| May 23, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The manager of an exotic pet breeding company where thousands of rats and emaciated and decomposing snakes were found in Lake Elsinore has been sentenced to work release and five years' probation.
David Delgado, 30, of Rialto was ordered to serve 180...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- Instead of chocolate and candy baskets, the horde of children who gathered Monday on the South Lawn for the White House’s Easter Egg Roll got an Eggtivity Zone and a Yoga Garden.
To mark the 136th annual Easter event, First Lady...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The focus on Art Sherman, with stories that seek to flavor who he is and how he thinks as he prepares his horse for a run at the Triple Crown, zeros in on May 7, 1955.
A better date might be Aug. 31 of that year.
In the oft-told story, Sherman was...
| Jun 1, 2014
It's not like I'm telling animal activists and extremists to shut up.
Well, actually, I am.
But before they do that, I'd rather they first listen to Ron Magill.
I talked to Magill, the longtime communications director at Zoo Miami, after reading that...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Actress Laura Vandervoot is the latest celebrity to be featured in an anti-SeaWorld PETA ad.
Vandervoot, known for roles in "Bitten" and "Smallville", appears in the ad naked and floating ina tank of water next to a "Welcome tot SeaWorld" sign. ...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Revlon has discontinued the colors of powdered blush and liquid makeup I have used for years. L'Oreal has discontinued the color of powder eye shadow I use, and Maybelline has discontinued my shade of Superstay 24 Color lip color....
| May 2, 2014
| 9:59 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beleaguered Steve Asmussen, subject of a recent report that accused him of mistreating horses he trains, somewhat answered the criticism here Friday by saddling the winner of the $1-million Kentucky Oaks.
| May 14, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped 13% in the first three months of the year, but park officials say they are still on track to report record finances for the entire year.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s 11 destinations and parks generated $212...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Elephant trainers in traveling circuses will be banned from using bullhooks and other tools “designed to inflict pain” while in Los Angeles under new rules that the City Council approved Wednesday.
Animal rights activists argue that...
| Apr 11, 2014
Re "Beef goes high steaks," April 9
In order to appreciate the article on the price of beef, it helps to know math and statistics. As a mathematics professor at Cal State Long Beach, perhaps I can help.
The price of beef rose from $4.91 to $5.28 in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 2:33 PM
SAN DIEGO — Amid controversy over the killer whale shows at SeaWorld, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously declared March to be SeaWorld San Diego Month.
The proclamation, on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the park on Mission Bay,...
| Apr 13, 2014
Among the many things about Florida I still don't understand — the list gets longer by the day — you can add this:
Why on earth do we still have dog racing?
The whole idea is insane, inhumane and essentially a relic of the 1950s, as most...