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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 1:49 PM

  • Courtesy Marine Mammal Center
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 is now facing an influx of malnourished northern fur seal pups. 

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 2:38 PM

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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 only photo available is a still from the zoo's "lion cam." Zoo staff will not know the cub's sex for several weeks.

The zoo's press release notes, "Zoo officials observed accelerated breeding behavior between Jahari and Sukari throughout the first part of 2015, culminating in Sukari's pregnancy in May." In case you were wondering how lion babies get made. 

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:24 AM

click image This is Clifford. He needs a forever home. You can adopt him in Oakland.
  • This is Clifford. He needs a forever home. You can adopt him in Oakland.

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 evictions and displacement is forcing families to part from the furry friends. 

These furballs of love need you. And, to be honest, you need them. 

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Hundreds of Thousands Gather in Oakland to Honor Riley Curry, Our Queen

Posted By on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 1:33 PM

Welcome to Rileyland. It is our privilege to live here. 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Riley Curry's Dad Won a Basketball Game Last Night

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 12:40 PM

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Riley's day started with a plane ride...

#wheelsup #prayersup 🙏💛💙

A photo posted by Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) on

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Riley Curry Is the Greatest of All Time and We Should All Feel Blessed

Posted By on Thu, May 28, 2015 at 9:48 AM

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The Golden State Warriors won a basketball game last night, but Riley Curry, Steph's two-year-old daughter, won the internet. During the post-game celebration and press conference, Riley played ghost, spit out her gum, performed a cover version of Big Sean's "Blessings," and told her dad to be quiet.


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Get Ready to Relive the Magic of Batkid

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Nothing good or decent or remotely happy-making has happened in San Francisco since November 15, 2013, when the entire city collaborated to help Miles Scott live out his fantasy of being Batkid.

Scott, for those of you heartless monsters who don't remember, is the then-5-year-old leukemia survivor whose love of superheros inspired the Make-A-Wish Foundation to transform San Francisco into Gotham City for a day. Everyone from the mayor to the police chief to President Obama to local media got involved in making Miles's dream come true. 

Warner Brothers is releasing a documentary about Batkid's special day on June 26, and yesterday the company released a trailer.

Watch it, and remember what it's like to feel. 

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Friday, March 20, 2015

57 Pups Saved From South Korean Meat Farm Find New Life in San Francisco

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM


Here's some warm and fuzzy news to start your weekend. More than four dozen adorable dogs were recently rescued from a South Korean meat farm, and are enjoying a new life in San Francisco as we type.  

The Humane Society International worked to remove 57 dogs from a miserable meat farm and forced the owner to permanently close down the property. " As part of the plan, he signed an agreement with HSI to shut down the property and move into a permanent, humane trade in crop farming," according to the San Francisco SPCA.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Virgin America To Help Homeless Chihuahuas Make It In New York

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM

  • Courtesy Tommy P World, Flickr Creative Commons
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 get to fly to the Big Apple and you don't, you ask? Because Bay Area animal shelters are still suffering from an overload of the purse pups. And purse pups go well in New York City. 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Pit Bull Found Roaming Oakland Freeway Reunited With Family

Posted By on Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:58 AM


Here is your Friday morning pick-me-up: Piglet, the pit bull pup that was found roaming Interstate 880 in Oakland the other evening is back at home, enjoying time with her family. 

The dog was picked up by a CHP officer who saw the lonely pup strolling the freeway near 66th Avenue in Oakland. She had a collar but no tags, and clearly looked like she was ready to go home. 

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