Owl rescued, rehabilitated after wildfire
An owl injured in a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties has returned home.
The Ventura County Star reports the injured bird was released back to the wild Friday after being found two months ago curled up in a ball on a basketball court outside Cabrillo Middle School and taken to the Ojai Raptor Center.
The Ojai Raptor Center rescues and rehabilitates eagles, hawks and other birds of prey.
The bird could not hunt or fly, struggled to breathe and could not maintain balance. It ingested liquid protein fed through tubes during its rehabilitation.
The owl was so docile it allowed caretakers to touch him.
BIG BEAR LAKE
Second bald eagle hatches in mountains
The second of two bald eagle eggs laid last month in Southern California has hatched in a nest watched for weeks by nature lovers via an online live feed .
The first fluffy white chick made its on-camera debut when it poked its head out of the shell Sunday near Big Bear Lake east of Los Angeles.
The second hatched Monday. The mother and a male companion took turns nestling over the chicks to keep them warm as snow flurries moved through the San Bernardino National Forest.
The Institute for Wildlife Studies web page has thousands of comments from people watching the feed. The camera was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley.
The U.S. Forest Service estimates the chicks will leave the nest in two to three months.
1960s radical Davis donates papers to Harvard
Angela Davis is donating her papers to a library of women's history at Harvard University.
The school announced Tuesday that it received 150 cartons of material from the 74-year-old social activist and 1960s radical. The papers include letters, personal writings and unpublished speeches.
Jane Kamensky, director of the Schlesinger Library, says the collection sheds light on topics from black feminism to the prison abolition movement.
Davis is an academic and author known for her work on racial and gender justice. She was acquitted in 1972 of providing guns for Black Panthers in a California courthouse shooting.
She says her papers reflect 50 years of work in activism and academia "to expand the reach of justice in the world."
The library says the collection will be available for research by 2020.