Bear tranquilized, removed from La Verne neighborhood

From reporter Daniel Tedford:

LA VERNE – A bear that wandered into a residential neighborhood in La Verne has been darted and it is expected to be returned to the wild, officials at the California Department of Fish and Game said.

La Verne police started receiving calls around 11 a.m. Wednesday about a bear that had come to the neighborhood in the area of Fox Glen Avenue.

Officials darted the bear at about 1:15 and not many details are yet known. The only bears now living in California are the American Black Bear, but they do change colors seasonally, said Fish and Game spokesman Harry Morse.