A rare burrowing owl was found dead recently at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, raising some concern in the community.
Last November, Berkeleyside published an article about a spectacular natural phenomenon seen in Berkeley for the first time: hundreds of monarch butterflies were clustering in the trees of Aquatic Park.
Elaine Miller Bond will present her new book, 'Running Wild,' Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc. in North Berkeley.
Friday night, I entered Berkeley’s world-famous Chez Panisse with a bouquet of flowers. I looked to Chez Panisse as an example of fine dining at its best. The sights and aroma all created a seductive mood in the restaurant. I was there with the flowers for a reason you might not expect, though: to remember the animals Chez Panisse was serving that night with a flower for each plate.
Berkeley Police were called to world-famous restaurant Chez Panisse Friday night after a group of animal-rights protesters stormed into the dining room disrupting dinner service.
Berkeley Animal Care Services told Berkeleyside it had picked up several dead cats in the last four months that have been attacked by coyotes.
A lifeguard who leapt into the pool to deal with the animal said the incident surprised the kids, but that nobody was hurt.
Tilden’s Little Farm is a must-see stop for every family, particularly during summer. The East Bay Regional Park District recently shared this video, by filmmaker Kevin Kunze, which features a six-day-old calf. (The calf is about three weeks’ old now).
By Rubi Abrams
Julie Ann Baccelli had an experience Wednesday which goes to remind you that unexpected happenings can also be good things.
The Berkeley Police, in collaboration with the Berkeley Animal Shelter, are investigating a cruelty to animals case that involved shooting five animals — a feral cat, an opossum and three raccoons — with what appears to be a type of pellet gun.
If you visited Berkeley Animal Care Services (BACS) Sunday, you probably noticed the BPD patrol car in the parking lot. The shelter doesn’t normally require police presence, but over the weekend, a threat was made to burn down the building with staff and volunteers tied up inside. The reason: people were outraged by the euthanasia of a big blue dog named Adam. And, in the name of animal advocacy, took action.
Berkeleyside reports many animal stories every year, and 2015 was no exception. Sometimes they are strange, such as the day in January when two boars’ heads popped up around town, or the night in June when a squirrel caused a massive power outage. Sometimes they are sad, like the time a couple hung up the body of a deer to make a point about off-leash dogs.
© Berkeleyside All Rights Reserved.