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October 31, 2012
A mountain lion was spotted Wednesday on Stancrest Frontage Road, near the 2 Freeway in Glendale, according to police. The sighting was reported to the Pasadena Humane Society around 1 p.m. by a solo hiker, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. Mountain lions typically avoid human contact, but officials advise residents to exercise precaution and not run away from the animal if they come in its path. Instead, they advise residents to face the mountain lion and make loud noise and throw rocks or other objects.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | November 24, 2010
Officials today warned residents of recent mountain lion sightings in the neighborhoods surrounding the Verdugo Mountains in Glendale. Two mountain lions were reported on Lockerbie Lane, with a previous sighting near El Lado, according to a notice posted today by Glendale city officials. Officials said the mountain lion sightings may be a result of the ongoing drought and the destruction wrought on their habitat by the massive Station fire. They advised residents to call 9-1-1 if they see a mountain lion that may pose a threat to people or pets.
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By Mary O’Keefe | March 20, 2009
The City of Glendale Parks and Recreation Department has released a warning to those hiking in the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills of a mountain lion presence. Several residents have reported sightings over the past few days, according to Russ Hauck, Glendale park ranger manager. Most sightings have not been confirmed; they were reported by people who described what appeared to be a mountain lion. “But one sighting was confirmed by Glendale Police helicopter officers,” Hauck said.
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | November 17, 2011
Authorities are canvassing a North Glendale neighborhood with warning notices after a mountain lion scaled a 6-foot backyard fence early Monday and killed a Chihuahua. The mountain lion, described as being at least 150 pounds, hopped a gate at about 1 a.m. and pulled the 4-year-old Chihuahua out of its dog house while its owners looked on in horror. “He didn't even get a chance to bark. All we heard was whimper,” said Marco Iezza, whose courtyard in the 2300 block of Bonita Drive is bounded by several other properties, meaning the large cat had to scale several fences.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 23, 2012
A mountain lion mauled a 1-year-old German-Belgian shepherd mix named Cookie to death Saturday, making it the first reported killing of its kind this year in Glendale, officials said. The attack prompted Glendale police officials to renew warnings to hillside residents to keep their pets indoors at night. “She was a great dog,” said Cookie's owner, Karine Tatevossian. “It's just really scary.” The shepherd mix was staying at her parents' home in the 1800 block of Emerald Terrace for the weekend, she said.
THE818NOW
April 24, 2012
A Department of Fish and Game warden shot and killed an 80-pound mountain lion after a resident spotted the big cat hiding in the bushes near her home. It happened in the foothills below Angeles National Forest, where resident Marlene Hitt was closing her garage door Friday afternoon when she spotted the mountain lion. "I heard a bang and looked down and saw a mountain lion run out as fast as it could," Hitt told KTLA-TV . She called 911 and when police arrived, the lion was hiding in the bushes, under a tree.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
A mountain lion was spotted early Wednesday morning at Monte Vista Elementary School in La Crescenta, but hasn't been seen since then, sheriff's officials said. A custodian who arrived at the school after 6 a.m. spotted the animal in the parking lot before it leapt over a nearby fence onto neighboring properties. La Crescenta Sheriff's deputies received a call about the sighting at 6:22 a.m. They searched the area for the lion, but were unable to find it, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station officials.
NEWS
November 9, 2011
Animal control officers were called to a Burbank house Tuesday after a resident said a mountain lion walked up the front driveway, around the corner, and into the backyard. Burbank police said the resident in the 1200 block of Verdugo Spring Lane, near the border with Glendale in the hillsides, took photographs, which animal control officials used to confirm the identity of the big cat. The mountain lion apparently walked up a hillside slope and disappeared after strolling through the yard at 2:50 p.m., according to notice issued today by Burbank police.
