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New red panda cubs at the Charles Paddock Zoo

The City of Atascadero and the Charles Paddock Zoo  announced Thursday the arrival of two new red panda cubs at the zoo. The cubs were born at the zoo on June 26, but have been kept under wraps until zoo... (Continue reading)

Emaciated bobcat attacks woman

An emaciated bobcat that attacked a woman Thursday at a Solvang resort was euthanized. [LATimes] The bobcat came up behind the 65-year-old victim, an employee at the resort, and bit down on her head. When the woman tried to brush... (Continue reading)

Central Coast beaches closed after multiple shark attacks

Three shark attacks in two days have led to the closure of Surf, Minuteman and Wall beaches in Santa Barbara County. On Thursday, an 8 to 10 foot shark attacked a surfer near Vandenberg Air Force Base. The shark scraped... (Continue reading)

Dead birds prompt warnings at Pismo Beach

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning people to stay away from sections of Pismo Beach after numerous bird carcasses appeared in the sand. [KSBY] “I leave my dogs in a stroller until we get to a spot... (Continue reading)

Shark spotted in Morro Bay

A commercial fisherman spotted a 10-foot shark in Morro Bay Sunday, prompting the city’s harbor patrol to issue a shark warning. [KEYT] The shark sighting was the second to occur in Morro Bay in a little more than a month.... (Continue reading)

Mountain lion snatches boy in Northern California

A mountain lion attacked a 6-year-old boy on a Northern California hiking trail Sunday afternoon and dragged him through nearby brush. [SF Gate] The boy was hiking with his family near a winery located in the Bay Area city of... (Continue reading)

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)



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