Galapagos expels citizens as a flood of tourists threatens islands

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR — A few weeks ago, 19 Ecuadorean citizens detained on these world-renowned islands were marched onto a plane and sent back to the continent under armed guard. Their crime? Illegal migration. So far this year, the government has expelled 1,000 of its citizens from the Galapagos — a living laboratory of unique […]

Pet owners gear up for spay-neuter law dogfight

POLL: Revised state bill still faces steep opposition, even after its bite is removed. Is this another ‘nanny’ law? SACRAMENTO – The state Legislature has pet owners barking up a storm once again. Nearly a year after controversy stopped the mandatory spay and neuter bill in its tracks, the proposal is back, this time in […]