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October 1, 2012
With record-high temperatures expected across Southern California on Monday, the National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for several areas. The scorching temperatures, combined with gusty winds, single-digit humidity and dry vegetation could indicate high fire danger. The warning is in effect through 6 p.m Tuesday for the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Angeles National Forest in L.A. County and Ventura County's Los Padres National Forest are also under red-flag warnings.
The Los Angeles Times | August 23, 2011
Warm temperatures and low relative humidity were recorded Tuesday across interior areas of Southern California, heightening brush fire concerns, the National Weather Service said. In Lancaster, the temperature was 102 degrees with relative humidity dropping to 9%. In the San Gabriel Mountains, Chilao reached a high of 90 degrees with relative humidity at 15%. Palm Springs topped out at 114 degrees, with relative humidity dropping to 6%, according to the Weather Service. In the San Bernardino National Forest, Big Pines recorded a high of 85 degrees and relative humidity of 15%. In Santa Barbara County, "sundowner" winds with gusts up to 30 mph are expected Wednesday night and Thursday across the southern coastal and foothill areas.
July 1, 2013
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday about the air quality in the Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys. Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding advised people with respiratory or heart disease to stay inside as much as possible and to avoid outdoor exercise, the L.A. Times reported. Children with asthma or other respiratory problems shouldn't do physical education or other activities outside, according to the public health department.
The Los Angeles Times | August 30, 2011
Search-and-rescue crews were combing an area of the Angeles National Forest on Tuesday for three missing hikers. The Los Angeles men, ages 32, 45 and 50, left for a hike in the Devil's Canyon-Mt. Waterman area of the San Gabriel Mountains about 9 a.m. Sunday and were expected to return by 5 or 6 p.m., said Steve Goldsworthy, a volunteer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deptartment's Montrose Search and Rescue Team. Family members reported them missing about 10:45 p.m. Sunday after they failed to return home.  L.A. NOW
October 4, 2011
Officials are cautioning residents to be alert after two mountain lions were found early Tuesday morning sitting on the front lawn of a home in Sierra Madre. A resident reported seeing the two cats about 12:32 a.m. in front of a house on the 600 block of Camillo Road, said Sgt. Ruben Enriques of the Sierra Madre Police Department. The cats were still in the yard when officers arrived, but police scared them off by turning on their sirens, he said. Wildlife encounters are common in the community, which lies in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
November 4, 2009
Burbank responds to FAA denial A day after the Federal Aviation Administration denied an application to introduce flight curfews at Bob Hope Airport, Burbank city officials released a statement calling the action “a minor setback” for the years-long effort. Here’s the city’s statement in full: BURBANK, Calif. (November 3, 2009) — Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration rejected the application by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for a mandatory curfew at Bob Hope Airport.
By Tim Traeger, | January 24, 2014
Seeking input for a plan that would put the so-called Rim of the Valley under federal protection, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted a town hall forum this week that drew about 150 people. The area roughly includes the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo valleys. It includes the watershed portion of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Mountains, Arroyo Seco Corridor, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Simi hills. Schiff, a champion of 2008 federal legislation directing the Park Service to study the area, said at the Wednesday event that work is nearly completed and a final report should be presented to Congress before the end of the year.
July 20, 2007
A squirrel found in the Stoneyvale Picnic Area has tested positive for the human plague, according to reports from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The squirrel was one of a dozen captured in traps on July 10 in the picnic area located five miles north of La Cañada in the Angeles National Forest. The area will remain closed for a minimum of 10 days while experts dust for fleas and monitor other squirrels. Two ground squirrels picked up in the same area tested positive for plague in the same picnic area in 1996.
December 29, 2006
An in-depth presentation of the history of floods in California will be made by local historian Art Cobery at the next meeting of the Crescenta Valley Sierra Club. Cobery holds a master's degree in U.S. history with an emphasis on California and the west, and is a masterful story-teller. He easily weaves tales of the early years of the state and the various challenges that its inhabitants had to overcome. His vast knowledge of historical events which shaped the geography of the San Gabriel Mountains and local regions brings to life stories that otherwise might lie dormant.
By Jason Wells | October 28, 2013
Temperatures across Southern California are expected to drop sharply Monday as a storm brings gusty winds, rain showers and snow at higher elevations, forecasters told the Los Angeles Times . VIDEO: Storm expected to bring gusty winds, rain showers to Southland Foothill communities near the San Gabriel Valley area will likely see the steadiest rainfall, with up to an inch possible, said Andrew Rorke, a meteorologist with the National...
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