AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week While it should be up to pet owners to properly train and contain their dogs, some breeds – pit bulls being the most obvious example – are simply too dangerous for densely populated residential areas. They are no more suitable as pets in our city than are tigers or alligators. Now that L.A. leaders can do something about dangerous dogs, they should, rather than simply waiting until the next tragedy. Back in August, 16-month-old Cassandra Garcia was killed at her grandparents’ Glendale home after being savagely mauled by a family Rottweiler. The story captured the public’s attention for a day or two, and had many asking what – if anything – could be done about the menace of aggressive dogs in Los Angeles’ neighborhoods. The answer, then, was very little. State law prohibited local governments from targeting specific breeds for mandatory sterilization. But on Friday, that changed when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill authorizing local governments to rein in aggressive breeds. Now it’s up to Los Angeles city government to take action. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!