Smugglers Caught Trafficking Thousands Of Stolen California SucculentsIt was an international smuggling ring that was trafficking not in guns or drugs, but native California succulent plants called Dudleyas, by the thousands.
Rare Pennies Expected To Fetch $1M In SoCal AuctionTwo rare American one-cent coins dating back to 1792 are expected to sell for nearly a million dollars at a public auction in Southern California starting Wednesday.
Gold Mining May Peak This Year, Collapse By 2035 There may not be much gold and diamonds left for miners, with other metals also running out.
Rare Copy of Superman Comic Book Fetches $3.2 Million On eBayA rare, nearly flawless copy of the Man of Steel's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price...
Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North AmericaA rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.
Bottle Shoved Into Burrow Kills Rare Owls On Mountain View Golf CourseA pair of rare burrowing owls was found dead on the Shoreline Golf Links after a bottle was shoved into their burrow.
Bay Area Collector To Auction Early Version Of 'Wizard Of Oz' DressAn early version of the famous Dorothy Gale dress worn by actress Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" will soon have a new owner...
Rare Belgian Beer’s U.S. Debut Draws Crowds Seeking $90 Six PackWestvleteren 12, a beer brewed by Belgian monks at St. Sixtus Abbey, had never before been released internationally, but monks brewed up some extra this year to raise funds for a new roof and other improvements to the abbey.
Infrared Cameras Capture Rarely Seen Animals On Pt. Reyes Seashore Over nearly two decades, a system of wildlife cameras have captured some of the most rarely spotted California animals along the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Shrub Gets Endangered Status; 300 SF Acres Proposed For RehabilitationFederal wildlife officials have added a native San Francisco shrub that was once believed to be extinct to the endangered species list.