Gabrielle Canon here, filling in for Arlene Martinez for the next couple days.
We have officially been in 2020 for a week and it's clear the holidays are over. Doubt it? Tuesday's headlines include news thatCalifornians continue to flee high prices, Iranian Americans in L.A. are grappling with the escalating tensions with the U.S., and someone may have stolen a bunch of llamas in Riverside County.
But first, a moment of silence for Mandalorian, a 1-year-old sea lion who had to be euthanized after rescuers found her with two gunshot wounds. And, she's not alone. The L.A. Times has the heartbreaking story of this troubling trend.
A picture of Mandalorian, a 1-year-old sea lion who was euthanized after suffering two gunshot wounds
“These are disgusting and intentional acts, many of which are premeditated,” Peter Chang, chief executive of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach told The Times. “We know there are many out there that feel like they are competing with the sea lions for the same resources. However, there’s a pathway for us to cohabitate with these precious marine mammals, and shooting them is not the way.”
And later, a history lesson on the Mexican-American war in Escondido — or at the very least a fun spot to stop if you find yourself near San Diego on Hwy 78.