| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Smack in the middle of Los Angeles, feasting on deer and roaming the chaparral-covered slopes, a mountain lion prowls Griffith Park.
Yes, there had been sporadic rumors over the years of the 140-pound beasts lurking in the shadows of populated...
| Apr 15, 2012
Maura Large trains students at Eliot Middle School in Altadena in the language of dictionaries, encyclopedias and almanacs.
They might soon be able to find her title — credentialed teacher librarian — listed under “extinct species.&...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:36 AM
A mountain lion reportedly has been spotted in La Crescenta, the same community where a big black bear was caught and tranquilized last week after frequenting the neighborhood, especially on trash day.
Residents on Pineridge Drive were paid a visit...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
A Department of Fish and Game warden shot and killed an 80-pound mountain lion after a resident spotted the big cat hiding in the bushes near her home.
It happened in the foothills below Angeles National Forest, where resident Marlene Hitt was closing...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The person who submitted the highest EBay bid for a package of memorabilia commemorating Glendale's most famous bear, “Meatball,” never expected to win, but when she did, she gave some of the items back.
For San Diego resident Pamela Ricci,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The bids are in for a package of memorabilia for Glendale’s most beloved bear, “Meatball.” An EBay auction for the famous bear’s orange tracking ear tag, painted paw print and a photo sold for $2,000 on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for...
| May 26, 2010
Thousands of Cub and Boy Scouts learned practical skills while having fun at this weekend's Centennial Council Jamboree at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.
The event was a joint effort between the San Gabriel Valley and Verdugo Hills councils...
| Jun 5, 2010
PASADENA — Rep. Adam Schiff on Friday announced the start of the long-awaited study of the region's hillsides, which could lead to federal protection of the local area.
The announcement was a major milestone for Schiff (D-Burbank), who began...
| Jun 8, 2010
While news of BP's efforts to cap the oil gusher in the Gulf Coast continued to make headlines last week, 11th-graders at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy were busy Thursday afternoon raising more than $3,000 for wildlife rescue efforts.
| Jul 10, 2010
Some people volunteer in hospitals or libraries, but others babysit escape artist orangutans and dig worms for hungry foxes.
The Los Angeles Zoo enlists 800 volunteers from high school teens to retirees throughout the Los Angeles area, many of whom live...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 6:08 PM
Three dogs left outside an abandoned foreclosed home for weeks were rescued Tuesday after shelter operators said the pack was vulnerable to predators and starvation.
The dogs were left without food or water, but a Good Samaritan appeared to have taken...
| Jul 24, 2010
LA CRESCENTA — Summer heat and charred hillsides have prompted the tell-tale signs of wildlife coming down into urban neighborhoods for respite and food.
Bears, bobcats, deer and coyotes have been spotted recently in backyards and on neighborhood...