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June 18, 2009 | Nicole Santa Cruz
James Symington is experiencing an extreme case of deja vu. The former Halifax, Canada, police officer's partner, Trakr, died in April. But on Wednesday, Symington took home five clones of the German shepherd as the winner of a contest run by a business that does stem-cell research and microengineering. In his career as a search-and-rescue dog, Trakr helped recover more than $1 million in stolen goods and sniffed out the final survivor in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the Sept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Nita Lelyveld
The inflatable puppy in a hot dog bun was designed to turn heads and stop traffic. And no doubt it would on so many other corners, in so many cities other than this one. Even at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, it was a bit odd to see a bunned, 10-foot-long dog lying on its side, with big black eyes and a belly striped with ketchup and mustard. But was it any odder, really, than to walk through a web of Spider-Men - one rail-thin, one chubby, one wearing a bulging fanny pack?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | Steve Lopez
When I had dogs as a kid, and later as a young adult, there didn't seem to be anything difficult about finding the right canine or taking care of it. But things seem to have gotten a lot more complicated since then. First of all, unless you want a rescue dog, you face the withering judgment of do-gooders who have devoted their lives to saving pups from the boneyard. I live in Silver Lake, not far from a sprawling dog park. And if an abandoned infant were spotted on the curb of that busy corner, across the street from a dog with a thorn in its paw, I guarantee you dozens of people with porkpie hats and tattooed peace signs would rush to the aid of the dog instead of the child.
SPORTS
July 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tennessee Titans rookie Jonathan Willard was driving to his first NFL training camp Tuesday when he noticed something wrong up ahead. “I saw this car in front of me, and it had all kinds of black smoke coming out of it,” the former Clemson star  told TigerNet that night. “I tried to speed up and get up next to the car to let them know the car was on fire.” By the time the car pulled over, Willard said, it was in flames. The undrafted free-agent signee said he and another man got three children and their dog to safety before finally persuading the kids' mother to leave the vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Last week's column, about my misadventures with a rescue dog, was not universally embraced by pet owners. For those who missed Part 1 of the saga, my wife, daughter and I were in the market for a pup, and Dogs Without Borders needed a temporary home for a timid, low-slung Corgi mix named Hannah. We committed to fostering her for a week, with the idea we might want to adopt her permanently. But things didn't go terribly smoothly, and some readers reacted as if I'd left a puddle on the living room floor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2002 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A search and rescue dog trained to locate disaster victims in hard-to-reach places has disappeared from his own backyard. Max ran away from his La Habra Heights home right after eating his dinner April 2. Despite the desperate search attempts of his owner, Los Angeles County Firefighter Bill Monahan, the boisterous black Labrador without a collar has remained lost.
NEWS
April 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
An almost comically ineffectual effort to rescue a dog stranded aboard a tanker adrift in the Pacific has people in Hawaii and beyond asking: What is a dog's life really worth? The extraordinary operation to save 2-year-old Forgea already has cost $48,000 in private funds, and the Coast Guard is prepared to spend taxpayer dollars on what has become one of the most expensive animal rescues ever. "I think it's ridiculous," said Cyndi Damo, a dog owner from Huntington Beach visiting Honolulu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2004 | Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writer
Tammy, a black lab, scurried onto the vast gray pile of broken slabs of concrete and asphalt on Sunday, deftly searching for trapped victims. Five minutes later, she found the first person buried but alive. Three minutes later she found a second person and her handler called the search off. Success, although it was not a real emergency. This was a test in a Sun Valley landfill for the state Office of Emergency Services.
