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November 22, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Los Angeles police said Friday they are examining the bloody leash of a dog who returned home from a walk this week without his owner, who mysteriously disappeared earlier this week.  Darwin Vela, 22, was last seen about 9 p.m. Tuesday when he left his home in the 2900 block of South Redondo Boulevard to walk his dog, police said. The 90-pound chocolate Labrador retriever came back alone, Vela's fiancee told The Times, and had blood on his leash. LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese cautioned that even though the blood on the leash "sounds suspicious," it is too early to draw conclusions "until we know more about the totality of the circumstances surrounding the leash.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Los Angeles police said Friday they are examining the bloody leash of a dog who returned home from a walk this week without his owner, who mysteriously disappeared earlier this week.  Darwin Vela, 22, was last seen about 9 p.m. Tuesday when he left his home in the 2900 block of South Redondo Boulevard to walk his dog, police said. The 90-pound chocolate Labrador retriever came back alone, Vela's fiancee told The Times, and had blood on his leash. LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese cautioned that even though the blood on the leash "sounds suspicious," it is too early to draw conclusions "until we know more about the totality of the circumstances surrounding the leash.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1987
When I see a child on a "harness or leash-like device" I give a sigh of relief that there's one brat who won't get into mischief or harm by himself. Today's parents are to blame for unruly children; most youngsters have had little or no home training in good behavior and good manners, which includes staying by Mama's side (at heel) when in public. For the parent it's quicker and easier to harness them. A leash can control a small child bent on doing his own thing, help make it easier for the parent to conduct business at hand, and lessening worry of damage for the shop owners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Los Angeles police are looking for a 22-year-old man who disappeared Tuesday night while walking his dog, which returned to his South L.A. home dragging a bloody leash, the man's fiance said. Darwin Vela, 22, left his home in the 2900 block of South Redondo Boulevard about 9 p.m., police said. His fiance, Kelly McLaren, said she skipped their usual walk so she could shower. "When I came out, I heard the dog crying," McLaren said. "He was outside alone and Darwin wasn't there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Los Angeles police are looking for a 22-year-old man who disappeared Tuesday night while walking his dog, which returned to his South L.A. home dragging a bloody leash, the man's fiance said. Darwin Vela, 22, left his home in the 2900 block of South Redondo Boulevard about 9 p.m., police said. His fiance, Kelly McLaren, said she skipped their usual walk so she could shower. "When I came out, I heard the dog crying," McLaren said. "He was outside alone and Darwin wasn't there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2009 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Don't bring your dogs to a park in Redondo Beach. Not Andrews Park, nor Anderson Park, nor any of the 26 or so parks in town unless you're prepared to pay. It doesn't matter if you've got your dog on a leash or wearing a muzzle, whether it's a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, if you're caught walking Fido in a Redondo Beach park, it can cost you about $250. Redondo Beach is one of the few cities that has made its parks dog-free zones. The only exception is the lone dog park, where they can roam unleashed in enclosed areas, one for big dogs, the other for small pooches.
HEALTH
August 2, 2013 | Roy Wallack, Gear
Back when I was a kid going to the beach every weekend with my dad, I never thought of body surfing as a workout. It was just pure exhilaration - dog-paddling out there for hours, waiting for a good swell, then swimming like crazy for a couple of seconds to catch the wave and ride it at eyeball level, a human surfboard in a rush of sound and foam. Gear wasn't necessary, other than a fin or two. But when I rediscovered body surfing recently, I was surprised to find that gear for it had evolved and that it was a fantastic all-body workout - and just as much fun as ever.
HEALTH
July 21, 2012
Cherry Canyon Distance: 2.2 miles Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 Details: Street parking available, open to mountain bikes and dogs on leash.
NEWS
February 9, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge ordered that a helper be hired to hold 15-year-old Tonya Kline's leash when her stepfather returns to his Navy job this weekend. In December, Judge Wayne Creech ordered Tonya tethered to her mother 24 hours a day while awaiting sentencing for burglary, truancy and shoplifting. Otherwise, the teenager would have to be sent to a juvenile center.
NEWS
May 19, 1985 | CONNIE STEWART
--David Ralla's 82nd birthday present looks like the best he'll ever receive: sight. Ralla, who was blinded 41 years ago in an industrial accident, got a corneal transplant in Milwaukee. When the bandages were removed and a doctor adjusted Ralla's new glasses, he was asked what he could see. "I can see the doctor," he replied. "He's wearing a nice suit, a shirt and tie." Then he looked at the woman across the room. "And I can see my daughter," he said, shedding tears of joy.
