Black bear

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

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

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

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Family Finds 175-Pound Bear In Backyard Of Ventura Home

A Southern California family woke up to a huge surprise: a 175-pound black bear lurking in their backyard.

04/29/2015

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Man’s Body Found Eaten By Black Bear In Humboldt County

Authorities say a wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack.

10/17/2014

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

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Tahoe Couple Gets Death Threats After Bear Is Captured And Euthanized

A Lake Tahoe couple filed a police report saying they received numerous death threats and harassing messages after reporting problems with a black bear that was captured and euthanized by Nevada wildlife officials.

12/21/2013

Kevin Burton, CEO of the San Francisco software company Spinner, encountered this bear during a hike at Kings Canyon National Park. (YouTube, CBS)

Bay Area Software Exec Survives Black Bear Encounter In Sierra

A Bay Area man’s quick thinking when he encountered a black bear in the Sierra may have averted an attack.

09/25/2013

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Kill Black Bear After It Wanders Into Seaside Residential Area

A black bear was shot and killed by police after it went into a residential area of the Monterey County city of Seaside early this morning, police and state wildlife officials said.

06/03/2013

An American black bear. (HBarrison/Wikimedia Commons)

Black Bear Scat Found Along Mt. Tamalpais Watershed

A black bear may be foraging in the Kent Lake area of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed in Marin County, according to the Marin Municipal Water District.

09/27/2011

Prius bear attack

Bear Takes Pleasanton Family Car For A Ride At Tahoe Cabin

A Pleasanton family vacationing in west Lake Tahoe watched in amazement as a bear got into their Toyota Prius, took it for a ride down the driveway and tore it to pieces recently.

09/06/2011

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