Backyard

An American black bear (Ursus americanus) in forest (Getty Images)

Black Bear Captured After Roaming Monterey Streets

The city of Monterey was busy dealing with a curious bear in the streets Sunday.

06/14/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

Backyard Pools May Be More Drought-Friendly Than A Lawn

As more and more California residents are looking for ways to limit their water consumption during the drought, a group of experts say a pool could actually save water in the long run.

04/20/2015

Gardeners (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Gardening’s New Ethos ‘Help The Planet’

From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there’s a movement underway to…

04/10/2015

A Walnut Creek man's backyard was turned into a mud pit by a burst EBMUD water pipe. (CBS)

Burst 87-Inch Aqueduct Sends 500,000 Gallons Of Water Into Walnut Creek Backyard

A leaking aqueduct made a mess of a Walnut Creek neighborhood this week.

02/22/2015

Pazuzu Illah Algarad (Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)

San Francisco Man With Devil Name, 2 Others Charged In Murder And Backyard Burial In North Carolina

A San Francisco native who adopted the devil name used in the movie “The Exorcist” is one of three arrested in North Carolina for murder after deputies found skeletal remains of two victims buried in shallow graves at a home there.

10/08/2014

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Drought Forcing Critters Into South Bay Backyards, Causing Pricey Problems For Residents

San Jose homeowners are dealing with an influx of unwanted visits from critters that may be distraught due to the drought.

09/29/2014

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Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Backyard Of Concord Home, Narrowly Missing House

A man suspected of driving drunk was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing into the backyard a Concord home where a family of three was sleeping, a police sergeant said.

09/28/2014

A plane tows a Geico banner. (nathanmac87/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Geico Banner Ad Falls From Plane, Lands On Fremont Home

An advertising banner touting Geico insurance fell from a plane towing it over Fremont on Monday, striking power lines and landing on a home.

07/23/2014

Will Pemble built a roller coaster in his Orinda backyard for his kids. (CBS)

Orinda Dad Builds Roller Coaster In Backyard For His Children

A father in Orinda built something in his backyard for his children that most kids can only dream about: a roller coaster.

05/05/2014

A mountain lion is seen on camera in the yard of a Millbrae home on the morning of December 13, 2013. (CBS)

Mountain Lion Spotted In Millbrae Home’s Backyard

A mountain lion was reported in a residential backyard in Millbrae early Friday morning, according to San Mateo County emergency officials.

12/13/2013

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