If the latest lawsuit against Barkworks proves anything, it's that the Southern California pet store chain needs to do a better job of weeding out the animal activists from the puppy-buying public. Because those folks are now plaintiffs in a new lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court that all ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department saying the women being sued was not employed by the agency at the time of the Huntington Beach incident. ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 30, 6:02 A.M.: An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy A woman violently beat ... More >>
A month later, fundraisers and news reports are still pouring in for Bruno, the Anaheim police K-9 severely wounded by gunfire after a deadly shootout between officers and Robert Moreno, Jr. A group calling itself "Dog Park for Chino Hills" held a "Breakfast for Bruno" event at Applebee's on Saturda ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Man's best friend could use one of his own right about now
The county Board of Supervisors today gave the initial nod Tuesday to essentially creating a Megan's Law-type list for vicious dogs. Megan's Law provided the online database for registered sex offenders. So just think of the new proposed site like that. Only with dangerous pooches.
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[Hey, You!] Taking the fun from a little dog's mouth
UPDATE, MAY 30, 9:21 A.M.: 35-year-old Khuong Anh Nguyen was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years informal probation after pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor animal cruelty charge. For keeping filthy and unsafe living conditions for five bulldogs and a rabbit in his Garden Grove backya ... More >>
Jaime Arturo Garcia--who pleaded guilty last month to setting fires inside his Stanton home and killing his dog Dexter by poisoning the 7-year-old dachshund mix and slitting his throat--was sentenced today to five years in state prison. The 31-year-old had copped to felony arson of an inhabited pro ... More >>
Jaime Arturo Garcia pleaded guilty today to setting fires inside his Stanton home and killing his dog Dexter by poisoning him and slitting his throat. The Stanton 31-year-old could get four years and eight months in state prison at his May 7 sentencing after copping to felony arson of an inhabited ... More >>
Second to city councils in Orange County banning registered sex offenders from parks--Costa Mesa enacted such a prohibition last night--is the issue of nixing the sale of dogs and cats within city limits.The San Clemente City Council has not yet passed a pervs-in-parks ban, but Tuesday night th ... More >>
In 1995, Orange County's Dale Franklin Wensinger brandished a weapon at the driver of a vehicle and, in a separate incident, used a weapon during the rape and beating of a woman.For those crimes, Wensinger received laughable, slap-on-the-wrist punishments: probation for the rape and one year in j ... More >>
[Hey, You!] A ballin' woman, a German shepherd and the poor pooch they left injured
I Heart Puppies, which has been under fire from animal activists since it opened eight months ago, apparently closed over the weekend, according to a sign in the Corona del Mar pet store's window."I Heart Puppies would like to thank the community of CdM for their kindness, generosity, and suppor ... More >>
FacebookUPDATE, DEC. 19, 9:05 A.M.: The owner of a Huntington Beach mobile home declined to speak with the Weekly on the record as he pursues legal remedies, but a Facebook page has been set up in memory of his late 3-year-old pit bull Cupid, who was shot to death by police on Dec. 8. "This page ... More >>
YouTubeThey call him the streak.A thief was fully clothed when he stole a Hummer limo at gunpoint in Irvine Saturday night.But, as a helicopter officer informed after the man who led cops on a bi-county chase jumped out of the stretch in Whittier and started running, "He's naked!"
[Hey, You] Ignorance of leash laws is no excuse for letting your yappy little dogs roam free
To the delight of animal rights activists and chagrin of the town's lone pet store owner and the lobby that represents such businesses, the Irvine City Council Tuesday night banned the retail sale of cats and dogs. The council further earned gold stars from the likes of Orange County People for A ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 4, 8:37 A.M.: At Orange County Superior Court in Westminster Wednesday, Jaime Arturo Garcia pleaded not guilty to slitting his dog's throat and setting fires in the Stanton home he shares with his sister.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 3, 8:44 A.M.: Jaime Arturo Garcia is scheduled to be arraig ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 25, 8:56 A.M.: 51-year-old Michael Stuart Patterson just couldn't take the barking anymore, so after kicking open the front door of his Mission Viejo neighbor's home while yelling, "I'm going to kill you, and I'm going to kill your dog," he confronted Honey on the back patio and, arm ... More >>
[Hey, You!] You let your dog run loose on Easter Sunday? Jesus Christ!
