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Reviled, Revered: Is the Gray Wolf Still An Endangered Species?

November 21, 2013 | 5:55 pm

Reviled, Revered: Is the Gray Wolf Still An Endangered Species?

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The federal government is proposing to delist the animal; activists are staunchly opposed.

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Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Highlights Flaws in Food Safety System

October 30, 2013 | 9:04 am

Foster Farms Salmonella Outbreak Highlights Flaws in Food Safety System

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Salmonella contamination may have spread after the meat was tested at processing plant.

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Video: San Francisco Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Takes First Steps

October 28, 2013 | 12:33 pm

Video: San Francisco Zoo’s Baby Gorilla Takes First Steps

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Born in July and rejected by her mom, the zoo’s baby gorilla hits another developmental mark.

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Why Are Democratic Lawmakers Failing to Pass Environmental Bills?

September 16, 2013 | 6:26 pm

Why Are Democratic Lawmakers Failing to Pass Environmental Bills?

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Environmental measures seem to be struggling in Sacramento, despite Democrats holding sizable majorities in both houses.

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News Pix: America’s Cup, Morgan Fire, Whales in Monterey Bay (More)

September 13, 2013 | 1:46 pm

News Pix: America’s Cup, Morgan Fire, Whales in Monterey Bay (More)

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A collection of stunning news photos from around the Bay Area this week.

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes New Dog Rules; Let the Debate Begin

September 6, 2013 | 6:13 pm

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes New Dog Rules; Let the Debate Begin

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Officials release new draft rules for dogs in the sprawling park. Controversy is almost sure to follow.

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No Foie Gras for You: Court Upholds Ban on Sales

August 30, 2013 | 2:18 pm

No Foie Gras for You: Court Upholds Ban on Sales

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco refused to block California’s ban on foie gras.

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Photos: Oldest California Gull Found

August 26, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Photos: Oldest California Gull Found

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Meet the George Burns of California gulls. (Because he’s old, not because he’s funny.) This guy is 28 years old, according to the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority, which posted the photos on its Facebook page┬álast week. The bird was found on Aug. 10, unable to stand, and was rescued by the center. The bird’s […]

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Stinson Beach Reopens to Swimmers After Shark Sighting

August 26, 2013 | 12:13 pm

Stinson Beach Reopens to Swimmers After Shark Sighting

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(Bay City News) Stinson Beach reopened to swimmers, surfers and boogie boarders on Sunday after a five-day closure prompted by a great white shark sighting. There have been no sightings since the shark was spotted last Monday afternoon, National Park Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said this morning. The shark, estimated at 10 to 15 feet […]

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Stunning Photos From California’s Rim Fire

August 26, 2013 | 10:35 am

Stunning Photos From California’s Rim Fire

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The Rim Fire has been burning in Tuolomne County since Aug. 17 and has scorched nearly 150,000 acres. Incredible images from those at the scene give a glimpse into the magnitude of the blaze. As of Monday morning, the fire was 15 percent contained.

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