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Biotoxins killing Central Coast sea life

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins that attacks the brain is killing sea life along the Central Coast of California and also poses a risk to humans. [Aljazeera] The California Department of Public Health closed fisheries in Monterey and Santa Cruz... (Continue reading)

Bear loses in collision with semi-truck in SLO

A small black bear died on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo Friday morning after it suffered a fatal blow from an oncoming semi-truck. [KSBY] Around 6:30 a.m., an approximately 150-pound black bear ran onto southbound Highway 101 near Broad... (Continue reading)

Counterfeit bills passed in Paso Robles

Paso Robles police are searching for two women suspected of passing counterfeit bills at several businesses off Highway 46. [Daily News] On July 26, four counterfeit bills were used at the McDonald’s restaurant and the Chevron gas station on Ramada... (Continue reading)

Giraffe licks and kicks SLO woman

A Giraffe at a Madison Zoo first licked and then kicked a 24-year-old San Luis Obispo woman who was attempting to trespass into the giraffe exhibit on Saturday, according to the Madison Police. Amanda Hall climbed over one fence and... (Continue reading)

Eighteen-foot shark spotted in Morro Bay

A fisherman spotted a shark estimated to be about 18 feet long at the mouth of the Morro Bay harbor on Friday. The report marked the fourth shark sighting in San Luis Obispo County in a span of less than... (Continue reading)

Humpback whale beaches at Montana de Oro

The carcass of a 35-foot humpback whale is lying on the beach at Montan de Oro State Park. [KEYT] The whale beached on Friday and has been lying there since. Scientists performed a necropsy and determined that the whale has... (Continue reading)

Bear takes a swim at the SLO Country Club

A 200-pound bear took a swim in a pond at the at the San Luis Obispo Country Club on Saturday afternoon before resting in a culvert in front of the 14th green. [KSBY] A golf course employee thought he saw... (Continue reading)

Great white shark closes Santa Barbara beach

Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol closed a popular beach Sunday after several beachgoers reported seeing a great white shark. [KEYT] At least seven people told harbor patrol officers that they saw a great white shark swimming close to shore off Leadbetter... (Continue reading)

Drought drives wild animals to urban areas

Competition for food amid California’s drought is prompting wildlife to search for food in strange places, including urban areas. [Outdoors] In Nipomo, a bear wandered into a public park and shut down a Little League baseball game. In Santa Cruz... (Continue reading)

Bears popping up in South County

Two bears have made appearances in Arroyo Grande this week, following one showing up in Nipomo last week. [KSBY] On Thursday morning, a bear appeared on Via Bandolera in the Rancho Grande Area of Arroyo Grande. A resident shot video... (Continue reading)



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