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October 2, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a pack of German shepherds attacked pedestrians in South Los Angeles. “They were wandering the streets,” LAPD Lt. Julie Patton, who was on duty Tuesday during the attacks, said of the dogs. Four women were attacked at or near Manhattan Place Elementary School, 1850 W. 96 th St. in Gramercy Park, Patton added. The dogs were attacking people as they exited the school, KABC-TV reported. Firefighters received a first call on the attacks about 12:50 p.m., said Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities on Thursday called off the search for a mountain lion that killed a 100-pound German shepherd in Fontana after an “exhaustive” 24 hours. “We believe the contact our officers had with the mountain lion [Wednesday] scared it back into the canyon," Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones said in a statement. Officers responding to the incident shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday initially scared off the large cat from a home's front yard after firing multiple rounds. B ut it returned four times, coming toward officers before returning to the gorge, according to police.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1995 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an old shepherds' trick: If a baby lamb dies, skin the carcass. Then, when another sheep has twins, take one of the twins and cover it with the dead lamb's skin. The mother of the dead animal will pick up the scent of her offspring and nurse the twin. For 63-year-old Luigi Viso and his ancestors, this tradition--handed down to him by his father in Sicily--has worked for centuries to preserve the family flock. But now, there is no trick that will save the shepherding legacy in Viso's family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | David Colker
Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time. After a test screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Paramount executive Marty Rackin gathered the creative team and said, "I loved the picture," as recounted in the 2010 Sam Wasson book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m.," about the film. But there was one problem. Rackin hated the plaintive ballad, "Moon River," that star Audrey Hepburn sings in the movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1995 | JEFF SCHNAUFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's an old shepherd's trick: When a new lamb dies, skin the carcass. Then, when another sheep has twins, cover one of the twins with the dead lamb's skin. The mother of the dead animal will pick up the scent of her offspring and nurse the twin. According to 63-year-old Luigi Viso, this practice, handed down to him by his father in Sicily, has worked for centuries to preserve family flocks. But there is no trick that will save the shepherd legacy in Viso's family.
MAGAZINE
November 3, 1991 | A. Craig Copetas, A. Craig Copetas is a writer living in Paris. This article is adapted from his book, "Bear Hunting with the Politburo," just published by Simon & Schuster.
IBRAGIMOV HAJIBAU ISAK OGLU HEARD THE GUNFIRE FIRST. Involuntarily, his large body began to shudder as if the slug and buckshot were coming off the mountain and into the cab of the Niva 1600 jeep. The buckshot zipped off the rocks outside, dartlike, and Hajibau watched as his sheep fell into the river that dropped down into the Azerbaijani valley. Some died in the gunfire, others drowned in the clear, rushing water.
NEWS
December 19, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Four angels from on high strummed guitars and sang of a miracle, then offered their musical services for baptisms, weddings and other parties. Two shepherds, one a machete-wielding farmer with a hot temper and the other a feathered Aztec who carried an American Express card, decided that the angels must be part of a marijuana stupor. The shepherds were not en route to Bethlehem. They were in Mexico City to complain about a corrupt mayor who had stolen their papaya crop.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
The key moment in Peter Berg's upcoming, fact-based war movie "Lone Survivor" occurs when four U.S. Navy SEALs, hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan while on a mission to kill a Taliban leader, encounter three goat herders. The SEALs quickly boil down their options to three choices: 1) Tie up the shepherds, one of whom is a boy, and leave them in the mountains to freeze 2) kill the shepherds immediately or 3) let them go, abort the mission and hike up to the summit to be extracted before Taliban forces find them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1989
A San Pedro developer was found guilty Tuesday of keeping a flock of eight sheep too close to an apartment building in violation of city animal control laws. Acting as his own attorney, Arthur Corona argued before a jury that the sheep, which grazed within 75 feet of a 107-unit apartment complex he owns, were harmless and economical gardeners. The Los Angeles municipal code requires that sheep be kept at least 75 feet from dwellings.
