December 23, 2004 |
In Brazil's favelas, murder is the leading cause of death for 10-year-olds. In these urban hyper-barrios, police patrol in helicopter gunships. Any delusion of crime prevention gave way to containment and suppression long ago. At night, black children hide from both rogue cops and gang members; the rich venture from their fortress homes nearby only in armored vehicles or private planes.
August 17, 1989 |
An animal-welfare activist this week set the first traps in his campaign to remove the cats that for decades have lived in the beachfront rocks along the promenade outside Ventura's Holiday Inn. Leo Grillo, who runs a private cat shelter in the high desert near Acton, received an endorsement of the move from the state Parks and Recreation Department, which controls San Buenaventura State Beach.
January 30, 2014 |
The five Academy Award nominees for animated short film this year split up into two disparate groups: happy meal and white tablecloth. Originally shown with the Disney feature film "Frozen," "Get a Horse!" is the best known and most seen of the bunch. As with "Saving Mr. Banks," Disney has mined its archives to bring us a 3-D meta update of 1920s Mickey Mouse cartoons. It's a blend of folly and nostalgia that won a nomination over "The Blue Umbrella," the whimsical Pixar short that ran before "Monsters University.
August 18, 2002 |
As corporate publishing grows ever more corporate, the specialized work of nonfiction, the photography volume that beckons to a certain rarefied taste, the historical work that explores, let's say, areas of less than burning interest to a vast reading public are all less likely to find support at major houses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2008 |
Pulling into the parking lot on West Campus Drive at Cal State Long Beach, Dorothy Burstein figured that the cats would recognize the rumble of her Honda Accord. If that didn't perk up their ears, the sound of her popping open the car trunk surely would. "That means food," she said. Burstein is a volunteer with a small nonprofit group that for the last 10 years has been quietly feeding the dozens of feral cats that live on the fringe of the university campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1990 |
A longstanding controversy over cats that lived for decades among the beachfront rocks near Ventura's Holiday Inn has apparently been resolved, but hundreds of thousands of other homeless cats still roam Ventura County, animal experts say. Estimates of how many of the animals survive in virtually all parts of the county range from 350,000 to more than 2 million.
June 3, 2003 |
A Mexican national attempting to cross into the United States was shot and killed by a ranch hand who mistook him for a wild hog, officials said Monday, the latest event in what some fear could be one of deadliest years along the Southwest border. There is no evidence that the ranch hand intended to kill the man, authorities said.