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May 21, 2013
I am struggling to comprehend why there is not more outrage about the election of Zareh Sinanyan. This is America, it's not like we are bereft of sleazy politicians, but to have this man write the things he wrote and handle the accusations in the completely hyper-defensive manner in which he did, even trying to deflect the ugliness onto a well-respected council woman while the main press outlet in the city turns its back - it's embarrassing. Yet he still was elected and only after immense pressure and fumbling we got an apology?
NEWS
November 13, 2013
Despite some construction issues, the tent for the Ramos Bros. Circus went up Wednesday, just in time for performances to begin this Thursday. While there will be free shows for needy kids like last year, there won't be any camels, such as Atula, who escaped from the circus causing a ruckus on a Glendale street last November. The circus can have cats and dogs, but no other animals. The camel slip-up was part of what prompted city officials to ask that the circus owners refrain from bringing animals this year and a last-minute plea to City Council didn't change the city's decision.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel escaped last November , causing a hullabaloo on Glendale Boulevard. The getaway camel, which was eventually caught after a one-block pursuit, brought criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which at the time called on city officials to revoke the circus' permit to operate in the Civic Auditorium's parking lot. Brad Wright, a former National Basketball Assn.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 29, 2012
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Thursday sent a letter calling on Glendale to revoke a permit for the Ramos Bros. Circus, which is scheduled to run through Tuesday. The smaller-scale operation doesn't have the big animal draws, such as elephants, but PETA pointed to the brief escape last week of a camel from the circus across from Glendale Community College in calling for immediate action. “The potentially fatal escape of a camel should serve as the straw that breaks the back of the Ramos Bros.' welcome in Glendale,” Delcianna Winders, PETA's foundation director of captive animal law enforcement, said in a statement.
NEWS
November 24, 2012
Atula the camel made quite a scene on Glendale Boulevard on Friday. The Ramos Bros. circus from Mexico was in Glendale for a performance when Atula decided to make a run for it. Bystanders took photos and a video as the camel trotted down Glendale Boulevard, being chased by handlers. KCBS-TV broadcast images  of the one-block pursuit. Atula was eventually captured near a Mobile station and walked back to the circus, where officials said she performed as normal, according to the L.A. Times . Witness Diana Madison told KCBS that cars were stopped and people were shocked.
NEWS
November 26, 2013
This month the News- Press published a story about the Ramos Bros. Circus and how it would not include animals like camels and other animals. One of the camels from last years' show escaped from the circus causing commotion on a Glendale street. This incident prompted city officials to ask that circus owners avoid bringing animals this year. I'm a GCC student and have always been an animal lover. Animals should not perform in the circus at all. A lot of circuses put animals through stress, torture, and abuse.
NEWS
April 25, 2008
With balloons, a man walking on stilts and even a beaver greeting the crowd, the grand reopening of OSH-La Crescenta last Saturday had a definite circus feel to the event. The chilly weather did not deter the crowd, some of whom had lined up outside the store at 3 a.m. in the hope of receiving one of the $50 gift cards being handed out to the first 100 people in line. By 7 a.m. the line wound around the building and down the sidewalk along Foothill Boulevard. Representatives from the offices of Congressman David Dreier, Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the C.V. Chamber of Commerce were on hand to distribute certificates and congratulate the store on its fifteenth anniversary of being at the foothill location.
NEWS
December 4, 2012
About 600 children and teens in the L.A. County foster system -- along with about 700 less-fortunate children from area schools and nonprofit organizations -- got their own performance at the Ramos Bros. Circus on Sunday thanks to a former NBA player who decided to pay for the event “instead of buying a car.” Brad Wright - a UCLA alum who played for the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets - and his wife paid for the 11 a.m. performance, which was added to the circus' regular schedule for a packed crowd.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
Josh Bartell, 10, of La Crescenta, is a fifth-grader at La Crescenta Elementary School. BURBANK -- "The Funky Punks' Circus Spectacular," produced by the Troubadour Theater Company at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank, is directed by Matt Walker. It is worth seeing for people of all ages, but you have to be willing to have fun. In some parts it is very silly, such as the girl in the box who has extendable legs. In other parts, it is simply amazing, like when the girl gets over her fear and swings from the Hula-Hoop while flipping on and through it. It even has a touch of magic to it. This circus includes guitar, drums and clowned-up music.
