Oakland - Parks & Nature
Local "avian celebrity" Grinnell the peregrine falcon is one step closer to being able to return to the fight for his home and mate atop U.C. Berkeley's Campanile, according to Lindsay Wildlife Experience, which treated the bird for injuries after a run-in with rivals.
Some residents of the East Bay hills are getting so fed up with increasingly bold coyotes going after pets that one bereaved cat owner briefly offered a $250 bounty for dead coyotes before withdrawing it when California's Department of Fish and Wildlife warned him it was illegal.
From little-known treasures to popular hot spots, Hoodline is creating curated lists of some of our favorite day-trip destinations within reach of San Francisco, San Jose, and the rest of the Bay. This week, we're sharing a few worthwhile jaunts in Alameda County.
They've been called "Oakland's cutest couple" and "Ebony and Ivory" and various other things, but a pair of domesticated ducks that were evidently dropped off at Lake Merritt last year to fend for themselves have officially settled into new digs at a rescue sanctuary for injured or neglected farm animals in Marin County.