Safety protocols have lengthened appointment times, stay-at-home workers are more attentive to pets’ minor ailments, and vet staff — increasingly abused by their clients — are burning out.
The district made the decision in the wake of Monday’s extended order that includes additional restrictions, including dog parks.
The East Bay Regional Park District has announced a raft of new park closures — which affect both parking and trail access — to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
New rules for dog owners are now in effect to maintain safe social distancing.
Lake Anza South Swim Beach photographed Aug. 29. Photo: Hal MacLean The East Bay Regional Park District has closed Lake Anza to swimming due to high levels of toxic algae. The decision was made after tests showed the toxin Microcystin had reached dangerous levels, and the news came before the official swim season ends next […]
For the first time since 1968, UC Berkeley has banned dog owners from walking their dogs without a leash on the Cal campus
The fishing lure and weight that injured a bird on the bay Wednesday, April 6. Photo: Julie Ann Baccelli Julie Ann Baccelli had an experience Wednesday which goes to remind you that unexpected happenings can also be good things. Baccelli was on jogging next to the bay with her Welsh Springer Spaniel, Gypsie. As the pair was running along the […]
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 […]
Toxic algae can be highly visible, or not visible at all. In the photo above, algae can be seen at Lake Anza on Sept. 17. Photo: Sunshine Townsend/East Bay Regional Park District The East Bay Regional Park District has just closed Lake Anza, in Tilden Regional Park, to swimming due to high levels of toxic […]
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 […]
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 […]
The solar calendar installation at César Chávez Park has been the target of recurring vandalism over the past few months. Photo: Chris Benton The city of Berkeley is offering a $1,000 reward for the identification of the person or people responsible for the recurring vandalism of the solar calendar installation at César Chávez Park. Since […]