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Bears in Los Angeles County
Black Bear, Malibu Creek State Park

By the early 20th Century, bears had been hunted to extinction in Southern California. So where do today's backyard-crashing, pool and jacuzzi-wading bears in Los Angeles County come from?

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Valleyland Podcast

Valleyland Interviews the Los Angeles Almanac

Gary Thornton of the LA Almanac is interviewed in the latest podcast episode of Valleyland.

Earthquake Seismograph

Earthquake Warning App Now Available

A new mobile app alerts users in Los Angeles County that a magnitude 5.0+ earthquake has been detected and that they may soon feel shaking.

Our Story in Pictures
Snowstorm in  Valencia, 1974

Photo by John Malmin from the LA Times Photographic Collection, courtesy of UCLA Digital Library.

1974. Although snow hasn't fallen in Downtown LA since 1949, snow has fallen elsewhere in Los Angeles County (besides the mountains) since. Pictured above are people pushing a stalled truck off Magic Mountain Parkway during a snow storm in Valencia in 1974.

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Did You Know?
Los Angeles Alligator Farm, ca. 1900

Angelenos once mounted ostriches and alligators, gawked at celebrity lions, threw peanuts at monkeys, and cheered killer whales.

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L.A. Video
Parliament of Owls - Videos of Los Angeles County Wildlife
Parliament of Owls Wildlife Videos

Since 2012, he has captured several hundred videos of mountain lions, bears, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and ringtails in the wilds of Los Angeles County.

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