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By Britney Barnes | April 1, 2010
The Huntington Beach City Council could approve a new proposal outlawing residents from feeding wild animals at its Monday meeting. The council could vote to have an ordinance drafted banning residents from feeding coyotes, foxes, opossums, raccoons or skunks. The ordinance would make the offense a fineable misdemeanor. The city has been having issues with coyotes that have lost their fear of people, and the police department declared it a public safety issue. Residents have made complaints about coyotes coming into their backyards to eat their pets and are worried about their families’ safety.
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By Michael Alexander | December 20, 2007
When Blake Lindzey came back to school this summer, he was looking for some way to do community service helping animals. So he started a club. He never expected 78 kids to sign up for his Animal Shelter Services Club. And it looks as if his club has some momentum. Blake, 16, and some of his classmates volunteered at this weekend’s adoption fair at the Orange County Humane Society shelter on Newland Street. The adoption invited members of the public to play games, find out about adopting animals and get information from booths.
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By Michael Miller | August 27, 2012
This week, Times Community News lost a longtime member of its family. It was a member whom, to my knowledge, I never met in person. Such is the nature of email. Barbara Fischer, who for years contributed the Pet of the Week feature, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Pet of the Week, which still runs in the Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot, spotlights an animal each week that is available for adoption. For years, week after week, I got used to receiving those emails from Barbara or one of her colleagues.
LOCAL
By Alicia Robinson and Purnima Mudnal | January 11, 2007
The city of Costa Mesa began taking impounded animals to the Irvine Animal Care Center on Saturday, rather than the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach, after the city's contract with the humane society shelter expired Dec. 30, Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder said Monday. City officials received a number of e-mails alleging that the humane society was closing and would euthanize its animals, Roeder said — a rumor that the shelter's director said is false.
NEWS
By: ELISABETH M. BROWN | September 2, 2005
Alligators in the Laguna Lakes? Well, maybe not, although we did have a hippopotamus once. African clawed frogs, certainly. And while alligators have a certain thrill factor, the frogs have arguably had more impact on the local lake ecology. Laguna is no stranger to abandoned animals. The network of interior canyons and our surrounding open space attract a regular stream of people intent on liberating -- that is, dumping -- unwanted pets. Most seem to think that urban animals can just take up an independent lifestyle in the wild with no problems.
NEWS
October 28, 2004
I am writing this letter in regards to the article(s) recently printed about the Orange County Humane Society in Huntington Beach. I am not an employee there, however, I have been employed at the animal hospital, which operates next door to the shelter and has treated their animals, for more than five years. I am writing this letter with the intent of addressing some inconsistencies I have noticed in several articles, and to express my opinion over the controversy surrounding the Orange County Humane Society.
FEATURES
July 30, 2009
Kids can touch, look and learn about mammals at the Huntington Beach Central Library’s program “Science on the Go.” Live, preserved and stuffed animals will be on display for children to experience and a former science teacher will give a talk on mammals’ characteristics, environment and impact on humanity and nature, said senior librarian Mary-Pat Gonzalez. The program is recommended for children 4 and older. Gonzalez said calling in advance is recommended, as the show generally sells out. The program is at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Tabby Storytime Theater at the Central Library.
FEATURES
By Michael Miller | July 16, 2009
There’s a brilliant documentary from the 1970s called “Gates of Heaven” about people who run pet cemeteries in California. The movie starts out focusing on a hopeful entrepreneur who creates a graveyard out of love for animals, then watches his business crumble. The dead pets from his graves are dug up and transported to another pet cemetery up north, which is run by people who seem far more detached from the lives of cats and dogs — but have quite a bit more business savvy and succeed in keeping the pets underground.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MICHÈLE MARR | October 9, 2008
For the sake of the animals we eat, for the sake of our own health and safety, it’s time, come November, to pass Proposition 2, the California Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. You may consider it blasphemy, but it matters more to me that you vote “yes” on Proposition 2 than who gets your vote for president. Millions of animals on industrial farms in California are depending on you to deliver them from unspeakable cruelty. They have no vote. If you think this isn’t a religious issue, think again.
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NEWS
By Jennifer Lane, Special to the Independent | February 12, 2014
Students use computers - and their imaginations - to bring to life pirates walking on ships, pumpkins talking, oranges getting bruised and balls bouncing in the ACME Animation class at Ethel Dwyer Middle School in Huntington Beach. The class, which is taught by Leroyce Hernandez, instructs beginning and advanced students on, of course, how to use computer software to make cartoons, but also on how to prepare for and execute a presentation, as well as give and receive feedback. "The best thing about the class is getting to work with partners, and seeing other people's animations is pretty awesome," said student Sapphire Brilliant, 13. One of her projects features an orange rolling off the top of a refrigerator and bouncing, causing the skin to bruise.
