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Mountain Lion Kittens Discovered To Be Product Of Inbreeding
2012-08-03 16:52:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what should have been a happy occasion, the celebration of twin mountain lions´ birth, officials with the National Park Service were tempered by the discovery that two kittens -- a male and female -- are the second documented case of inbreeding at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. According to officials, the two kittens, called Puma 23 and 24, are likely the product of a father lion that mated with his female...

2011-01-28 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge has awarded the California Coastal Commission over $3.9 million in fines and penalties for Coastal Act violations in the Santa Monica Mountains. Judge Holly Kendig issued a ruling today, finding that property owner Madalon Witter and her manager, Douglas Richardson, had illegally developed a 40-plus-acre site in the Santa Monica Mountains with unpermitted trailers, residential structures, roads, storage sheds,...

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2006-05-25 08:05:00

LOS ANGELES -- A small pocket of land on the banks of the Los Angeles River is working overtime, providing both recreational space to a crowded urban area and acting as a filter for garbage that would otherwise end up in the water. "Too much of our urban junk, too much of our poisonous runoff gets into our L.A. river," Joe Edmiston, executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, told a Wednesday dedication ceremony for the $3.2 million Marsh Park. The spit of land, not far from...