Developers Face Criminal Charges For Restarting Construction On Laurel Canyon Homes Ordered To Be Demolished 20 Years AgoLA City Attorney Mike Feuer said he has filed 35 criminal charges against Shahra and Ester Ghalil for alleged building and safety violations in connection with the continuing construction of five partially built homes on Woodstock Road in Laurel Canyon. The homes, which were built in the late 1990s, are each three stories and 5,000 square feet.
Hikers Advised To Think Twice Before Bringing Dogs After 3 Canines Die From Heat-Related IllnessesAuthorities Thursday advised hikers to "think twice" before taking their dogs on hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains this weekend after at least three canines have died and several rescues have been made due to heat-related illnesses this year.
'This Land IS Your Land, But It's Not Your Living Room': 6-Piece Sectional Sofa Found On Federal Property In Santa Monica MountainsPark rangers at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area found a six-piece sectional sofa that had been hauled up a trail at Deer Creek. The brown sofa with worn-out cushions did have expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.
Fire Crews On High Alert As Campers Head To The Mountains For Holiday WeekendCampgrounds across the Southland are booked solid for the second year in a row as travel restrictions and risks have families choosing to stay closer to home, but the influx in people has fire crews concerned.
Unusual: Bobcat's Den With 3 Kittens Found Inside Oak Tree In Woolsey Fire Burn AreaNational Park Service biologists say they found a bobcat, dubbed B-370, living in the cavity of a large oak tree on April 15. B-370 is believed to have taken shelter in the tree with her three kittens because so much of the area had been destroyed by the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
Mountain Lion Killed In Valencia, Likely Struck By VehicleP-78 was the 23rd mountain lion and the seventh radio-collared animal to die from road mortality in the study area involving mountain lions since 2002, officials said.
Young Mountain Lion Discovered In Santa Monica MountainsP-95 was fitted with a GPS radio-collar and released back into the wild. He is one of 10 mountain lions being tracked by researchers in the Santa Monica Mountains.
'Largest Of Its Kind In The World': Plans For 101 Freeway Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills ReleasedThe crossing is being built to give wildlife a way to traverse the 101 Freeway, and avoid being struck by any of the hundreds of thousands of vehicles that pass through the area daily.
2 Mountain Lion Kittens Taken To New Home At Arizona Wildlife Sanctuary After Attempt To Foster ThemP-91 and P-92 were part of a big baby boom this summer in the Santa Monica Mountains. But their mother, P-67, was found dead just a few days after the kittens were discovered on July 7 in the Simi Hills, south of Simi Valley.
Mountain Lion Found Dead On 101 Freeway In Calabasas After Apparently Being Struck By CarThe California Highway Patrol’s West Valley division posted a photo on Facebook of what appears to be a young, uncollared mountain lion along the the eastbound 101 Freeway at Parkway Calabasas.
P-81 First Mountain Lion Found With Genetic Abnormalities In Santa Monica MountainsFor the first time, a mountain lion has been found with physical abnormalities caused by inbreeding due to the small population of native big cats in the Santa Monica Mountains, National Park Service officials said.
Santa Monica Mountain Trails Closed Through Labor Day Weekend After Hiker DiesAll trails in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu were closed through Labor Day weekend on Saturday after a hiker's apparent heat-related death.
Caboodle Of Kittens: 13 Mountain Lion Cubs Born In Santa Monica Mountains This SummerNational Park Service biologists who have been studying the population for 18 years say this is the first time this many mountain lion dens have been found within such a short period of time.
Bobcat, Mountain Lion Found Dead In Santa Monica Mountains Tested Positive For Several Types Of Rat PoisonThe adult female bobcat, known as B-372, is the first in 23 years to have died from the effects of anticoagulant rat poisons. P-76 is the sixth collared mountain lion to die of uncontrolled internal bleeding, and the third in the past two years.
Santa Monica Mountain Lion Gives Birth To Three Kittens (2 Boys & A Girl!)The National Park Service has been studying mountain lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains since 2002.