Environment

Video Shows P-61 Chased by Another Lion near 405

Dramatic new surveillance video shows mountain lion P-61 being chased by a male uncollared lion minutes before he was struck by traffic and killed on the 405 Freeway early on the morning…

DRAWDOWN: Top 100 Solutions to Global Warming

Like so many well-meaning Topangans who want to do the right thing to reduce our carbon footprint and be part of the change, you’ve gotten out to marches, switched to a hybrid…

Topanga’s Community Compost Program Launch

Composting basic kitchen organics such as apple cores, eggshells and coffee grinds can divert up to 40% of our waste stream from ending up in the landfill. After some delay over the…

P-61 Killed In Second Crossing of 405

P-61, the adult male mountain lion who recently made headlines for successfully crossing the 405 freeway, has been killed during a second crossing attempt. The four-year-old cat had crossed the massive 10-lane…

Criminal Charges for P-38 Killer

Ventura District Attorney Gregory Totten has filed criminal charges against Simi Valley resident Alfredo Gonzalez, 60, for the killing of a protected mammal, mountain lion P-38, and for allegedly vandalizing the big…

Why Has Recycling Becoming so Complicated?

Environmentalists were prepared last week to celebrate the passing of landmark legislation entitled the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. Senate Bill 54 and Assembly Bill 1080 promised to break…

Fire Fact Forum Presents The Science of Fire

On August 22, the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation (LVHF) and LA County Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl presented “Fire Fact Forum: The Science of Fire,” at the King Gillette Ranch auditorium with…

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Restoring Pools for Creek Critters

First came the Woolsey Fire, one of the rare wildfires that was as devastating to the creek corridors as it was to everything else. Then came the rains and debris flows that…

Golden Eagle Family is a Rare Find

In June, a pair of golden eagle chicks were discovered in a nest in a remote area of the western Santa Monica Mountains. The last time a nest was confirmed in Santa…

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Sea Level Change: Nature’s Power of Eminent Domain

Melting ice sheets in Antarctica have the potential to impact California with greater sea-level rise than the world average. The only practical solution may ultimately be a “managed retreat.” from the shoreline.…