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By Barbara Diamond | June 28, 2012
Time is running out for a local pet rescue operation. The lease is up in November and won't be renewed on Animal Crackers pet supply shop in theAlbertson'sshopping center. Animal Crackers helps fund the rescues and care for animals abandoned or due to be slaughtered and provides seniors with free pet food. Another location must be found and supporters are desperate to find that location in Laguna. Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger issued a personal plea on behalf of Animal Crackers owner Gina Katzenbedian at the June 19 council meeting, asking anyone who might be able to help find a new location in town to come forward with ideas.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2013
Sugar is a 15-week-old female golden doodle mix. She was abandoned at the animal rescue operation because her owner did not want her anymore. She is currently at the veterinarian's office where she is to have surgery for a unilateral ectopic ureter. Sugar is a very sweet, loyal and loving little girl. Animal Crackers is currently accepting donations to help her get the $8,000 surgery needed to live a happy and healthy life. If you are interested in donating to Sugar's surgery, go to http://www.animalcrackerspetrescue.org . If you are her loving forever home, call Animal Crackers Pet Rescue at (949)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Steve Kawaratani | April 9, 2010
“If you, Like me Were made of fur And sun warmed you, Like me You’d purr.” — Karla Kuskin Time spent in the garden with your favorite cat(s) and/or dog(s) can be one of the greatest pleasures a gardener enjoys. With spring upon us, their presence is a calming influence, which insulates us from the pressure of attempting to become thinner, tanner and richer prior to summer. However, not every furry friend has a home nor does every home have a furry friend, which is quite the shame.
NEWS
September 4, 2009
I worked in homeless shelters in Santa Monica and found the homeless don?t want to be in or go to camps. They prefer being outside on their own, without any oversight. If you vote to allow homeless to sleep at the Digestion Building and then the police to enforce this, you?re making a bad situation worse and wasting $200,000, plus the added enforcement costs created by more unnecessary work for the police, to enforce. Please revisit the original issue and see what it will take to overturn the original agreement, and fight the suit.
NEWS
By: Dan Beighley | September 2, 2005
Gina Kantzavedian may have degrees in engineering and computer science, but she "hasn't been happier" since leaving her Willard Marine job as a naval architect to pursue her life's love of caring for animals. But the Laguna Beach businesswoman, owner of Animal Crackers, a pet supplies and grooming facility, has allegedly run afoul of laws governing animals and adoptions, according to Animal Services officials. Kantzavedian has been investigated for allegedly selling animals without a license, has been cited for possessing a ferret, and is suspected by authorities of violating laws governing animal adoptions.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
JOSHUA DANIEL THALMAN… Born November 23, 1991 Josh passed away on October 26, 2012.  He is survived by his brother Jacob Thalman, father Joseph Thalman, mother Cozette Dunlap, and an amazing array of extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and more) and loyal friends; all of whom will continue to cherish and celebrate Josh's life for years to come. Josh's life was cut way too short, but the time he spent here with us was quite full…full of adventure, travel and fabulous memories.  Most of his adventures were part of a boarding sport - body boarding, snow boarding, skim boarding and skate boarding.  Some of his other passions were photography, film making and a special kinship with animals.  Josh loved to travel both near and far.  While he visited many places in this world, his favorites were Hawaii, New Zealand, Switzerland, the mountains in Utah, Lake Powell, Shasta, Glacier National Park and the more recent spot that he chose to make his primary residence- the beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | September 2, 2010
Firefighters were called twice on Sunday to put out a fire at a Shady Lane home, once at 4:33 p.m. and again at 10:25 p.m. The second call came some two hours after firefighters had left the premises at 8:44 p.m. Homeowner Marlene Dantzer and her friend Helen Evers were searching for Betsy, a cat. Dantzer had been unable to evacuate from her home when the fire was originally believed to be contained. Hearing a noise in the second floor bathroom, she thought might be a trapped animal.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2013
Sugar is a 15-week-old female golden doodle mix. She was abandoned at the animal rescue operation because her owner did not want her anymore. She is currently at the veterinarian's office where she is to have surgery for a unilateral ectopic ureter. Sugar is a very sweet, loyal and loving little girl. Animal Crackers is currently accepting donations to help her get the $8,000 surgery needed to live a happy and healthy life. If you are interested in donating to Sugar's surgery, go to http://www.animalcrackerspetrescue.org . If you are her loving forever home, call Animal Crackers Pet Rescue at (949)
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NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 20, 2013
Animal Crackers Pet Rescue's new shelter isn't much to look at now - just a spacious room in a Laguna Woods strip mall with packing materials lying around and grooves in the concrete floor showing where walls will be. The staff, though, already has a vivid picture of how the facility will look when funds and permits come in. Tuesday afternoon, founder Gina Katzenbedian and volunteer Jeannie Poshek gave an informal tour of the facility and pointed...
