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July 1, 2008
The Glendale News-Press visited Mark Keppel Elementary School and asked kindergarten students: “Which petting zoo animal is your favorite, and why?”   “I like the bunnies because they are soft.” CLAIRE GALICIA, 6             “My favorite animal was the bunnies because they get on your lap.” THOMAS VALENCIA, 6             “I like the goats because they are very, very fluffy, and they have tiny horns.
FEATURES
December 22, 2006
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is offering four Christmas Eve services this year. There will be three Family Candlelight services on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. All three of these services will include Christmas Carols with praise band and an all new original DVD, "The Christmas Story," produced by church staff members Lee Cook and Darren Pollock. Pastor Andy Wilson will deliver a short message "The Spirit of Christmas." "We decided to offer a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 23 for the first time this year because Dec. 24 is one of the busiest days of the year for folks," said Pastor Andy Wilson.
NEWS
December 24, 2002
Santa's reindeer -- at least four of them -- greeted visitors to the L.A. Zoo on Monday, but Old St. Nick was nowhere to be found. Belle, Jingle, Noel and Velvet are on loan from Operation Santa Claus in Oregon, and will be on display through Jan. 1. The reindeer are living in a temporary exhibit at the zoo's Eucalyptus Grove. Because they are native to the Northern Hemisphere, the animals spend only five weeks out of each year in the zoo's warm climate.
NEWS
August 6, 2001
Amber Willard First and second graders got an education Friday at the Los Angeles Zoo unlike most lessons they learn in school -- the children were inundated with scaly creatures like snakes and bugs. The class was part of a weeklong program called 'Sense-ational Safari' that taught them facts like how snakes smell with their tongues and which animal can see a mouse from 200 feet up in the sky. Zoo workers present a myriad of summertime classes - some of them weeklong, others one-day - during the summer that are geared for specific age groups.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Yasmin Nouh | July 18, 2009
What happens if you covered your arm with a bag of Crisco oil and stuck it into a bucket filled with ice? You would feel nothing, like a sea lion in the cooler waters of the North Pacific. Do you think you can get yourself out of an alligator’s mouth? Well, too bad because at 3,500 pounds, the force of its bite is equivalent to that of a car landing on top of you. Those are some of the things that Glendale resident Anne Beckner learned while preparing for the L.A. Zoo’s World Music Night on Tuesday evening, which focused on animals from all over the world.
NEWS
November 22, 2004
'Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk' it up at the Alex Yes, even Shemp will be there. But no word on Curly Joe at this point. The Alex Film Society will present its annual Stoogeathon at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, which means you can get your fill of the lovable threesome. This year's program is titled "Stoogecoach," and it includes five western- themed episodes of The Three Stooges. The Stoogefest costs $13.50, $9.50 for kids 12 and younger or seniors 65 and older, and $7 for Alex Film Society members.
NEWS
March 29, 2003
Liam Kelly, 12, of Glendale is a seventh-grader at Rosemont Middle School. GLENDALE -- The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presented the Carnival of the Animals as the second showing of the "Have Fun at Our Family Concerts" series Sunday at The Alex Theatre. The carnival began at 1 p.m., when the front of The Alex became the "Instrument Petting Zoo." This musical zoo gave kids the chance to play with brass, strings, and the woodwind instruments that made up the Chamber Orchestra.
NEWS
August 21, 2004
AMERICAN RED CROSS American Red Cross Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter needs volunteers for a wide variety of activities, such as serving juice and cookies at blood drives or participating on a Disaster Action Team. Start by attending a new volunteer orientation class. Registration isrecommended, but not required, by calling 243-3121, ext. 110 or www.arcglendale.org. The Red Cross is located at 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSN.
NEWS
December 4, 2004
AMERICAN RED CROSS GLENDALE-CV CHAPTER Volunteers needed for a wide variety of activities, such as serving juice and cookies at blood drives or participating on a Disaster Action Team. Start by attending a New Volunteer Orientation class. Registration recommended, but not required: 243-3121 ext. 110 or www.arcglendale.org. The Red Cross is located at 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSN. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn.
NEWS
May 22, 2004
THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSN. Hands-on, behind-the-scenes opportunities for adults and students are being offered by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. (GLAZA) as part of its docent and volunteer programs. General volunteer options range from helping at special events and in the education programs, working with youngsters at the children's zoo and helping the animal care staff prepare food for zoo creatures. For more information, call (323) 644-4703.
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NEWS
December 22, 2013
Good morning 818 readers. Today is Sunday, Dec. 22. National Weather Service forecasters predict the high will be 58 and the low will be 40 in the Glendale-area. Find out what's happening in your region:   After years of waiting, the Adams Hill neighborhood in South Glendale is set for improvements to its water lines in order to improve water pressure and service . The roughly $2.4 million Glendale Water & Power project is expected to begin in January and will entail replacing water main lines which range from 33 to 89 years old and are heavily deteriorated.
