Category Archives: Animals/Pets

Howling Heroes Winners Announced

The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation in 2021 launched a Howling Heroes contest to find an official K-9 Mascot. The contest annually is held in the spring and in April the top three canines for 2024 were announced: Blue Nystrom, … Continue reading

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Real Estate Market Looking up for Bluebirds

  While there seem to be many houses for sale in Pacific Palisades, there’s one subpopulation that seems to be growing: bluebirds.   A reader wrote to CTN: When I moved to the Palisades more than 20+ years ago, the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Garden Opens, Thanks to the Morrisseys

A ribbon cutting was held on April 5 for the opening of a butterfly garden in Simon Meadow, located at the corner of Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Boulevard. Cindy Simon, who served as emcee explained that when Colleen Morrissey … Continue reading

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One Dog’s Life Saved: More Need Help

Westside Current Editor Jamie Page visited the South-Central Animal shelter on April 5 and was brought to tears with the overcrowding and the filth. “I have never seen conditions so bad,” Paige wrote. “I ended up fostering a senior dog, … Continue reading

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L.A. Shelter Animals Suffering Neglect Bordering on Abuse

(Editor’s note: The Westside Current and CTN are working in tandem to shed light on the horrific state of animal shelters in Los Angeles.) The City of Angeles is neglecting animals in its shelters to the point of abuse. Current … Continue reading

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Los Angeles: A Troubling Trio of Animal Neglect, Food Safety Mishaps and Homelessness Woes

BY TIM CAMPBELL Recently, three seemingly unrelated stories have made the news: neglect and abuse of animals in City-run shelters, the lack of consistent restaurant health inspections by the County, and serious questions about LAHSA’s management. If you’re having a … Continue reading

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LA’s Shelter Crisis Sparks Outrage: Hundreds Storm City Hall Demanding Urgent Reforms

(Editor’s note: This article ran on March 15, in Westside Current and is reprinted with permission click here.) By JAMIE PAGIE   Amid a critical overcrowding crisis in Los Angeles animal shelters, advocates and concerned individuals rallied at City Hall … Continue reading

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The Fourth Annual Animal Shelter Drive

It is cold and rainy, but many people are in their lovely homes with blankets and heat. The same is not true for the “unwanted” animals in the Los Angeles County Shelters. Four years ago, Nancy Jackson started the Palisades … Continue reading

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Lab Mix Delivers Six Puppies: Homes Needed

  Former Palisades resident Lorna Boyd rescued a female dog, a Labrador mix which she absolutely adores. Small problem, the rescue group didn’t realize the dog was pregnant. It was later found out another male dog had not been spayed … Continue reading

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Palisades Dog Park Receives Funding

“Congratulations Pacific Palisades on a dog park,” said Renata Simril President of the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners of the City of Los Angeles, at its meeting on Thursday, January 18, at the Green Meadows Recreation Center. The Board approved … Continue reading

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