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  • Storm to move out today, but chilly temperatures to persist

    Storm to move out today, but chilly temperatures to persist
    A winter storm watch remains in effect until noon today as a cold weather system slowly moves out of the area, clearing the way for a moderate warming trend on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Roads in the Station fire burn area...
  • Roads in Angeles National Forest, closed due to recent snow, reopen today

    Roads in Angeles National Forest, closed due to recent snow, reopen today
    Roads that were closed within the Station fire burn area in advance of a snow storm earlier this week reopened today. In reopening the roadways in Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works warned that access would...
  • Station fire report faults Forest Service

    Station fire report faults Forest Service
    The U.S. Forest Service did not use all of the water-dropping aircraft at its disposal as the 2009 Station fire spread quickly across the Angeles National Forest the first night of the blaze, but it’s unclear whether doing so would have made a...
  • Rescued mountain lion cubs spur offers of public support

    Rescued mountain lion cubs spur offers of public support
    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...
  • 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...
  • Students help damaged forest

    Students help damaged forest
    The Wildwood Picnic Area, located about five miles into the Angeles National Forest along Big Tujunga Canyon Road, is starting to look like its old self again. A dozen freshly painted picnic benches are neatly positioned in the shade, and thick green...
  • 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...