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January 4, 2014
Happy weekend, readers! Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Here are the latest headlines for the 818 region: Several flights out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were affected by the heavy snow storms in the Northeast. Travelers heading towards that region of the U.S. are advised to check in with airlines for specific flight information. Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, who both had Glendale ties, were traveling at more than 100 mph when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which they were riding crashed, killing them both, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report released Friday . The autopsy reports also stated that neither Walker nor Rogas had drugs or alcohol in their systems . Former Burbank Unified educator, administrator and coach Benjamin Hamilton Lloyd , known as “Ham” to generations of Burbank students and locals, passed away Dec. 30 from congestive heart failure , his family said.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | December 31, 2013
When James and Lynnette Hamada of north Glendale found the lifeless body of their beloved 85-pound black Labrador retriever named Bubba in their hillside neighborhood, they feared that the culprit could be a mountain lion. The attack apparently happened about 3 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, on Rimcrest Drive, near Canonwood Drive, said Bubba's owners, James and Lynnette Hamada. They found Bubba on Saturday afternoon in a neighbor's side yard with a dead rabbit lying on their dog's lifeless body.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 11, 2013
A bobcat was spotted walking toward the wash near Rosemont and Mayfield avenues in Montrose Wednesday morning, a day after officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife held a meeting informing La Crescenta residents how to avoid and handle potential encounters with wild cats, coyotes and bears. By the time Crescenta Valley Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene on Wednesday, however, the cat was gone. Tuesday's public meeting - a joint project of wildlife officials and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station - was spurred by the death of a pet dog named Bridgett, who was killed in late November by a mountain lion in a La Crescenta backyard.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 25, 2013
A mountain lion was spotted strolling near a northwest hillside neighborhood in Glendale Thursday night, police said. A resident saw the lion at about 11 p.m. moving north on Larco Way, where it briefly stopped to stare at him and then meandered away, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. Animal control officers with the Pasadena Humane Society, which serves Glendale, were notified about the sighting and will be distributing fliers in the neighborhood, advising residents what to do if they see a mountain lion, said spokeswoman Ricky Whitman.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
A mountain lion was spotted early Wednesday morning at Monte Vista Elementary School in La Crescenta, but hasn't been seen since then, sheriff's officials said. A custodian who arrived at the school after 6 a.m. spotted the animal in the parking lot before it leapt over a nearby fence onto neighboring properties. La Crescenta Sheriff's deputies received a call about the sighting at 6:22 a.m. They searched the area for the lion, but were unable to find it, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station officials.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
DreamWorks Animation is turning to the Australian outback for inspiration for its first full-on animated musical. The Glendale-based studio said it had tapped award-winning composer, actor and writer Tim Minchin to help create a musical project called "Larrikins," which is Australian slang for mischievous youth. The all-animal comedy, based on an original idea written by Harry Cripps ("Supernova") and produced by Christina Steinberg ( "Rise of the Guardians," "National Treasure")
NEWS
April 11, 2013
Police officials have notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of a “fairly-large” mountain lion that is wandering inside the yard of a La Crescenta home. The lion, which was spotted just before 2 p.m., doesn't appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. While no one was inside the home, Lorenz said police are trying to maintain a calm environment for the lion so it does not become agitated.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
A “fairly large” mountain lion that was spotted roaming in a La Crescenta neighborhood Thursday afternoon was tranquilized to be relocated in the wild, a state wildlife official said. Officers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were called in after the lion was spotted just before 2 p.m. and didn't appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. PHOTOS: Mountain lion captured in La Crescenta residential area From there, the lion roamed the area and was seen in the 3300 and 3400 blocks of Thelma Street.
NEWS
December 18, 2012
Authorities said on Tuesday they have not confirmed whether a dead deer -- the second such find in the canyons of East Glendale recently -- was killed by a mountain lion or coyote. A Glendale resident found the remains of the small deer Tuesday morning in the 3300 block of Dunsmere Road, near Chevy Chase Canyon Park and not far from Fern Lane where, according to police, the first deer was found dead on Dec. 7. “At this point, we have no confirmed sightings of coyotes or mountain lions killing deer,” said Ricky Whitman, spokeswoman for the Pasadena HumaneSociety, which provides animal control services for Glendale.
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