California Department of Fish and Game

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Santa Ana Sucker, Little Fish at Center of Water Agencies' Suit Against Feds, Gets a Legal Assist

    ​Inland water agencies may say they want to work with government regulators on a Santa Ana River habitat for a tiny fish known as the Santa Ana Sucker, but as long as the H2O providers press their lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, four conservation groups will press back. The Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    PETA Seeks to Stop Kangaroo Boxing at Costa Mesa Circus

    ​People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today lodged an "urgent" complaint with the California Department of Fish and Game in a bid to stop kangaroo boxing in Costa Mesa this weekend, the animal rights group announced.Nancy Foley, Fish and Game's Law Enforcement Division chief, is aske ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Always a Cover-Up at Wal-Mart. Always

    Kathrine Shimaji, the whistleblower who caught Foothill Ranch Wal-Mart employees illegally dumping hazardous waste, wants to know why the Orange County district attorney's office didn't prosecute the higher-ups

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    State Issues Spiny Lobster Warning

    Flickr user Nemo's great uncleDon't do it, man!​ Bad news, tomalley lovers. Less than a month after the opening of the spiny lobster season, the California Department of Fish and Game issued a warning to eat only the tails of local spiny lobsters and rock crabs. A form of algae bloom causes a tox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Sad Saga of the Giant Dead Sea Bass Continues

    Flickr user tristrambrelstaff​Jon Apothaker thought that selling T-shirts screen-printed with slogans like "Save the Sea Bass" would get him off the hook for allegedly catching, reeling in, posing with and eventually killing a protected and endangered giant black sea bass. The Orange County D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Jon Apothaker and the Giant Sea Bass: A Fish Story costly than running with sicssors​ On January 3, 2010, Jon Apothaker caught an ugly-as-sin slimeball of a fish while casting his line off the Balboa Pier. The fish was a giant sea bass, a critically endangered species more likely to be found in an aquar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Sheriff's Lobstergate Scandal Produces Deputy Conviction

    Another dirty deputy nabbed​An on-duty Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy who fabricated a wild story to protect an off-duty deputy allegedly caught illegally poaching undersized lobsters was convicted today of obstructing a fish and game warden, according to prosecutors.Deputy Phillip Glen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Beach Break: Killing Nemo

    Cut off from the powerful, cleansing waves of the Pacific ocean by a massive concrete breakwater, the gentle swells that lap the Long Beach coastline are so dirty that they were recently ranked the most polluted beach water in California by the Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal The Bay. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Beach Break: Something Smells Fishy

    On the morning of June 30, Long Beach Peninsula residents awoke to a scene of carnage. Hundreds of dead, bloated bodies littered the shores of the upscale area, their gaseous, stinky bodies covering the landscape. It smelled like, and was, a smelt massacre. On what will forever be known on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2006

    The Foothills in your Headlights: The Extension approved

    Yesterday, the board members of the Foothills/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency voted 12-3 to approve the $875 million Foothills South (241) extension, which will cut through both San Onofre State Beach and the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy. But that ominous rumbling you hear in the distance i ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2004
  • News

    November 25, 2004

    A Win-Lose Solution

    Say hello to more South County homes, adios to wilderness

  • Features

    February 12, 2004

    Animal Attacks

    25 thoughts on what happens when we attack the animals who attack us

  • Columns

    January 8, 2004
  • News

    December 11, 2003

    The Poseidon Misadventure

    10 arguments against turning Surf Citys water into brine

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Fish-Free Sea

    You may live to see it in your lifetime

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Turning Water into Whine

    Environmental concerns stall HB desalination plant

  • Columns

    December 27, 2001
  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Free at Last! Free at Look a Leaf!

    California ferrets on the verge of amnesty

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    When the Levee Broke

    How a boy reporter stopped a flood with a letter

  • Columns

    September 23, 1999
  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Small, Fuzzy Justice

    Lies, corruption and a sock-stealing house pet

  • News

    July 15, 1999