NEWS
August 3, 1992 | MICHAEL HAEDERLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This just in: Dorothy Benally of Beclabito needs a reliable sheepherder. He must be willing to take the flock up into the mountains for at least two months. Call collect . . . . The squaw dance for Frank Woody at Ojo Encino has been postponed . . . . And to anyone who's listening, Elmer Bigben would like the people of Red Mesa to leave messages at the chapter house. Rise and shine.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
The key moment in Peter Berg's upcoming, fact-based war movie "Lone Survivor" occurs when four U.S. Navy SEALs, hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan while on a mission to kill a Taliban leader, encounter three goat herders. The SEALs quickly boil down their options to three choices: 1) Tie up the shepherds, one of whom is a boy, and leave them in the mountains to freeze 2) kill the shepherds immediately or 3) let them go, abort the mission and hike up to the summit to be extracted before Taliban forces find them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a pack of German shepherds attacked pedestrians in South Los Angeles. “They were wandering the streets,” LAPD Lt. Julie Patton, who was on duty Tuesday during the attacks, said of the dogs. Four women were attacked at or near Manhattan Place Elementary School, 1850 W. 96 th St. in Gramercy Park, Patton added. The dogs were attacking people as they exited the school, KABC-TV reported. Firefighters received a first call on the attacks about 12:50 p.m., said Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On Sunday, Miley Cyrus became the latest in a long line of young women to take to the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards with the express purpose of stirring up controversy. And so far, the media have obediently complied, clutching their pearls en masse over her raunchy but otherwise mediocre performance -- one that made Britney Spears' snake-dancing seem like high art by comparison. With "The View" in repeats this week, however, the predictable chorus of outrage has been lacking a few critical voices.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Morgan Shepherd is scheduled to be the oldest driver to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at age 71. Shepherd, who made his first Cup start in 1970, is entered for Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 52 Toyota. "This is truly a milestone," Shepherd said on his website, "and I thank all who are involved to help make this happen. " His last start in NASCAR's Cup series was in 2006, when he was 64, also at New Hampshire. Shepherd would break the oldest-driver record held by Jim Fitzgerald, who started a race at age 65 at the now-defunct Riverside (Calif.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"The Newlywed Game" is renewing its TV vows. Episodes of the veteran game show that pits newly married couples against each other are being revived on Bounce TV, which is geared toward African Americans. The series, which first premiered on ABC in 1965, has been on and off the air on various networks and in syndication since its launch. These episodes were previously produced for the Game Show Network. But founding host Bob Eubanks, the personality most identified with the show, will not be along for the ride this go-round.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Late-night television, busier than ever (and at its best, better than ever) with talk shows and comedy, has been in the news again lately, with the hand-over of "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon officially announced for next spring - a change in stewardship that will also take the show back to New York from Burbank. The man who brought "The Tonight Show" west in the first place is producer Peter Lassally, who wanted to live in Los Angeles and in 1972 convinced Johnny Carson that California was the place he ought to be. Lassally, 80, is now producer of the singular "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"; when I interviewed Ferguson in 2010, he told me that the person I really should be talking to was Lassally.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1993 | RAY LOYND
"Telling Secrets," featuring Ken Olin as a dogged detective and Cybill Shepherd as a coolly venomous femme fatale , fails to justify its two-night length and squanders its suspense with a dizzying array of subplots (at 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday on ABC, Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). "Although fictionalized, the drama is based on a true story," reports an opening credit roll in what is almost de rigueur in network movieland. No matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1989
I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for the wonderful article by Miles Corwin about the Basque shepherds (Part I, April 16). What an uncommon pleasure it was to find it on the front page of my Sunday paper. Both my father (may be rest in peace) and stepfather (Pete Montero) came from the Spanish Pyrenees as sheepherders and lived the demanding, difficult life so well described by Corwin. My mother's father spent 19 years doing the same before returning to Spain. I can personally testify to the accuracy of Corwin's article, as I was raised in Wasco (near Bakersfield)
SPORTS
February 15, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Los Angeles Windward students were quoting Shakespeare in the third quarter of Friday's Southern Section Division 4AA boys' basketball playoff game against visiting Westlake Village Oaks Christian. "That's 'The Tempest,'" sophomore forward Mason Shepherd said. "We're reading it right now. " "That's the Windward kids," Coach Miguel Villegas said. "They try to be creative. " Windward's fans are going to be busy if the basketball team keeps playing as well as it did in a 77-51 second-round victory against the Lions.
NATIONAL
January 19, 2013 | Sandy Banks
WASHINGTON - The first time Barack Obama ran, the euphoria that attended his election captivated Kamilah Aquil. Then came his presidency, a bracing reality check. Hope faded. Not enough changed. But for Aquil, that doesn't make Obama a disappointment. It does make this second inauguration Monday a landmark she never expected and one she considers even more profound than the first. He's not just the first black president, but a man Americans trusted enough, missteps and all, to give another shot at shepherding our country.
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