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By Geghard Arakelian | November 17, 2005
There were two separate wildlife sightings on the residential thoroughfare last week; one left a family's puppy mortally wounded.Hitting the brakes to stop for a crossing mountain lion is unusual for some but became a reality for Mary Feliton when she recently came across a puma while driving near the intersection of Woodleigh Lane and Foxwood Road. "I was going around the bend, and I had to put on the brakes. I would have expected it to bolt as soon as it saw a car," Feliton said.
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By Ruth Longoria | November 6, 2008
What appears to be a dire situation inspired several locals to consider packing weaponry and taking to the trails above La Cañada after Monday night’s City Council meeting, where residents and officials discussed the dastardly deeds of a predator in our midst. The council also was pushed to take a proactive role in public education, as well as in finding a way to rid the community of the wild visitor. Mountain lions and coyotes were at the center of much of the night’s discussion — and one mountain lion in particular, who has preyed on several area pets and terrified dozens of parents and pet owners.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 11, 2008
A Bernese mountain dog is fighting for his life while a border terrier is staying very close to his master now days, as another family mourns the loss of their Bichon-poodle mix to predators. In the past ten days three families and their pets have had to deal with nature up close and personal as coyotes and a mountain lion ventured out of Angeles National Forest and attacked family pets. On Monday, Bryan Thomas, his wife and two small children drove into their driveway at the end of Castle Knoll Drive around 8 p.m. As is customary, the family dogs greeted them a they exited the car, said Geordy Strong, Thomas’ brother-in-law.
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By Anita S. Brenner | January 1, 2014
I'd rather see a bear than a mountain lion. Mountain lions kill quick, so there's no chance to call 911. Bears have cute names like “Meatball” and “Smokey.” The city of Glendale has never had a Rose Parade float featuring a mountain lion, but the “Meatball” float in Wednesday's event was a natural contender. In La Cañada we have the age-old “is it a bobcat or is it a cougar” debate. The humane society says that most “mountain lion” sightings turn out to be bobcats.
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August 7, 2008
Ashley Hermans, wildlife management specialist from the Pasadena Humane Society, has some tips for those living near wildlife areas who may encounter a mountain lion: ?Keep all food, especially pet food, and garbage in closed animal-proof containers and store indoors. ?Keep property clean and trim any vegetation over-growth. ?Mountain lions stalk their prey and do not like wide open areas. ?Do not go out hiking or walk ing alone.
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By Mary O’Keefe | August 7, 2008
Mountain lion tracks are still visible down the side of the hill near the Brown’s La Cañada Flintridge home. “The ice plant is back now, but it was smashed down and you could see the [cougar tracks] all the way down the hill,” said Bob Brown. He and his wife are still dealing with the loss of their dog Buddy after a horrific night last week that began with a lot of barking. Brown had just arrived home from work July 30 when he heard barks from his 5-year-old dog Buddy, a 65-pound shepherd-terrier mix, echo from the backyard.
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By Geghard Arakelian | December 8, 2005
Two mountain Lions were spotted in the 200 block of Mariners View Lane and the 5200 block of Starlight Mesa in La Canada Flintridge,  last Wednesday morning. On Nov. 30, a resident of the 200 block of Mariners View Lane was exercising when neighbors called in to tell her that a mountain lion was lying down in her backyard, said Nemesio Arteaga, of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. Arteaga was the first on scene to respond to the call. The Humane Society received the call at about 10 a.m. The puma stayed in the backyard for about an hour and a half, Humane Society officials said.
NEWS
April 12, 2007
Letters to the Editor Fear Not This letter addresses more than a resident who was lucky enough to see a bobcat ["Bobcat Appears in La Cañada Backyard," April 5]. What I would like to address is the fact that she was gripped by fear instead of appreciation at the sighting. I moved to La Cañada over 20 years ago because this community use to be shaped by a respect for the land and it's native animals. Unfortunately as the years have passed I have noticed fear and a lack of respect for the unique rural nature of this beautiful community moving in and with insidious deliberation, change the direction, face and feel of our town.
