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  • Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life

    Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life
    In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.
  • Budget cuts will mean added pressure on summer meals program in Burbank

    Budget cuts will mean added pressure on summer meals program in Burbank
    Local families dependent on free and reduced-price school meals could find it harder to keep their children fed this summer. The city of Burbank will not be offering its summer parks program and complementary free meals due to budget cuts, officials...

    City cuts free meal program for children

    City cuts free meal program for children
    Local families dependent on free and reduced-price school meals could find it harder to keep their children fed this summer. The city of Burbank will not be offering its summer parks program and complimentary free meals due to budget cuts, officials...

    Gordon swept proof under the rug

    I was deeply saddened at the Oct.16 meeting on the puppy mill ordinance. Councilman David Gordon said there was no proof that his friend’s pet store was selling commercially bred puppies, yet when proof from the United States Department of...

    Best to buy your pet in person

    As someone who does pretty much does everything online besides tying my shoelaces, it didn’t come as a shock that more and more people are shopping for their next pet online. As long as I have a name and a credit card to go along with it, I can...