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Monica Sifford August 17, 2012 at 11:47 am
I had seen three coyotes in the North Long Beach area in the early morning on Aug 9th. I had savedRead More a cat that one of the coyotes was trying to get. I just followed in my car and kept honking the horn over & over again until I finally had scared it away. I did inform Animal Control on the same day. Unfortuantely I was not able to save a cat that they had already killed and were eating prior. I hate to see ANY animal in danger, nevertheless when it is someone's pet!
Jessica Long January 5, 2013 at 01:43 pm
Hello, I live on Grand View Blvd. in Mar Vista Los Angeles. Tonight I scarred off 2 COYOTES from myRead More driveway at 2:30am (on Jan 5 2013). I had let my cat out earlier and went to call him in when I saw them out front. Thankfully I was able to retrieve him and my other cats who were also out. Surprisingly my dog did not bark during the whole occurrence. I have also recently, (yesterday) seen a large, pink tipped HAWK circling my area and at the top of Grand View Hill @ Palms around 12 noon-1 pm, and have been told by a neighbor that there is an OWL hanging around as well!. THESE ARE ALL PREDATORS AND ARE LOOKING FOR OUR PETS as FOOD/PREY All of this is REALLY BAD news for owners of small pets that spend time outdoors unattended. PLEASE NOTIFY RESIDENTS!!
janet August 8, 2013 at 04:12 pm
A coyote just got my 13 year old dearly beloved Siamese on Monday August 5 sometime betweenRead More 6:30-9:30pm. I live on Warren, just 2 blocks south of the Santa Monica airport. She rarely strayed from my front & back yards. This coyote got her early in the evening while people were still out walking their dogs. Neighbors… please be aware!
antone braga June 20, 2012 at 06:25 am
What is your philosophy: drive, or be driven? We may yet have a say in the deal, we only need toRead More reserve it before it's gone for good. When it comes to your property, actually see what to expect in case of loss, e.g., hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood. It's the content that matters...inside out. Disaster survivors lack these basic rights and vital information in their time of need, when they are most vulnerable. They can be any one of us...that's our lot—or not. I happen to think you're wise to keep your "drive" alive. Antone P. Braga www.DisasterPrepared.net
Tom Traeger June 15, 2012 at 01:08 pm
"Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country" is a great publication that will help you toRead More get prepared if you cannot attend this event. My students know this document well, as I have them complete a home safety assessment with it each year. We all have skeletons in our earthquake preparedness closet, so it's time to start identifying those areas of your home that are unsafe and doing something about it. There is a reason those rugged mountains are to the north of us and it's called plate tectonics. The great heat engine of our planet does not stop. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/index.php
JT Hampton May 3, 2012 at 05:20 pm
Very creative!
Donna Evans (Editor) May 3, 2012 at 06:27 pm
I agree! I also think it's super cool that Jill saw this while driving through town, sought out theRead More 411 about it, came up to me in Panera Bread, pitched it and poof! On the site less than 24 hours later. Love it when the unplanned comes together!!
JT Hampton April 6, 2012 at 04:16 pm
Ice is scary. When I lived in the midwest, I lost control more than a couple of times. Wishing TracyRead More a speedy recovery. Hats off to these rescuers!
Nicole Charky (Editor) April 7, 2012 at 12:43 am
Seriously, hats off to the rescuers. Tracy, I hope you recover quickly! If you ever want to tellRead More your story on Patch we'd love to hear from you and see how you're doing. Feel free to email me at nicole.charky@patch.com.
vickybb April 25, 2012 at 11:07 am
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lonnie fehr March 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Increase in Accident Prevention Efforts on Angeles Crest Highway June 17th, 2011 Angeles CrestRead More Highway Accidents Good news for scenic route drivers! The California Department of Transportation has just reopened the Angeles Crest Highway, a popular route for motorcyclists. As more motorcyclists get on the accident-prone highway, the California Highway Patrol has announced an increase in enforcement on this particular route. The Angeles Crest Highway offers motorcyclists a scenic ride, and has long been popular with bikers. However, the highway with its sharp curves and steep cliffs can be rife with accident risks for motorcyclists. The California Highway Patrol is advising motorcyclists this summer to take more care on the accident prone route. The motorcycle safety enforcement initiative is being funded by a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The money will be used to step up enforcement against traffic violations by motorcyclists and drivers. According to the California Highway Patrol, the Angeles Crest Highway has one of the highest accident rates in California. State data shows that 164 motorcycle accidents occurred on one particular stretch of the highway from Starlight Crest Drive to Route 39 over a one-year period. Eight of these accidents ended in fatalities. Speeding, in fact, was a major factor in motorcycle accidents on the Angeles Crest Highway, accounting for more than 98 of the accidents.
Glenn Rueger March 19, 2012 at 01:00 am
Good question. I figure they're doing what they can with the resources they can spare. Just a guessRead More though - I'm certainly no expert. As a motorcyclist, the possibility of a ticket or of running off the mountain is enough to keep my own speed down but then, I'm not big on adrenaline rushes anyway. I suppose some good might be done if there was a way to call more attention to the fact that the Angeles Crest Highway is an extremely unforgiving road with little room for error or correction. Signs? A Public Service Announcement? Unlikely. One of the major motorcycle magazines did an article on it a while back which gave me a healthy respect for it. Then again that can backfire and act as a magnet for the thrill seekers. Again, good question.
yeahian March 19, 2012 at 09:21 am
so dumb it would increase moto traffic due to reduced auto traffic.
Ramon March 6, 2012 at 09:09 pm
This sounds like it would have been a great trail to ride at one point in time. Sucks that it wasRead More taken out by fire and floods. Im glad these guys were able to survive and use some smart tactics to help them get rescued. I go riding and always carry an emergency kit with me including flashlight matches... etc. I just got a new bike like this so I wouldnt have left it in the canyon http://www.2wheelbikes.com/sx40-mountain-bike.html
Michelle March 7, 2012 at 07:55 pm
These were adult men, supposedly seasoned outdoor athletes, who couldn't self-rescue less than oneRead More mile from a road?
Chris April 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm
It's good to know the mountain bikers were okay, I feel bad for their bikes. I just purchased aRead More mountain bike from http://www.bikesxpress.com/Full-Suspension-Mountain-Bikes_c_14.html there bikes are great.