Santa Monica Mountains

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Fierce Santa Ana winds knocking birds off their nest

CALABASAS (CNS) – Fierce Santa Ana winds are knocking fledgling birds out of nests in the Santa Monica Mountains, wildlife rescuers said today. Several baby crows and other birds have been brought over the past […]


Scientists keep eye on rare plant burned in fire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – As plants slowly grow back at the site of this year’s Springs Fire, scientists are hoping against hope that a rare succulent found only in the Santa Monica Mountains will […]


Hikers return after fire in Santa Monica Mountains

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) – Ventura County hikers returned this week to the scorched hills and canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains after fire tore through 14,000 acres of public park land. Local hikers trudged along […]


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Point Mugu park reopening many areas after fire

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Many areas of sprawling Point Mugu State Park that have been off-limits since this month’s big wildfire on the outskirts of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks will reopen in time for the […]


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Calif. crews mop up wildfire as rain falls

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in coastal mountains and bringing much-needed moisture to a region left parched by […]


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2nd body found after SoCal midair collision

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators have found a second body at the Southern California site where a small plane crashed after a midair collision with another small plane that managed to make a belly landing on a golf course.


Mountain lion sighting in Griffith Park

(AP) – A mountain lion has been prowling Griffith Park, the first definitive proof that a cougar lives in the Los Angeles park surrounded by urbanization. There have long been rumors that mountain lions inhabit […]



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