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By Bradley Zint | October 30, 2012
They're everywhere. From Segerstrom Hall to South Coast Plaza, the Eastside and the Westside, coyotes are in Costa Mesa. And they're here to stay. The wild canines — specifically, their attacking and eating of domestic animals, such as dogs and cats — were the hot topic of discussion at Monday night's town hall meeting at Woodland Elementary School. The event organized by Councilwoman Wendy Leece had about 50 attendees and was geared toward Eastside residents. "I cannot sit here and tell you that we're not going to lose another dog or a cat in the city," said Sgt. Phil Myers of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
LOCAL
By Cynthia Fung | July 15, 2008
Laguna Beach, Ca ? On July 23 and August 13, this year?s distinguished guest artist, Chris Hoy, will present Wildlife Days at the 2008 Sawdust Art Festival, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Hoy, along with long-time associate and co-founder of E&E Animals, Shannon Thompson, will share with Sawdust visitors some of the world?s most exotic animals that inspire Hoy?s own wildlife acrylic paintings. Live on the Main Entertainment Deck will be a variety of select species for guests to meet and greet, up close and personal.
NEWS
August 21, 2001
If only you knew. If only you knew how performing wild animals are treated, the conditions in which they live and travel and how they are acquired in the first place, you wouldn't wish it for your worst enemy. And why don't you know? How can you not know? Denying the facts does not mean that they don't exist. The Pilot's recent article certainly did nothing to explain the reasons that the animal display ordinance was introduced to the City Council. Nor did it do anything to increase public awareness of the harsh realities behind animal exhibits.
NEWS
By Mary Elizabeth Perry | March 15, 2013
I moved to Newport Beach near the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve Conservancy from the other side of Dover Drive five years ago. We had an idea that there might be wild animals but never thought we would have to live with them or accept them preying on our pets. It was 4 a.m. Feb. 7. My 9-year-old little dog, Simba, woke me up by spinning around on my bed, scratching my leg, as if he wanted to be let out for his morning bathroom break. Following our familiar routine, I let him out the back door, turned on all the lights, ran to the bathroom and then proceeded to welcome him back in the front door.
NEWS
January 11, 2004
Wildlife is a part of living in a developing county I sympathize with Park Newport resident Claire Friend, concerning her experience with the coyote, in which her cat was attacked. All of us who live in the houses on Eastbluff are quite aware of the neighborhood coyote. He comes into our backyards, and in the streets often. All of us have lost, or heard about someone losing, a pet. Recently, a neighbor had their small dog snatched from their back patio.
NEWS
August 5, 2001
Deepa Bharath COSTA MESA -- A circus may never come to town if the City Council on Monday passes an ordinance prohibiting wild or exotic animals from being paraded or exhibited in public. The ordinance would ban any person, firm, business or organization from displaying animals such as monkeys, lions, tigers or elephants or marine mammals such as whales or dolphins at exhibitions, circuses, performances, trade shows, carnivals, petting zoos or parades.
NEWS
November 11, 1999
I'm sure [Kiki] Allan, the lady you featured on your Monday front page feeding the birds, is a lovely lady and you got a great picture of the swan ("Friend of the feathered," Nov. 8). But I wonder how she would feel if she knew she were possibly contributing to the demise of her precious bird friends. In your article you alluded to the fact that these are not pets. They are indeed wild animals; part of a fragile ecosystem. As wild things they learn to forage for the proper food for them in order to live.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | November 1, 2011
An equestrian rescued a man and his dogs from a coyote Tuesday morning near the Back Bay. Brian Clarkson, 37, said he was jogging about 8 a.m. with his two Yorkie mixes on a trail near University Drive and Irvine Avenue when a man on a horse spotted a coyote running toward them. Clarkson said the coyote "seemed hungry and desperate. " The rider yelled at the coyote, which was only momentarily deterred, according to Clarkson. Clarkson added that the animal continued to follow him and his dogs, but stayed by some bushes across the street.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
Re: "Commentary: Beware of Back Bay coyotes," March 15: I too lost my beloved dog in November 2011. He just went out to get some water. I was just inside the kitchen and instantly, and without sound, my dog vanished. I searched for hours too and concluded a coyote took him. I have written to the mayor of Newport Beach several times and to this paper, pleading that we come up with a plan to protect our children and family pets. It can be done and we can still maintain a respect for these wild animals.
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By Bradley Zint | March 20, 2014
For Lt. Kent Smirl, keeping coyotes at bay in Costa Mesa comes down to three simple things: food, water and shelter. If a coyote sees those in your neighborhood, he'll be inclined to stick around. "You have to start thinking like a coyote," Smirl said. "You have to think why he's there. " The California Department of Fish and Wildlife officer was the guest speaker Wednesday evening at a coyote-awareness workshop at Costa Mesa City Hall hosted by the Police Department. About 40 people attended to hear how to make urban areas unappealing to the wild animals.
