Infospigot writes: I’ve mentioned several times in the last couple of years — here and here, for instance — that it has become pretty commonplace to encounter deer here in the Berkeley flatlands (and in the hills, some deer are getting ornery.) Still, today’s experience broke new ground. First, during a noontime walk, The Dog startled a good-sized […]
By Jane Tierney Alameda County Game Warden Roxanne Bowers (left) addressed concerned neighbors at the Thousand Oaks Neighborhood Association public meeting in North Berkeley Thursday evening on the subject of wildlife intrusion into urban areas, including Berkeley. Neighbors have been especially on edge since the attack two weeks ago by a deer on a young […]
Decisions, decisions. Highlights from the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting: Whether to restrict official travel to Arizona and cancel contracts with businesses there in reaction to that state’s recently passed law allowing police to question and detain people they think are in the U.S. illegally. Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco have already have passed measures aimed […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today was the annual East Bay Christmas Bird Count, sponsored in Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco by the Golden Gate Audubon Society.
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.