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  1. How much is safe passage for animals worth?: Question of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | LA Daily News

    Could a $10 million bridge have saved the young mountain lion who died crossing one of California's most-traveled roadways? The death of P-32 , as the puma was properly known, is bringing focus once more to a proposal to build a crossing that would make it easier for mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains to reach their promised land - the Los Padres National Forest. P-32 was found on the 5 Freeway near Castaic on Aug. 10, some time after the young male was apparently struck and killed by a car.


  2. Warm Fire is 75 percent contained near CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | LA Daily News

    Firefighters continued mop up efforts today to prevent flare-ups from a brush fire smoldering in rugged terrain northeast of Castaic in the Angeles National Forest. The Warm Fire , which was reported around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and destroyed half a dozen vacant structures, was 75 percent contained through this afternoon, having blackened 300 acres, the U.S. Forest Service reported.


  3. 4 firefighters injured battling Warm Fire near CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | LA Daily News

    Aug 16,2015. Angeles National Forest. Los Angeles County firefighters battle a 300+acre brush fire that burned six structures in the Angeles National Forest in Castaic Sunday afternoon.


  4. Warm Fire 30 percent contained near CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | LA Daily News

    Los Angeles County firefighters battle the Warm Fire Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Castaic. Firefighters this morning continued battling a blaze that has scorched more than 300 rugged acres and burned six structures in the Castaic area, the U.S. Forest Service said.


  5. Fire near Castaic burns 300 acres, 6 structuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | LA Daily News

    About 300 acres had burned and six structures were destroyed in a fire in the chaparral-covered valleys of the Angeles National Forest near Castaic on Sunday, according to Los Angeles County fire officials. At least three of the burned structures belonged to the vacant Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center at 38200 North Lake Hughes Road in Castaic, which is the area where the fire appears to have started, said Sgt.


  6. Mountain lion P-32 struck, killed by vehicle on 5 Freeway near CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | LA Daily News

    This Feb. 10, 2015 photo shows P-32 being curious about a camera. P-32 was hit by a vehicle on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, and died.


  7. Feces-filled kennels found in Downey shelter, petition calls for investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | LA Daily News

    Laura Jones found feces-encrusted floors at the Downey branch of the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Center in early August when she adopted a dog. DOWNEY >> After she posted a video of numerous dogs living in kennels filled with feces at the Downey Animal Care and Control Center , an animal welfare advocate is urging the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to investigate its six animal shelters As a result of the video, the county's director of Animal Care and Control has ordered the acting manager at the Downey facility and the deputy director who supervises it to explain by next week what happened at the location and what it will do to clean up its act.


  8. Paraglider chased by L.A. County Sheriffa s helicopter over Castaic jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | LA Daily News

    Almost, as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's helicopter pursued a powered paraglider that had just flown past a jail, raising concern. A KABC-TV helicopter captured the brief chase that took place when the man in the paraglider flew near Los Angeles County's Pitchess Detention Center Monday.


  9. Brush fire snarls traffic on northbound 5 Freeway near CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | LA Daily News

    A helicopter drops water on a brush fire along the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway north of Castaic and just south of Templin Highway on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. Video from the scene showed the flames burning under Southern California Edison power lines.


  10. Two children nearly drown in Granada Hills, CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 1 | LA Daily News

    GRANADA HILLS >> Two children nearly drowned in Los Angeles County today, including a 1-year-old girl in Granada Hills, authorities said. The girl was found about 6:45 p.m. in a pool in the 16000 block of West Kingsbury Street, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.


  11. Man, 56, dies in solo 5 Freeway crash in CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | LA Daily News

    A 56-year-old man has died in a single-vehicle accident on an off-ramp from the Golden State Freeway in Castaic early today.


  12. Uncle of murdered San Fernando Valley girl sees no solution in death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | LA Daily News

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD >> Desarie Saravia was a tough little girl who could carry a gallon of milk at the age of 2 and fall out of a bunk bed with hardly a whimper. But at 5, she died after being sexually assaulted and brutally beaten in 2004 by her mother's boyfriend in a women's restroom at Hasley Canyon Park in Castaic.


  13. Brush fire shuts down 5 Freeway in CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | LA Daily News

    CASTAIC >> A 5-acre brush fire broke out near the southbound Golden State Freeway in the Castaic area late Tuesday morning. The fire was reported about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday near the “Upper Crossover” of the freeway near Frontage Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.


  14. 1 killed after vehicle goes over the side of 5 Freeway near CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | LA Daily News

    CASTAIC >> One person was killed and as many as five others were injured today when a vehicle went 100 feet over the side from the southbound 5 Freeway in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic. The crash was reported at 2:28 p.m. on the big downgrade between the upper and lower crossovers, according to the California Highway Patrol.


  15. Fire burns 5 acres in CastaicRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | LA Daily News

    A fire scorched about five acres of brush in the Castaic area today, but no structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.


  16. Teacher arrested for allegedly a inappropriately touchinga 4 female studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | LA Daily News

    CASTAIC >> A 43-year-old teacher at a Castaic elementary school was arrested Thursday on suspicion inappropriately touching four young female students. Joshua Levine, a teacher at Castaic Elementary School, 30455 Park Vista Drive, had been the subject of an investigation since April 16 by the Los Angeles County sheriff's Special Victims Bureau.


  17. Gas prices expected to dip below $3 a gallon by MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | LA Daily News

    Relief at the pump is ahead for Southern California, as U.S. motorists are expected to see the lowest summer gas prices in a decade, according to . The industry price tracker predicts the average U.S. price from Memorial Day through Labor Day will be about $2.35 a gallon.


  18. Pasadena embezzlement case leads to $5.9M insurance claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | LA Daily News

    PASADENA>> The city has filed an insurance claim to recoup $5.9 million that was allegedly embezzled from a City Hall fund aimed at beautifying city streets, documents show. The city filed a claim with its insurance provider AIG to recover $5,959,710.98 of the money allegedly embezzled by former Department of Public Works management analyst Danny Ray Wooten from an account used to fund projects to underground utilities, according to documents obtained by this news organization.


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