Los Angeles County offers the largest (and, arguably, the most exciting) retail landscape in the United States.
1935. Photo is taken at 7th and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles as crowds do their holiday shopping on December 21. A week earlier, the legendary Douglas Aircraft DC-3 took off from Santa Monica for its maiden flight. The iconic Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena was also reported to have drawn 20,000 visitors in a single night that month.
Sadly, due to the recent Woolsey Fire, two of the 32 mountain lions being tracked in the Santa Monica Mountains were lost. P-64, known as “Culvert Cat” (due his use of a storm drain under the 101 near Liberty Canyon), was found deceased. The four-year-old male had become famous earlier in the year for having managed to cross the perilous 101 and 118 freeways 41 times over nine months. When P-64’s body was found on Dec. 3 by National Park Service searchers, his paws were found burned, likely due to moving across freshly burned terrain. It is believed that he retreated back into burned areas because of the noise and human commotion at the fire’s perimeters. Also presumed deceased due to the fire was P-74, a one-year-old male, who had only been fitted with a tracking collar less than two month earlier. His tracking signal ceased close to the time that the fire started. Due to his young age, he was last observed by cameras still traveling with his un-collared mother. Efforts by National Park Service researchers to locate his body were not successful, so he is presumed deceased. The Los Angeles area is one of only two big metro areas in the world where big cats still roam wild. The other is Mumbai, India.
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