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?
Gary Thornton of the LA Almanac is interviewed in the latest podcast episode of Valleyland.
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.
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.
Angelenos once mounted ostriches and alligators, gawked at celebrity lions, threw peanuts at monkeys, and cheered killer whales.
Since 2012, he has captured several hundred videos of mountain lions, bears, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and ringtails in the wilds of Los Angeles County.