| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:41 AM
SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- A woman and her 79-year-old father are recovering from minor injuries after their speedboat reportedly slammed into a whale in San Diego Bay.
It happened Monday about a quarter mile off of Shelter Island.
Patti Picchietti was on...
| Jul 28, 2011
It's 5:30 a.m. and we're awake, outside and shivering, wearing more layers of clothes than we would on a New England ski trip, though we're on a cruise in July.
But no one's complaining aboard the Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer --...
| Oct 17, 2011
A kayaker has posted video of a very close encounter with a blue whale off the coast of Redondo Beach.
The video, posted on YouTube, shows the blue whale surfacing incredibly close to the kayaker. The whale was also feeding right next to the kayak. The...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:26 AM
With the wind in our favor, the sudden whiff of fish and a rumble of cavernous snorts announced that the quarry was within range. A few steps later, the mound of mottled boulders at the high tide line rolled and heaved, and a half-dozen dozen giant...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:19 AM
DANA POINT, Calif. (KTLA) -- A group of whale watchers are still reeling with excitement after an up-close-and-personal experience with a blue whale off Dana Point.
The encounter was captured on video during a whale watching trip Friday afternoon with...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Laguna Beach graphic artist Bill Atkins and Contra Costa County landscape painter Elizabeth Robinette Tyndall were feted Tuesday as the California Coastal Commission officially announced its new "whale tail" license plate.
Atkins is the second Laguna...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Whether you wish you could take tons of pictures of every adorable thing your grandchildren do, or document your world travels, there are plenty of reasons to update to a new and reliable camera.
If your last camera required you load a spool of film...
| Mar 14, 2012
David W. Kenney, SeaWorld's first veterinarian, who played a key role in bringing the original Shamu to the San Diego amusement park as well as a gray whale believed to be the first raised by humans, died Feb. 14 in Montrose, Colo. He was 77.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:37 PM
While we luxuriate here in Southern California under bright and balmy skies, Alaska is on course for its snowiest winter ever. Vic and I expect Alaska to be snowy in the winter, but the amount of snow that they're getting up there is truly mind-boggling....
| Mar 4, 2010
| 8:33 AM
Fire rescue officials in Orange County this morning released the 911 dispatch calls from the SeaWorld Orlando accident that claimed the life of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau.
In the first call, a SeaWorld employee is heard telling the dispatch...
| Feb 27, 2010
| 9:11 PM
Should we free Tilikum?
Do we do right by our mammalian brother and send him packing out to sea?
That's the growing sentiment among animal-rights advocates following the killer whale's lethal attack on a SeaWorld Orlando trainer. Not only would they...