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By Lauren Williams | May 14, 2013
A bat infected with rabies was found on the garage floor of a Costa Mesa home, according to authorities. A 15-year-old boy got the live bat in a box without touching it May 5 and later received treatment, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. Because the bat was found in a confined area in the 2300 block of Vanguard Way, the public wasn't exposed, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). Orange County Animal Care was notified that day, and OCHCA officials said they were notified two days later.
NEWS
By Nicole Santa Cruz and Lauren Williams | May 1, 2013
One of the two hikers who went missing in Trabuco Canyon and inspired a $160,000 search effort has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, officials said. Deputies are reporting that they found 497 milligrams of methamphetamine in 19-year-old Nicolas Cendoya's car while they were searching for the Costa Mesa pair, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman with the district attorney's office. Cendoya was sent a letter to appear in court on May 22 to answer to the felony charge, which was filed Tuesday.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
Re: "Commentary: Beware of Back Bay coyotes," March 15: I too lost my beloved dog in November 2011. He just went out to get some water. I was just inside the kitchen and instantly, and without sound, my dog vanished. I searched for hours too and concluded a coyote took him. I have written to the mayor of Newport Beach several times and to this paper, pleading that we come up with a plan to protect our children and family pets. It can be done and we can still maintain a respect for these wild animals.
NEWS
By Mary Elizabeth Perry | March 15, 2013
I moved to Newport Beach near the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve Conservancy from the other side of Dover Drive five years ago. We had an idea that there might be wild animals but never thought we would have to live with them or accept them preying on our pets. It was 4 a.m. Feb. 7. My 9-year-old little dog, Simba, woke me up by spinning around on my bed, scratching my leg, as if he wanted to be let out for his morning bathroom break. Following our familiar routine, I let him out the back door, turned on all the lights, ran to the bathroom and then proceeded to welcome him back in the front door.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 30, 2012
They're everywhere. From Segerstrom Hall to South Coast Plaza, the Eastside and the Westside, coyotes are in Costa Mesa. And they're here to stay. The wild canines — specifically, their attacking and eating of domestic animals, such as dogs and cats — were the hot topic of discussion at Monday night's town hall meeting at Woodland Elementary School. The event organized by Councilwoman Wendy Leece had about 50 attendees and was geared toward Eastside residents. "I cannot sit here and tell you that we're not going to lose another dog or a cat in the city," said Sgt. Phil Myers of the Costa Mesa Police Department.
NEWS
By Bradley Zint | October 4, 2012
Being only about 18 months old, Jane Goodall doesn't remember the moment, but her mother has since retold it to her. She had come into little Jane's room only to find that she had taken a handful of earthworms to bed. Years later, Goodall said her mother's supportive reaction helped set the tone for what would be a lifelong love of animals. "She didn't say, 'Oh, throw those dirty things away,'" Goodall said. "She simply said, 'Jane, if you leave them here, they'll die. They need the earth.' And so I helped her carry them back into the garden.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | November 1, 2011
An equestrian rescued a man and his dogs from a coyote Tuesday morning near the Back Bay. Brian Clarkson, 37, said he was jogging about 8 a.m. with his two Yorkie mixes on a trail near University Drive and Irvine Avenue when a man on a horse spotted a coyote running toward them. Clarkson said the coyote "seemed hungry and desperate. " The rider yelled at the coyote, which was only momentarily deterred, according to Clarkson. Clarkson added that the animal continued to follow him and his dogs, but stayed by some bushes across the street.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | July 28, 2010
Orange County health officials on Wednesday urged anyone who touched a dead bat in Newport Beach or Orange to immediately contact medical experts. Test results showed the bats had been infected with rabies. "We want to identify anyone who's been exposed before they've developed symptoms," said Deanne Thompson, spokeswoman for the county health department. "If you start to show symptoms, you definitely have big problems." The two rabid California brown bats were found Monday afternoon: one near the bike trail at University Drive and Jamboree Road in Newport Beach at 6 p.m., the other at 3:30 p.m. near the Bank of America, 2680 N. Tustin Ave. They are the 10 t h and 11 t h rabid bats found in the county this year.
LOCAL
By Cynthia Fung | July 22, 2008
Laguna Beach, Ca – On July 23 and August 13, this year’s distinguished guest artist, Chris Hoy, will present Wildlife Days at the 2008 Sawdust Art Festival, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Hoy, along with long-time associate and co-founder of E&E Animals, Shannon Thompson, will share with Sawdust visitors some of the world’s most exotic animals that inspire Hoy’s own wildlife acrylic paintings. Live on the Main Entertainment Deck will be a variety of select species for guests to meet and greet, up close and personal.
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