Headline: Unwanted Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas Flood OC Shelter Comment by OCOBSERVER: "Of the 13,000 dogs impounded in 2010, nearly 5,000 of them--40 percent--were pit bulls and Chihuahuas"No surprise to me. Those are the breeds of choice in Santa Ana. Have you ever seen any responsible behavior co ... More >>
So, because Halloween is approaching and you're a video game addict, does it also mean that your dog needs to be subjected to humiliation? Of course it does! There are way too many lists out there featuring great video-game related Halloween costumes, but not a single one for man's best friend. So, ... More >>
Rebecca ArandaWhether they're tearing up a trailer at UCI's Acrobatics Everyday, touring small venues throughout Southern California, or taking their dogs out for a day at the park, the members of Moon Pearl know how to have a good time. Its roster is large and fluctuating, but the majority of th ... More >>
A Buena Park cop on routine patrol Monday morning spotted a van without a front license plate. Out of Alabama with pictures of dogs and "southernexpresstransporters.ning.com" written on the side, the van pulled over into the Kohl's parking lot across from the Buena Park Mall, about a half-mile fr ... More >>
Thanks to a bold, precedent-setting initiative approved in March by the Orange County Board of Supervisors, an amnesty period for illegals began today that allows the undocumented to fill out the required paperwork to reside legally within county lines. Hurry: May 15 is the deadline.
UPDATE: PETA and Nadya Suleman make a deal. A day after a porn king offered to bail Nadya Suleman out of foreclosure of her La Habra home, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent Octomom a letter stating PETA will assist her financially. And she doesn't even have to appear in an adul ... More >>
Vladae the Russian Dog Trainer's volunteer services on behalf of a pit bull who was stabbed in Mission Viejo earlier this year has been recognized by Best Friends Animal Society.
You've seen Vladae the World Famous Russian Dog Wizard on the KTLA Morning News, KNBC's Channel 4 News, and even Letterman. Since relocating here from Michigan, Vladae Roytapel has turned his uncanny canine communicating--he claims to speak fluent "Dogglish"--into "affordable" dog training in the h ... More >>
Pet Comedy Theatre
Bark Victory! At Taco Beach Cantina
Malibu Kennel Club Dog Show
Look, I don't think it's too much to ask for an album called "Dog Tracks: Songs By Dogs" to feature, I dunno—songs by dogs? I was incredibly excited when the album came in the mail today. Who could blame me? Dogs are cool, I like music. It seems like a winning proposition. So imagine my horror wh ... More >>
This Is Who We Are: Photography of Susan Sabo
America's Family Pet Expo
'Xoloitzcuintle: bald and edible'
The SWEA Christmas Fair at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, Band of Horses at the Glass House, Greyhound Adoption Show & Tell at Petco
Dog lovers and cruel cackling people who like to dress their pets in degrading outfits and drag them around town gathered in Long Beach yesterday for the Haute Dogs 7th Annual Howl’oween Parade. Livingston Park and 2nd Street were overtaken by more than 600 costumed creatures and countless spectat ... More >>
If you're bored stupid tomorrow afternoon, or think you'd get a kick out of mini-hotdog dogs running in circles, check out the dachshund race at Old World Village in HB. Weekly editorial assistant Amanda Parsons' pet pooch, Winnie, will be contending. (She'll be the tiny dachshund with the OC Weekly ... More >>
German Heritage Day and Dachshund Race
For the love of the sport: Wiener Nationals!
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