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The California Incline is closing for a bit; another good reason not to drive.

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Mountain Lion P-22 Came From Santa Monica Mountains, Park Officials Believe

AGOURA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A well-known mountain lion that was trapped beneath a Los Feliz home is believed to be the only large carnivore worldwide living in a mega-city, according to national park officials. 261 more words

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Sticks, balls, bags fail to dislodge celebrity mountain lion from Los Angeles home crawlspace

LOS ANGELES – A mountain lion that’s a local celebrity has moved in under a Los Angeles home, and despite wildlife workers using a prod and firing tennis balls and bean bags at it, it appears unwilling to move. 373 more words

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A Day in the Life... with apologies to the Beatles. And the beetles.

My field season here in southern California is in full swing. I’m out doing butterfly research in the Santa Monica Mountain Range several times a week (6 out of 7 days last week, 3-4 during a normal week). 485 more words

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Mystery Over Southern California Hilltop Piano Solved

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) – For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery.

Hikers venturing to Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains found a battered upright piano, sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab with a panoramic view over the mountains between Calabasas and the Pacific Ocean. 73 more words

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Mystery Solved: Video Shows How Piano Ended Up Atop Santa Monica Mountains

CALABASAS (CBSLA.com) — A piano abandoned atop the Santa Monica Mountains was a musical mystery – until now.

Melvin Faner, 23, tells CBS2/KCAL9 he and his friends hiked the 300-to-400-pound piano two miles up for a music video with Seattle-based musician Rachel Wong at the keys. 212 more words

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