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By Megan O'Neil, | October 7, 2010
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Monday refused to reduce charges filed against a homeless man who allegedly started the Lady Bug fire in Angeles National Forest just days before the outbreak of the devastating Station fire. Appearing in a Pasadena courtroom, Babatunsin Olukunle, 26, was held to answer on a single felony charge of recklessly causing a fire of a structure or forest. Superior Court Judge Stan Blumenfeld denied a motion to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor, and set Olukunle's arraignment for Oct. 19. Originally from Nigeria, Olukunle remains in custody.
May 31, 2007
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — In order to help the Angeles National Forest officials make decisions on currently unauthorized roads and trails, a field-checked, mapped inventory of existing routes within the forest that are currently used by wheeled vehicles has been completed. The officials are asking interested parties to review the maps as to their whether or not they are complete and accurate. Comments should be submitted by Tuesday, July 31. Inventory maps, guidelines and forms for reviewing the maps and submitting comments can be found on the Angeles National Forest website, www.fs.
May 11, 2006
The Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association is seeking individuals for its volunteer Fire Lookout Program. The group works to restore, maintain and staff historic fire lookout towers in the San Gabriel Mountains. Volunteers interpret the natural and cultural history of fire lookouts and the surrounding Forest lands for Forest visitors and help disseminate information on current fire conditions. "We're looking for people who love the outdoors and are responsible," said Pam Morey, president of the Fire Lookout Association.
By Seth Amitin | July 7, 2009
Fireifighters continued battling a wildfire on Tuesday in the Big Tujunga Canyon area of the Angeles National Forest, just north of Hansen Dam. More than 210 acres have been burned since the fire started on Sunday afternoon, according to a U.S. Forest Service spokesman. "The fire is 95% contained," Stanton Florea, fire information director for the U.S. Forest Service  said Tuesday afternoon.  "That last 5% is mostly trying to get rid of the burning embers.  It's gritty work."
July 6, 2006
Angeles National Forest officials will soon submit a cooperative grant application to the State of California Off-highway Vehicle Recreation Division for 2006/2007 "Green sticker" grants, and are seeking public comment on the application. Green sticker grants provide funding to help protect, maintain, and enhance the Forest's designated off-highway vehicle (OHV) system. If awarded, grant money would be used for trails and facilities maintenance, signing, wildlife and cultural resource protection, wildlife habitat restoration, and law enforcement support at OHV areas.
November 9, 2006
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta were provided by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.         Person(s) unknown smashed the window of a vehicle that was parked in the 3900 block of Alta Vista Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge and stole miscellaneous items. Person(s) unknown smashed the window of a vehicle parked at Switzer Campground in the Angeles National Forest and stole miscellaneous items.
By Joe Piasecki, | June 22, 2011
U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles County firefighters used teamwork on Sunday to quickly extinguish a small wildfire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest near the Horse Flats Campground, about 28 miles above La Cañada Flintridge. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter spotted the blaze at 2:51 p.m. while responding to that day’s fatal motorcycle crash elsewhere on Angeles Crest Highway, said the Forest Service’s Nathan Judy, fire information officer for Angeles National Forest.
May 20, 2010
AM Kiwanis & Valley Beautiful work on freeway onramps Valley Beautiful?s Becky Gelhaar and Kiwanis-AM members Rosemary Hook and Dick Barley green the northwest corner of Angeles Crest Highway and the Foothill (210) Freeway. Each month, members of the two clubs chop, plant, weed, water and nourish plantings to beautify a corner of the city. Members plant trees in Angeles National Forest The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada-AM. has partnered with TreePeople in a three-year effort to replant trees in the Station Fire burn area.
September 3, 2009
Station fire specifics update as of Wed. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Station fire, which began Aug. 26, had consumed 140,150 acres in the Angeles National Forest, having moved into the San Gabriel Mountain wilderness, according to Inciweb. On the eastern edge of the fire, crews were trying Wednesday to prevent it from dropping into the community of Sierra Madre. On its western front, the fire continued to be active in Little Tujunga Canyon. To the north, Acton and Agua Dulce residents remained under mandatory evacuation yesterday.
February 8, 2007
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — Forest Service officials announced late last week they have selected and purchased a building site for the new office of the Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District in Acton. The 5-acre site is located off of California State Route 14, midway between Santa Clarita and Palmdale, and central to the portion of the Angeles National Forest administered by the district office. The new office compound will include a 6,000-square-foot office building, a 6,000-square-foot warehouse, a shop, and storage shed.
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