KGO Photo/Dean Smith This is not a joke — last night’s TV news reported on an attack by a lone deer on Berkeley resident Sarah Lopus (left) and her two dogs, Oliver and Lucy, while they were out walking yesterday afternoon. The incident happened around lunchtime at the intersection of Colusa and Capistrano. Lopus said the […]
Are there chickens on the loose in Berkeley?
Veteran investigative reporter Lance Williams of California Watch tipped us off to this caper: there was a chicken running loose in the Elmwood a few days ago. Fortunately, a kind citizen noticed the bird trying to cross Ashby Avenue, picked it up, and took it home. The Good Samaritan then put up this poster seeking […]
Hear those hyenas
Berkeley is full of surprises. Count me as a relative newcomer to the city (five years), but I had no idea there was a colony of hyenas in the Berkeley hills. They aren’t running wild, of course. They are part of the Berkeley Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology and Reproduction. They’re the […]
Low-cost pet vaccines Sunday
By Becca Freed Low-cost vaccine clinic held at Berkeley Animal Care Services in October 2009. Photo by Patsy Slater The city’s animal shelter and the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society are teaming up to hold their second vaccine and microchip clinic this weekend. Vaccines for rabies, dog distemper and parvo (DHPP), dog kennel cough, and […]
Much interest, but still no sign of Honey the goat
It’s day 27 and Honey, the goat that went missing from Tilden Little Farm on January 7, is still nowhere to be found. David Zuckermann, the park’s supervising naturalist, says there have been many phone calls and lots of interest, particularly after East Bay Regional Parks offered a $1,000 reward for the safe return of the goat, […]
$1,000 reward offered in missing Tilden goat case
Exclusive to Berkeleyside: East Bay Regional Parks is offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of Honey the goat, as well as the arrest and conviction of the person, or persons, who took her. Honey went missing from Tilden Little Farm on the evening of January 7 and her disappearance has caused a wave […]
Bring back Honey the goat
It caused shockwaves yesterday in the Twittersphere — Honey the goat who lives at Tilden Little Farm (left) had been stolen. As the Berkeley Voice reported yesterday, the 16-year-old Swiss Alpine milking goat was nabbed from her pen in the Berkeley hills Thursday night. “I hope that whoever took her had good intentions and brought […]
Counting crows … and robins and warblers and …
Today was the annual East Bay Christmas Bird Count, sponsored in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco by the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
Low-cost vaccine clinic for pets this Sunday
This Sunday, as part of Animal Shelter Awareness month, a vaccine and microchipping clinic for cats and dogs will be held outside the city’s animal shelter. Rabies, DHLPP, kennel cough, and FVRCP vaccines will be available for $10 each, but those in need will not be turned away for lack of funds. Microchips, which identify […]
Not Thanksgiving yet
I’m worried about my kids crossing Ashby at Pine Avenue in the Elmwood. But a wild turkey just ambled placidly down my street and crossed without so much as a by your leave.