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February 19, 2010
India and its charms Re "Wisdom, a world away," Opinion, Feb. 14 What a beautifully conceived and executed response to the "tea baggers," however unintended it may have been. Anne Lamott's antidote to the mentally challenged weepers who cannot deal with adversity of any degree without threatening revolution is the grace with which the impoverished of India rise above their difficulties and play with the hand that is dealt them. Sure these are hard times for all of us, but why not try compassion, forgiveness and understanding instead of acrimony and bilious attacks?
February 17, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
West Hollywood burnished its reputation as a national leader in animal rights legislation Tuesday night when the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to prohibit most sales of cats and dogs in "companion animal" (pet) stores. The fact that no city pet stores now sell the animals didn't dampen supporters' enthusiasm for the measure. Local and national animal rights activists celebrated the news, saying they hoped it would spark similar efforts elsewhere. "This definitely calls for champagne," Carole Raphaelle Davis, West Coast director of the Companion Animal Protection Society, said before the vote.
March 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Pet store employees expecting a shipment of tropical fish and saltwater got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. He says he learned the body was that of a 65-year-old San Diego-area man who died of early onset Alzheimer's disease. The body was supposed to go to a research laboratory in Allentown, 70 miles away. US Airways Inc. said the air cargo problem was caused by a "verbal miscommunication" and apologized.
November 24, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
The puppies in the window looked secure enough. The pricey pooches were protected by metal bars, two locked doors, alarm sensors and video surveillance cameras. But for the second time in about two weeks, a pet dealer reported that a thief had squeezed into his Puppy Love pet store in La Mirada early Friday morning and snatched nearly a dozen Yorkshire terriers, Schnauzers and other dogs worth an estimated $15,000. "I'm really mad this time," said Paul Ro, who owns the shop with his wife, Tina.
November 9, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
The lucky ones included a 7-month-old white female Maltese pup with pink-tipped ears, a 12-week-old cream-colored female Pomeranian that was curled up asleep and a 4-month-old black female rat terrier. Those puppies remained at Puppy Love, a pet store in La Mirada, on Thursday as owner Paul Ro and law enforcement authorities tried to figure out who had broken into the store the day before and snatched 16 other puppies valued at more than $20,000.
August 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hercules, a South American military macaw worth about $4,000, was stolen this week from the store where he had been a pet for 13 years. "All I heard was a squawk," said Nicole Bergeman, an employee of Prehistoric Times Reptiles & Fish. "I turned around and all I see is the back of the guy's head shooting out the door." A witness at a tattoo parlor next door said she saw a man get into a dark green Toyota Camry that had its rear license plate covered.
February 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The church founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon will pay $500,000 to restore damaged habitat -- and avoid prosecution -- in the case of a pastor who poached hundreds of baby sharks from San Francisco Bay, federal prosecutors said Monday. The Unification Church's payment -- part of a "non-prosecution agreement" with the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco -- will go toward a $1.5-million fund to undo the environmental damage inflicted by the pastor's bizarre scheme.
January 14, 2007 | Max Thayer, Max Thayer was recently cast in the upcoming film "Charlie Wilson's War," starring Tom Hanks and directed by Mike Nichols
I found an open seat at a table full of cops at a recent LAPD retirement dinner for a friend. After quick introductions, the guy next to me asked if I was retired. He'd clearly mistaken me for a fellow cop, and because I'm pushing 60, I suppose it's a reasonable question. Secretly pleased, I answered, "Well, I've played a lot of cops, but I'm an actor." "Oh," he said, leaning back as if he'd touched the underside of something unusual. He gave me The Look. You all do it.
March 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
State investigators worked to determine what caused an explosion that leveled part of a pet store, injuring five workers and apparently killing an unknown number of birds, reptiles and other animals. Authorities were looking into whether a gas pipeline ruptured by a work crew had been properly marked. However, a state Board of Public Utilities spokeswoman said it was too early to pinpoint the cause of the explosion.
The angry, oxygen-deprived pythons demanded out. So did Malone, a 20-pound rhinoceros iguana. The scorpions, tarantulas and lizards just waited for Los Angeles firefighters, who rescued more than a 150 reptiles and other creatures from the exotic pet shop that burned Wednesday morning in a Chatsworth strip mall. No people were injured, but more than a dozen chameleons, geckos and turtles died in the fire that started shortly after 7 a.m.
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