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July 9, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Linda Menary says she'll fight to preserve a last remnant of what she calls the old San Fernando Valley--even if she has to go all the way to the City Council to do it. "I own this land. I worked all my life to own this land," said Menary, as she ushered a group of schoolchildren onto the property for pony rides Thursday. "Why should I have to move?" Menary, owner of The Farm, a commercial petting zoo and pony-ride at 8108 Tampa Ave.
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July 14, 2011
L.A.'s appetite for music in unconventional locales apparently knows no bounds, as Silver Lake booking institution the Fold brings eight locals together for Music in the Zoo. Post-punks Abe Vigoda, danceable new-wavers Pollyn and Hands and the teenage rockers Kitten top a nice bill of up-and-comers, but it remains to be seen if the animals will be impressed. Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park, L.A. 6 p.m. Fri. $17. (323) 644-6042. http://www.lazoo.org.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a sad requiem for a heavyweight. As the tusks of Hannibal the elephant sat Wednesday on a storage shelf and experts awaited word of the cause of his death, animal activists and Los Angeles Zoo officials were clashing over blame and the need for an independent investigation into the incident. A coalition of animal rights groups denounced the zoo for rushing to "dump" the rowdy, five-ton adolescent male in Mexico and called for a special "oversight committee" to examine zoo policies.
NEWS
August 30, 1999 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a recent morning, Kelley Greene is holding a 7-pound baby chimp in her lap at the Los Angeles Zoo's nursery, while a small boy in a red T-shirt huddles in his father's arms outside the nursery windows. The boy looks at the chimp; the chimp looks back. Then the boy turns shyly into his father's shoulder; the 2-month-old chimp buries his head in Greene's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten months after Warren Thomas announced his resignation as the head of the Los Angeles Zoo, the troubled city-owned facility is still without a director and the leading candidate for the job has bowed out, saying housing costs are too high and the pay is too low. City officials said Thursday they will renew the search for a director and will push the City Council to raise the salary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You know what really bugs Arthur Evans? It's when his friends are accused of vandalism at Los Angeles County's Museum of Natural History. Evans is head of the museum's new Insect Zoo. And his friends are the 3,500 cockroaches, crickets and other crawly critters that he has spent 2 1/2 years gathering for the $465,000 exhibit. The new zoo opens Saturday. But Evans has already learned that he must keep swatting at misconceptions that buzz like flies around his unusual collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
The operator of a Reseda pony ride and petting zoo is suing the city of Los Angeles, two animal regulation officers and an animal-rights advocate in connection with a case in which the operator was suspected of cruelty to animals. Linda Menary, who operates The Farm on Tampa Avenue, alleges that the defendants in the suit trespassed on her land March 2, when the officers confiscated nine ponies and horses. She is also suing the city and the animal regulation officers for false arrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Mark Goldstein became executive director of Boston's Franklin Park Zoo in 1987, the facility was barely surviving amid dwindling funds, fractious politics and a reputation as one of the worst zoos in America. By the time he stepped down in July, the zoo had opened a popular $26-million African tropical forest exhibit and won accreditation for the first time from the prestigious American Assn. of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
The owner of a Reseda petting zoo appealed for public support in her battle to keep her business open, and said that if the Los Angeles City Council votes, as expected, to close her down next week, she "would have no other choice" but to continue her fight in the courts. "This is our last chance," said Linda Menary, owner of The Farm on Tampa Avenue, at a press conference she called on her property Tuesday morning. A handful of media people showed up.
NEWS
August 30, 1999 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a recent morning, Kelley Greene is holding a 7-pound baby chimp in her lap at the Los Angeles Zoo's nursery, while a small boy in a red T-shirt huddles in his father's arms outside the nursery windows. The boy looks at the chimp; the chimp looks back. Then the boy turns shyly into his father's shoulder; the 2-month-old chimp buries his head in Greene's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | FRANK MANNING
The operator of a Reseda pony ride and petting zoo is suing the city of Los Angeles, two animal regulation officers and an animal-rights advocate in connection with a case in which the operator was suspected of cruelty to animals. Linda Menary, who operates The Farm on Tampa Avenue, alleges that the defendants in the suit trespassed on her land March 2, when the officers confiscated nine ponies and horses. She is also suing the city and the animal regulation officers for false arrest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
The owner of a Reseda petting zoo appealed for public support in her battle to keep her business open, and said that if the Los Angeles City Council votes, as expected, to close her down next week, she "would have no other choice" but to continue her fight in the courts. "This is our last chance," said Linda Menary, owner of The Farm on Tampa Avenue, at a press conference she called on her property Tuesday morning. A handful of media people showed up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Linda Menary says she'll fight to preserve a last remnant of what she calls the old San Fernando Valley--even if she has to go all the way to the City Council to do it. "I own this land. I worked all my life to own this land," said Menary, as she ushered a group of schoolchildren onto the property for pony rides Thursday. "Why should I have to move?" Menary, owner of The Farm, a commercial petting zoo and pony-ride at 8108 Tampa Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You know what really bugs Arthur Evans? It's when his friends are accused of vandalism at Los Angeles County's Museum of Natural History. Evans is head of the museum's new Insect Zoo. And his friends are the 3,500 cockroaches, crickets and other crawly critters that he has spent 2 1/2 years gathering for the $465,000 exhibit. The new zoo opens Saturday. But Evans has already learned that he must keep swatting at misconceptions that buzz like flies around his unusual collection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a sad requiem for a heavyweight. As the tusks of Hannibal the elephant sat Wednesday on a storage shelf and experts awaited word of the cause of his death, animal activists and Los Angeles Zoo officials were clashing over blame and the need for an independent investigation into the incident. A coalition of animal rights groups denounced the zoo for rushing to "dump" the rowdy, five-ton adolescent male in Mexico and called for a special "oversight committee" to examine zoo policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Mark Goldstein became executive director of Boston's Franklin Park Zoo in 1987, the facility was barely surviving amid dwindling funds, fractious politics and a reputation as one of the worst zoos in America. By the time he stepped down in July, the zoo had opened a popular $26-million African tropical forest exhibit and won accreditation for the first time from the prestigious American Assn. of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2011
L.A.'s appetite for music in unconventional locales apparently knows no bounds, as Silver Lake booking institution the Fold brings eight locals together for Music in the Zoo. Post-punks Abe Vigoda, danceable new-wavers Pollyn and Hands and the teenage rockers Kitten top a nice bill of up-and-comers, but it remains to be seen if the animals will be impressed. Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park, L.A. 6 p.m. Fri. $17. (323) 644-6042. http://www.lazoo.org.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1991
The Los Angeles Zoo and six others across the country has transferred ownership to the Brazilian government of about 400 endangered golden lion tamarins, natives to Amazon rain forests. But the strawberry blond, squirrel-sized primates--named for their lion-like manes and tails--will remain in the U. S. zoos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten months after Warren Thomas announced his resignation as the head of the Los Angeles Zoo, the troubled city-owned facility is still without a director and the leading candidate for the job has bowed out, saying housing costs are too high and the pay is too low. City officials said Thursday they will renew the search for a director and will push the City Council to raise the salary.
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