Category Archives: Animals/Pets

Pinniped Patrol Volunteers Sought

  Sea lions and dolphins are stranding and dying on the beaches of Southern California because of domoic acid, which causes seizures, brain damage and sometimes death. Volunteers are needed to help spot strandings, let beachgoers know what is happening, … Continue reading

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Pet Dog Killed by Coyotes in Highlands

  When a Highlands resident let out their dog in their fenced yard in the morning on June 16, it was just like every other morning.  And then it wasn’t. The residents 13-year-old medium-sized canine was brutally attacked by two … Continue reading

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Wildlife District Ordinance District, First Proposed in 2014, Goes to PLUM

Circling the News received several emails from people warning about the proposed L.A. City Wildlife District Ordinance and the need to warn the community. One wrote “The Wildlife Ordinance is 100 time worse than Measure ULA. It will decimate property … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Update: In and around Pacific Palisades

Memorial Day Service: More than 300 Boy Scouts placed 90,000 flags at grave sites of the West L.A. VA . One Vet said, “There was one flag at each grave. It was very cool.” At a ceremony this morning, L.A. … Continue reading

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Troop 1305 Works for Bronze Award by Helping Shelter Animals

Girl Scout members Maggie Denham and Caroline Schinto wrote a press release about their efforts to help animals. This is the troop’s bronze award fundraiser for Paws for Life K9 Rescue. (Editor’s note: CTN was impressed with the press release … Continue reading

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Ravetch Records New Animal Behavior in the Arctic through Cinematography

Photos: ADAM RAVETCH A San Fernando boy, Adam Ravetch first discovered the joys of being underwater, by putting his parents’ lawn chairs in the swimming pool, and then diving “deep” to explore the “shipwrecks.” Last year, his three-decade career of … Continue reading

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LETTER: Ballona Wetlands Still under Destruction

(Editor’s note: regarding the systematic destruction of the Ballona Wetlands, and the three-part story CTN ran about the City unwilling to tell people who are illegally camped to move for fear of a lawsuit, CTN received a letter and a … Continue reading

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Dogs Should Be Leashed on Streets and in Parks

(Editor’s note: I have received several letters about dog owners, who are upset about those who allow dogs to go off leash on streets and parks. It is a law in Los Angeles that all dogs should be leashed. It … Continue reading

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Pacific Palisades Residents Donate Beds for Shelter Animals

  Pacific Palisades resident Nancy Jackson started a drive for animal shelter donations at the end of January. “It is hard for the animals in shelters and especially when it’s cold,” she said. “I decided to run the drive the … Continue reading

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P-22 Is Laid to Rest in a Private Ceremony

(Editor’s note: The following story about L.A.’s beloved cougar was sent to CTN with a note from Donna Vaccarino, who had orchestrated the town’s centennial celebration in May 2022. “As you remember, Alan Salazar gave the Blessing Ceremony for the … Continue reading

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