| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:04 PM
John Keoshkarian got more than he bargained for Sunday evening while biking down the Verdugo Mountains: a big black bear in his path.
Thing is, since the bear was standing on a blind corner, neither of them realized they'd crossed paths until after it...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 10:43 AM
Those interested in donating to the wildlife refuge that is caring for two malnourished mountain lion cubs found hiding under a car in Burbank on Tuesday may do so online or over the phone, a representative said.
Some readers on Wednesday started...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Two emaciated mountain lion cubs rescued from the streets of Burbank on Tuesday will live out their days at an animal sanctuary.
The female cubs, believed to be between 2 and 3 months old, were not with their mother long enough to learn life skills,...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:26 PM
Coyotes and Capote, political comebacks and smart meters, as well as controversy and intrigue in the quaint, but not-so-sleepy community of Montrose, gave us a year that included a fascinating set of story lines that will continue to reverberate into...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 5:01 PM
It was a story that captured the hearts of Southern Californians in the days just prior to Christmas — two starving mountain lion cubs rescued off the streets of Burbank.
The cubs are doing just fine now, yawning and purring in an animal...
| Jan 15, 2012
We asked, and you delivered. More than 100 people submitted nearly 200 possible names for the two mountain lion cubs rescued last month.
Now it's your turn. If you haven't had a chance to vote in our online poll, you have until Monday to submit your...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Cloudy skies today will bring cooler temperatures and possible rain showers, according to the National Weather Service.
There's a 20% chance of rain in the tri-city area today, but the potential for wet weather is expected to dissipate by Tuesday...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 6:15 PM
If looking for local animal celebrities, don’t just head to the hills. They’re also on Twitter.
Following news stories about animals spotted outside their woodland habitats, several beasts have taken to Twitter, including a Burbank...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:03 PM
A fridge-raiding, meatball-eating, orange-picking bear is on the loose. He's hungry, evasive and still around, even after a city official politely declared on a nightly news broadcast last week that the the city would “rather he went somewhere else....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Perhaps it was inevitable that smart meter naysayers would be unhappy with whatever “opt-out” process Glendale officials set up, but considering that as of a few months ago opting out wasn’t even an option, it’s hard to see what...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Plans to buy and preserve a 7.75-acre property in La Crescenta as an open space for wildlife and recreation activities got a major boost last month after Los Angeles Supervisor Michael Antonovich committed $350,000 to the effort.
Now a local land...
| 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.&...