| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:36 AM
The Glendale Bear appears to be getting impatient. Hunger waits for no man or beast.
La Crescenta resident Kelly MacDonald said the bear -- known by some as Meatball -- returned to her home early Monday morning for the second time in recent weeks, this...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 2:13 PM
I share Rafael Aberasturi's lament that the bear Meatball has been saved by placing him in captivity, and that now he is to be neutered.
However, I would like to point out that the neutering of Meatball will not endanger the population of bears in the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Like other celebrities, “Meatball” -- the famous Glendale bear that nosed through trash cans and caused ruckus in the foothills earlier this year -- has found value in his brand, or at least his handlers have.
Let the merchandising begin....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Like other celebrities, “Meatball” -- the Glendale bear that nosed through trash cans and caused a ruckus in the foothills earlier this year -- has found value in his brand, or at least his handlers have.
Let the merchandising begin. ...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:30 AM
A large bear ambled into a La Crescenta pool early this morning, startling and delighting residents of a cul-de-sac that abuts a spiritual retreat.
Paul Hubler, who lives in the 5100 block of Finehill Avenue, said a neighbor called him at about 4 am,...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2012
At 4 a.m. Friday morning, Paul Hubler's neighbor called. A bear is in my yard, he said. A few minutes later, a 400-pound ursine, believed to be the famed Meatball, was in the shallow end of Hubler's pool.
It's been that kind of week. Bears are more...
| 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 Cañada 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...