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  • Elephant bullhooks? Not in L.A.

    As human understanding of elephants has evolved, so has our treatment of them. Zoos decades ago freed these largest of land mammals from standing for hours in chains on arthritis-inducing concrete. Also gone from many zoos is the bullhook, an instrument...
  • No waffling, customers approve

    No waffling, customers approve
    For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them. The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
  • Letters: In defense of circus elephants

    Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22 Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years

    L.A. a bullhook-free city for elephants -- in 3 years
    The Los Angeles City Council smartly — and unanimously — passed a ban Wednesday on the use of bullhooks to manage elephants in performances and exhibitions in the city. Not only does the ban prohibit the sharp-edged fire-poker-like device that...
  • Letters: Elephant cruelty must be stopped

    Re "L.A. backs a bullhook ban," Oct. 24 Though I am thrilled that the bullhook will be banned in Los Angeles, the City Council's action still does not address the cruelty that these animals will endure. Yes, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will...
  • Barnum's 203rd Birthday Bash at The Beardsley Zoo

    Barnum's 203rd Birthday Bash at The Beardsley Zoo
    Even 203 years after his birth, P.T. Barnum still affects the lives of Bridgeport residents. The Barnum Museum is throwing a party at the Beardsley Zoo to recognize this fact and celebrate. Author Elinor Biggs, Barnum's great, great, great grand...
  • Husband and wife lift each other up — literally — for Ringling Bros.

    Husband and wife lift each other up — literally — for Ringling Bros.
    Virginia Tuells and Ihosvanys Perez are your average married couple, except they take supporting each other to a whole other level. The two are circus performers who make up Duo Fusion, a hand-balancing act in "Built to Amaze," the new show from...
  • Clown hitches a ride

     
    A clown – looking very similar to the famous Keystone Cops – hitches a ride on a police motorcycle during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade of animals....
  • Baby elephant to perform at Cole Brothers circus in P-burg

     
    Baby Val, the little Asian elephant, will be one of the many animals featured at Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars Monday and Tuesday at Phillipsburg Mall,1200 Highway 22 East. Val will join a troupe of performing Asian elephants in the center ring of the...
  • Halloween TV programming 2013

     
    As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...