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Canine Companions for Independence helps enhance the lives of children, adults, and veterans with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs.

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Coyotes More Likely To Turn Up at Wealthier Properties in San Francisco


A coyote recently was found at the $27 million Russian Hill home of AI mogul Sam Altman. This relates to a study, which found that coyote sightings were more frequent in higher-income areas of San Francisco.

Plan to Eliminate Catalina’s Deer Infuriates Locals


Conservationists intend to shoot all of the deer on Santa Catalina Island by helicopter. Some people are opposed, either for not wanting to eliminate the deer or for missing out on future chances to hunt them.

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What is Audubon's Christmas Bird Count and How Do I Participate?

Find out what the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is all about and learn how to participate in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Silicon Valley.

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High presence of humpback whales off the Central Coast delays opening of crab fishing season.

As concerns about whale entanglements caused by standard crab fishing gear continue to be at the top of mind for environmental watchdogs and state and federal regulators, Charlton Bonham, director of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, announced Friday,…

Image caption: California is considering an end to a program that gives tax credits for cow poop–based biofuels.
Climate Credits for Cow Manure: Program May End Soon

California grants climate credits for fuel made from cow manure, but there’s a paradox: The state’s program encourages collection of methane yet promotes natural gas.

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A coalition of fishermen tried to get protections for sea otters removed. They failed.

While they have no way of knowing it, southern sea otters – a threatened species once thought to be extinct – scored a big win last week.

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SPCA rescues a badger out of a Soledad garage.

What do you do when you discover a small wild animal hiding in your garage?

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A planned chicken farm in Corral de Tierra is facing fierce community opposition.

The owners of a 220-acre property in the scenic Corral de Tierra area are facing opposition from neighbors over their designs for a small-scale commercial chicken farm.

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Local marine scientists have unlocked the secret of why octopus lay their eggs on Davidson Seamount.

When Ringo Starr wrote the lyrics for the Beatles song “Octopus’s Garden” in the late 1960s, it was inspired by a boat captain, while Starr was traveling in Sardinia, who told him that octopuses pick up rocks and make gardens…

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Baby condors discovered at Pinnacles National Park

SALINAS VALLEY — Pinnacles National Park crew members are keeping a close watch on two baby condors that were found at the mountainous area east of Salinas Valley. Each nest is home to a solo youngster being raised by its …

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