Category Archives: Calabasas

Comments needed by December 4th to opposed hotel plan that would block historic Calabasas trail

The city of Calabasas is pushing plans for the building of the Rondell Oasis Hotel that would block access to the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail (“DeAnza Trail”). The trail is designated as a National Historic Trail and got … Continue reading

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Giant swath of open space protected in Calabasas

A Stokes Canyon landowner has donated a conservation easement on 298 acres of pristine habitat to the MRCA. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, February 12, 2015 The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) preserves and manages open … Continue reading

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Supporters rally for wildlife crossing

Fundraising for new corridor in Agoura Hills begins in earnest Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 25, 2014 Trying to give mountain lions more room to roam in the Santa Monica Mountains while bolstering their dwindling population, … Continue reading

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Offcials push for wildlife overpass at Liberty Canyon

Liberty Canyon Road under the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills is one of the only places left in the area where mountain lions and other animals can move in and out of the Santa Monica Mountains. Source of this article: … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue teams staying busy

Rescuers have had to evacuate another hiker who fell and became injured in the local mountains. It’s the third incident this month. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 18, 2013 About 5:45 p.m. April 14, personnel from … Continue reading

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Lyme disease-carrying ticks found in the Santa Monica Mountains

Source of this article: The Ventura County Star, April 11, 2013 Ticks at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills recently tested positive for Lyme  disease, authorities said Thursday. Three pools of western black-legged ticks found along the Coyote Trail were  found … Continue reading

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Report: NPS generated $26 million for surrounding area last year

A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 650,000 visitors to national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community. This spending supported 350 local jobs. Source of this article: The … Continue reading

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Water demand to exceed supply

The federal report predicts a drier future for the seven states that rely on the Colorado for water. A range of solutions, some impractical, are proposed. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2012 Water demand in … Continue reading

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A milestone gift for L.A.’s trails from the County of Los Angeles

The Backbone Trail is one celebrity-owned property and an easement short of completion. The Cold Creek High Trail is just three parcels shy of being in public hands. Just one 700-foot path and hikers and horseback riders on the Las … Continue reading

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National Park Service visitor center in T.O. will close soon

The National Park Service, along with local and state agencies, will open the Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on June 9. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 3, 2012 … Continue reading

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