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Comedian Joe Wong

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My son is really cute now, but when he was first born he was ugly. And I wasn’t prepared for it, you know?

I was looking at him at the delivery room and trying to remember some of my ugly relatives and to decide who passed the ugly gene on to my son.  And the doctor came in, he was like,

“Wow, congratulations! He looks just like you!”

LAPD K9’s to the Rescue

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Mission Statement 
To support Department field and detective operations in the search of outstanding felony suspects, misdemeanor suspects armed with a firearm, lost and missing persons, and evidence.Function
K-9 teams respond to assist field and detective operations on a city-wide basis, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. K-9 teams also assist with emergency calls for service including “officer needs help”, “assistance” or “back-up” calls.Organization
The K-9 Platoon is one of the field platoons of Metropolitan Division, and as such is deployed at the direction of the Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division. The K-9 Platoon is supervised by a Lieutenant Officer-In-Charge, five K-9 Sergeants, a K-9 Chief Trainer, and 16 Police Officers as K9 handlers.
K-9 Platoon History
In November of 1979, two Los Angeles Police Department officers recognized an urgent need for specialized canine work in the City of Los Angeles. With fewer officers doing more work, personnel hours and money were being consumed by extensive searches for dangerous felony suspects who had concealed themselves. All too often these searches resulted in the suspects not being located.

Community safety mandated that diligent efforts be made to locate these dangerous criminals. In April 1980, approval was given to train two search dogs for a pilot program within the West Bureau of the Police Department. The achievements of these two dogs were so astounding that, after two months, the one-year trial program was declared a total success.

During its two decade-plus years of operation, an increasing demand for the unique services provided by the K-9 Platoon has allowed it to gradually grow until the entire City now has rapid access to search dogs on a twenty-four hour basis.


The Joys of a Swing

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Okay, it may not be on a green, grassy lawn, but it is still a swing hanging from a tree.  I bet some little person still giggles and laughs  out loud when he is pushed back and forth.  It may well be his (or her) first experience with a swing, but I bet it won’t be the last.

This is one of my favorite poems (and song)  about a swing.

                                         The Swing

                            by Robert Lewis Stevenson


How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

picture picture on the wall . . .

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