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Orphaned mountain lion cub recovering at Oakland Zoo

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Orphaned mountain lion cub makes recovery at Oakland Zoo

The mountain lion cub first spotted by hikers in San Mateo County earlier this month is regaining its strength at the Oakland Zoo, ABC7 reports.

The 4-5 month-old cub nicknamed “Rose,” was found emaciated and dehydrated. She also suffered significant blood loss due to fleas and ticks, according to zoo officials.

Staff at the Oakland Zoo are currently working to find Rose a permanent home as there is no space available at the zoo and she won’t be able to return to her natural habitat without basic survival skills.

Scattered rain expected throughout the Bay Area today

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Chances of thunderstorms and possible hail is expected throughout the Bay Area today as a light storm slowly passes over the region, ABC7 reports.

Less than .50” of rain is expected to fall in most cities. Oakland can expect rain before 2 p.m. with a chance of scattered showers to follow. There will be possible showers early Friday before clearing up in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Temps around the Bay:

Santa Rosa 61

San Francisco 61

Oakland 58

San Jose 59

Concord 64

Piedmont Food Fest happening Sunday at Piedmont Park

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Piedmont’s first Piedmont Food Fest will take place this Sunday at Piedmont Park and will feature food, music and art that illustrates the area’s vivid and diverse community, East Bay Times reports.

The celebration will happen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park located at the foot of Highland Avenue.

Visitors can expect an array of food trucks offering cuisines from curry to ceviché and everything in between with many vendors ready to hand out delicious samples of their culinary creations.

Various local musical guests will perform at the event including, the Black Music Incubator with artists ASTU, DJ Kream and Camille Safiya, Samba Revue and the Great Wall Youth Orchestra and Son Nuestro mariachi.

The event will also have various activities for kids.

The Piedmont Food Fest is sponsored by the nonprofit Social Good Fund, which works to highlight environmental and community-based projects.

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