Author Archives: Steve

Wildlife camera catches uncollared mountain lion roaming the Hollywood Hills

An uncollared mountain lion was caught on camera roaming the Hollywood Hills just after midnight recently — the first official evidence of a cougar inhabiting a specially preserved parcel of land in Laurel Canyon, wildlife advocates say. “Neighbors have constantly … Continue reading

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Mountain lion makes rare successful crossing of L.A.-area freeways

Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times online, August 7, 2017 Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving into a range less hemmed in by … Continue reading

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New Landowner in Matilija Canyon Causing Trail Access Problems

Source of this article, Los Padres Forest Watch, July 31, 2017 In early July, ForestWatch received an anonymous tip that the new owner of the Dent House property at the end of Matilija Canyon Road was constructing a new gate … Continue reading

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Riders learn courtesy on trails

Bike clinic offers adventure on two wheels Source of this article, The Thousand Oaks Acorn, July 13, 2017 “Loose, low and look” was the advice Mark Langton gave to a dozen cyclists as they navigated a tricky obstacle during a … Continue reading

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Conservancy grant enough to complete Sapwi Trails in Thousand Oaks

CRPD project to receive $1.67M Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, June 29, 2017 The only community park in Thousand Oaks’ master plan that remains undeveloped is one step closer to breaking ground. The advisory committee for the … Continue reading

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Story of the Conejo Valley written in peaks, bluffs and ridges

How an ancient river of magma shaped the Conejo Valley Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, June 22, 2017 As it travels west out of the Conejo Valley, the 101 Freeway works its way down the Conejo Hills … Continue reading

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Mountains fund celebrates champions of preservation

Pavley, Parks among 11 female honorees Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 18, 2017 Spring showers and a Chumash prayer ushered in the who’s who of environmental champions honored at the second annual Santa Monica Mountains Fund … Continue reading

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Neighbors suffer Wildwood woes in Thousand Oaks

Nearby streets fill with visitors’ cars Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 27, 2017 Wildwood Regional Park might have too much of a good thing. Drawn to the open-space area by its main attraction, Paradise Falls, weekend … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks council votes to shoulder cost of community park

Work on Sapwi Trails to start soon Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 20, 2017 The City of Thousand Oaks is making good on a decade-old promise to help pay for a community park in the Lang … Continue reading

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Eager crowds are flattening Southern California’s vibrant ‘super bloom’

If it’s not drought that’s keeping the flowers down, it’s the visitors Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 9, 2017 After a record series of winter storms buried the Sierra Nevada in snow and filled rivers and … Continue reading

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