NEWS
March 10, 2004
Artist Putman demonstrates for Three Club meeting GLENDALE -- Artist Donald Putman is the demonstrator when the Glendale, Verdugo Hills and Burbank art associations meet at 7 tonight for the annual Three Club meeting at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 134 N. Kenwood St. Putman became a circus entertainer after finishing his studies at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1955. Traveling throughout the country and in Venezuela, he sketched scenes of circus life.
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November 26, 2013
This month the News- Press published a story about the Ramos Bros. Circus and how it would not include animals like camels and other animals. One of the camels from last years' show escaped from the circus causing commotion on a Glendale street. This incident prompted city officials to ask that circus owners avoid bringing animals this year. I'm a GCC student and have always been an animal lover. Animals should not perform in the circus at all. A lot of circuses put animals through stress, torture, and abuse.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
Los Angeles-area children in the foster care system got a free, private show at the Ramos Bros. Circus in Glendale on Sunday thanks to former NBA player Brad Wright and Glendale Kia President Onnik Mehrabian. Last year, Wright bought a free show for needy children, but this year, he and Mehrabian partnered with the Ramos Bros. Circus so they could host more free shows for at-risk children and community members. Attendees enjoyed an afternoon of clowns, music, free meals from Johnny Rockets and performing dogs.
NEWS
November 13, 2013
Despite some construction issues, the tent for the Ramos Bros. Circus went up Wednesday, just in time for performances to begin this Thursday. While there will be free shows for needy kids like last year, there won't be any camels, such as Atula, who escaped from the circus causing a ruckus on a Glendale street last November. The circus can have cats and dogs, but no other animals. The camel slip-up was part of what prompted city officials to ask that the circus owners refrain from bringing animals this year and a last-minute plea to City Council didn't change the city's decision.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel escaped last November , causing a hullabaloo on Glendale Boulevard. The getaway camel, which was eventually caught after a one-block pursuit, brought criticism from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which at the time called on city officials to revoke the circus' permit to operate in the Civic Auditorium's parking lot. Brad Wright, a former National Basketball Assn.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
I am struggling to comprehend why there is not more outrage about the election of Zareh Sinanyan. This is America, it's not like we are bereft of sleazy politicians, but to have this man write the things he wrote and handle the accusations in the completely hyper-defensive manner in which he did, even trying to deflect the ugliness onto a well-respected council woman while the main press outlet in the city turns its back - it's embarrassing. Yet he still was elected and only after immense pressure and fumbling we got an apology?
NEWS
December 11, 2012
I am writing in response to the recent letter from Nancy Klein concerning the cruel treatment of animals by the Ramos Circus. I support Klein in asking the Glendale community and the City Council to please protect both Glendale residents and animals used by circuses by pledging never to host a circus that uses animals again. During its recent stint in Glendale, Ramos Bros. Circus unnecessarily jeopardized public safety and animal welfare twice by letting a camel escape and gallop toward a busy intersection on Nov. 23, and, just a week later, allowing three dogs to escape and run toward traffic.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
I am writing to alert the Glendale community about the cruel treatment of animals by the Ramos Circus. The animals are confined to very small enclosures where they must stand or sit tied all day and night. Many people have written to Glendale officials asking that they revoke the permit. The City Council and city officials have not revoked the permit nor even taken a stand. The schools should not accept free tickets from the Ramos Circus, as this demonstrates they support the circus.
NEWS
December 4, 2012
About 600 children and teens in the L.A. County foster system -- along with about 700 less-fortunate children from area schools and nonprofit organizations -- got their own performance at the Ramos Bros. Circus on Sunday thanks to a former NBA player who decided to pay for the event “instead of buying a car.” Brad Wright - a UCLA alum who played for the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets - and his wife paid for the 11 a.m. performance, which was added to the circus' regular schedule for a packed crowd.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 29, 2012
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Thursday sent a letter calling on Glendale to revoke a permit for the Ramos Bros. Circus, which is scheduled to run through Tuesday. The smaller-scale operation doesn't have the big animal draws, such as elephants, but PETA pointed to the brief escape last week of a camel from the circus across from Glendale Community College in calling for immediate action. “The potentially fatal escape of a camel should serve as the straw that breaks the back of the Ramos Bros.' welcome in Glendale,” Delcianna Winders, PETA's foundation director of captive animal law enforcement, said in a statement.
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