| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The search is on for a mountain lion that apparently mauled a homeless man in Perris over the weekend in what wildlife officials described as a "very, very rare" attack on a human.
The 50-year-old man was taken to the hospital about 8 a.m. Saturday with...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:24 AM
On Sunday, zookeepers at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark put a bolt through the brain of a healthy, 18-month-year old male giraffe nicknamed Marius, and invited the public to watch them skin and dismember him, then feed him to the lions.
The world, in...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Wildlife officials will not be able to interview a homeless man who was apparently attacked by a mountain lion in Perris for at least five more days, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.
The 48-year-old man is stable but still in very serious...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 9:55 PM
North America's tallest bird, with a population of about 600, has lost three adults to gunfire in recent months, which "senselessly" undercuts plans to breed a thriving population of the radiant white whooping crane, wildlife authorities say.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Even with the first significant storm in nearly two months dropping snow on the Sierra Nevada, Thursday's mountain snowpack measurements were the lowest for the date in more than a half-century of record keeping.
At 12% of average for this time of year,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The federal proposal to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the lower 48 states came under fire Friday from a scientific peer review panel that unanimously found that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision does not...
| Feb 3, 2014
As California's drought continues, and more than a dozen rural communities ponder what to do when their drinking water runs out sometime in March, it would be nice if the state's Republican politicians brought some straightforward plans for relief to...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Twenty years of federal and local efforts to save the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow found only in the Willamette River Basin floodplain, have brought the fish to the verge of being taken off the endangered species list.
If the effort is successful, the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Baited traps have been set to catch a mountain lion that apparently attacked a homeless man in Perris early Saturday, according to wildlife officials.
A 50-year-old homeless man was taken to the hospital about 8 a.m. Saturday with lacerations,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:06 PM
By now I expect you’ve seen The Times’ stories about L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’ garage-office conversion.
The county’s five supervisors, as the stories detailed, are all entitled to home security systems...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Is the crisis at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over? Or, to put it another way, has the opportunity to reform the department passed?
Sheriff Lee Baca left office at the end of January, the Board of Supervisors appointed John Scott to...