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NEWS
May 3, 2013
This Sofie is no teething toy. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Thursday announced the successful birth of a female giraffe named Sofie, a close riff on the wildly popular Sophie baby teething toy in the likeness of a giraffe. The zoo's Sofie, however, is a bit larger, weighing in at 135 pounds and standing 6 feet tall. She was named by the great granddaughter of zoo donor Robert McMillan, according to an announcement issued on Thursday. Sofie, born on April 22, is the first calf for the zoo's Masai giraffe, Hafina.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
A money-saving plan to privatize the Los Angeles Zoo has stalled after city negotiators failed to reach an agreement with the nonprofit seeking to run the facility. The announcement that the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. was pulling out of talks Thursday because of a disagreement over whom the zoo director should report to puts the fate of the facility in jeopardy, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana warned. With the city government looking at a deficit of half a billion dollars over the next two fiscal years, the zoo will be "forced to fight with public safety and other city priorities for its own survival," Santana said.
THE818NOW
July 2, 2012
Ticket prices are expected to go up again at the Los Angeles Zoo, with the City Council voting Tuesday to impose its fifth increase in five years. On their last day before they leave for a two-week break, council members will take up a plan to boost zoo admission fees by $1 across the board for adults, seniors and children -- part of the budget plan proposed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in April. Entry fees have steadily climbed at the zoo as the city's budget picture worsened, with the price more than doubling for kids 12 and under.
THE818NOW
June 27, 2012
L.A. Zoo visitors watched in horror as a baby chimpanzee was killed Tuesday afternoon by an adult male chimpanzee. "Chimpanzee behavior can sometimes be aggressive and violent, and the zoo is sorry that visitors had to be exposed to  this," the zoo said in a statement. "This is a heartbreaking and tragic loss for the zoo and especially the Great Ape Team who have worked diligently to care for the infant and its mother since its birth," the statement said. The chimpanzee, which was born in March, was killed in a habitat with other chimps, the zoo said in a statement.
THE818NOW
March 8, 2012
The Los Angeles Zoo is opening a snazzy new home for reptiles and amphibians today, a $14-million condominium complex for Mexican beaded lizards, Rowley's palm vipers, radiated tortoises and other creatures that slither and croak. The LAIR - the acronym for Living Amphibians, Invertebrates and Reptiles - was five years in the making and will be one of just a few reptile houses to open in North America in the last decade. "We've got one of the best in the nation," zoo Director John Lewis said as workers prepared by cleaning display windows, planting feathery ferns, adjusting temperature and humidity controls and using metal hooks to place venomous snakes carefully into their spacious new homes.
NEWS
By Dan Evans | January 15, 2012
We asked, and you delivered. More than 100 people submitted nearly 200 possible names for the two mountain lion cubs rescued last month. Now it's your turn. If you haven't had a chance to vote in our online poll, you have until Monday to submit your choice. Since putting hundreds of names online would be a tad unwieldy, our staff narrowed the choices down to six pairs of favorites. These are: - Lucy and Ethel. Submitted by Michael Hasz. - Itchy and Scratchy. Submitted by Lisa Hawley Markou.
NEWS
December 28, 2011
A woman somehow managed to climb into the elephant enclosure Tuesday at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she walked right up to the animals and petted them. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was able to cross ditches and climb fences to get into the elephant pen. The incident was captured on video by another visitor to the zoo. As she walked up to the elephants, onlookers screamed at her in an effort to get her to leave the enclosure, which houses three elephants.
NEWS
December 28, 2011
The Los Angeles Zoo said it had no plans to increase security at the elephant exhibit a day after a determined visitor climbed over multiple barriers and petted the pachyderms. The enclosure that separates the elephants from visitors is surrounded by multiple obstacles throughout the 6-acre space, including fences, ditches, a pool and shrubbery, said Jason Jacobs, a spokesman for the zoo. That was apparently not enough to stop one woman from climbing into the elephant pen Tuesday.
THE818NOW
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 14, 2011
Los Angeles Zoo officials say the death of rare baby Sumatran tiger was "very unexpected," given that the mother has never lost a cub since 2005. Zookeepers found the tiger cub dead Monday morning, apparently of head trauma. The cub was one of three baby male Sumatran tigers born Aug. 6. Zoo officials said a necropsy performed on the cub after it was found indicated that it had sustained head trauma, but they are still trying to figure out how the wound occurred. Only the mother has access to the cubs, which are completely dependent on her for the first year, zoo spokeswoman Lienani Bernabe said.
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