| 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...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Smack in the middle of Los Angeles, feasting on deer and roaming the chaparral-covered slopes, a mountain lion prowls Griffith Park.
Yes, there had been sporadic rumors over the years of the 140-pound beasts lurking in the shadows of populated...
| Apr 15, 2012
Maura Large trains students at Eliot Middle School in Altadena in the language of dictionaries, encyclopedias and almanacs.
They might soon be able to find her title — credentialed teacher librarian — listed under “extinct species.&...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:36 AM
A mountain lion reportedly has been spotted in La Crescenta, the same community where a big black bear was caught and tranquilized last week after frequenting the neighborhood, especially on trash day.
Residents on Pineridge Drive were paid a visit...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Glendale Unified Deputy Supt. John Garcia will become the next superintendent of the Downey Unified School District in April — making him the fourth leader of that district in as many decades.
Garcia was selected for the top job from an applicant...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Perhaps it should have been a given that a black bear with a taste for Costco meatballs, that came back for seconds and thirds — despite being relocated twice — and that had no problem holding his own on live TV would become a media sensation....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Authorities said on Tuesday they have not confirmed whether a dead deer -- the second such find in the canyons of East Glendale recently -- was killed by a mountain lion or coyote.
A Glendale resident found the remains of the small deer Tuesday...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:09 PM
A deer was found dead at the Sports Complex in Glendale and authorities believe the animal was killed by an adult mountain lion and an offspring.
Community Services and Park personnel found the deer's body this week at 2200 Fern Lane. Mountain lion...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The person who submitted the highest EBay bid for a package of memorabilia commemorating Glendale's most famous bear, “Meatball,” never expected to win, but when she did, she gave some of the items back.
For San Diego resident Pamela Ricci,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The bids are in for a package of memorabilia for Glendale’s most beloved bear, “Meatball.” An EBay auction for the famous bear’s orange tracking ear tag, painted paw print and a photo sold for $2,000 on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for...