“Right now we’re just trying to get our house built.” McMillan has been an animal trainer for more than 30 years, according to his website. His credits include television shows such as “CSI: NY” and “Monk” and films such as “Into the Wild,” as well as an array of talk shows and television commercials. McMillan said his “Hollywood Animals” and “Walking with Lions” operations already do filming in Oregon, primarily in the Portland area, and he wants to expand that work in Oregon and Northern California. The couple settled on the Phoenix property as a base for filming here because they prefer the climate and the community, he said, but that they plan to keep his Southern California operation as well. Eventually, he plans to add pens and other facilities on the property before shipping seven lions, three giraffes, three zebras, two camels, two ostriches and six antelope north, according to his county planning application. “It’s a nice, big, beautiful piece of property with lots of space,” he said. “And we’ve always liked Oregon.” Before purchasing the land, which is zoned exclusively for farm use, McMillan asked the Jackson County Planning Department whether these exotic animals would fall under the land-use definition of “farm use.” The lions fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and would need a permit from that agency to be housed on the property, said Bruce Pokarney , spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture. The ostriches and camels already are exempt from wildlife laws because they are considered domesticated animals, said Rick Boatner , who handles exotic species issues for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The giraffes, zebras and the antelopes kudus, blackbucks and impalas are listed by the ODFW as “non-controlled animals” that can be kept, bred or sold here under limited restrictions, Boatner said. There are not even fencing requirements such as those for keeping bears or cougars, Boatner said. “Just humane conditions, that’s it,” he said. “But if they escape, you have some different rules to deal with.” Under state statutes, any escaped exotics must be reported to the ODFW within 24 hours, and the owners have 48 hours to capture them, Boatner said. After that, any police officer or ODFW biologist can capture, seize or kill the escaped animal, he said.
Hollywood animal trainer plans move to Oregon
Click the link to see the full results. Hollywood Casino 400 Results 0 NASCAR.com Harvick, Gordon, Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were among the drivers whose performance gave way to a move up the leaderboard. Kyle Busch , Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman all lost ground.Here’s a look at the updated Sprint Cup standings, per NASCAR : Updated Sprint Cup Standings Cautions Rule in Kansas Jamie Squire/Getty Images Any time there are double-digit leaders and cautions in a NASCAR race, you know it’s been a wild day. That’s exactly the way things shook out in Kansas City. As noted by the NASCAR Twitter account, the various caution flags that were waved on Sunday were no joke: WATCH: Something you don’t see every day… smoke from a brush fire brings out another caution – http://t.co/sIODB24FMc According to Jayski.com, the 15 cautions during Sunday’s race were a new record for the track in Kansas: Caution 15 (new Kansas record), lap 243, #55 into wall after breaking loose #NASCAR Jayski (@jayski_nascar) October 6, 2013 In fitting fashion, a late caution allowed Harvick to gather himself for a strong finish. ESPN’s NASCAR account had this post as the restart occurred with 19 laps to go: Restart 19 to go: 29 24 99 78 48 22 9 27 88 31 15 16 43 1 20 13 5 7 93 14 36 32 40 11 56 NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 The numerous stops and starts made the action drag on a little bit longer than expected, but fans in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. Big Names Struggle to Contend Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images 2012 Hollywood Casino champion Kenseth and Johnson were the favorites to win this year in Kansas City, but each was lucky to finish in the top 11 at the end of the day. NASCAR on ESPN had comments from both drivers after the race: Jimmie: “All in all, it was just a crazy day. Whacky restarts, lots of chaos there. We rebounded from all of that and passed a ton of cars.” NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 “It’s a good save for as bad as we were,” says Kenseth of finishing 11th and leading points by 3 over Jimmie. #NASCAR NASCAR on ESPN (@ESPNNASCAR) October 6, 2013 Luckily, neither driver lost ground in the Chase standings. Kenseth will enter the Bank of America 500 with a three-point lead over five-time champion Johnson, a situation that bodes well for another exciting finish to the NASCAR playoff system. Keselowski Runs Out of Gas, Loses Lead Brad Keselowski led the second-most laps of the day behind Harvick with 52, but a late judgement error concerning his fuel level wound up costing him a top-10 finish. NASCAR Stats had the tweet as Keselowski’s gaffe allowed Harvick to move back to the front of the pack: Lap 224: New leader, Kevin Harvick as Keselowski runs out of fuel #NASCAR NASCAR Stats (@NASCARStats) October 6, 2013 Keselowski would finish a distant 17th, and despite not being in contention for the Chase, he blew a chance to play spoiler with the miscalculation. Gordon Keeps Pace Despite Leading Zero Laps Sean Gardner/Getty Images Jeff Gordon finished third despite leading zero laps on the afternoon, sneakily moving his way into fourth place in the points standings in the process. He will head to North Carolina just seven points behind Sunday’s winner, Harvick, and 32 points behind Kenseth for the top spot. According to Jeff Gordon Online, he also moved past the late Dale Earnhardt for fourth place on NASCAR’s all-time top-10 finishes list: That was Jeff Gordon 429th career top-10.
Immigration march set for Hollywood on Saturday morning
(Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times / August 9, 2013) By Cindy Chang October 4, 2013, 1:58 p.m. Protesters will take to the streets of Hollywood and other locations across the country Saturday morning to urge lawmakers not to forget about immigration reform . The Hollywood event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, heading south on Western and west on Sunset before concluding at Hollywood and Vine Street. In Orange County, an immigrant rights rally will take place at the Irvine Spectrum at 10:30 a.m. Events are also planned for San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and more than 160 cities nationwide. As Washington remains preoccupied with a federal government shutdown , immigration has faded into the background. Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced an immigration bill that mostly parallels the one passed by the Senate in June. It would offer a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally, as well as expand visa programs in an effort to eliminate current backlogs. But many House Republicans do not support a path to citizenship for the 11 million.