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This group provides assistance to veterans or others with disabilities to live a quality life by teaching them to train their dogs and then become certified as a service dog team.

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Palo Alto Eyes New Sites for Pet Projects


Dog owners in south Palo Alto have plenty of reasons to get excited as they watch the city add new fenced play areas for their furry companions. But things are different in the north, where supply hasn't kept up with demand.

Trainer Connected with Palo Alto Dog's Death Charged in Massachusetts Case


A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.

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Local scientists have answered a longstanding question: What are our oldest ancestors?

From what did human life evolve from some 700 million years ago? Sponges, or comb jellies?

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Nonprofit horse rescue searches for new home

Since its founding in west Morgan Hill about six years ago, Fairytale Farm has rescued more than 250 mini-horses, ponies and donkeys that were living in unhealthy, neglectful conditions—many of whom were on their way to certain death, according to …

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.

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Santa Clara County animal shelter urges public to adopt dogs

Nova the Bulldog mix is a playful 7-year-old girl who loves to roll around on the grass and explore her surroundings. But she’s been homeless for six months, and despite the regular walks around town, Nova spends most of her …

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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.

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Sam’s Downtown Closes Its Stables

Across the street from a swanky new West San Carlos Street apartment complex sits an old brick building bedecked with the “Sam’s DOWNTOWN FEED & PET SUPPLY” sign in a vintage western font. The vestige of the valley’s agricultural legacy, …

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Dead animals spark Gilroy neighbors’ concerns

A growing number of dead and mutilated animals reportedly found within a few blocks in central Gilroy over the past year have residents fearing there may be a serial abuser in the neighborhood. Gilroy Police say that of the few …

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A massive citizen science project is currently underway to count California’s monarch butterflies.

Pam Marino here, writing after taking a brisk morning walk to see the overwintering monarchs at the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Mornings are the best time to see the clusters of butterflies in the trees, huddled together against the…

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Bird Flu detected in South Valley

San Benito County public health officials are warning residents of the danger of handling or getting too close to diseased or dead birds after a number of positive cases of Avian Influenza have been detected here. County Health and Human …

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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