Caltrans Seeking Permits To Demolish Bay Bridge Pier With Explosives, Despite Possible Marine Life Danger
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, but Caltrans officials say it would have the least impact on bay wildlife.
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.
Wildlife caretakers released a duckling back into the wild Tuesday after its siblings and mother were saved by CHP officers in June.
For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
State officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.
Police are notifying the public of three recent mountain lion sightings in the Gilroy area.
A mountain lion was seen wandering around near Stanford’s campus Thursday night, the latest sighting in a densely populated Bay Area location.
In California, inland fisheries managers are considering emergency closures on several rivers so that fish weakened by the warm water do not die, even if they are released by anglers.
Authorities say there have been four mountain lion sightings, all believed it to be the same animal, in San Francisco over the last week.
The latest Bay Area mountain lion sighting happened at a rather unusual place in Daly City.