October 28, 2011
When he was handed the reins of “Wednesday's Child,” a television news segment featuring foster care children in need of adoption, William Wong prepared himself for a difficult 12 months. One year was how long the social worker figured he would have to wait before requesting an assignment transfer from his employer, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. A decade later, Wong, 40, has helped produce 425 TV segments that have resulted in more than 400 adoptions.
July 15, 2012
At 4 a.m. Friday morning, Paul Hubler's neighbor called. A bear is in my yard, he said. A few minutes later, a 400-pound ursine, believed to be the famed Meatball, was in the shallow end of Hubler's pool. It's been that kind of week. Bears are more interested in cooling off than snacking on the Italian, baklava and orange juice in our trash cans. The weather does feel like July - if we lived in New Jersey - and the biggest local news story concerns the tragic death of an Armenian man half a world away.
March 21, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- More than 100 wild horses and burros gathered from herds in several Western states will be up for adoption this weekend. The animals will be available for viewing from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive. Bids for the mustangs and burros will be taken from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m. Those animals not chosen in the morning will be available for adoption later in the day and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
October 13, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- Parents waiting to adopt a child will face a speedier process now that a bill authored by State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale) has been signed into law. SB 104 cuts the time period that a birth mother can reclaim a baby from its adoptive parents to 30 days. Under current law, a birth parent could revoke consent for adoption up to three months after the baby has been placed in another home. Scott, the grandfather of three adopted children, said that current laws protect the birth parents but cause undue hardship on the child's stable family environment.
November 17, 2001
Tim Willert CITY HALL -- Nearly three months after being pulled from the air waves, "The Dog House" is returning with a new pair of co-hosts. The Glendale Humane Society's popular pet adoption program will return to GTV6, the city's government access station, beginning Dec. 3, city spokesman Ritch Wells said Friday. "'The Dog House' is one of our most popular programs," Wells said. "Anybody who loves animals loves the program." Co-hosting the show will be former mayor Ginger Bremberg and former city treasurer Betty Evans.
June 2, 2006
Best Friends Animal Society is hosting California's largest pet adoption festival on Sun., June 4th, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manchester Park, W. 7000 Manchester Ave. at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd., in Westchester. More than 1,000 homeless dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and parrots from over 60 rescue groups and Los Angeles shelters will be up for adoption. Animals up for adoption will represent a wide variety of breeds, sizes, and personalities. Each animal has its own unique story - some have been rescued from mistreatment or abandonment, some have never known a home other than a shelter or foster home, and all are in need of loving families to adopt them.
December 27, 2002
You should be ashamed of your unsigned Dec. 23 editorial, in which you urge everyone to place a toy in a charity box. You write that there are children this season who "might not get a toy or stuffed plaything on Christmas morning." This is true enough. However, you go on to claim, "That's more than unjust. It's downright criminal." And who do you view as the criminal in this case? Do you blame the parents of such children? Parents who did not care enough to finish their education?
October 6, 2010
Two of the three dogs abandoned at a foreclosed home in July were adopted this week by two families from Altadena and La Crescenta. Reese, a Chihuahua mix, was adopted Monday, and Kenny, a cavalier mix, went home Tuesday morning. Sophie, the terrier mix, is still available for adoption at the Glendale Humane Society, a no-kill shelter. "Sophie is a really sweet dog who loves her tennis ball," said Star Mangasaryan, the shelter's director of operations. "She wants to be loved and play with her ball.
August 9, 2007
MAGGIE Maggie is a 2-year-old miniature pinscher who is ready for adoption. She was found as a stray and needs a permanent loving home. This sweet girl has a wonderful personality and loves to cuddle. Maggie will be spayed before going to a new home. Her identification number is A217290. The regular dog adoption fee is $85, which includes medical care prior to adoption, spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a follow-up visit at participating vets. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.