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  • Meatball should be left intact

    After the foothills' enchanting visit from a bear this past summer, we took the time to christen him “Meatball” after his favorite dish, which he scavenged prior to splashing in someone's pool to cool off. He was captured and moved to temporary housing while his future was being decided.
  • Meatball's well-being is important

    Meatball the Bear (also known as "210") had become a danger to himself and the neighborhoods he frequented. He was sustaining himself in our neighborhoods and yards. If allowed to continue his pattern of raiding neighborhood trash cans and back yards in...

    Another bear cruises La Caņada

    Though Meatball, the celebrity foothills bear, has moved on, La Caņada Flintridge residents aren't lacking for ursine encounters. Christina and Jaime Corvalan found that out Saturday night when the security system at the couple's Hampstead Road home...

    Battle to build a home for 'Meatball' gains momentum

    Battle to build a home for 'Meatball' gains momentum
    Meatball the bear was an ursus non grata when he was in the local foothills, but now wildlife sanctuaries are fighting to house the 400-pound bruin. A sanctuary in San Diego County launched a major fundraising effort Monday to try to keep Meatball,...

    Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up

     Year in Review: JPL reaches Mars, Leko let go, a new market sprouts up
    “We're safe on Mars.” La Caņada Flintridge's connection to the heavens made for a sensational story in 2012, as Jet Propulsion Laboratory safely landed the NASA rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. JPL engineer Al Chen made the announcement...