HEALTH
August 2, 2013 | Roy Wallack, Gear
Back when I was a kid going to the beach every weekend with my dad, I never thought of body surfing as a workout. It was just pure exhilaration - dog-paddling out there for hours, waiting for a good swell, then swimming like crazy for a couple of seconds to catch the wave and ride it at eyeball level, a human surfboard in a rush of sound and foam. Gear wasn't necessary, other than a fin or two. But when I rediscovered body surfing recently, I was surprised to find that gear for it had evolved and that it was a fantastic all-body workout - and just as much fun as ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
Officials are warning Santa Clarita residents of at least one aggressive coyote in the area that chased a jogger and killed a dog. The coyote killed the dog Tuesday in Valencia Summit Park. A 6-year-old girl and her mother were walking the small terrier on a leash when a coyote dragged the dog into the bushes, KTLA-TV reported . In the same neighborhood Friday, a jogger reported a coyote chasing her until a man walking two large dogs scared the coyote away, according to KTLA-TV . Signs have been posted around the park that read: “Warning!
OPINION
December 2, 2012
The Legislature will begin its new two-year session in Sacramento on Monday. Newly elected Assembly members and senators from Southern California will experiment with their flights: LAX, Long Beach, John Wayne or Burbank? The 7 a.m. flight or the 8:30, to be in the Capitol for the noon ceremonies? They will take their oaths, and crow or complain about the size of their new offices. They will exude cautious optimism about the still-ragged but improving condition of the state budget. Members will take office on a cushion of tax increases, approved by voters last month as part of Proposition 30. They will be less Republican and more Democratic than the previous term's Assembly and Senate - enough more, in fact, for Democrats to command the two-thirds supermajority that will allow them to adopt veto-proof bills, raise taxes without Republican consent and place constitutional amendments on the ballot, assuming of course that votes fall along partisan lines.
HEALTH
July 21, 2012
Cherry Canyon Distance: 2.2 miles Duration: 1 hour Difficulty: 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 Details: Street parking available, open to mountain bikes and dogs on leash.
OPINION
April 24, 2012
A proposed California Senate bill to outlaw the use of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats in the state gets a hearing Tuesday before the Natural Resources and Water Committee and the dozens of supporters and opponents expected to show. The hunting of bears and bobcats (not mountain lions) is legal but highly regulated in California. There are quotas, seasons and various limitations, such as a ban on killing cubs or mother bears with cubs in tow. The state does allow hunters to deploy dogs, often outfitted with radio telemetry devices on their collars, to track bears or bobcats.
OPINION
November 30, 2011
Santa Monica Beach welcomes swimmers, surfers, joggers, volleyball players and all manner of tourists. But no dogs. In fact, along the entire 75-mile stretch of Los Angeles County coastline, the only area where dogs are lawfully permitted to romp is a three-acre zone in Long Beach known as Rosie's Dog Beach. Now, animal lovers are proposing a pilot dog beach in Santa Monica to test whether off-leash dogs can coexist with people. The city of Santa Monica supports the idea, but its beach is state-owned, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation is staunchly opposed.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2002
Christopher Noxon's cover story in Calendar Weekend about L.A. being a "dog town" ("Having Their Day," May 16) sidesteps the squishy reality of 6.8 million dogs in our increasingly urban state: What happens to all that doggy do-do? The problem has inspired a rash of guerrilla haiku postings here in my neighborhood of Ocean Park (the original "Dogtown"). Here's one: One hand holds the leash One hand holds the cell phone Which hand picks up the poop? MARY MICHEL Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
Plans for designating a dog beach in Santa Monica were dashed this week when city staff said opposition from the state all but guaranteed there was "no chance" of opening what would be L.A. County's second canine-friendly stretch of seashore. The City Council, urged on by the advocacy group Unleash the Beach, voted last month to work with the state to establish a pilot off-leash dog zone in Santa Monica. But in a meeting between Santa Monica city staffers and representatives of California State Parks, which owns Santa Monica State Beach, "it was made clear that there was no chance for a pilot program to move forward at this time," according to a memo by Barbara Stinchfield, the city's community and cultural services director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Over the years, the city of Santa Cruz has called for a presidential impeachment, termination of a war and an end to nuclear weapons. But allowing people to walk their dogs downtown? Never! Until now, that is. At the urging of businesses that felt they were losing customers to more dog-friendly communities, the city has lifted a 35-year ban aimed at keeping dogs — even leashed, licensed dogs — from setting paw on Pacific Avenue, downtown's main commercial thoroughfare.
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