January 17, 2013 |
If we truly are what we eat, then please, please, don't let me be the Cheesecake Factory's bistro shrimp pasta dish. Nor, for that matter, IHOP's country-fried steak and eggs combo, Johnny Rockets' bacon cheddar double burger, Uno Chicago Grill's deep-dish macaroni and three-cheese dish, Smoothie King's Peanut Power Plus Grape Smoothie or Maggiano's Little Italy's chocolate zuccotto cake. Why? Well, start with this: The Cheesecake Factory dish, which you wouldn't think would be too unhealthful -- crispy battered shrimp, mushrooms, tomato, arugula and basil-garlic-lemon cream sauce -- comes in at a whopping 3,120 calories and 89 grams of saturated fat. Wanna wash it down with that Smoothie King smoothie?
November 4, 2007 |
Nevada wildlife officials, who have dealt with a record number of bear complaints, are considering holding the state's first-ever black-bear hunting season. About 300 adult bears live in the state, primarily around Lake Tahoe. "It's a hunter recreation opportunity. We believe there is a harvestable surplus of bears out there," said Kevin Lansford, wildlife staff specialist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2006 |
About 1 million residents of unincorporated communities in Los Angeles County soon will be required to spay or neuter their dogs, as supervisors Tuesday initially approved a sweeping ordinance designed to control strays. The new regulations also would require dog owners to have microchips implanted into their pets to help identify lost animals. "There is a serious problem with overpopulation," said Supervisor Mike Antonovich, bemoaning the thousands of animals that are put to death every year.
March 4, 2006 |
BAD NEWS supposedly comes in threes, so it's no surprise that last week saw a trifecta in the race to breed ourselves into oblivion. There was the South Dakota bill proposing a ban on all abortions other than those to save the life of the mother (that's right, no exceptions, even for rape or incest). Then on Tuesday, the Supreme Court shut down an anti-racketeering lawsuit against pro-life groups that blockade abortion clinics. Meanwhile, the U.S.
May 17, 2005 |
A pack of endangered Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico's Gila National Forest has developed a fatal appetite for livestock. After killing four animals in the last few weeks, the trio of wolves is slated for termination. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized a kill order amid growing anxiety among ranchers in the Gila as calving season leaves herds vulnerable.
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February 9, 2004 |
About 150 animal lovers -- some clutching their favorite pets -- gathered for an animal rights summit Sunday aimed at stopping the euthanasia of thousands of stray cats and dogs in the care of the Los Angeles Animal Services Department. The Save the Animals Summit at Loyola Marymount University was held to launch a campaign to change city policy so that breeding control is emphasized citywide over population control.