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Posted inCommunity, Nature

After rains, some East Bay lakes now free of toxic algae

Lake Anza is expected to re-open for swimming in April, now that the algae is gone. Photo: Josh S. Jackson Recent rains have cleared toxic algae from several East Bay lakes, including Tilden’s Lake Anza, East Bay Regional Park District officials have announced. That means, unless the algae returns, some popular swimming spots will re-open come […]

Posted inCommunity, Nature

Berkeley couple takes death of fawn into own hands

A local couple believes an off-leash dog attack killed this fawn Thursday morning. Photo: Christian Stauduhar Disclaimer: This article contains graphic photographs that some may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised. A North Berkeley couple was distraught by the death of a fawn near their home on Thursday, and took matters into their own hands after […]

Posted inNature

Dog lovers to help eliminate foxtails in César Chávez Park

Foxtails at Point Isabel: the seed-heads of the invasive grass can be dangerous for dogs but provides ground cover for squirrels and other small animals. Photo: Kathy Foxtails at Point Isabel: the seed-heads of the invasive grass can be dangerous for dogs but provides ground cover for squirrels and other small animals. Photo: Kathy Dozens of dog lovers are […]