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  • Rescued mountain lion cubs to live in animal sanctuary

    Rescued mountain lion cubs to live in animal sanctuary
    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,...
  • Answers sought in legality of Station fire phone recordings

    Answers sought in legality of Station fire phone recordings
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) pressed federal authorities Thursday to clarify whether the U.S. Forest Service violated privacy laws by recording telephone calls to an emergency center during the 2009 Station fire. Schiff said a report he received from the...
  • Glendale flips switch on 'Farmville'-type tool for smart meter customers

    Glendale flips switch on 'Farmville'-type tool for smart meter customers
    A Facebook application that allows smart meter customers to gauge how much energy their using compared to others went live today, Glendale officials announced. Starting today, Glendale Water & Power customers can connect their utility accounts to the...
  • Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests

    Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests
    The U.S. Forest Service plans to grant free access to nearly all national forest lands, scaling back unpopular recreation fees that have raised the ire of hikers but also sent millions of dollars to Southern California's heavily used forests. The...
  • Reforestation not taking hold in land burned by Station fire

    Reforestation not taking hold in land burned by Station fire
    A year ago,  U.S. Forest Service crews planted nearly a million pine and fir trees in the San Gabriel Mountains to try to reclaim land scorched clean by the devastating Station fire. Most of them shriveled up and died within months, as skeptics had...
  • Rescue team seeking lost hiker in the Bear Canyon area of Angeles National Forest

    As of 2:45 p.m., the man, identified by Lt. Marjory Jacobs of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station as Richard Derusha of Los Angeles, is still missing. Jacobs said that rescue personnel had located Derusha's Oldsmobile minivan parked at the Switzer...
  • Schiff calls for faster pace in finding maximum chromium 6 levels in drinking water

    Schiff calls for faster pace in finding maximum chromium 6 levels in drinking water
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) took the California Department of Public Health to task Monday for “dragging its feet” on setting new limits on chromium 6 in drinking water, adding to a growing chorus of frustration among local officials. In...
  • Body of hiker found in Angeles National Forest

    Rescue crews Monday night were trying to recover the body of a 76-year-old man who had gone hiking in rugged terrain in the Angeles National Forest. The name of the man was not released because relatives had not been notified, said Sgt. Pauline Panis...
  • Neighborhood taken by storm as black bear is relocated

    As the bear that some are dubbing "Meatball" succumbs to his tranquilizer darts behind an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Montrose Avenue, residents in this quiet neighborhood are still wrapping their heads around the spectacle. Faye Guymon, who...
  • In Pasadena, Bachmann slams Obama on economy, Libya

    In Pasadena, Bachmann slams Obama on economy, Libya
    Speaking before a Pasadena crowd of about 150 Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) hammered the military and economic policies of President Barack Obama. Bachmann's appearance at the Castle Green Hotel in Old...
  • At Glendale community garden, a compulsion for compost

    At Glendale community garden, a compulsion for compost
    It’s transition time at the Monterey Road Eco-Community Garden (West) in Glendale, and plot partners Lindsey Hansen and Tom Selling are putting in lettuce, peas, potatoes, onions and garlic. But before anything new got planted, they harvested...
  • Glendale bear returned to forest with 'heck of a hangover'

    Glendale bear returned to forest with 'heck of a hangover'
    The Glendale black bear that was tranquilized Tuesday morning by state Fish and Game officials has arrived home, 25 miles into the Angeles National Forest, where authorities say he is "groggy and grumpy but doing well."  Fish and Game spokesman Andrew...