Many dogs and humans share the same problem: They're overweight. So why not work out together? That's the strategy at the K9 Fit Club, a new business in Illinois that promises healthy rewards for dogs and their owners. (March 6)
Redd: SAN FRANCISCO — An order by the San Francisco authorities to vacate a sidewalk tent camp in a commercial district . Inhabitants of the encampment near a Costco and car dealerships defied the city’s order to disperse by Friday, forcing a dilemma for San Francisco’s municipal government , which has until now sought to use gentle persuasion in its dealing with vagrants. The city targeted 50 tents under a highway overpass — which shelter a small fraction of the more than 6,000 homeless people in the city — because of what it called the “accumulation of garbage, human feces, hypodermic needles, urine odors” and other unsanitary conditions. The encampment “is hereby declared as a public nuisance,” the city’s Department of Public Health said in its order. “It’s certainly become more aggressive,” she said. “I’ve seen feces thrown, panhandlers yelling. I’ve seen homeless people rejecting food, and saying, ‘No, I only take money.’ ” arrests are being made and transfers out of the city.