HOME & GARDEN
January 29, 2004
"Allure of the Arroyo" (Jan. 22) was especially interesting and well presented. However, you neglected to identify the beautiful German shepherd in the picture on Page 8. Is he just a visitor for a creativity workshop, or is this his home? He seems to be enjoying and relaxing in the feng shui of the room. You identified "Rose" and "Bud" on Page 3, so how about ID on the German shepherd? Charles Jenner, DVM Los Alamitos Editor's note: The German shepherd, Bismarck, is a 7-year-old rescue dog who is, indeed, a member of the King household.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
The average human couple spend $27,000 on their wedding day. For Baby Hope Diamond and Chilly Pasternak, the big day cost $158,187.26. We should probably mention that the groom was a dog. But so was the bride. Their glittering affair - $6,000 wedding dress! $5,000 sushi spread! $15,000 orchestra! - at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York City won the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pet wedding ever. Baby Hope, a white Coton de Tulear, is a rescue dog adopted by television celebrity and animal rights activist Wendy Diamond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Last week's column, about my misadventures with a rescue dog, was not universally embraced by pet owners. For those who missed Part 1 of the saga, my wife, daughter and I were in the market for a pup, and Dogs Without Borders needed a temporary home for a timid, low-slung Corgi mix named Hannah. We committed to fostering her for a week, with the idea we might want to adopt her permanently. But things didn't go terribly smoothly, and some readers reacted as if I'd left a puddle on the living room floor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | Steve Lopez
When I had dogs as a kid, and later as a young adult, there didn't seem to be anything difficult about finding the right canine or taking care of it. But things seem to have gotten a lot more complicated since then. First of all, unless you want a rescue dog, you face the withering judgment of do-gooders who have devoted their lives to saving pups from the boneyard. I live in Silver Lake, not far from a sprawling dog park. And if an abandoned infant were spotted on the curb of that busy corner, across the street from a dog with a thorn in its paw, I guarantee you dozens of people with porkpie hats and tattooed peace signs would rush to the aid of the dog instead of the child.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Dennis Lehane's dog has gone missing, and he's taken to Facebook in an effort to find her. In return for bringing Tessa back to Lehane and his family, he's offering a reward: He'll name a character in his next book for the person who finds the dog. Tessa is a beagle that went missing Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, Lehane posted this on his Facebook page : "[O]ur recent and beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2012 | By Wesley Lowery, Los Angeles Times
A Northern California community was in mourning Monday after three members of a family — including a teenage boy — died while attempting to rescue their dog from the powerful surf. The Humboldt County coroner said Howard Kuljian, 50, and his wife, Mary Scott, 54, of Eureka, Calif., drowned Saturday after rushing into the water at Big Lagoon, a beach north of Eureka. Officials say the family dog had run into the ocean to fetch a stick when it was pulled in by waves. The couple's 16-year-old son, Gregory Kuljian, ran in after the dog, prompting his father to enter the water as well.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
The average human couple spend $27,000 on their wedding day. For Baby Hope Diamond and Chilly Pasternak, the big day cost $158,187.26. We should probably mention that the groom was a dog. But so was the bride. Their glittering affair - $6,000 wedding dress! $5,000 sushi spread! $15,000 orchestra! - at the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York City won the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pet wedding ever. Baby Hope, a white Coton de Tulear, is a rescue dog adopted by television celebrity and animal rights activist Wendy Diamond.
OPINION
January 7, 2012 | Patt Morrison
Add it all up, and Doris Day's singular singing voice has spent more than 11 years on the Billboard charts. Her three dozen-plus films made millions of fans and dollars. And now, after nearly two decades of living below the radar in Carmel, Doris Day is back on the charts. "My Heart" is a baker's dozen of songs from the vaults, many produced by her late son, Terry Melcher, who worked with the Byrds and who co-wrote and sang "Happy Endings" on the CD, and sang a second song on it with his mother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | DUNCAN MARTELL
Firefighters from five Ventura County agencies converged on a ramshackle corrugated aluminum building at the Point Mugu Naval Air Station on Friday, crawling in through walls, dropping in from holes cut in the roof and bursting through doors, in search of four "trapped" people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2006 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Brutus eyes the scene before him. It is a mountain of debris -- a twisted mass of tree branches, leaves and wood siding rising maybe 20 feet. He pants, ears high, whining slightly. All 90 pounds of his German shepherd body seem to indicate only one thing: Let's have it. "This is his game," says Lee Haus, 39, his handler, as she smiles down at her 4-year-old search and rescue dog. "He's anxious to get going."
WORLD
October 4, 2009 | Associated Press
Rescue workers dug for a second day Saturday through mud and debris, searching for about 30 people believed caught in a mudslide that has killed at least 21 in Sicily. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he feared that the death toll from Italy's worst mudslides in a decade could rise to 50. Berlusconi is expected to survey the area by helicopter today, his office said. Rivers of mud unleashed by heavy rains flooded parts of Messina, a city in eastern Sicily, on Friday, sweeping away cars and collapsing buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2009 | Nicole Santa Cruz
James Symington is experiencing an extreme case of deja vu. The former Halifax, Canada, police officer's partner, Trakr, died in April. But on Wednesday, Symington took home five clones of the German shepherd as the winner of a contest run by a business that does stem-cell research and microengineering. In his career as a search-and-rescue dog, Trakr helped recover more than $1 million in stolen goods and sniffed out the final survivor in the rubble of the World Trade Center after the Sept.
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