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Sammie's Friends raises funds to provide medical care for animals in Nevada County. The group also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter.

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Awaiting the Count—Gray Whales Population Has Been Declining


There was a time not so long ago when trained observers were overwhelmed by the number of whales migrating through Monterey Bay.

All This Rain Could Invite Mosquitoes Into Your Backyard


While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.

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Roadkill surveys could save animal lives

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Ecologist Tanya Diamond gets up every morning and checks messages for roadkill sightings. It's the least fun, but one of the most important parts of her job.

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Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger donates $25k to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

STATELINE, Nev. – In a demonstration of solidarity and compassion, Lucky Beaver Bar and Burger with locations in Stateline and Reno Nevada, has escalated their support for local wildlife by generously donating $25,000 to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.

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Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public comment on draft strategy to manage invasive barred owls

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a draft environmental impact statement and draft Barred Owl Management Strategy that addresses the threat of the non-native and invasive barred owls to native northern …

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Forest Service issues new food, refuse storage Order

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – To help keep Tahoe bears wild, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has issued a new Forest Order that requires the proper storage of food and refuse (garbage) on all National Forest System …

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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Poisonous mushroom causing illness in Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. There's a mushroom sprouting in the Lake Tahoe Basin that's poisonous and may cause health issues for both humans and pets, according to a press release from Barton Health. "Barton has...

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Placer Fish and Game Commission Grant application period now open

The commission awards grants with a maximum value of $1,000 for each successful proposal. These grants are designated for projects aligned with the objectives outlined in the California Fish and Game Code, Section 13103.

Image caption: The snow-lined South Fork of the American River on March 3, 2023.
Too Much, Too Early

When warm storms melt snowpack early, reservoir managers must release water to prevent flooding—which sends this precious resource into the ocean.

Image caption: Explaining California is hard work! But at California Local, we were up for it throughout 2022.
Explaining California in 2022: Our 10 Best Explainers of the Year

2022 was a year that needed a lot of explaining. And California Local was there. Here are our 10 most important explanatory journalism stories from the year gone by, from immigration to cryptocurrency to wealth inequality and more.

Image caption: Dogs and cats will no longer be subject to cruel toxicity testing in California, under a new law.
California’s New Slate of Animal Welfare Laws

New laws banning toxicity testing on dogs and cats, and making rental housing more pet friendly are among a slate of new animal welfare legislation signed by Gov. Newsom in September.

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