| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:17 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Today 4th and 5th grade students from the Lake Eola Charter School were invited to a big cat clinic with trainer and presenter Alexander Lacey, who would give them a demonstration on the training and care of lions and tigers traveling with the Ringling...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Debbie McFee has loved elephants since she first saw Nancy at the National Zoo in Washington in 1973. But it wasn't until a few years ago that a conversation with a friend turned her love into a new book called "Through the Eyes of Ernest: A Memoir to...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Anne Arundel County
Abrakadoodle Art Education
June 23-Aug. 22
Art camps for children at local convenient locations. The most comprehensive art program that...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:02 AM
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale this week.
City officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, in part because a camel escaped...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Despite some construction issues, the tent for the Ramos Bros. Circus went up Wednesday, just in time for performances to begin this Thursday.
While there will be free shows for needy kids like last year, there won’t be any camels, such as Atula,...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Raymond Joseph Peroutka Sr., who founded a janitorial supply business, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Nov. 17 of complications after heart surgery. A resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville, he was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on South Glover...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:51 PM
This month the News- Press published a story about the Ramos Bros. Circus and how it would not include animals like camels and other animals. One of the camels from last years’ show escaped from the circus causing commotion on a Glendale street....