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2014-09-14 16:20:13

Participants And Spectators Gathered In Malibu For Worthy Cause MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosting some of the world's finest athletes, philanthropists, celebrities and supporters, the 28(th) Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox raised more than $1.35 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Pediatric Cancer Research Program. Over 5,000 participants swam, biked and ran side-by-side to support the cause while friends, families and spectators...

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2014-08-17 07:28:13

Cell Press That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California — in the vicinity of the megacity of Los Angeles — is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers studying these large carnivorous cats now show in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 14 that the lions are also completely isolated, cut off from other populations by the freeway. According to the researchers' analyses, only one young mountain lion...

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...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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