's long-running animated comedy "Family Guy" returned to the show on Sunday, ending three weeks of fan mourning. The episode, "Christmas Guy," revealed that Stewie, the diabolical genius baby of the Griffin family, used his time machine to go back in time and push Brian out of the way of the speeding car that claimed his life three weeks ago. But wait, didn't the series make a point of showing how Stewie had destroyed his time machine, thereby preventing that solution?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a San Pedro man accused of drugging and having sex with a neighbor's 80-pound dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, is charged with felony animal cruelty, burglary and misdemeanor sexual assault of an animal. He faces up to nine years in prison if convicted of all charges, according to prosecutors. Caceres was arrested after the owner of the 80-pound Akita saw Caceres on home surveillance video allegedly assaulting the family dog in the yard, the Daily Breeze   reported . The homeowner feared a prowler had been trying to break into his house in recent months after he found a cellphone in the yard and heard unexplained wails from his dog in the middle of the night, only to find nothing when he investigated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 | By Jason Wells
Forecasters have extended through Tuesday evening a warning for possible "sneaker" waves that can sweep people into, and out, to sea along the California coast. The waves can come with little warning during a “long-period” northwest swell that has been producing large surf and rip currents, according to the National Weather Service, which first issued a warning on Monday. The weather service extended the warning until 10 p.m. Tuesday, saying the greatest impact is along the Central Coast, from Point Piedras Blancas in San Luis Obispo County south to Point Arguello in San Barbara County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 | By Tony Perry
The mother of kidnap victim Hannah Anderson was bound, gagged and beaten to death before the killer set his home ablaze and fled with the teenager to the Northwest, according to the San Diego County medical examiner. Christina Anderson, 44, a medical assistant, died of blunt force injury to the head with a minimum of 12 blows to her face and head, an autopsy report released Monday said. A crowbar was found near the body. She also had a broken arm and her throat was slashed, although the latter apparently was done after she was dead, the report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry and Jason Wells
SAN DIEGO -- Search warrants unsealed Wednesday provided graphic details about the abduction of Hannah Anderson and the slaying of her mother and brother. The warrants said the mother and son were tortured but did not elaborate. This occurred before the 16-year-old San Diego County teen was abducted from cheerleading practice, according to search warrants. The warrants also reveal details of what investigators discovered when they responded to a fire at suspect James Lee DiMaggio 's home.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 1993 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Like a patient recovering from an emergency appendectomy, anyone stuck watching the double-episode premiere of "Family Dog" (at 8 tonight on CBS, Channels 2 and 8) can take comfort in the fact that they should only have to endure it once. This dismal animated series gives new meaning to the phrase "what the dog dragged in."
NATIONAL
July 22, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A father was frantically calling 911 to report his newborn missing Monday when he spotted the baby in the jaws of a family dog who had carried him from his crib to the backyard. Four-day-old Alexander James Smith was rushed to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, where he was listed in critical condition with two collapsed lungs, a skull fracture and broken ribs. His father, Michael Smith, said doctors were optimistic the boy would survive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry and Jason Wells
SAN DIEGO -- Hannah Anderson's mother and brother were "tortured and killed" before the 16-year-old San Diego County teen was abducted from cheerleading practice, according to search warrants released Wednesday. Authorities did not elaborate on how the torture was carried out, but the warrants reveal some gruesome details of what investigators discovered when they responded to a fire at suspect James Lee DiMaggio's home. Authorities found a crowbar near Christina Anderson's body, with blood near her head.
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