| 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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Plans to buy and preserve a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta as an open space for wildlife and recreation activities got a major boost last month after Los Angeles Supervisor Michael Antonovich committed $350,000 to the effort.
Now a local land...
| 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-...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Animal control officials on Monday sought to ease concerns among Glendale residents unnerved by the prevalence of coyotes in their neighborhoods, saying the canines do play an important role in the local ecosystem and pose little threat to humans.
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The bear affectionately known as "Glen Bearian" or "Meatball" proclaims his love for food in trash cans and makes high-minded allusions to everything from top-40 songs to the Egyptian revolution. He gives bear hugs, tweets wisecracks and once even...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 3:42 PM
For the last four weeks, I've had a front row seat to the laying, hatching and rearing of four baby birds, whose parents decided that the lamppost outside my window would make a great foundation for a nest.
I've watched carefully, and sometimes ducked...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A mountain lion mauled a 1-year-old German-Belgian shepherd mix named Cookie to death Saturday, making it the first reported killing of its kind this year in Glendale, officials said.
The attack prompted Glendale police officials to renew warnings to...