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NEWS
July 24, 2013
Huntington Beach Councilman Matt Harper is from a time gone by. That was a time when we didn't think about what we were doing to the oceans and ocean life but only of our own convenience. Now we have a plastic bag ban. That was a time when pet shops had no publicly known connection to cruel puppy mills and other animal abuses. Now we have a pet shop ban. That was a time when senior citizens who worked, paid taxes, raised families, followed the laws and contributed to their communities their whole lives could retire in well-deserved peace without fear of big developers taking or pricing them out of their homes.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 12, 2013
A Huntington Beach couple were charged Thursday with trying to sell the skin of an endangered tiger, according to authorities. Karim Hanna, 44, and Margarita Licomitros, 36, could face up to a year in federal prison if convicted of offering a Sumatran tiger skin for $8,000 through Craigslist, according to a Department of Justice news release. U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies working together as part of Operation Wild Web caught the pair, as well as four other people from Southern California, according to the release.
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By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 17, 2013
Death is an element of life that isn't perceived as beautiful by most, but Jessica Treskes tried to look past the loss of life and expose its beauty with her upcoming art show at Biola University. From April 22 to 26, the Biola Art Gallery will showcase "Dwellers of the Dust," seven pictures taken by the 21-year-old Huntington Beach resident that each contain an image of a decayed animal superimposed with the image of a model in the same position. "I was at a beach in Rancho Palos Verdes, on one of their trails, and a lot of things blow up on the rocks there," Treskes said.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | September 12, 2012
Aaron Bertram strode to the front of a classroom at Patti's Preschool in Huntington Beach on Friday morning and asked 10 students to sit in a circle, where they would indulge in musical activities for the next half hour. Right before they filled their bellies with lunch, the children filled their ears with the sounds of their impersonations of exotic animals, like lions and elephants, and kid-friendly music. Bertram smiled as he led the kids in dance and song, something that he does regularly with audiences when he plays trumpet for Huntington Beach ska band Suburban Legends.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
Regarding "Community owes her a lot," City Lights, Aug. 30: Your words brought tears to my eyes. Barbara Fischer truly was an amazing person that I was lucky to have spent time with over the years. She and many other volunteers provide comfort and love to so many homeless and abandoned animals here in Orange County. They all deserve respect and appreciation for what they do — it is not easy. I know that Barbara would want to thank you for your kind words and for all the years you have been helping to get the word out regarding adoption of animals each week.
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By Michael Miller | August 27, 2012
This week, Times Community News lost a longtime member of its family. It was a member whom, to my knowledge, I never met in person. Such is the nature of email. Barbara Fischer, who for years contributed the Pet of the Week feature, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. Pet of the Week, which still runs in the Huntington Beach Independent, Daily Pilot and Coastline Pilot, spotlights an animal each week that is available for adoption. For years, week after week, I got used to receiving those emails from Barbara or one of her colleagues.
NEWS
May 9, 2012
Re. "Cost of state beach parking increases," April 26: I honestly don't think the state knows what it is doing. Here is its pricing for the last few years: $75 in 1996; then, in the "good times" for the state, they dropped the price of the pass to $35 in 2001; then it was up to $67 in 2003 and $125 in 2004, and now $195? Why not $500? They as a state just keep grabbing figures out of the sky. It's too bad we don't get something for our money since we have some of the dirtiest beaches (come down after the Fourth of July and the 909ers go home)
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | May 8, 2012
The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to prohibit the sale of dogs and cats unless they're obtained from shelters, a humane society or a rescue organization, a move that seemed to please all parties involved. The council voted 4 to 3 in favor of the ordinance, which is expected to allow the only two pet stores in the city to phase out selling pets that are believed to come from puppy mills. The council was initially scheduled last month to put into law an ordinance that would have banned the sales of dogs and cats altogether, but a compromise was reached after Councilman Joe Shaw suggested city officials work with animal rights groups and pet store owners to come up with a reasonable solution, one that protects animals and businesses.
NEWS
April 25, 2012
I am so relieved to note that the elected officials of Huntington Beach are focusing their attention on the really important things. Currently, a ban on the sale of dogs in pet shops is being considered by this high-and-mighty "we-know-better" City Council ( "Council: phase out pet sales," April 19). It seems that a large constituency has convinced them that the poor puppies are coming from breeding mills in the Midwest and that they are mistreated from the get-go. They are kept in cages, of all things.
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