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Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Guss’

Iggy’s Not the Only Fuzzy Part of Ellen’s Pet Adoption Tale/Boks Numbers Fuzzy, Too

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Carla Hall, who’s got the heartwarming pet beat at the LA Times, gets some inside info on the Ellen DeGeneres pet adoption story (Iggy, the bone of contention is shown above). But she also gets the same old kibbles ‘n bits from Ed Boks:

Ed Boks, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services, which runs six city shelters, said private rescue groups help lower the city’s euthanasia rate.

“Our 125 partners help us place about 6,000 to 7,000 animals a year,” he said. “And that’s compared to the 15,000 we adopt out ourselves.”

FBLA asked animal advocate Daniel Guss about this statement, and he replied:

If this was true, and 21,000–22,000 animals were being adopted a year, the shelters would be EMPTY and few, if any would be getting killed. Since the rescue groups get “redlist” emails each day, showing which animals are about to be killed, someone is lying.

On that note, Villaraigosa recently proclaimed that “LA is #1 in adoptions in the U.S.” But when former shelter commissioner Marie Atake, and KABC-7 challenged that in a recent report, that claim fell to “L.A. is #5″ in the U.S., which is also a dubious claim, since LA Animal Services isn’t even #1 in adoptions in L.A. County.

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Sundown on Sunset: Flaming August

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Kerry Madden, Los Angeles author, tells us about writing fiction for young adults.

Every doggie should have his day, thanks to Daniel Guss.

Ben Mankiewicz, Teresa Strasser and Katie Daryl are joining TMZ. Who knows why?

The HuffPo thinks Merv Griffin Is Gay is breaking news.

Reuters doesn’t think it’s news at all. (Reuters has “standards for news”? Since when?)

(photo from Thairin Smothers at WoW.)

LAT in 90: Aches & Pains

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The Los Angeles Times, boiled down.

Big Girl’s Blouse?
Is David Beckham just a big whiner? Or does Galaxy care more about pushing merch than winning games?

MPAA Ratings Are Your Friends
Maybe Josh Friedman never spoke to the MPAA’s publicist, but a piece on the art and wit of the movie ratings board must be a dream come true for Kori Bernards.

Dust Up Goes to the Dogs
Daniel Guss, animal advocate, takes on Bill Hemby, PetPac. First topic: spay and neuter laws.

Hilary’s Hideaway
Why is Peter Nicholas’ piece about Hilary Clintons’ archives in the Health section?

John and Ken on Daily News Op-ed/Boks Bungles Again

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John and Ken, the KFI radio hosts, are talking today about the Daily News op-ed written by Daniel Guss. Guss gives Ed Boks, the increasingly befuddled manager of Los Angeles Animal Services, a thorough trouncing for fumbling the plans for expanding Tia Torres’ well-regarded pit bull/parolee rescue program.

Mirthala Salinas on Leave, Telemundo To Investigate/Did Villaraigosa Fly Her?

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Mirthala Salinas, the Telemundo newscaster and power-dater, has been placed on leave, pending an internal investigation.

What’s to investigate? Is there a shortage of Journalism 101 textbooks?

Telemundo has her statement that Babelfish renders as

I am going to cooperate with the station and esteem its commitment to carry out a complete revision of this situation. I trust that when all the aspects are analyzed, it will be clear that I behaved appropriately.

Salinas might want to give former FOX sports reporter Carolyn Hughes a call.

Mickey Kaus sees ratings gold for a Salinas special. Is Jessica Alba available?

The LA Times sends Sam Quinones and Maria La Ganga to Boyle Heights to get the locals’ reax.

Daniel Guss points out the changes at the official website–photos of the wife and kids replaced by Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson–sends the wrong message.

Mayor Sam–not to be held up by verification–speculates about another girl friend, and Salinas’ previous married boyfriends.

In the meanwhile, here’s a brain-teaser.

Remember when Villaraigosa went to Rosa Parks’ funeral, on the Ameriquest corporate jet?

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