Animals

Malnourished murres at International Bird Rescue in Fairfield. (CBS)

Fairfield Bird Rescue Treats Growing Number Of Sick Seabirds, Warmer Oceans May Be To Blame

It’s dinnertime at International Bird Rescue in Fairfield. The feather-friendly facility is packed with murres, birds who live their whole lives in the ocean and are rarely seen by humans.

15 hours ago

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Men Arrested After 800 Pot Plants Found, Threatened To Empty Streams In Mendocino County

Four out-of-state residents are suspected of cultivating and possessing pot for sale in a rural area of Mendocino County after investigators found 800 marijuana plants and a hash oil lab.

09/01/2015

A dead whale floating under an Alameda dock on August 26, 2015. (CBS SF)

Whale Found Dead In Oakland Estuary Was Struck By Ship

Scientists say a dead whale found floating in the Oakland Estuary was struck by a ship.

08/28/2015

Dogs play in a backyard.

Flea Problems Getting Tougher To Solve For San Francisco Pet Owners

Veterinarians say there has been an uptick in flea problems with pets in San Francisco, and it’s getting harder to cure the problem.

08/26/2015

Dog Sitter Abuse

Burlingame Dog Sitter Charged With Animal Cruelty After Incident Caught On Camera

A Burlingame dog-sitting business owner is being charged with animal abuse after a neighbor captured video of the woman allegedly mistreating a dog in her care.

08/26/2015

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Bigger Wildfires, Animal Die-Offs Predicted If California Drought Extends To 2017

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California non-profit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state’s driest four years on record stretches further into the future.

08/19/2015

Black Bear

Man Fights Off Black Bear Attack On His Porch In Mariposa County

A 67-year-old man fought off a black bear that attacked him on his porch Thursday as the state sees an uptick in encounters, likely a result of California’s relentless drought that’s sending bears into populated areas to forage for food, officials said.

08/13/2015

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Judge Sentences Santa Rosa Mother-Son Cat Stranglers

A mother and son who strangled their cat after a night of drinking have apologized to the court.

08/12/2015

Niko Found

Fremont Police Dog Niko Found Hiding In San Jose Creek Bed

Niko, a Fremont police dog that escaped from its yard sometime Friday night, was found hiding in a San Jose creek bed Sunday morning, according to police.

08/09/2015

Duck Rescued

Wildlife Workers Release Mother Duck And Ducklings Rescued From San Francisco Storm Drain

Wildlife caretakers released a duckling back into the wild Tuesday after its siblings and mother were saved by CHP officers in June.

08/07/2015

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