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NATIONAL
September 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
A man who slipped and fell in his bathtub was trapped there for six days before he was rescued by a driver who arrived at the house for a scheduled trip. Bruce Ashworth, 55, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, fell on Aug. 29 and was unable to reach the safety handles on the bathtub to rescue himself. His service dog, Libby, brought a phone to him, but the battery wasn't charged. Ashworth managed to reach a spray bottle, which he rinsed out and used to drink water.
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REAL ESTATE
September 3, 2006 | From Project Sentinel
Question: My only income is a monthly disability check. The problem is that it arrives anytime during the first week of the month, so I'm not always able to pay the rent on the first day of each month. What can I do to avoid notices and late fees? Answer: You are entitled to request a change in rental due date under fair housing laws. You should talk with the manager or property owner.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1993 | Associated Press
Fill tub. Dunk dog. Scrub well. The lurch. The run. The skid. The shake. The soggy mess. Washing a mutt can be a sloppy business. Francisco Gamero knew that from cleaning up his cockapoo, Tassy. Now Gamero and partner Gary Flake are cleaning up with a growing business called U-Wash-Doggie, where pet owners pay to let somebody else's floors get all wet. The idea was simple. After all, there are car washes, hair washes and Laundromats. Why not self-service dog washes?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1992
As many members of the South Bay community are aware, the Hermosa Beach Police Department lost its narcotics detection canine, Sherlock, on Dec. 3, 1991. In his short career, Sherlock was responsible for the seizure of a substantial quantity of narcotics and over $150,000 in drug money. The department's acting chief of police, Val Straser, and acting city manager, Steve Wisniewski, have since decided that Sherlock will not be replaced. As Sherlock's handler, I would like to publicly thank all of those individuals and organizations that donated their time, money or services to the Hermosa Beach Police Department Canine Unit over the past two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1992
A U.S. Customs Service dog sniffed out nearly 12 pounds of heroin stuffed in the air vents and under the dashboard of a car crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Tuesday. Alberto Cisneros Mendoza, 24, of San Jose was arrested last week by customs agents at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, officials said. If convicted, he faces a fine of up to $4 million and a 10-year mandatory sentence under the 1986 federal sentencing guidelines. Mendoza was stopped about 8:10 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1987
The newest member of the Cypress Police Department, who disappeared before he even started work, was found hanging around a supermarket warehouse in Buena Park on Thursday. Sam, a 3-year-old light-brown Malinois--a breed similar to a German shepherd--escaped from the Buena Park home of his handler Wednesday and was the subject of an "extensive" police search, Sgt. Sandy Stanton said. The friendly police service dog, who has yet to work a day for the department, was found before 6 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1990 | From Associated Press
Two members of the Puerto Rican singing group Menudo were arrested after an airport drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in their pants, police said. Sergio Gonzalez, 18, and a 16-year-old member of the group, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, were arrested Thursday evening at Miami International Airport, Metro-Dade Police Lt. James Kaelin said. The group was on a stopover en route from Mexico City to Venezuela when a U.S.
OPINION
March 5, 2014
Re "Fake service dogs a problem," March 3 As a veteran who served two combat tours, I wish I had been made aware of the recent state Senate hearing concerning service dogs. I would have gladly presented my long-haired chihuahua, who is in fact a service dog. If the committee had taken the time to review the federal government's current policies, it would have seen that comfort dogs are no longer classified as service animals. With some research, the committee would have seen that service dogs come in all stripes and flavors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
For much of her life, Keris Myrick has tried to silence the voices that filled her head with suicidal thoughts and repeatedly sent her to a psychiatric hospital. But now, Myrick, 51, who has schizo-affective disorder, is embracing one voice that has grown loud and clear - her own. And as she becomes a symbol of recovery and strength in the face of mental illness, others are listening to what she has to say. Members of the nation's largest mental health advocacy organization, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, recently elected her their board president, giving the Pasadena resident a critical role in pushing for education, policy changes and better access to mental health care.
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