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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


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


Mountain Lion Makes Rare, Successful Crossing of 101 Freeway

A mountain lion part of an isolated group in the Santa Monica Mountains has successfully crossed the 101 Freeway, a rare feat only known to have happened once prior. 675 more words

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Mountain Lion Successfully Crosses 101 Freeway From Santa Monica Mountains

THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — Researchers reported Friday that a female mountain lion successfully crossed the 101 Freeway from the Santa Monica Mountains.

According to the National Park Service, known as P-33, left the Camarillo area on the farthest western end of the mountains. 316 more words


Why did the mountain lion cross the road?

Well, to get to the other side, of course. The “road” being the 101 Freeway, and the big cat being P-33, a 16-month-old who recently left her mother and was the star of some… 430 more words


Heading West: Los Angeles, California [one]

Day 1: Fangirling, Part 1

With our bodies still adjusted to the Eastern Time zone, we awoke around 7:15 am and got ourselves ready to hike. 655 more words

Photos of Mountain Lion Family in Santa Monica Mountains

Great photos of Puma 19 and two of her kittens, P-32 and P-33, feeding on a carcass. Here is a link to the photos on the Los Angeles Times website.