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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1987
If all San Diego Zoo animals were given the special care enjoyed by the visiting pandas, the rare female white rhino might still be alive. Instead, it bled to death after spending three days stuffed in a tiny crate. Between the threat of poachers in the wild, and the often hellish conditions at zoos, wild animals stand a slim chance for survival. If zoos can't guarantee safe, humane conditions for all their animals, they should be forced out of business by a boycott. STEPHANIE HURTIK San Diego
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NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Carla Hall
There are so many things wrong about the Dallas Safari Club's ludicrous auction of a permit to hunt a black rhino in order to raise money for conservation of black rhinos. Let's just start with the idea that the club has the temerity to call this effort a “fundraiser,” implying some charitable goal -- when the real goal is to offer a clever way to persuade the Namibians to grant a permit outside their country (which they usually don't do) and get some public relations cover for the safari club.
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WORLD
July 25, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Efforts to save the rhinoceros in South Africa are failing, according to a report to the government by an independent expert. The report called for radical solutions: drones to track rhino poachers; de-horning of all South African rhinos; rhino farms; and legal trade in stockpiled and farmed rhino horn that could be auctioned or traded through a South African-based bourse. Since the beginning of the year, more than 500 rhinos in the country have been killed, compared with 668 for the whole of last year.
WORLD
January 17, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
The world's largest surviving population of white rhinos suffered its heaviest toll on record last year when poachers killed more than 1,000 of the threatened animals to feed an international market for trinkets and potions made from their horns. The South African Department of Environmental Affairs reported Friday that it had counted 1,004 rhinos killed by poachers in 2013, mostly in Kruger National Park, along the porous border with Mozambique. It was the worst year for rhinoceros poaching since the government began tracking the illegal hunting in the early 1900s, National Geographic reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Victoria Kim
Saying she wanted to send a message against the “extremely serious” crime of trafficking in rhinoceros horns, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a father and son to nearly four years in prison for selling hundreds of pounds of horns highly prized in Vietnam and China as a cancer cure. Judge Christina Snyder remarked that she had traveled to Africa and personally witnessed the effects of poaching, as she sentenced Vinh Chuong "Jimmy" Kha and Felix Kha to 42 months and 46 months in prison, respectively.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Carla Hall
There are so many things wrong about the Dallas Safari Club's ludicrous auction of a permit to hunt a black rhino in order to raise money for conservation of black rhinos. Let's just start with the idea that the club has the temerity to call this effort a “fundraiser,” implying some charitable goal -- when the real goal is to offer a clever way to persuade the Namibians to grant a permit outside their country (which they usually don't do) and get some public relations cover for the safari club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times
The masterminds of an international rhinoceros horn smuggling ring pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles federal court to illegal wildlife trafficking, money laundering and tax evasion. The pleas Friday wrapped up the first phase of a nationwide crackdown on the lucrative horn trade to Asia. Vinh Chuong "Jimmy" Kha and Felix Kha, who have been jailed since their homes and import-export business in Garden Grove and Westminster were raided in February, probably face about five more years in prison under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
NEWS
September 21, 2004
Regarding "A Lap Dance With a Thresher Shark" (Sept. 14): So in yet another bloody article, this "Rhino" jerk likes to kill thresher sharks. But he does it humanely, so it must be OK. I would like to find out if a great white shark can eat a Rhino. And the shark doesn't have to do it humanely. Mike Kirwan Venice
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
Yes, Ike did more than discover Tina. He was a pianist, vocalist, guitarist, talent scout, band leader, record producer, label owner, songwriter and more. Highlighted by Jackie Brenston's seminal "Rocket 88," the mostly '50s collection showcases music that was invariably taut and sensual, the foundation for spicy sounds he'd eventually make with Tina. * Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (essential).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
The only thing required here is to list some of the song titles in this 12-song collection and let you decide if it's what you want to hear at your next party. Among the selections: Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business," Foreigner's "Hot Blooded" and Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World." Not for me. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (e x cellent).