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January 1, 2009
Ten Years Ago It was announced former students Ryan Asplund, Brent Ballard, James Evans and Ken Burns would be inducted into the La Cañada High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Twenty Years Ago An unidentified Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee reportedly won $206,426 in the state lottery in December 1988 when he chose five of the six winning numbers. He purchased his winning ticket at a Mobil service station in neighboring La Crescenta. Thirty Years Ago Several local organizations took turns preparing lunches during the last week of December 1978 for volunteers working on this city’s first Rose Parade float.
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By Anita S. Brenner | January 1, 2014
I'd rather see a bear than a mountain lion. Mountain lions kill quick, so there's no chance to call 911. Bears have cute names like “Meatball” and “Smokey.” The city of Glendale has never had a Rose Parade float featuring a mountain lion, but the “Meatball” float in Wednesday's event was a natural contender. In La Cañada we have the age-old “is it a bobcat or is it a cougar” debate. The humane society says that most “mountain lion” sightings turn out to be bobcats.
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By Carol Cormaci | September 17, 2009
We’ve heard about some mountain lion sightings in our neighborhoods, which no longer surprise us because it seems those visits have escalated in the past few years. The most recent notice was a message, dated Sept. 8, taped to a wall at the Verdugo Hills Pharmacy advising visitors that one of the big cats had been spotted in the hills behind the hospital. With the Station fire having made a dramatic change to the habitat in the Angeles National Forest, animals who survived, including predators, are on the move.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2009
Ten Years Ago It was announced former students Ryan Asplund, Brent Ballard, James Evans and Ken Burns would be inducted into the La Cañada High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Twenty Years Ago An unidentified Jet Propulsion Laboratory employee reportedly won $206,426 in the state lottery in December 1988 when he chose five of the six winning numbers. He purchased his winning ticket at a Mobil service station in neighboring La Crescenta. Thirty Years Ago Several local organizations took turns preparing lunches during the last week of December 1978 for volunteers working on this city’s first Rose Parade float.
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By Ruth Longoria | November 6, 2008
What appears to be a dire situation inspired several locals to consider packing weaponry and taking to the trails above La Cañada after Monday night’s City Council meeting, where residents and officials discussed the dastardly deeds of a predator in our midst. The council also was pushed to take a proactive role in public education, as well as in finding a way to rid the community of the wild visitor. Mountain lions and coyotes were at the center of much of the night’s discussion — and one mountain lion in particular, who has preyed on several area pets and terrified dozens of parents and pet owners.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | September 11, 2008
A Bernese mountain dog is fighting for his life while a border terrier is staying very close to his master now days, as another family mourns the loss of their Bichon-poodle mix to predators. In the past ten days three families and their pets have had to deal with nature up close and personal as coyotes and a mountain lion ventured out of Angeles National Forest and attacked family pets. On Monday, Bryan Thomas, his wife and two small children drove into their driveway at the end of Castle Knoll Drive around 8 p.m. As is customary, the family dogs greeted them a they exited the car, said Geordy Strong, Thomas’ brother-in-law.
NEWS
August 7, 2008
Ashley Hermans, wildlife management specialist from the Pasadena Humane Society, has some tips for those living near wildlife areas who may encounter a mountain lion: ?Keep all food, especially pet food, and garbage in closed animal-proof containers and store indoors. ?Keep property clean and trim any vegetation over-growth. ?Mountain lions stalk their prey and do not like wide open areas. ?Do not go out hiking or walk ing alone.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | August 7, 2008
Mountain lion tracks are still visible down the side of the hill near the Brown’s La Cañada Flintridge home. “The ice plant is back now, but it was smashed down and you could see the [cougar tracks] all the way down the hill,” said Bob Brown. He and his wife are still dealing with the loss of their dog Buddy after a horrific night last week that began with a lot of barking. Brown had just arrived home from work July 30 when he heard barks from his 5-year-old dog Buddy, a 65-pound shepherd-terrier mix, echo from the backyard.
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By Kristen Brakeman | March 20, 2008
Nothing can ruin a bowl of Cheerios like a photo of a mountain lion near your house in the morning newspaper. I really didn’t need to see that. I liked my life of blissful ignorance. That photo, taken recently at nearby JPL, was undeniable proof that those beautiful killer cats are right here, ready to eat any one of us, without hesitation. I’m especially annoyed because after decades of successfully emulating the activity level of a sloth, I recently started moving my limbs on a regular basis.
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