The state reimburses counties for property taxes on land it converted into wildlife refuges. Yuba County has not seen any money since 2002.
An invasion of aggressive lice appears to be behind the balding of deer across California and may even be linked to deer deaths, according to state wildlife officials who are studying the hair loss.
Residents of Georgetown in El Dorado County are used to seeing wildlife like raccoons, deer, even mountain lions. But Jennifer Loe was still shocked when a bear jumped in front of her SUV while she was driving to work Tuesday morning.
A 18-foot orca that had suffered a head wound was found dead on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last week, a National Park Service spokesman said Monday.