Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wolf apparently gives up search for mate in Nevada

RENO, Nev.—A young gray wolf’s search for a mate apparently won’t take him to the northern Nevada desert where the annual Burning Man festival is staged. Source of this article: The Times-Standard, January 29, 2012 The wolf known as OR-7 … Continue reading

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Mountains and Restoration Trust hosts the Great Backyard Bird Count on Feb 19

Mountains Restoration Trust invites individuals, families and groups of all ages to join the annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Sunday, February 19, 2012, 8:00am sharp at the Headwaters Corner Interpretive Center at  Calabasas, located at 23075 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas … Continue reading

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Tejon Ranch halts hunting after state probe of cougar killings

Suspension is likely to be lifted by the fall hunting season, after ranch officials investigate operations. Kern County prosecutors are weighing charges in illegal hunting of the mountain lions. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2012 … Continue reading

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Catalina Island fox makes astounding comeback

Since falling to a low of 100 in 1999, the Catalina Island fox has rebounded to a number — 1,542 — above its previous level, thanks to conservationists’ efforts. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2012 … Continue reading

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Newbury Park man is serial trailhead burglar, police say

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department arrested a man Jan. 12 on suspicion of his breaking into numerous vehicles parked at local hiking trails. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, January 19, 2012 According to authorities, convicted burglar and … Continue reading

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Obesity rates in U.S. appear to be finally leveling off

After three decades of climbing steadily, obesity rates appear to be stabilizing nationwide. Increases among certain demographic groups are still evident, however. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 18, 2012 By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times After … Continue reading

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Conejo Rec and Parks scraps plan for Lang Ranch Park in Thousand Oaks

Study determines grading could jeopardize homes above the site Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, January 12, 2012 Plans to build a full-service park with a community center, six baseball diamonds and a wide range of amenities in … Continue reading

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Obama administration approves 20-year ban on new mining claims near Grand Canyon

Source of this article: The Associated Press, January 10, 2012 The Obama administration is banning new hard rock mining on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves. … Continue reading

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Mountains Restoration Trust to lead naturalist classes for seniors in January and February

Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) now offers naturalist workshops geared for the senior citizen.  Workshops offer a variety of topics; Learn about the local Calabasas and Native American history, hike in the Cold Creek Valley Preserve, and birdwatch at the Headwaters … Continue reading

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Capping an era of L.A. oil exploration

Long-abandoned wells on the Los Angeles City Oil Field, which sparked Southern California’s oil boom 120 years ago, are being sealed to make way for a 45-unit affordable housing project. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 9, … Continue reading

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