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 8, 2013
Animal Crackers opened in its new Laguna Hills location Saturday. The shop and pet rescue foundation moved to 24310 Moulton Parkway, Suite P, after losing its lease at the Aliso Creek Shopping Center in Laguna Beach. Despite valiant efforts by owner Gina Katzenbedian and her many supporters, no new location in Laguna Beach could be found. "I wish we could have stayed in Laguna, but we are very happy with our new location, which is larger and enables us to expand our rescue operation," Katzenbedian said.
NEWS
December 28, 2012
Recently, Gina Kantzabedian found out a sweet little pit pup, Luna, needed a new home. Luna's parents needed to give her up because their landlord discriminates against pitbulls. It was either give up Luna or be evicted. Within 24 hours of posting Luna's picture on Facebook and sending mass emails to local rescue organizations and friends, Gina found Luna a new home. As of Thursday night, Luna is living in a sweet loving home with another doggy that is a pitbull too. That said, Gina is still looking for temporary space to relocate for about four months while her new location is being renovated.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
JOSHUA DANIEL THALMAN… Born November 23, 1991 Josh passed away on October 26, 2012.  He is survived by his brother Jacob Thalman, father Joseph Thalman, mother Cozette Dunlap, and an amazing array of extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and more) and loyal friends; all of whom will continue to cherish and celebrate Josh's life for years to come. Josh's life was cut way too short, but the time he spent here with us was quite full…full of adventure, travel and fabulous memories.  Most of his adventures were part of a boarding sport - body boarding, snow boarding, skim boarding and skate boarding.  Some of his other passions were photography, film making and a special kinship with animals.  Josh loved to travel both near and far.  While he visited many places in this world, his favorites were Hawaii, New Zealand, Switzerland, the mountains in Utah, Lake Powell, Shasta, Glacier National Park and the more recent spot that he chose to make his primary residence- the beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | October 3, 2012
Zpizza is shutting its ovens at its original location in South Laguna on Tuesday, ending a 26-year run there. However, the pizza shop won't be leaving the city where it got its start, Operations Manager Summer Tarango said. Although Zpizza is leaving 30902 Coast Hwy., in seven months it plans to reopen in the same shopping center, where Animal Crackers Pet Rescue is currently located. "We're sorry to see Animal Crackers go, but we're grateful to get the spot," she said. "They do amazing work.
NEWS
July 12, 2012
It is heartbreaking to hear that Animal Crackers in the Laguna Beach Albertsons shopping center is being forced to leave. Gina Katzenbedian, the owner of the shop, has selflessly given of herself to the orphaned animals that come to her and is devoted to finding them good homes. She and her wonderful staff are always supportive to customers. Those of us who come to her shop for pet supplies soon discover that the people who work there consider their work to be a true calling. They really care about animals and the people who love them.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 28, 2012
Time is running out for a local pet rescue operation. The lease is up in November and won't be renewed on Animal Crackers pet supply shop in theAlbertson'sshopping center. Animal Crackers helps fund the rescues and care for animals abandoned or due to be slaughtered and provides seniors with free pet food. Another location must be found and supporters are desperate to find that location in Laguna. Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger issued a personal plea on behalf of Animal Crackers owner Gina Katzenbedian at the June 19 council meeting, asking anyone who might be able to help find a new location in town to come forward with ideas.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 21, 2012
The City Council approved on Tuesday a $66.2-million budget for the upcoming fiscal year with only minor changes from the budget developed at the public workshop in May. Over and above the usual expenditures for salaries for police, firefighters and city employees — which includes no raises this year and medical and retirement benefits — and projects that improve infrastructure and make the city safer, money was found for some one-time items...
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