OCEANSIDE (CNS) - Three malnourished sea lion pups were rescued near the north jetty at Oceanside Harbor and at Buccaneer Beach in South Oceanside Sunday by Oceanside Police Harbor Patrol, then taken to SeaWorld for rehabilitation.
Seal lion pups were recovered from rocks near Oceanside Pier about 9:20 a.m.
"This time of year seal moms and pups are separating, and the pups are looking for food and can't find it and come up on the rocks," said Oceanside Police Sgt. Ignacio Lopez. "We had two pups on the rocks who couldn't find their way."
Lopez said Harbor Patrol and lifeguards were called in to scoop up the baby sea lions and take them to Oceanside Pier lifeguard headquarters.
A SeaWorld rescue crew was called in to pick them up.
Lifeguards said food for sea lions and other marine mammals is scarce this time of year and malnourished animals are turning up more frequently along county beaches.
Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
A San Diego man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. Some 30 calls came in since last Wednesday.
A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff's deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.
High pressure over Northern Mexico will warm temperatures Friday. Coastal areas cooler due to weak onshore flow. Excessive heat warning in effect for San Diego County deserts through Friday evening.