The mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of extinction.
There are many factors at play here, the primary one being that the lions are trapped in an urban island. They cannot travel easily from habitat to habitat to find food, water or mates.
One lion managed to cross the 101 freeway,...
Los Angeles is one of only two megacities — Mumbai, India, is the other — where large predatory cats live among us, and they’re closer to human development than you might think.
Mountain lions are rarely seen, but they occasionally prowl near human habitats, according to a study by UCLA and the...
A mountain lion was struck and killed by a car early Monday morning while trying to cross the freeway at the SR-14 and I-5 interchange.
The animal was hit at approximately 7:30 a.m. and was picked up by the California Department of Fish and Game, according to CHP officials.
“We are always...
P-32 was a young, 21-month-old mountain lion that was dispersing. Due to the lack of animal corridors in our county, he was forced to cross freeway after freeway – four in all – before he met his end near Castaic when he tried to cross Interstate 5 to get from the Los Padres Forest to the...
A young mountain lion was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 5 near Castaic early Monday morning. Known as P-32, he is the only male known to have dispersed out of the Santa Monica Mountains and into the contiguous habitat areas to the north.
Prior to being struck on Interstate 5, he had managed...
A few years ago, I was walking on the Canyon Trail in Placerita Canyon headed toward the Walker Ranch when an excited young couple walking briskly from the other direction stopped me.
“Be careful,” they said. “We just saw a mountain lion.”
A mountain lion – in full, broad daylight, on the...
Whatever you choose to call a cougar – a mountain lion, puma, panther, mountain cat or a catamount – it is no secret they live among us here in Santa Clarita.
It is not probable you will ever see a cougar. If you do, you are very lucky. A grown male needs approximately 100 square miles to...
[KHTS] – Residents of Saugus reported seeing mountain lions on Sunday evening, raising safety concerns for people and animals in the area.
According to the SantaClarita.com, the wild cats were spotted around the hills of Tula Drive, a cul-de-sac east of Seco Canyon Road.
Although the mountain lions...
I was reading about the sighting of mountain lions near Copper Hill in Valencia. This has destroyed my whole perspective on wildlife in the SCV. I thought all the cougars were in the various bars and bistros of our fair valley.
OK. Not my best joke. Let’s face it. We do have various forms...
Puma, cougar or mountain lion? Even the name “panther” is sometimes used, but the only panther we have in United States is the Florida panther. It is a subspecies of the mountain lion that is found only in Florida. It is endangered, with only 50 large cats left.
I was always surprised to hear the...
In an emergency meeting at City Hall Wednesday afternoon, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted to issue an emergency declaration and set a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for the city Thursday night.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 and 46 new deaths due to the virus countywide, as Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital reported its 11th COVID-19 fatality.
The city of Santa Clarita and the city's Art Commission are recognizing the recent milestone of 2020 graduates in a virtual “Graduation Cap Showcase,” with a deadline for entries extended to Monday, June 8.
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation Wednesday declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order to ensure that Californians can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the upcoming election.
Black church leaders in Los Angeles marched to LAPD headquarters Tuesday in a sign of unity with the community after several days of unrest across the nation and a day after peaceful protesters and clergy members were tear-gassed outside the White House.
After serving the Santa Clarita Valley for 23 years as a Board member for the Newhall County Water District, Castaic Lake Water Agency and SCV Water, Tom Campbell resigned his position, effective May 27.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,202 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,681 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 79 more than reported Monday.
Smart phone cameras are invaluable in documenting truth and facts, in case they might be disputed in the future. All of us, including police or looters, should be aware you might be captured on someone’s phone committing a crime.
Westfield Valencia Town Center officials said Tuesday they’re moving back the mall’s reopening as a precaution due to protests throughout Los Angeles County following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Valley Industry Association (VIA) is launching Breakfast Club, a member-exclusive program designed to provide a business coaching experience to working professionals delivered by industry experts and professional speakers on a wide range of topics.