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An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

Fake Ranger Dubbed 'Officer Spandex' Spotted On Marin County Trails

Fake Ranger Dubbed ‘Officer Spandex’ Spotted On Marin County Trails Harassing Hikers

Park rangers are telling hikers to beware of “Officer Spandex” — a bicyclist who’s been harassing people and their dogs on Marin County trails.

07/24/2014

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

New K-9 bullet-proof vest demonstrated on San Francisco's Treasure Island (Jeffrey Schaub/KCBS)

6 Bulletproof Vests Donated To San Francisco Police Department’s K-9 Unit

The San Francisco police department has received a donation of six Kevlar bulletproof vests for its canine patrol and tactical units.

07/09/2014

(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

Milo's Kitchen

Food Truck For Dogs Rolling Into San Francisco In Dog Treat Marketing Tour

A dog food company hopes to capitalize on the popularity of food trucks with a marketing campaign that will use a ‘Treat Truck’ to bring doggie treats to hungry four-legged customers in San Francisco.

06/26/2014

dog in car

Animal Update: Avoiding And Treating Heat Stroke For Pets

Summer is here and sometimes it can be a troublesome time for pets (dogs especially) who can easily suffer heat stroke if you don’t take some basic precautions.

06/23/2014

"Peanut" from Greenville, North Carolina is the winner of the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma. (Joe Vazquez/CBS)

New ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Crowned At Sonoma-Marin Fair

“Peanut,” a shelter rescue dog of unknown heritage, was named the new World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday evening.

06/20/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Five Alternatives To Zoos In California

These five alternative zoos offer a humane alternative to the normal zoo experience for the whole family.

06/20/2014

(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Skunk Killed By Dog Tests Positive For Rabies, First Case In Monterey County

Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.

06/19/2014

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