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A harbor seal pup. (NOAA)

Campaign Urges Bay Area Beachgoers To ‘Leave Seals Be’

During pupping season the Marin County-based Marine Mammal Center is helping abandoned and sick elephant and harbor seal pups with a “Leave Seals Be” campaign, according to center officials.

03/15/2013

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Coast Guard: Report Of Missing Boaters A Possible Hoax

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a man, woman and two children who reportedly abandoned ship off the coast of Monterey County on Sunday afternoon and said the report may have been a hoax.

02/26/2013

A Coast Guard vessel. (CBS)

Boating Family Feared Missing Off Monterey Coast After Abandoning Ship

Crews planned to search by sea and air through the night Monday as they ramped up efforts to find a husband, wife and two young children who sent a series of distress calls saying their sailboat was sinking far off the Central California coast.

02/25/2013

Scuba Death

2 Scuba Divers Die Off Monterey Coast

CARMEL (CBS/AP) — Authorities say two scuba divers have died while diving off the coast of California’s Monterey County. Calfire spokesman Daniel Berlant says emergency crews were sent to Point Lobos State Reserve around 2:45 […]

02/23/2013

Gabriel Martinez

Paradise Man Convicted Of Killing Monterey Woman With Prescription Drugs During Date

A Monterey County Superior Court Judge Friday found a man guilty of manslaughter in the death of a woman he met at a bar and had sex with after feeding her prescription drugs.

01/26/2013

Keekee the Sea Lion was released near Marin.  (CBS)

Sea Lion Released Into Ocean Near Marin After Rescue, Rehabilitation

A rehabilitated California sea lion was given a Christmas Eve send-off when he was released back to the ocean Monday in Marin County, a Marine Mammal Center spokesman said.

12/26/2012

winter camping for SF

Winter Camping Guide For San Francisco

Winter camping for San Francisco means the same breathtaking experience as the rest of the year but fewer crowds, rain-fresh air, flowing rivers, migrating California gray whales and off-season specials. Whether campers set up a romantic tent for two or check into a new cabin, they will enjoy a majestic getaway at what seems like a world away.

12/22/2012

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Best Winter Road Trip Destinations Near North Bay

Grab the family and hop in the car this winter to head off on that mini-vacation you have been postponing for too long. Within three hours from central North Bay, you can be in another beautiful place.

11/30/2012

Mae, a sea otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, died on November 17, 2012. (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

11-Year-Old Sea Otter Dies At Monterey Bay Aquarium

An 11-year-old female sea otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium died over the weekend, aquarium officials said Monday.

11/19/2012

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Some Central Calif. Landowners May Not Have Say On ‘Fracking’

California landowners could be sitting on oil rich land deep beneath the land their home sits on. While landowners may own the surface land, what lies beneath could be sold off if oil is discovered.

10/27/2012

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