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2013-03-12 12:21:32

Streets Closed on Race Course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Finish Line for Part of the Day to Create a Safe and Efficient Environment for Runners and Spectators LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 24,000 marathon runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators will take to the streets on Sunday, March 17(th) for the ASICS LA Marathon -- and many of those streets will be closed for a portion of the day to create a safe environment for the iconic race that...

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2011-04-16 07:15:00

Officials in Los Angeles County have launched an effort to restore tens of thousands of acres of severely charred wooded areas in the Angeles National Forest, an area that had the largest fire in that county's history after an arsonist set it ablaze two years ago. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) and local and federal agency officials Friday announced a five-year plan to replant 3 million trees on 10,000 acres, remove invasive plants and restore the habitat on 40,000 more acres in the...

2009-10-30 12:45:00

Oct. 30 Victoria Principal responds to call for action by nonprofit TreePeople Seedlings transplanted from devastated Angeles National Forest LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 30, actress, activist and entrepreneur Victoria Principal joined nonprofit TreePeople and the U.S. Forest Service to announce a $25,000 gift to support TreePeople's fire restoration efforts in the Angeles National Forest. Victoria Principal's gift kicks off a fundraising goal of $250,000 to...

2009-09-17 16:30:00

TreePeople and partners prepare for reforestation in fire-devastated national parks LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The historic Angeles Forest Station Fire devastated more than 160,500 acres of forest lands, including the heart of Los Angeles' upper watershed and the headwaters of the Los Angeles River. TreePeople's California Wildfire Restoration Initiative, a private/public partnership, is already receiving requests from volunteers to replant the fire-damaged...

2008-10-17 06:00:14

By William M. Welch LOS ANGELES -- One wildfire is completely contained, and a second should be wrapped up this weekend if winds remain calm, fire officials said. The two fires -- which destroyed more than 50 homes, blackened more than 19,000 acres on the edge of the city and were blamed for two deaths -- eased up when strong, dry desert winds diminished. A red flag warning of dangerous fire conditions remained in effect for much of Southern California today as low humidity levels...

2008-10-15 18:20:00

California fire officials Wednesday speculated downed power lines may have triggered one of two wildfires that have scorched 18,000 acres near Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Fire Chief Michael Freeman cautioned, however, no official cause has been named for the Sesnon fire in Porter Ranch, the Los Angeles Times reported. Calm winds Wednesday kept the blaze and a second brushfire in the San Fernando Valley from burning their way to the sea. The wildfires have left two people dead and 49...

2008-10-13 18:00:16

Los Angeles officials confirmed Monday two people were killed in separate incidents linked to a pair of raging wildfires in the San Fernando Valley area. The Mareck fire burning in the Los Angeles National Forest near Sunland and the Senson fire, which broke out near Porter Ranch, had burned more than 7,000 acres by mid-afternoon, destroyed an unknown number of homes and forced the evacuation of several suburban neighborhoods. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Vilaraigosa told a news conference...

2008-08-17 18:00:23

By Ben Baeder -- Photo Gallery: Fire danger Even as Angeles National Forest officials raised the fire danger level this week, the number of blazes started this year is dramatically lower than previous years, officials reported. So far this year, 107 fires have broken out in the forest, compared to 298 during 2007 and 284 the year before, according to Stanton Florea, fire information officer for Angeles National Forest. "We would like to think it has something to do with our fire-...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By Ben Baeder -- Photo Gallery: Fire danger Even as Angeles National Forest officials this week raised the level of fire danger, they reported Thursday that the number of blazes started this year is dramatically lower than previous years. So far this year, 107 fires have been started in the forest, compared to 298 during 2007 and 284 the year before, according to Stanton Florea, fire information officer for the Angeles National Forest. "We would like to think it has something to do...

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By From Staff Reports ARCADIA - Angeles National Forest officials are expecting thousands of visitors this holiday weekend, so they issued an advisory Wednesday urging guests to come prepared, arrive early, and follow the rules on campfires and barbecues. With warm temperatures expected to continue through Sunday, officials say visitors should plan to arrive early, since many of the forest's 60 campgrounds and numerous day-use areas will be at or near capacity. Because of the fire...


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Angeles National Forest
2013-10-30 09:52:34

The Angeles National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service can be found in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, southern California, United States. It was established on July 1st of 1908, incorporating the first San Bernardino National Forest and portions of the former Santa Barbara and San Gabriel National Forests. It covers 655,387 acres and is located just north of the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. A small portion extends eastward into southwestern San Bernardino County, in...

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