| 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...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 3:50 PM
It was right at 9 a.m. Sunday when I arrived at the quiet cul-de-sac just above Foothill Boulevard where “Meatball” or “Glen Bearian” or whatever you call a 400-pound black bear who has discovered the joy of suburban garbage was...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Just as the memory of "Meatball," Glendale's favorite bear, may be fading, it appears a new bruin has taken to the city.
And this black bear — described as 3 to 4 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds — has a fondness for hummingbird...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:40 AM
For an animal whose primary goals in life were simply getting something to eat and maybe taking a snooze up a tree, a black bear now known as Meatball has shown an uncanny ability to influence his world and the people in it.
When he started boldly...
| 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 10, 2012
| 5:16 PM
A large black bear was spotted Sunday night digging through a trash bin in a Chevy Chase Canyon neighborhood, police said.
The bear, which residents described as between 500 and 800 pounds, was sifting through an outdoor trash bin in the 3200 block of...
| 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...