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Medical marijuana at a dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Animal Update: More Bay Area Dogs Headed To Clinics With Marijuana Poisoning

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett says the trend of dogs being rushed to clinics with marijuana poisoning is a reality for the Bay Area and has some advice if your pet encounters what could be a very scary ordeal.

07/14/2014

A general view during the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on April 24, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

AT&T Park Reclaims Title As Most Vegetarian-Friendly Ballpark By PETA

San Francisco’s AT&T Park has reclaimed its position as the most vegetarian-friendly ballpark in the nation, according to an annual survey of Major League Baseball stadiums by PETA.

07/14/2014

Black Bear Cub and Mother

7th Tahoe Bear Captured In 10 Days; 1 Euthanized

Wildlife officials have captured their 7th bear in the past 10 days at Lake Tahoe, where experts are predicting lingering drought will prompt an uptick in bear problems the rest of the year.

07/11/2014

Steven Hayashi, pit bull attack, dog, grandson killed

Concord Man Convicted In Fatal Pit Bull Mauling Of Step-Grandson Sentenced To Year In Jail, Probation

A Concord man whose pit bulls fatally mauled his 2-year-old step-grandson after leaving the boy and his 4-year-old brother unsupervised one morning four years ago was sentenced in a Martinez courtroom Monday to a year in jail and three years probation.

07/08/2014

An EarthCam shoots the progress of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. (Photo courtesy of Water System Improvement Program Sunol Valley)

20 Million-Year-Old Fossils Discovered At Fremont Dam Construction Site

Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Fremont.

07/07/2014

Black bears are released into the wilderness

Watch: Bears Released Back Into Wild After Caught Looking For Food Near Incline Village

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife captured two black bears while they were looking for food in Incline Village in an attempt to change the bears’ attitude and make sure they don’t wander too close again.

07/03/2014

A high-speed pursuit that began with the discovery of a dead dog, ended with a suicide and a closure of two ramps to a major freeway in San Jose. (CBS)

Discovery Of Dead Dog Leads To Police Chase, Rollover Crash, Suicide In San Jose

A high-speed pursuit that began with the discovery of a dead dog ended with a suicide, and the closure of two ramps to a major freeway in San Jose.

06/30/2014

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Dog Lovers Barking Mad After Concord Restaurant’s Policy Change Bans Pets From Patio

After a history of catering to man’s best friend, a Bay Area restaurant is changing its policy that allowed dogs on their outdoor patios, and that is causing some growls from dog lovers.

06/30/2014

A non-native southern water snake eats a sunfish. ( J.D. Willson/University of Arkansas)

Invasive Water Snakes Competing With Endangered California Garter Snakes For Food

Scientists are concerned about two species of non-native snakes settling in waters around the Sacramento who are competing for food with California’s own giant garter snake.

06/27/2014

Golden Eagle

Bay Area Wind Farm Exempted From Prosecution If Eagles Die From Turning Blades

A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

06/26/2014

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