Bay Area’s Safari West loses major accreditation

La Bay AreaVery clean Safari West wildlife preserves have been treated a great blow by the leading accreditation body for zoos. Zoos and Aquarium Association, or AZA, announced last Wednesday that it would deny its “gold standard” accreditation in Santa Rosa to preserve wildlife, citing a failure to “confirm” the association’s standards after an independent … Read more

Los Gatos mom accused of throwing drunken sex parties for high school students

A 47-year-old woman from Los Gatos, California, faces several charges for allegedly organizing high school parties where she served teens copious amounts of alcohol and encouraged sex acts that she sometimes watched, authorities said. Shannon O’Connor, who is also known as Shannon Bruga and now lives in Idaho, allegedly “bought vodka and fireball whiskey, gave … Read more