Firefighters make animal rescues in PetCo fire More than 80 Los Angeles city firefighters responding to a fire at the Westchester PetCo on Sepulveda Boulevard rescued 12 dogs, more than 15 hamsters and several snakes last week. No people or animals were injured in the fire, which broke out at about 5:15 a.m. on April 30, said Los Angeles Fire Dept. spokesman Brian Humphrey. Property damage was estimated at $55,000 and the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Humphrey said. Boat ramp upgrades underway The entrance to the Marina del Rey Public Boat Launch Ramp on Fiji Way will be closed through May as county officials make paving and landscape improvements intended to allow vehicles with boat trailers to make easier turns. The ramp will remain open for launching boats from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily via an alternate entrance in the P-77 lot at 13560 Mindanao Way, according to the Los Angeles County Dept. of Beaches and Harbors. The project is funded by a grant from the California Department of Boating and Waterways. Call (310) 301-9152 for more information. Venice chamber celebrates teachers The Venice Chamber of Commerce is hosting its fourth annual Wave Awards tonight at the Rose Café, 220 Rose Ave., Venice. The ceremony, sponsored by Google and organized by the chamber’s education committee, will recognize innovative and exceptional educators selected by their peers...Read More
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Compiled by Gary Walker Maxine Waters takes on the NSA Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles), who last year pushed legislation to limit the U.S. National Security Agency’s ability to collect electronic data on American citizens, will moderate a public forum about domestic spying tonight on the Loyola Marymount University campus. Panelists include ACLU legislative counsel Gabe Rottman, John C. Eastman of the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and “Dragnet Nation” author Julia Angwin, a ProPublica reporter. In July, Waters voted in favor of a defense appropriation amendment that would have limited the NSA’s flexibility in interpreting laws...Read More
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