| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The San Diego County wildlife sanctuary that had planned to auction off a lock of hair from Glendale's most famous bear — “Meatball” — to help build a new habitat said Thursday that it will drop the item after learning the sale...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Over the summer, Glendale’s favorite bear appears to have taken up long-form writing.
Longer, at least, than 140-character tweets.
The 400-pound ursine, famous for his penchant for meatballs and other delectable trash, gained a following after...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:24 PM
With his days of raiding local trash cans or taking a dip in backyard swimming pools appearing numbered, fans of Glendale’s favorite bear, “Meatball,” have started a fundraising campaign to pay for his relocation to a wildlife...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:28 PM
The Glendale bear known as “Meatball” was captured Wednesday in La Caņada Flintridge after a game warden lured the popular ursine with bacon and honey -- adding a sense of urgency to a campaign set up by his fans to raise money for his...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Having acquired a taste for dog food, baklava, meatballs and other metropolitan fare, Glendale’s bear has apparently been experiencing menu shock since being captured on Wednesday.
Concerned that the bear hasn’t been eating much from a...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 3:49 PM
“Meatball,” the Glendale bear that was to be shipped off to a Colorado wildlife sanctuary after being trapped last week by a fish and game warden, has now found himself in caged limbo.
The 400-pound black bear that returned to the La...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 5:32 PM
A wildlife sanctuary in Colorado that was blocked by state officials there from taking in the Glendale bear known as Meatball filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to overturn a regulation it claims is being invoked at the expense of the beloved 400-...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:25 PM
Officials at a local land trust said they are moving to close escrow on a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta, dubbed the Rosemont Preserve, after community members closed a $40,000 fundraising gap that was preventing the purchase of the property.
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The California Assembly is currently considering Senate Bill 1221, legislation to outlaw the archaic and cruel practice of chasing bears and bobcats with packs of dogs. Assemblymember Mike Gatto, D-43, who represents the Burbank and Glendale areas, is...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:53 PM
The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy welcomed dozens of people Saturday to tour 8 acres of open space known as the Rosemont Preserve, which they helped procure through donations.
Community members raised $97,500 in May to help buy the property on Rosemont...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Having launched the Glendale bear “Meatball” to stardom and nurtured a growing fundraising and media campaign to secure him a permanent sanctuary, Sarah Aujero was understandably excited to become one of few non-official people to see the 400-...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 1:57 PM
It appears Meatball — the 400-pound bear from Glendale that was taken to a sanctuary after several return trips from the forest — will remain a Californian.
Since being lured into a trap with McDonald’s and bacon, Meatball has been...