| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:10 PM
It’s become a battle of campaigns as two animal sanctuaries vie to be the permanent home of “Meatball,” the Glendale bear that was trapped and taken to a temporary enclosure two weeks ago.
One sanctuary in San Diego County launched a...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:42 PM
State fish and game officials on Monday said the 200-pound black bear that caused a ruckus in La Crescenta Sunday after forcing authorities to temporarily shut down the Foothill (210) Freeway is nowhere near a “Meatball situation” —...
| 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-...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Glendale might have two regular ursine visitors, according to a California Department of Fish and Game spokesman.
Residents spotted a 300-pound black bear about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of East Chevy Chase Drive — the same spot where a...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 3:20 PM
If bears like frozen meatballs and tuna, oranges, birthday cake and baklava, state and local officials are concerned that bears will love a Fourth of July barbecue feast.
That scenario has police and wildlife authorities urging residents of Glendale...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Being a black bear in the summer heat can present its challenges.
That’s why La Crescenta resident Kelly MacDonald thinks the bear that roamed into her yard on Thursday may have tried to cool down in the family pool.
She said she can’t be...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Glendale’s trash may have attracted a third bear to its hillsides, with residents in the Chevy Chase Canyon reporting a much smaller, 150-pound ursine in their neighborhood Thursday night, police said.
That would put the bear at half the size of...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...