Photo of Pismo Beach

Officials Cracks Down on Pismo Clam Poaching

LOS ANGELES — California wildlife authorities have seized thousands of undersized Pismo clams and issued numerous citations to suspected poachers this year. There has been a resurgence of Pismo clams on the Central Coast after a steep decline in the populat...
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Celebs Donate Millions to Help Australia Wildfire Efforts

LOS ANGELES — Elton John and Chris Hemsworth are among the celebrities donating big bucks for relief efforts as wildfires engulf Australia. Hemsworth, the Australian actor who plays Thor in the Marvel movie franchise, took to social media Monday to shar...
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Woman Tries to Pry Open Mountain Lion’s Jaws to Save Her Dog

SIMI VALLEY — A Southern California woman punched a mountain lion Thursday and tried to pry its jaws open to save her dog from an attack in her backyard, officials said. The unidentified woman suffered a minor cut after the mountain lion attacked her miniat...
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Yosemite Sets New Wildlife Protection Zones for Motorists

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — Visitors driving through Yosemite National Park during the Labor Day weekend will see new signs designating wildlife protection zones and advising that speed limits will be strictly enforced. The Park Service says the zones will rem...