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THE818NOW
October 5, 2011
Poachers mutilated a mountain lion found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains, officials said this week . The 7-year-old male, known as P-15, was discovered dead last month. He had been tracked for nearly two years by National Park Service scientists who had trapped him in Point Mugu State Park after spotting signs of territorial marking. They outfitted him with a GPS collar and released him as part of an ongoing study of mountain lion movement in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
NEWS
August 28, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Gov. Gray Davis has approved two bills championed by state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale), who drew upon his personal experience in focusing on the legislation. One bill adds a new voice to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Another is designed to streamline the adoption process and reduce adoptive parents' uncertainties. Both were approved Saturday. Starting Jan. 1, the supervisor of the Angeles National Forest will serve as an ex-officio --nonvoting -- member of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, which aims to buy back and protect open space.
NEWS
April 30, 2008
Rim of the Valley study passes House The House of Representatives Tuesday sent Rep. Adam Schiff?s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation to the president to be signed into law, culminating a seven-year effort to get the bill through both houses. The measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains and canyons in Southern California that are part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor, as designated by the state.
NEWS
January 16, 2002
Marc Stirdivant For nearly five years, Glendale-Crescenta V.O.I.C.E. has been working to find a way to preserve the Oakmont View V property as open space. And we truly appreciate the News Press' recent coverage of the subject. It is no doubt helpful to remind the community -- as was done in the Jan. 1 article "$3 million going to Oakmont V purchase" -- that the state of California has now committed $8 million to purchase the property. And it is heartening to learn that the News-Press believes that a good-faith effort should be made to find an equitable purchase price, as was the case in the Jan. 3 editorial "In search of a magic bullet."
NEWS
February 22, 2008
The Glendale City Council has passed a resolution endorsing the legislation which calls for a study of establishing a Rim of the Valley nature corridor as part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Re creation Area. The study, long sought by Congressman Adam Schiff, was approved by the House of Representatives as part of the omnibus measure HR 3998, and is now before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Similar legislation was contained in a measure sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein, which passed the Senate in the last session.
NEWS
March 19, 2005
Robert Chacon Questions about a federal proposal to preserve thousands of acres of local open space were plenty during a discussion Thursday, but in the end, the Crescenta Valley Town Council voted to endorse the move. Council members voted 5 to 4 to write a letter to Rep. Adam Schiff supporting his Rim of the Valley Corridor Study Act. The act seeks to mandate a study that will determine the feasibility of adding 500,000 acres of local mountains and recreation areas to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, including the San Gabriel and Verdugo mountains and the San Rafael Hills.
NEWS
By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | 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.
NEWS
November 9, 2007
The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday passed Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation, which could lead to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area doubling in size. The measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains and canyons in Southern California that are part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor, as designated by the state of California.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | December 6, 2007
GLENDALE — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday in favor of Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Act, which could lead to adding some Glendale land to the federally protected Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Billed by supporters as a way to preserve open space in Los Angeles County for generations, the measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include additional portions of the mountains and canyons within the Rim of the Valley corridor.
NEWS
September 26, 2003
3Between bickering with each other, the members of the Glendale City Council have signed off on three major deals in the past year. The council reached a deal with developer Rick Caruso for the Town Center, a 15.5-acre outdoor retail and residential complex to be built downtown. The Town Center led to the council's most controversial deal of the year, the $5-million purchase of the Armenian Society of Los Angeles' headquarters on Brand Boulevard.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | 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.
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THE818NOW
October 5, 2011
Poachers mutilated a mountain lion found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains, officials said this week . The 7-year-old male, known as P-15, was discovered dead last month. He had been tracked for nearly two years by National Park Service scientists who had trapped him in Point Mugu State Park after spotting signs of territorial marking. They outfitted him with a GPS collar and released him as part of an ongoing study of mountain lion movement in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
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By Joanne Hedge | June 13, 2008
As a longtime hiker of the Santa Monica Mountains, state and national park trails, I can appreciate that prevention of and protection from crime associated with city parks is absolutely vital. But so is a reasonably safe physical environment that is maintained to minimize chronic damage and disintegration of habitat, and to maximize public awareness of the part it must play in ensuring same. This is where a robust park ranger staff comes in (“Park safety on the agenda,” Monday)
NEWS
May 2, 2008
After seven years working its way in various forms through Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff?s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study, which could pave the way toward more than doubling the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, is finally on its way to the president?s desk. The bill is included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, which the House of Representatives passed on Tuesday. The Rim of the Valley study passed the House in December, but it had to be reconciled with Sen. Dianne Feinstein?
NEWS
April 30, 2008
Rim of the Valley study passes House The House of Representatives Tuesday sent Rep. Adam Schiff?s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation to the president to be signed into law, culminating a seven-year effort to get the bill through both houses. The measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains and canyons in Southern California that are part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor, as designated by the state.
NEWS
February 22, 2008
The Glendale City Council has passed a resolution endorsing the legislation which calls for a study of establishing a Rim of the Valley nature corridor as part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Re creation Area. The study, long sought by Congressman Adam Schiff, was approved by the House of Representatives as part of the omnibus measure HR 3998, and is now before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Similar legislation was contained in a measure sponsored by Senator Diane Feinstein, which passed the Senate in the last session.
NEWS
By Ryan Vaillancourt | December 6, 2007
GLENDALE — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday in favor of Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Act, which could lead to adding some Glendale land to the federally protected Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Billed by supporters as a way to preserve open space in Los Angeles County for generations, the measure directs the secretary of the interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include additional portions of the mountains and canyons within the Rim of the Valley corridor.
NEWS
By Charles Cooper | September 7, 2007
The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has called on the city of Los Angeles to require a full environmental impact report for the proposed condominium development on the site of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. In a letter to planning director Gail Goodwin, conservancy chair Elizabeth Cheadle said, ?The proposed development of a high density residential project on the site the northwest corner of Tujunga Canyon Boulevard and La Tuna Canyon Road would unequivocally result in unavoidable significant adverse ecological and visual impacts within the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor zone.
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