Silver Lake man ends his life under new California right-to-die law; brush fire burns in Lincoln Heights; animal shelter seeking foster pet owners

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  • Silver Lake resident Robert Stone was among the more than 100 Californians who killed himself last year under the state’s new right-to-die law.  The 69-year-old, who was suffering from bone marrow cancer, took a lethal dose of secobarbital in September after watching a final sunset from his Silver Lake home.  L.A. Times
  • A brush fire scorched about two acres in the 4000 block of Mission Road in Lincoln Heights early Sunday night before firefighters knocked it down in about an hour. There were no reports of injuries or structure damage. MyNewsLA
  • The North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights is seeking additional volunteers to temporarily foster pets this month to  handle the large influx of dogs and cats that have become lost and frightened by holiday fireworks. L.A. Animal Services

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  1. Bradley Williams

    – [ ] CA report on assisted suicide is incomplete: How many self-administered as promised.
    What is missing in the CA report on assisted suicides?
    So after a year in CA how many self administered the poison as was promised when the concept was marketed? By omitting an ordinary witness all the flaunted safeguards are eviscerated and our choices are ignored and not honored allowing exploitation of us all.
    State Documents in Oregon indicate that 20% of their assisted suicide deaths were bullied by the corporate facilitators forcing the poison. I take exception to the push polls yes 60%, even the religious, favor the concept then 95% change to not-in-favor after they learn how easily the laws can be wrongly administered saying “I’m not for that”. Risking us all,all ages, to be exploited by predatory corporations and predatory new best friends or heirs.
    Read the language of the laws to decern the double speak, omissions and commissions.

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