Warden Clarifies DFG Position

By Nancy Gross

California Department of Fish and Game’s Roland Takayama may be infamous to some Ojai residents, who see him as the person who is responsible for the death of the Aliso Street bear on Oct. 10. He was directly involved in tranquilizing and euthanizing the healthy black bear that mesmerized Ojai for 20-plus hours. And there are others who see him as someone who performed a necessary if thankless task and kept the public safe. Despite being at the center of controversy, Takayama readily explains his actions during that fateful day

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