Stitch

Hollye and Troy Dexter watch their son Evan, 6, play with Stitch, a French bulldog at the center of a legal battle that has stretched on for nearly three years. (Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times / August 21, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, August 22. A woman says a dirty pool left abandoned in the backyard of a foreclosed Studio City home gave her West Nile virus.

In May, a Building and Safety employee gave an order to the owner of the property to clean the pool, according to the Daily News. Meanwhile, a county spokeswoman told the publication that someone has been pouring chemicals into the pool regularly to kill an potential mosquitoes, apparently without the neighbors' knowledge. 

A Chatsworth couple refuse to give up a French bulldog after it bonded with their 6-year-old son. The dog's original owner says he received it as a gift from singer Aaron Carter and has been fighting a court battle for three years with the family to win ownership of "Stitch." L.A. Times

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has revised actress Natalie Wood's death certificate, more than 30 years after she drowned near Catalina Island. The word 'accidental' was removed, but detectives refuse to discuss the case. L.A. Observed

The Free Speech Coalition, which represents adult film stars, is asking producers to halt work until a sexually transmitted disease outbreak is cleared up. Press-Telegram

Two San Fernando Valley men in their 60s were sentenced to prison on fraud charges, reports the Daily News. Besides restoring thousands of dollars to victims, they also have to pay over $2 million to the IRS.

Last night, firefighters contained a blaze in East Glendale. Glendale News-Press

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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