CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2006 |
When Gita, the L.A. Zoo's beloved 48-year-old Asian elephant, died in June, zoo officials said that as recently as the day before she had appeared to be doing well and had healed from surgery on her left front foot. But the zoo's medical records from the two months leading up to Gita's death paint a picture of an animal battling a number of ailments.
January 18, 2004 |
One of the National Zoo's two camels has been euthanized because of concerns that the animal's quality of life had deteriorated, a zoo spokeswoman said. Camille, a 17-year-old Bactrian camel, was put down in her stall shortly after daybreak as keepers, veterinarians and curators looked on, zoo spokeswoman Peper Long said. Zoo records show that the camel had been unable to walk or stand at times and that the animal had been heavily medicated for at least two years.
February 8, 1995 |
BMG Restructuring Leads to Layoffs: As expected, dozens of employees at anemic RCA Records were notified Tuesday that their positions will be eliminated as part of a restructuring plan orchestrated by Strauss Zelnick, the newly installed president and CEO of Bertelsmann Music Group Entertainment North America. Zelnick, whose firm cornered 12.9% of the $11-billion U.S.
March 5, 2003 |
Human error may have contributed to the deaths of at least six rare animals within the last three years at the National Zoo and its research facility in Virginia, in addition to those of two red pandas accidentally poisoned by pesticide and two zebras killed by hypothermia and malnutrition, according to interviews and zoo records.
June 30, 1991 |
Band: Rhythm Tribe. Personnel: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez, guitar, lead vocals; Paul Guzman-Sanchez, bass, percussion, vocals; Marla Rebert, keyboards, vocals; Stephen Mead, drums. History: Reared in the San Fernando Valley, the Guzman-Sanchez brothers were exposed to Latin music by their father Rafael, a locally noted Puerto Rican guitarist.
January 3, 1993 |
How did all those new new record labels do in 1992? The Twin Towers of the '90s Generation are Atlantic-distributed Interscope and Warner Bros.-affiliated Def American. Both benefited during the year from savvy A&R moves, imaginative marketing and a pair of street-wise producers-turned-top executives: Interscope's Jimmy Iovine and Def American's Rick Rubin. Marky Mark and Gerardo got Interscope on the map in 1991, but flopped with '92 follow-ups.