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News, The Snitch Bay Bridge Chihuahua Brings Out Worst In People — Except If You’re Erik Estrada

Bay Bridge Chihuahua Brings Out Worst In People — Except If You’re Erik Estrada

These days, it's increasingly difficult for people to just get out of their own way. A good story is never just a good story; there must be something evil at work. Is everything a conspiracy theory now, or are we…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Art Dealer Sentenced for Trying to Sell Black Rhino Horns

San Francisco Art Dealer Sentenced for Trying to Sell Black Rhino Horns

Last year, in a Las Vegas hotel room, a San Francisco art dealer named Lumsden Quan met with a wildlife collector from Colorado. The meeting was supposed to be brief and lucrative: Quan was looking to offload a pair of…
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News, The Snitch California’s Sea Lions are Starving. This is What We’re Doing About It.

California’s Sea Lions are Starving. This is What We’re Doing About It.

It’s shaping up to be another terrible year for California sea lions. The Chronicle reports that NOAA scientists recently finished weighing the pups in our coastal waters and discovered that once again they’re quite unhealthy. (Yes, if you have…
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News, The Snitch Bald Eagle Finally Earns Its Keep as Symbol of United States

Bald Eagle Finally Earns Its Keep as Symbol of United States

Birds are the worst animals, and bald eagles are no exception. It's one thing to have the national bird of the U.S. be a bald eagle, since all birds are garbage, but it's bullshit that the bald eagle is also…
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News, The Snitch Dying for Abalone: Why a California Delicacy Has Become Lethal

Dying for Abalone: Why a California Delicacy Has Become Lethal

A 56-year-old San Francisco man (still unidentified until the family is contacted) drowned while diving for abalone near Mendocino on Sunday, according to Santa Rosa’s Press Democrat. It’s the eighth abalone death of the Northern California season, which is…
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News, The Snitch The Latest Pinniped Victims of Climate Change Are These Unbearably Cute Northern Fur Seals

The Latest Pinniped Victims of Climate Change Are These Unbearably Cute Northern Fur Seals

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausolito has had quite a year. After spending the first 10 months of the year rescuing record-breaking numbers of seals and sea lions — more than ever before in its 40-year history — the center…
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News, The Snitch Here's the First Photo of San Francisco's New Lion King

Here's the First Photo of San Francisco's New Lion King

The San Francisco Zoo's 13-year-old African lioness Sukari gave birth to a baby lion cub on Sunday.  The lion's father is twelve-year-old Jahari. Zoo staff are allowing Sukari and the cub to bond in private for the next three weeks, so the…
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News, The Snitch Bay Bridge Chicken is in Custody, "Well Fleshed"

Bay Bridge Chicken is in Custody, "Well Fleshed"

The chicken that tied up traffic on the Bay Bridge yesterday morning has been caught and delivered to Oakland Animal Services, Bay City News reports.  The chicken was apparently apprehended by the California Highway Patrol around 10:00 a.m. yesterday. It…
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News, The Snitch Has Anyone Seen My Chicken?

Has Anyone Seen My Chicken?

A loose chicken reportedly fouled traffic on the Bay Bridge this morning, as it attempted to cross the road. There is no word so far as to whether it made it to the other side.  KCBS reports that the chicken…
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News, The Snitch Man Raising Money to Help Dog Fighting for its Life After Coyote Attack in Stern Grove

Man Raising Money to Help Dog Fighting for its Life After Coyote Attack in Stern Grove

It’s been a busy week for aggressive wildlife. Last Monday night, a pack of raccoons attacked a couple and their dog in the Richmond District. And this week, a coyote attacked a 3-year-old Bichon Frise named Eddie in Stern Grove.…
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News, The Snitch Man and His Three Mules Not Allowed to Pass Over Golden Gate Bridge – Again

Man and His Three Mules Not Allowed to Pass Over Golden Gate Bridge – Again

John Sears' rough stubble and weathered face invite comparisons to the pioneers who settled the American west. Perhaps that's intentional, because pioneers and wayward wanderers greatly inspire Sears. Sears, a.k.a. "Mule," is a roamer of California, on a one…
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News, The Snitch Make a Dog's Day During the Dog Days of Summer

Make a Dog's Day During the Dog Days of Summer

The Oakland animal shelter is waiving adoption fees for the month of July and launching a foster program for large dogs, the East Bay Express reports.  Oakland Animal Services is at 200% of capacity, in part because the rise in…
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News, The Snitch $10,000 For Whoever Has Information About Sacramento's Serial Livestock Murderer

$10,000 For Whoever Has Information About Sacramento's Serial Livestock Murderer

It’s been a troubling year for livestock in Sacramento. As the Sac Bee reports, the remains of a decapitated goat were found in a paper bag on Saturday, the latest in a string of more than a dozen animal…
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News, The Snitch Where San Francisco's Mountain Lion Has Been Spotted

Where San Francisco's Mountain Lion Has Been Spotted

For the first time in many years, a mountain lion is roaming San Francisco. A joint press release from the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, and San Francisco Animal Care and Control announced yesterday that four wildcat sightings…
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Music, All Shook Down Down and Outlaws' New Video Takes You on a Trip Around SF in a Bear Costume

Down and Outlaws' New Video Takes You on a Trip Around SF in a Bear Costume

San Francisco's Down and Outlaws released a new music video yesterday for their apathetic anthem, "I Don't Care (I Don't Care)." The track, off the band's upcoming debut album Above Snakes, recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Los Angeles,…
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News, The Snitch Puppies to Walk the Catwalk at SPCA

Puppies to Walk the Catwalk at SPCA

If you love animals, you can't possibly have anything better to do tonight than go to a doggy fashion show and cocktail party at the San Francisco SPCA. There will be drinks and vegan and vegetarian treats starting at 5:00 PM…
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News, The Snitch Today in Whales

Today in Whales

Whales are beautiful and majestic creatures, but the local whale news is all tragedy all the time.  Earlier today, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the City of Pacific began the process of burying the two dead whales…
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News, The Snitch Help Name the Oakland Zoo's Baby Baboon

Help Name the Oakland Zoo's Baby Baboon

The Oakland Zoo is hosting a contest to name its brand new baby baboon. The baby boy was born April 1, and he's the first ever male baboon born at the Oakland Zoo. You can vote for his name…
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News, The Snitch Jurisdictional Disputes a Whale of a Problem When Dealing with Whale Carcasses

Jurisdictional Disputes a Whale of a Problem When Dealing with Whale Carcasses

A dead whale has washed up on the shores of Pacifica, the second in just a few weeks, NBC Bay Area reports. The whale, which was found last evening and will undergo a necropsy tomorrow to determine the cause…
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News, The Snitch Virgin America To Help Homeless Chihuahuas Make It In New York

Virgin America To Help Homeless Chihuahuas Make It In New York

Virgin America is playing hero to 12 Bay Area chihuahuas — again: The airline is partnering with SF Animal Care and Control to evacuate the pups to New York today in an airlift dubbed 'Operation Chihuahua'.  Why do these chihuahuas…
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