CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2012 |
About 120 horses remained at a stable in unincorporated Athens on Monday that was deemed unsafe after a fire there last month killed four animals. Owners have been given until July 15 to find alternative boarding. Horses are being moved off the property to comply with the new deadline, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said, noting that about 70 code violations have been documented at the stable over the years. The cause of the June 17 fire, which killed three horses and a goat, was still under investigation, said Det. Enrique Valazquez of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's arson squad.
June 17, 2012 |
Boyd Martin wasn't so much interested in saving lives as he was in making money when he stepped between a breeder and a horse that was being loaded into a trailer outside the paddock of an Australian racetrack a decade ago. The 3-year-old chestnut gelding had washed out as a racehorse, and the owner was about to sell him to a slaughterhouse. Martin offered $850 to take him away, figuring he could flip the horse for a neat profit after a few months of training. "That was the plan originally, to turn him over like I had done with many before," Martin says.
June 5, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA -- Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda suffered what the Dodgers described as a mild heart attack Monday while representing the team at the amateur draft in New York. Lasorda, 84, received treatment at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. A stent was inserted into a blocked artery in Lasorda's heart. He was in stable condition Tuesday. He could be released from the hospital as early as Wednesday. In a statement released by the Dodgers, Lasorda said, "The doctors confirmed I do bleed Dodger Blue.
April 24, 2012 |
Americans seem to be in a holding pattern when it comes to consumer confidence, feeling generally upbeat about the state of the economy, but warily so, according to a virtually unchanged index from the Conference Board. The monthly index dipped slightly to 69.2 in April after a minor slide to 69.5 in March, according to the New York-based research group . The private board's expectations index fell to 81.1 from 82.5 while its present situation index jumped to 51.4, its highest point since September 2008, from 49.9.
April 16, 2012 |
A disrupted routine equals a disrupted team. It's a theory, but Angels Manager Mike Scioscia isn't buying it. "The schedule is demanding for everyone in baseball … West Coast travel is tough," Scioscia said. "It's nothing, not an issue. You're playing a game every day. The start times are going to vary. " Yet, on Monday, as the Angels opened a homestand during which five of the six games will be played at night, there was an appreciation for the more stable schedule among players.
April 5, 2012 |
Actress Priscilla Barnes, who was cast as a replacement roommate in the '80s sitcom "Three's Company," must have taken her role as a renter to heart. Barnes and her husband, Ted Monte, have become first-time homeowners with the purchase of a gated compound in Glendale for its asking price of $689,000. The property is more than a third of an acre and includes a main house, a guesthouse and stables. The main residence contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is one bedroom and one bathroom in the guesthouse.
March 31, 2012 |
Monterosso won the $10-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, handing the ruler of Dubai an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized earlier Saturday. Monterosso, who finished third last year, also gave a much-needed confidence boost to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's stables, which had not won the race since 2006. All four of their horses were longshots. Capponi grabbed the lead coming into the straight only to see Monterosso bolt past and beat his stablemate by three lengths.
March 14, 2012
QUICK TAKES A horse was injured and euthanized Tuesday during production of the racetrack drama "Luck," the third death in connection with the series, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with horses while the accident is investigated. The American Humane Assn., which oversees Hollywood productions, had issued an immediate demand "that all production involving horses shut down. " The animal was being led to a Santa Anita Park racetrack stable by a groom when it reared and fell back Tuesday morning, suffering a head injury, according to HBO. The horse was euthanized at the track in Arcadia, where "Luck" is filming its second season.
February 24, 2012 |
While the Dow Jones industrial average has risen toward 13,000, another high-profile market has unexpectedly risen alongside it: gold. The price of the precious metal has surged since the beginning of the year and rose every day this week to climb above $1,780 an ounce Thursday, its highest level in three months. Some investors worried last fall that gold had lost its luster when its price came crashing down amid fears of a double-dip recession. Since the beginning of the year, though, the yellow metal has regained its allure as investors once again sought out a stable place to store money.
January 29, 2012 |
Israel's current coalition government is one of its most stable in decades, and the next scheduled national poll is nearly two years off. Yet election fever has gripped the country and some believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is quietly preparing to call for an early vote, perhaps in the middle of this year. The two biggest political parties - Netanyahu's conservative Likud and its main rival, the centrist Kadima - recently announced that they would hold primaries to select leaders whose names would be on the next election ballot.