NATIONAL
January 13, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Big-game hunters in Texas stirred controversy over the weekend by auctioning off a rare African permit to hunt the endangered black rhino in the name of conservation. Dallas Safari Club officials have said they faced threats leading up to  Saturday's private auction and had contacted the FBI. Protesters gathered outside the city's convention center, where the auction was held during the club's annual meeting. Opposition to the move was vented online by celebrities including Mia Farrow , William Shatner and former "Price Is Right" host Bob Barker . Barker released an online letter to the club via the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that likened hunting an aged rhino to taking out a senior citizen.
WORLD
July 25, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Efforts to save the rhinoceros in South Africa are failing, according to a report to the government by an independent expert. The report called for radical solutions: drones to track rhino poachers; de-horning of all South African rhinos; rhino farms; and legal trade in stockpiled and farmed rhino horn that could be auctioned or traded through a South African-based bourse. Since the beginning of the year, more than 500 rhinos in the country have been killed, compared with 668 for the whole of last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2013 | By Victoria Kim
Saying she wanted to send a message against the “extremely serious” crime of trafficking in rhinoceros horns, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a father and son to nearly four years in prison for selling hundreds of pounds of horns highly prized in Vietnam and China as a cancer cure. Judge Christina Snyder remarked that she had traveled to Africa and personally witnessed the effects of poaching, as she sentenced Vinh Chuong "Jimmy" Kha and Felix Kha to 42 months and 46 months in prison, respectively.
TRAVEL
March 24, 2013
Susan Denley's "Take a Sip and a Stroll" [Weekend Escape, March 17] refers to the several "hotels" along Moonstone Beach in Cambria. My wife and I go up to Cambria every year or two, and I think "motel" is a more accurate term for the lodgings along Moonstone Beach (with the exception of El Colibri, which describes itself as a boutique hotel and spa). As I understand the term, a place where the rooms are arranged around a parking area and one normally parks more or less in front of one's room is a motel, not a hotel, and this is the situation with all of the establishments along Moonstone.
NEWS
March 16, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
"Babies were everywhere," said Linda Taylor, who noticed a baby boom during her safari in Kenya earlier this year. At Lake Nakuru National Park, about 100 miles northwest of Nairobi, this rhino pair caught Taylor's eye as it crossed a road to a field. The mother rhino was gently prodding her newborn with her horn, Taylor said. The Thousand Oaks resident used a Nikon D3000. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times
The masterminds of an international rhinoceros horn smuggling ring pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles federal court to illegal wildlife trafficking, money laundering and tax evasion. The pleas Friday wrapped up the first phase of a nationwide crackdown on the lucrative horn trade to Asia. Vinh Chuong "Jimmy" Kha and Felix Kha, who have been jailed since their homes and import-export business in Garden Grove and Westminster were raided in February, probably face about five more years in prison under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
SPORTS
October 21, 1987 | Scott Ostler
Kip Keino taps the side of his head and distills years and volumes of training theory and race strategy down to three words. "Running is here," he says. Who would know better than Kipchoge Keino (it's pronounced KAY-no), just possibly the most remarkable runner in the history of running?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1996 | RANDY LEWIS
Maybe they started out 30 years ago as an entity fabricated to cash in on Beatlemania, but as we all know, the Monkees evolved into a respectable pop-rock band. This reunion adds a fitting coda to that story, bringing Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork back into the studio together for the first time in 28 years, and finding them sounding remarkably spry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times
Federal wildlife investigators in California and other states say they have cracked an international smuggling ring that trafficked for years in sawed-off rhinoceros horns, which fetch stratospheric prices in Vietnam and China for their supposed cancer-curing powers. More than 150 federal agents and other local enforcement officers raided homes and businesses and made several arrests in a dozen states over the weekend, including three alleged traffickers in Southern California. "By taking out this ring of rhino horn traffickers, we have shut down a major source of black market horn and dealt a serious blow to rhino horn smuggling both in the U.S. and globally," said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
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