DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in Southern California failed to free a blue whale from a life-threatening tangle of fishing line but they'll keep trying — if they can find it again.
The 70-foot-long mammal was spotted Monday off Dana Point, about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.
David Anderson says he and others tried for hours to remove an estimated 200 feet of thin line from a crab pot that was tangled either around a flipper or the whale's mouth.
But repeated efforts with a knife-tipped, 30-foot-long pole failed. The whale finally dove out of sight shortly before night fell.
Anderson, who owns an Orange County whale-watching business, says his boats will be looking for the whale Tuesday and he hopes other boaters will look, too.
Anderson says unless the line is removed, the whale eventually will become fatally exhausted.
People across the world in 800 cities are celebrating Make Music Day on Thursday. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff's in Carlsbad pulling some strings at the Museum of Making Music.
You may have seen people with red shoes around San Diego on Thursday morning - and for a good reason. News 8's own Carlo Cecchetto, AM 760's Mike Slater and hundreds of volunteers hit the streets for the annual Red Shoe Day fundraiser, collecting donations for Ronald McDonald House San Diego.
An injured pigeon received some TLC from an unlikely source – inmates at Donovan Correctional Facility.
Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said. The mother was pushing her 2-year-old son in a stroller on Waite Drive in La Mesa with her 8-year-old daughter walking alongside them when the pair of Rottweilers escaped from their nearby backyard kennel.
The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump's move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.
The summer solstice, the first official day of summer, has arrived — which means it’s also the start of summer swimming pool season. So, it’s time to make sure if you have a pool that you’re doing everything you can to keep it safe and clean.
Summer is officially here and that will bring many trips to the beach and to the pool. Lifeguards want to remind people to be safe.
Happy National Selfie Day! If there's ever a day to take a ridiculous amount of selfies in pursuit of the perfect shot, today is that day!
Thursday is the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, and it is also a day when the Alzheimer's Association honors those with dementia and their caregivers, who have the longest day, every day.
Red Shoe Day for 2018 is in the history books. This year, more than 1,700 volunteers carried big red shoes across San Diego intersections in support San Diego's Ronald McDonald House.